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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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You have to change the printer settings to greyscale (2. chapter of the settings) each time you run a b/w print.

See here what you have to do, too:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002000/000015/faq002015_001.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc240c_all&Cat=3

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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
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if u want to print selected document in black than open the document select print go to printer properties select grayscale printing

always print in black
go to printer properties than go to maintenance than go to ink cartridge setting select ink cartridge black only for balck and white printing only.
OR
CHANGE CARTRIDGE

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Do you have it set to print in black and white as the default? Go into the print driver, under Color Management, and select Color.

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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.

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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.
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I Need to Print


Sadly in a word, 'No'.

Here is the exact answer from Brother:

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.

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Make sure you run the cleaning mode under the INK button. Run it 2-3 times to get the ink through the tubes. If you are using generic ink, it may have clogged the tubes in side the unit.

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