Printing with Expended Color Cartridges - Windows

If you see a message during printing telling you that you can temporarily print in black ink with an expended color cartridge, you can cancel your print job and select settings to print on plain paper or on an envelope.
Note: If you are using your Epson product with the Windows 10 S operating system, you cannot use the software described in this section. You also cannot download and install any Epson product software from the Epson website for use with Windows 10 S; you must obtain software only from the Windows Store.
Note: To use this feature, Epson Status Monitor must be enabled.
Note: While a color cartridge is expended, you cannot print faxes, make copies, or print from Epson Connect or a mobile device.
  1. Click Cancel or Cancel Print to cancel your print job.
    Note: If the message screen appears on another computer on a network, you may need to cancel the print job using the product control panel.
  2. Load plain paper or an envelope in your product.
  3. Access the print settings in your print application.
  4. Click the Main tab.
  5. Select Plain Paper/Bright White Paper or Envelope as the paper type setting.
  6. Select the Black/Grayscale checkbox.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Print your document. Epson Status Monitor 3 displays a print message.
  9. Click Print in Black to print your document.
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