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Print in black

How do I print using black only

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  • I don't want to print everything in color, I just want to be able to print in black. I don't actually own this printer. I'm trying to get the answer for my sister and she doesn't know how to get to the place to set it to black.

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Hi, I have one of these printers, and I'm not quite sure what you mean by this?

If you mean as a one off, you can set up the printer profile under printer properties to set it to print in black all the time.

Or if its because you don't want to keep replacing the cartridges then I'm fairly certain its not possible without the other cartridges being in there.

Hope this helps. Drop me line if you need anymore help.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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