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Color prints when I only want black & white.

When I push BLACK button for black and white copying I get automatically color if what I am printing is in color.

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Does this model printer have the capability to print black and white from a color image?
Link to manual below:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=238&modelid=15403#DownloadDetailAct

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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