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HOW to print ONLY in Black and White when the original is in color

I have changed the settings to greyscale draft. I still get color.
Have a HP Officejet 4300 All in One series. 
User guide and HP website had no solutions.
THANKS!  SJ

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    B Joan Rapier May 11, 2010

    Hello Jellita



    When you chose Grayscale, did you chose it as your default configuration in the printer preferences? If you didn't, you'll need to select Grayscale each time your print.



    If you selected "draft", that's not necessarily w/out color. It'll just use less ink but it'll still use color inks.



    "Grayscale" is the option to choose if you do not want to use color at all.



    Look in your printer preferences in printer properties and find the option to set it to Grayscale by default.



    Unfortunately, I'm unable to give you the exact steps as I don't have that particular printer.



    Make sure that when you change your printer preferences that you click the OK buttons to get out of the properties windows rather than clicking the [X] in the upper right-hand corner of the window. If you do the latter, the settings won't be saved.



    Please, post back and let us know if this information helped. We'll keep working w/ you until your problem is resolved.



    Thank you

    BJ @:)

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If printing from computer windows base

The all-in-one will reproduce many colors exactly; however, it is normal that some colors may be slightly different in shade or hue. If the colors are more than slightly off though, there is a problem. Review the information below to correct the problem:

  1. Verify that the Color settings have not been changed by following the steps below:
    1. In the software program you are printing from, click File and then click Print .
    2. Click the option to change the print properties (usually Properties or Settings ).
    3. Select the Color tab.
      • Print in Grayscale should not be selected unless you want to print in black and white.
      • The Color Attributes sliders should be centered, in the middle of the setting.
      • The Color Space setting should be set to sRGB/sYCC
If printing from Mac

  1. Verify that there is paper loaded in the input tray.
  2. Open a document in the software application in which it was created.
  3. Click File and then choose Page Setup .
  4. Select the HP All-in-One as the printer.
  5. Choose the paper size.
  6. Select the paper orientation.
  7. Enter the scaling percentage.
  8. Click OK .
  9. Click File and then choose Print .
  10. On the Copies & Pages panel in the Print dialog box, change the print settings for each option in the pop-up menu, if necessary. if no option to change color when you click on the bar check if you have color management: then change from color to B and W.
  11. Click Print.

** and chances if you are printng from computer might not have an option to print draft B and W, just check for quality.


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