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How do I print in grayscale.I do not get the option in print menu

In the layout/ paper handling dropdown menus, I do not get the option to print in black/white or grayscale. There is only the preset option for fast print w/ grayscale. But that print looks very bad for what I need the print for.

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With respect to color usage during greyscale printing: Unfortunately, with many of the newer inkjet printer models & printer drivers, printing in greyscale actually consumes more color ink than normal draft printing. If you wish to save on color ink, it is suggested to do one of the following as available in your specific printer driver/software:

    -Print in Normal - Draft mode (or super draft if available), plain paper.
    -Print in Black & White mode only* - Draft mode on plain paper (typically this is the best way to save on ink/printing costs).
    -For internet page printing, print using CleanPrint (3rd party software for printing most internet-based content from all major internet browsers. NOTE: not affiliated with Inkjet411): http://www.formatdynamics.com/cleanprint-4-0/
    -Keep printer on at all times; power up cycles typically consume large amounts of ink (per Consumer Reports, Aug 2013 issue).

    * Most printer models will still consume a small percentage of color ink due to normal ink/printer maintenance, such as between job 'spitting'. The purpose is to ensure the printhead is maintained to avoid clogging.
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    Regarding HP 74, 75, 74XL or 75XL repurchase or ink cartridge refilling, if you unable to find a retail / refill store close to you and you are trying to cut ink costs, may we suggest you try a remanufactured ink cartridge from http://www.inkplicity.com/ as their ink cartridges typically have the lowest cost in the USA, have a high reliability rating, come with a 1-year warranty and provide free shipping for all orders above $20 (available to US residents only).

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Start>settings>printers and faxes>right click on printer
>right click on properties>left click printing preferences>color and print in grayscale shows up>print in grayscale black cartridge only option.
This doesnt show in the print menu.

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    Start>settings>printers and faxes>right click on printer

    >right click on properties>left click printing preferences>color and print in grayscale shows up>print in grayscale black cartridge only option.

    This doesnt show in the print menu.

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