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Go to file print, then properties and select color settings or look for a gray check box that is checked for gray scale

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That printer has multiple ways to print grayscale. The best is directly from the print menu, when you tell it to print, one of the things in the pop up box on most apps, like Word or Excel is "Options", or Print Options. From there you can set all kinds of things, and there should be a box you can check for Print Grayscale for whatever you are trying to print at the moment. You can also set grayscale as a default setting for all printing on your windows device, but then you have to tell it when you want color every time. Alternatively, on your Printers Menu System, on the third page of your little printer screen, there is a Settings option. This will lead you to all printer settings including grayscale printing setup.

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    -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):
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If you go here you can download or view a manual for your printer, with detailed instructions on changing the print cartridge settings in windows or mac.
If you go here, you'll be taken to the home support page for your printer, where you can enter a search for "print in color", and detailed instructions will follow.
You go to control panel>printers>print preferences> and uncheck the grayscale printing and set the color to auto.
Issue: Image prints black and white instead of color....See below.
Solution: Uncheck Grayscale Printing checkbox (Windows)

Unchecking Grayscale Printing Follow the steps below to change the Grayscale Printing option:
  1. On the Windows desktop, click 'Start', point to 'Settings', then click 'Printers' (Windows XP: On the Start menu, click 'Printers and Faxes').

    For Windows Vista: Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
  2. Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Right-click the printer icon, then click 'Printing Preferences'. Windows 98/Me: Right-click the printer icon, then click 'Properties'.

  3. On the Main tab, click on the 'Grayscale Printing' check-box to remove the check-mark.

  4. Click the 'OK' button to save the setting.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Color toner used up even though I selected grayscale

Selecting grayscale only will also make use of your color. when u select grayscale, look under the print options and select black cartridge only and for more economic printing, use fast draft or draft printing.

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I want to set the default on my Dell 1320c printer to grayscale

Should be an option in the printer driver to do this.


Printing preferences

and either Colour or Paper/Quality should have an option to print in Greyscale or Colour

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When I want to print a clipart picture in grayscale, my printer still does a pinkish color. This is a problem with my church bulletin.

The software print setting is probably designated as color. Follow these steps to check this setting:
  1. In the software application you are trying to print from, click File , and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
  2. Make sure your printer is selected, then click Preferences . The printer Preferences dialog box opens.
  3. Select the Color tab, then make sure that the Print in grayscale option is selected.

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Color Printing

  1. Close the software application that you are using to print.
  2. Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .
  3. Right-click the icon (picture) for the HP printer.
  4. In the menu that pops up, use the left mouse button to click Properties .
  5. In the Properties dialog box, click the Details tab. (In Windows 2000, click the Advanced tab.)
  6. Check that the driver listed under Print using the following driver or Printer matches the HP printer you are using.The following setting may be in one of several places, depending on your printer driver and operating system.
  7. In the Details tab, click the Setup button. Under Printout , choose one of the color options. (If other options have checkmarks, click in the check boxes to remove the checkmarks.) If there is no Setup button, click the Graphics tab, and then click the Color button. Under Color Control , choose a Color option, and click OK . If there is no Graphics tab, click the Advanced tab and look for the text Print in Grayscale . If there is a checkmark in the box by Print in Grayscale , click in the box to remove the checkmark, and click OK . If you are using Windows 2000, in the Advanced tab, click the Printing Defaults button. Click the Advanced tab. The box by Print in Grayscale should not be checked.
  8. Click OK .
  9. Close the Printers window.
  10. Open the software application that you were using to print.
  11. Try printing again.
  12. If this does not help you may need to update the drivers for the printer.

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HP deskjet printer D2460

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I assume that the printer is set to print in grey scale as below. follow the same procedure to change it to colour mode. If its still priniting in the Grey scale mode, Then please check the ink level in the printer.

Print in grayscale
To print in grayscale
1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
2. Click the Color tab.
3. Click Print In Grayscale.
4. In the Print In Grayscale drop-down list, select an option.
5. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK.

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Can I set default printing to black and white for color laser printer?

Yes. Any printer's default options can be set as desired. Open the printer's properties (Start/Control Panel/Printers/right click the printer and left click Properties), and change the setting as you wish, then click OK. Those settings should be used each time you use the print command, unless you change the settings for that particular print job.

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