Which functions are available on my product when an ink cartridge is expended or not installed?
When a color ink cartridge is expended, you can temporarily continue printing from your computer using black ink. The printer will stop printing when an ink cartridge is not installed.
Note: You cannot print with expended color ink cartridges using your product's control panel.
You can continue to send faxes through the FAX Utility or product's control panel if an ink cartridge is expended. Incoming faxes will be stored in the product's fax memory and will automatically print once the expended ink cartridge is replaced.
You can scan from the product's control panel or from your computer with Epson Scan, but you can't copy from the product's control panel.
Note: It's best to always have extra cartridges on hand.Related tasks
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