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Trouble switching between MK and PK in desktop printers?
21 June, 2011 by
Trouble switching between MK and PK in desktop printers?
Jon Cone

Question: I wanted to change my desktop printer from Matte Black to Photo Black. But the printer reported that there is not enough ink to execute this action. What can I do?

Desktop printer models require you install a cart that is at least 1/2 full to change black carts/inks. So, if your using MK and want to switch to PK, but the PK cart chip reads less than 1/2 full, the printer will not allow you to install the partially used PK cart until you first install a PK with over 1/2 ink remaining.

I actually have new Epson MK + PK carts for this exact thing- just to trick the printer to do the black ink change, then I am able to install my less than full ConeColor refillable cart and continue printing. It’s a good idea to keep this in mind when removing a cart- check the status monitor ink level first and if it’s less than 1/2 you may want to make some more prints or use it up so it reads empty, then remove + reinsert to reset to full, then you can remove it and use it later when you want to switch back.

Trouble switching between MK and PK in desktop printers?
Jon Cone
21 June, 2011
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