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No setting for black and white printing only

Anyone found a setting on the iP4200 Canon printer so you can print black and white only? Why have a separate black cartridge when you can't use it?!

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The setting isn't on your printer, its in windows.

The next time you print, instead of just clicking "Ok" to send the document to the printer, click "properties." this will look different depending on your OS and whether or not you have printer software installed so I can't give you step by steps but there should be an option here to either set the printing defaults to greyscale or just a straight up black/white dropdown/checkbox. save that as default and you are done.

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