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No option to print black copies from pc

I am trying to find option to print plain black copies from pc. No such option listed under properties

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    solution was bang on

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Go to start > control panel > printers and faxes > right click on the printer > properties > and u will find there an option for gray scal printing

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Set xerox 7845 to black as default print color


You can always look for answers to your Xerox questions at www.xerox.com/support .
Default the Print Driver to Print in Black and White Only for a Microsoft Windows 7 OS:
The steps below can be used to restrict color printing through the print driver.
NOTE: This solution requires administrative permissions and may require the assistance of a System Administrator.
Open the Printers, Printers and Faxes, or Devices and Printers window. See the Related Items below for additional information.
Right-click on the printer, and then select [Properties] or [Printer Properties].
Click on the [Administration] tab.
Expand the [Configurations] section.
Enable the option for [Black and White ONLY].
Click [OK]. The driver will now have Black and White printing as the default and locked so that the option cannot be changed.

Default the Print Driver to Black and White for a Microsoft Windows OS:
Open the Printers window on the computer.
Right-click on the required printer, and then select [Properties] or [Printer Properties] depending on which operating system is being used.
Click on [Advanced], and select [Printing Defaults].
Click on the [Image Options] tab.
Under Color Correction, select [Xerox Black and White Conversion].
Select any other required driver default settings.
Click on [Apply].
Click [OK] to save the settings.
Close the window.

Default the Print Driver to Black and White for MAC OS:
Launch an application, preferably not your browser, that you can print from, e.g. Microsoft Word
  1. Select File -> Print
    1. Select Xerox Features where it says Copies \& Pages
    2. Select Color Options from the drop down labeled Paper/Output
    3. Select Black and White (Black and white printing on the Xerox 7845 costs less.)
    4. On the Presets drop down, select Save As and enter a name, e.g. "Black and White" if you print to multiple printers, check the All Printers
    5. Click OK to save this preset
Now you can test printing by clicking Ok to the print dialog.

Sep 30, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Installed a new HP black ink cartridge; the officejet 8500 pro will not print any black print. The color ink works okay.


First print a self test page on the printer and check if you have black print on it or not.

To do that Go to your printer :-

Press Setup button -->Go to print report-->hit ok--> use arrow keys and choose the self test page.--> hit ok.

If you have the self test page fine then try to make a black copy from the printer.

Put a black font printout on the scanner glass facing downwards. Press copy black

Check if you have the black ink working.

If yess then there is some thing on the system you are doing wrong. May be the printer properties needs to be set or some settings needs to be checked.

If no then try to clean he ink cartridge and try to align the cartridge on the printer.

To align Do this

Press setup-->use arror keys to navigate to tools -->and choose the option align cartridge or align printer.

If you do not find the option in the tools option try looking for it in the print report...

On the computer Go to printer under control panel and right click on the printer and go to print prefernces --> go to the TAB called colors and under color options -->choose print in greyscale--> and under that choose the Black only option. --> hit apply and then hit ok.

Now try printing..!

Let me know if any of these steps works....

May 12, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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Printer does not print on plain paper. It works on a glossy paper with color. Black ink printing seems not working.


Please try to change the paper type :

Please follow the steps given below:
1. Click on "Start," "Control Panel," "Printers and Other Hardware" and "Printers and Faxes."
2. Right click on the Canon printer icon and select "Properties."
3. Under "General" tab click on "Printing Preferences."
4. Go to "Quality/Copies" and under the "Paper Type" and select the right option under "Use my choice"
5. Select on "OK."

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Apr 27, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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CANON MP600 - NOT PRINTING IN BLACK INK


I have had the mp600 for 3 years - worked fine on a couple of different pcs. I switched to a mac and encountered 2 issues - scanner stopped working and above problem of no black ink. The newest driver (just google mp600 driver) fixed the scanner issue. The ink issue has a work around - select non plain paper in the media quality tab, instead use any photo paper setting. Finding this area in a mac can be tricky - in the mini print options window you have to click the small chubby arrow and you will then be given a list of options including quality and media. Presto, black ink returns but probably uses more ink and takes longer to print. I have not found a more elegant solution as you have to select this non default paper option every time.

Apr 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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Just want to print black !


hallow ,,,if your lookin to just print black and white so .while printing ,go the printing properties or prefrencies ,,in the colour option click just use black and white

Jan 10, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Phote prints out faded and in black and pink only


Hello,

There are a number of single issues that can cause your problem in this case. The most common are listed below:
1.) Color cartridge expended.
2.) Print Paper selection incorrect.

From your statement above. I would suggest it is both item 1 and 2. Since, we are doing this assistance via chat mail, I can't come to your aid and witness myself what the results are and what your settings are for the paper type.

When you end up with a red hue over all over the print area the cause it usually a bad print head and selecting the wrong paper type.

To answer you question then, Yes, replace your color cartridge. But, first, try this method below to clean your color cartridge bubble jets.

When you go to print a job, always go into print setup or printer properties and choose the paper type as closely as you can to match the paper you are using.

The print head manual cleaning is listed below, it is from Lexmark. Below that is a process to clean blurry and bad print results. Although this is not specifically the case in your problem. The process to achieve resolution will also correct any problem your machine may be having. Remember, I do believe you need a new color cartridge. You will know with certainty however when you clean the cartridge head. If you do not see, cyan, magenta and yellow lines upon cleaning, at all, ever, then those inks are depleted. Replace your ink cartridge and then do these steps below the head cleaning.

Also, when ever you change a black or color cartridge you will want to run a print head alignment test and adjustment. There is enough of a difference in cartridges that this is quite necessary.

Please do not hesitate to give me as much feedback as possible on any issues and results you discover. You can use the comment text area below to respond to these instructions and give me the results of your tests and procedures.

Regards, Worldvet

Cleaning procedure
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown below.


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  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.

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  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
  6. Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely.
  7. Reinsert the print cartridges.
  8. Print the document again.
  9. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times.
To Resolve Print Quality Issues (below is for blurry lines, it will resolve many other issues too, so proceed after replacing your color ink cartridge if upon cleaning you see no ink coming out and the cartridge feels very light and makes little to no sound when you shake the cartridge.)

Overview This article outlines various techniques for resolving a blurry print issue. Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles is necessary when:
  • Characters are not printing completely.
  • White dashes appear in graphics or printed text.
  • Print is smudged or too dark.
  • Vertical, straight lines are not smooth.
  • Colors on print jobs are faded, or they differ from the colors on the screen.
Clean the Print Cartridge Nozzles using the Computer
    1. Load plain paper.
    2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center (go to Start, Programs, Lexmark XXXX Series, Lexmark Solution Center).
    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
    4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through to clean the clogged nozzles.
    5. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.
    6. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.
Clean and Wick the Cartridge
  1. Try cleaning and wicking the cartridge to help improve the print quality. See this article for directions.
  2. When this step is complete, try to run the clean print nozzles (CPN) operation again.
Auto Alignment · Align the print cartridges
Align the print cartridges after installing them to improve print quality. To do this:
    1. Load plain paper.
    2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center.
    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Align to fix blurry edges.
    4. Click Print. NOTE: Discard the page after it prints.
User the Quality Settings in Print Properties
Print Properties is the software that controls the printing function when the All-In-One is connected to a computer. You can change the settings in Print Properties based on the type of project you want to create. Do the following:
  1. With a document open, click File, Print.
  2. In the Print dialog, click the Properties (or Preferences, or Options, or Setup) button. The Print Properties screen appears.

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    Click here for an enlarged view.
  3. Try changing the following settings to see if your print quality improves:

    Quality/Copies

    Quality/Speed
    Multiple Copies·Specify how the All-In-One should print several copies of a single print job: collated or uncollated.
    Print Color images in Black and White·Select this to print color images in black and white.

    Paper Setup

    Paper Type·Select the type of paper you are using, or allow the printer sensor to select the paper type for you.
    Paper Size·Select the size of the paper you are using, and specify whether or not you want to print borderless.
    Orientation·Specify how you want the document oriented on the printed page - portrait or landscape.

    Print Layout
    Layout·Select the print layout you require.
    Duplexing·Select this option when you want to print on both sides of the paper.
Save Settings
From the Save Settings menu, you can name and save the current Print Properties settings for future use. You can save up to five custom settings
I Want To
The I Want To menu appears when you open Print Properties. It contains a variety of task wizards·printing a banner, printing a poster, printing a photograph, printing an envelope, printing on both sides of the paper·to help you select the correct print settings for a project.
Check the Media

If the print is still blurry, try printing the same image on a different media brand/type: plain paper designed for use with inkjet printerscard stockgreeting cards, index cards, postcards, or photo cardscoated paperphoto or glossy papertransparenciesiron-on transfersbanner paper

Use the Lexmark Photo Editor

Try printing a higher quality image, or print an image from a different source.



Dec 20, 2008 | Lexmark Z611 InkJet Photo Printer

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Black ink only


Print using pigment black ink only (Windows) Instructionsto print using only the pigment black ink tank only. Occasionally youmay need to print using black ink only. Using grayscale alone does notprovide this option and the color inks will still be used. By followingthis procedure you may print using only the pigment black ink tank. Note: Image quality may be sacrificed when printing photographs.
  1. Open the Properties / Preferences window for the printer.

    For Windows Vista
    • Click/ Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'ControlPanel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click/ Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'ControlPanel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

  2. Click on the Main tab.

  3. Select 'Plain Paper' as the Media Type. If any other paper type is selected, color ink will be used to create black.

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    Note: The pigment black ink will only be used when printing on plain paper.

  4. Select the box for 'Grayscale Printing'. If the document to be printed is in black only, then this step may be skipped.

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    Note: If either 'Borderless Printing' or 'Duplex Printing' are enabled from the Page Setup tab, grayscale will be created using a combination of the color (dye) inks to prevent smearing.

  5. Click 'OK' to save the changes.
The printer will now only use the pigment black ink tank.

Oct 15, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to print an envelope


This worked for me. I spent at least an hour on this and it was frustrating.

If you tried Solution one and Solution two and still receive a 'Paper Mismatch' error, disable the automatic paper type sensor.
  1. In Microsoft Word, click the Office button (c01850072.gif ), and then click Print .
  2. Make sure that your product is in the Name drop-down list box, and then click Properties .
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. Click the drop-down list under Paper Type , and then select Plain paper .
  5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  6. In the Print dialog box, click OK to print the enve

Oct 05, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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HP 2710 Printer


Issue When using colored paper in the all-in-one, printing or copying is slow. Solution This issue is a result of the automatic paper type sensor misreading the colored paper as photo paper. The print out takes longer because the unit is printing in Best mode instead of Normal mode. Follow the steps below to temporarily change the Automatic Paper Type setting from within the application that you are printing from.
  1. Click File , then Print or Print Setup .
  2. Select the appropriate all-in-one from the drop-down list and click Properties .
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab and under Type is: select Plain Paper . Changes made within the application might not be permanent and the setting will default back to Automatic after closing the application. The setting will have to be changed each time colored paper is used in the all-in-one.
Follow the steps below to change the default Automatic Paper Type setting to plain paper.
NOTE: By following the steps below, the default Automatic Paper Type setting will be changed to Plain Paper. In order to use a different paper type in the all-in-one (e.g., photo paper), the setting will have to be temporarily changed to reflect the new paper type.
  1. Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Control Panel .
  2. Double-click Printers and Faxes .
  3. Right-click the appropriate all-in-one, and then click Printing Preferences .
  4. Click the Paper/Quality tab and under Type is: select Plain Paper . This sets the default paper type setting to Plain Paper.

May 30, 2008 | HP Photosmart 2710 All-In-One InkJet...

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Two-sided printing


On a PC...
- Ctrl + p to print
- Choose the Canon MP530 if it's not already selected
- Click Properties button
- Page Setup tab
- Select Duplex Printing

My paper always gets jammed, so I always uncheck the Automatic checkbox. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

Good luck.

Nov 13, 2007 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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