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Canon mp160 printer black ink only

How can I print a color page in black and white?

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    I can't seem to print in black and white, just color. The printer has both toners in there and they are new and filled. Thank you.

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When you choose to print, look at the dialog that comes up. You should see something along the lines of color settings. Here, you can select black and white.

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