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Print Black and White?

I can't see where I can turn off the colour and print only in black and white? I can see how to print greyscale (which still uses up my colour ink) but is there a way to just print black adn white?

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  • Ange Feb 10, 2007

    HI there - there is no option to select print black only.

  • Ange Feb 10, 2007

    HI there - there is no option to select print black only.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    m getting colour print bt m nt black and white print

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    trying to print out photos but colour is wrong and black and white too dark



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When choosing greyscale you should also have the option to "print using black print only" I am assuming you are using WIN XP START BUTTON CONTROL PANEL PRINTERS select the default printer right mouse click select properties select the printing preferences button select the color tab check the greyscale box the below that select the print in black ink only. I know this works because I just set it up for a customer yesterday. Good Luck, Tim

Posted on Feb 07, 2007

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    Timothy Higgins Feb 10, 2007

    OK well shut me up...You machine has different settings.

    Here is what I found. Choose the paper type to plain paper regardless of what kind of paper you are actually using. i.e. use photo paper but choose greyscale and plain paper. Interesting.

    When selecting greyscale printing in the printer driver, does this use only the black ink or all the ink cartridges to produce the greyscale image?

    It depends on the following conditions:

    * Paper Type Setting and Machine Operation Mode

    B/W PC Printing Mode

    Plain Paper Black
    Inkjet Paper Cyan + Magenta + Yellow + Black
    Glossy Paper Cyan + Magenta + Yellow
    Transparencies Cyan + Magenta + Yellow
    Slow Drying Paper Cyan + Magenta + Yellow + Black

    B/W Copy Mode

    Plain Paper Black
    Inkjet Paper Black
    Glossy Paper Cyan + Magenta + Yellow
    Transparencies Cyan + Magenta + Yellow

    B/W Fax Reception Mode

    Plain Paper Black
    Inkjet Paper Black
    Glossy Paper Cyan + Magenta + Black + Yellow
    Transparencies Cyan + Magenta + Black + Yellow

    All the colors in the color cartridges together make black.

    Let me know if thats it.

    Good Luck,




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