How Do I Resolve Epson Printer Won’t Print Without Color Ink Problem?

by Kale Johnson Writer

Epson is undoubtedly one of the finest printer manufacturing brands. However, one may come across technical issues while using this printer device. One such issues is printer won’t print without color ink issue. You may see this issue even if there is full black ink cartridge in your printer. If you want to learn how to troubleshoot Epson Printer won't print without color ink problem, then read out the solutions given below. 

Force Print the Document in Black and White

If you are encountering Epson printer not printing in black and white without color ink, then you need to resolve this problem by enabling force print in black and white. To force print your document in black and white, follow the steps mentioned below. 

  1. Close any apps you are using to print.

  2. Now, launch the Run dialog box and then press the Windows and R key simultaneously. 

  3. Type Control and then select OK to launch your Control Panel. 

  4. Select the Hardware and Sound option. 

  5. Now, go to your Epson Printer device and then right-click on it. 

  6. After that, choose Printer Preferences. 

  7. Select Color and then choose the option of Print in Grayscale. 

  8. Choose the setting “High Quality” from the drop-down list. 

  9. Now, apply the changes and click on OK. 

Disable the Status Monitor of Epson

If the above solution does not help you resolve Epson Printer won't print without color ink, then try disabling Epson status monitor. Follow the steps mentioned below to disable the Epson Status Monitor. 

  1. Open the start menu and then type Control. 

  2. Now, you will see Control panel in results. Select Control Panel. 

  3. After that, select the option of Hardware and Sound. 

  4. Then, go to “Devices and Printers”. 

  5. Now, right-click on your printer icon and select the option of Printer Preferences. 

  6. Search for the box that says “Speed and Progress”. 

  7. Start looking for the Disable Epson Status Monitor. Once you find it, disable this option by checking the box. 

  8. Now, click on Save. 

So, these are the two different methods that you can apply to get rid of Epson printer won’t print without color ink issue. If none of the above-mentioned options work, then you can try setting Grayscale in print options. Now, you can start printing your documents using black ink.

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About Kale Johnson Freshman   Writer

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