Only want grayscale or non color as my default printing
I have a Brother MFC 240C all in one printer. Most printing jobs I only want black print not the color. One time and one time only I found a way to get rid of the color and I thought I had made this my default printing, but the next time I printed something I got all the unnecessary color with it. Help please Z. PERLINN
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yes, when you print on Windows operating system in any word form program such as word, acrobat reader, and or any internet browser, if you press control and p st the same time the printing preferences menu will come up change your preferences as needed there hit apply and that's it let me know if that doesn't work
STEP 1: OPEN THE PRINTER PROPERTIES: WINDOWS 98/ME/2000 A. Click on START -> SETTINGS -> PRINTERS B. Right click on your Brother machine (example MFC-XXXX where X = modelnumber of your machine) and left click on PROPERTIES WINDOWS XP A. Click on START -> CONTROL PANEL -> PRINTERS AND FAXES (or PRINTERS AND OTHER HARDWARE, then PRINTERS AND FAXES) B. Right click on Brother machine (example MFC-XXXX where X = model number of your machine) and left click on PROPERTIES. WINDOWS VISTA A. Click on START -> CONTROL PANEL -> PRINTERS B. Right click on Brother machine (example MFC-XXXX where X = model number of your machine) and left click on PROPERTIES. STEP 2: CONFIGURE THE PRINTING PREFERENCES Depending on which version of the driver you are using, you will need tocomplete one of the following sets of steps. A. If using the Brother Original Driver: i. On the GENERAL TAB click the button for PRINTING PREFERENCES. ii. Click the ADVANCED TAB. iii.. Choose COLOR iv. Click APPLY -> OK v. Click OK to close the Printer Properties window. Your printer will now print in grayscale. B. If using the Vista built in Driver: i. On the GENERAL TAB click the button for PRINTING PREFERENCES. ii. Click the PAPER/QUALITY TAB. iii. Choose COLOR iv. Click APPLY -> OK v. Click OK to close the Printer Properties window. Your printer will now print in grayscale.
Without knowing anything more about your problem, it sounds like you have the print driver defaulted to print in black and white only. To print in color, go into the print properties of the program you are printing from (in Microsoft Word, for example, click File > Print, and then Properties), then go to the Advanced tab and where it says "Color/Grayscale" select Color. Click OK and then print your document, and it should come out in color.
You have to change the settings in your print driver. In Windows XP or Vista, go into the Control Panel and the Printers & Faxes applet. Right click on the Brother print driver and select Properties. In one of the tabs there should be an option for either Grayscale or Color printing (probably under Color Management) -- change this to Color and then click OK or Apply to save the changes.
By changing it in the print driver settings, the change should take effect for all programs that you print from.
Make sure Color button is selected (not Black or Grayscale)
When color is selected, the printer will print Black as well. If Black is selected. the printer will not print color. Hope this will work for you. If this answer is helpful, please give a rating. luciana44
The color cartridges print text that appears black by mixing the three primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) to make composite black. To achieve a realistic black, large quantities of colored ink are used. Because black cartridges use much less ink to create a similar shade of black, they print more pages in black than the color cartridge.
If the color cartridges on the printer are next to empty, you will not be able to get perfect prints at all.
Please have the cartridges replaced to do the printing jobs again.
Your Brother machine is designed to stop ALL printing operations (printing from the pc, printing received faxes and printing copies or reports) when any of the ink cartridges are empty. This is to ensure the life of the print head and maintain premium print quality. If the unit were to continue printing, print jobs and cleaning cycles would suction air from the dry cartridge and damage the printhead. Even if you print in black only or change the print settings to MONO or GRAYSCALE to avoid printing in color, the programmed cleaning cycles would still suction the dry cartridge, because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink nozzles.
The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink cartridge or cartridges.
While memory is available, black and white faxes will continue to be received into memory. If a color fax is being received, the Brother machines HANDSHAKE will request the fax be sent as black and white fax.
All faxes received into memory will automatically print once the ink cartridge is replaced.
NOTE: Brother strongly recommends that customers do not use generic ink or refill their Brother ink cartridges. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability since the ink formulation in genuine Brother ink cartridges prevent smearing and clogging of the print head. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that was caused by the use of unauthorized third party ink and/or cartridges.