Inkjet Cartridge Technology
Epson and other printers setup their devices to have a “zero tolerance” when it comes to ink. Meaning if one ink is out, then the printer stops working. If one computer chip on a cartridge goes bad then the printer stops printing. If you get a new set of inks and one cartridge is damaged then the printer will not print.
Frankly, be smart; give yourself a fighting chance. Stock extra ink so you can swap cartridges if needed. This is easily avoided downtime. Time is money so don’t waste either! Request a refund or replacement later, but keep yourself working now.