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When you go to print, in Windows at least, there is a "properties" button next to the printer you have selected. Within the properties screen, there should be a selection for "black & white," "monochrome" or "black/grayscale." Select this instead of "color" and your printer should print in only black ink.
The Grayscale print option optimizes the look of color slides for printing on a black and white printer by adding shading. The Pure Black and White option prints your slides in monochrome.
Open the presentation you want to print.
Click on the word File in the Menu Bar.
Select the option Print.
The Print dialog will appear.
5.In the Color/Grayscale section, choose the Grayscale option to print in black, white, and shades of gray.
6.Choose the Pure Black and White option to print in black and white only.
7.Click on the OK button.
Without knowing your specific model or operating system, If you want to set your printer to print in only black and white, you can right click the printer under your pinters & devices and change the setting there.
This has to do with the document printing properties. When you are ready to print a document, choose properties and make sure you go through the printer settings under that software. The test page only verifies the cartridges. The printer properties of the software control the printer during printing.
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From whatever software you are printing, you will need to select the properties or features. In Pagemaker, it was features, but most other programs I now see it under properties for the 3220 on the print screen. You will need to find where it gives you the options for color. They should be color, greyscale or black & white. The default is generally color. Generally the 3220 will know if it is not a color document and print the black and white as a greyscale, but sometimes you have to force it.
If you are printing crop marks and color bars, then your document is recognized as color even though it may not be.
Finally, some programs use a black that is actuall 100% of CMY & K. If you are using InDesign and select registration as your black, instead of the plain black, then you document is recognized as color. The same holds true if you select a pantone grey which is created from several colors. So also make sure that your document is truly greyscale and or that you tell the copier to print in greyscale.
As far as the quantity of black & white - to get more out of it - go to start menu.. Click on on settings,, then printers,, Right click on the ESP 5,, click on printing preferences,, then clcik on draft,, then click on (at the top) advanced,, click on black & white.. Then click on apply then ok..
Now - every time you print it will be in this mode.. If you want to print in color - you will have to choose that each time..
For you black & white docs - this will print faster & use allot less ink..
As far as your color issue & puddling - It could be the printer head.. If it is new enough - call Kodak & maybe get a replacement.. If to old - maybe keep the color cartrige out and caped with the plastic caps until you need to print color.. Snap it in & out as needed..
I hope this helped..
First you will have to check the Nozzle of your printer. To do this, press the setup button and select Nozzle Check. Use a plain paper to do this. Press Ok after that. It will print out a pattern for each color. Make sure that the lines are connected to each other specially for black since that you are printing a black and white photo. Lines going across is on a stair case pattern and should be connected to each other. Proceed with cleaning cycle if needed.
You can do a cleaning cycle using your printer of the computer. You can skip this if you have a good Nozzle check.
Using printer: Press setup then select head cleaning.
Using computer. Go to utility of the printer and find maintenance. Click on the head cleaning button.
Once that the nozzle are fine, you can now try printing. I strongly suggest that you use other application first instead of Adobe Photoshop. Since that Photoshop uses color management, it can be that the settings are incorrect. Save first the picture that you opened in Photoshop. You can save it on your desktop to easily locate the file. Make sure that the file is in jpeg format. Now to isolate the issue if it is cause by a software or not, try the standard application for your O.S.
Smaple Application: Windows O.S. : Windows Picture and Fa Viewer - right click on the file and select open with. - select windows picture and fax viewer. - folow the on screen instuctions. Note: If you are now on the window on what pinter to use. Make sure that you set the option for printers under preferences to print in gray scale or black only. Select also the correct paper type. - Proceed with printing.
Mac OSX: Preview or Iphoto - open the picture under one of the application. - click file then print. - Make sure printer is selected. - underneath the print option, you will have to go to print setting. - find the option that says color then select black. - select the appropriate settings for paper. - the click on print.
Now see if it did print out corectly. If it did, it means that the appplication is the one causing this. If you are familiar with the color manage features of the application Photoshop. Let Photoshop handles the color. After getting to the widow what printer to use, to the the preferences of the printer and select the correct paper type. You will have to find the color management of the printer.
For Windows, It under the advance option under the main tab. Select off no color adjustment. For Mac instead of going to print setting, find color manage and turn it off. Select off no color adjustment.
Then try printing.
Regarding your other question, If the printer is producing excess inks on your print out when ot comes to black printing and color printing, that pad needs replacement.