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My Epson 3640 will not print in color and only prints in

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My Epson 3640 will not print in color and only prints in black.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Epson is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: My printer is about one to two years old and is a WorkForce WF 3640
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: Dell, and I believe it is a PC and I not sure what the Operating System is?
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I change one of the printer system (M) and it did not print in color. I then thought I threw away the new cartridges (M) and went and got a new set of cartridges (4) and install them and it still does not print in color. I believe that the cartridges are set up correctly?
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 8 months ago.

Dear Client,

thank you very much for your question. My name is***** and I will be assisting you today.

Has it ever printed in color before? If you print a picture, does it print fine (nothing of the picture is missing), but just like it has been converted to black & white?

Thanks for your patience and best regards,

Lorenz Vauck

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it has printed in color many times before and it now converts to black and white.
Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for letting me know. Would you be interested in letting me analyze and solve this problem for you directly at your computer via a remote connection?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 8 months ago.

Thank you. But without analyzing what is going on (since the problem is most likely coming from wrong settings or a problematic driver on your PC), I can´t really help you. Are you sure we should not connect remotely?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Lorenz Vauck replied 8 months ago.

I am opting out of your question in this case, since I can´t help you if you do not want that. Maybe another expert can help you instead.

Thank you very much and best regards,


Expert:  JACUSTOMER-s6hhteqn- replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you!

The first thing I would do on your PC is go to your printer (usually start-> devices and printers although it could be different for Windows 8 or Windows 10), and right click it, and click on Printing Preferences. In the Detailed Settings tab there, there is a Color/ Black and White tab that can switch whether you print in one or the other. Make sure it is set for color.