Will the Epson 545 print with only black ink if I don't want to print in color, or does it have to have color ink in it to operate?

  • Asked by Dwight S from College Place
  • Jul 24, 2012
Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Printer

Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Printer

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes you can.

    From the Epson web site:


    Printing With Expended Color Cartridges - Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7
    If printing stops, you can cancel your print job and select settings to temporarily print with only black ink on plain paper or on an envelope.
    Note: This feature is not available with Mac OS X 10.4.
    Click the printer icon in the Dock.
    If you see a message telling you that you can temporarily print with only black ink, click the Delete icon 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.
    Do one of the following:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax or Print & Scan, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
    Mac OS X 10.5: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, select your product, and select Open Print Queue or Print Queue. Select Utility.
    Select Monitoring Preferences.
    Make sure the Permit temporary black printing checkbox is selected.
    Close the utility window.
    Load plain paper or an envelope in your product.
    Access the print settings in your print application.
    Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
    Select Plain Paper/Bright White Paper or Envelope as the paper type setting.
    Select the Grayscale option.
    Click Print to print your document.

    • Answered by Adam C from Napanee
    • Aug 16, 2012