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Old Jan 23, 2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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How do I set my printer to print ONLY black and white?

Holy smokes I don't know why this is so hard to figure out. I have an HP C3180 printer and it prints color. I don't want to use up the color cartridge. I only want to print black and white printouts. How do I set this on my mac?

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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Man I wish I could really help you out with this but I'm in the same boat as you.
I can tell you this though, you have to do it from Print Set Up on you computer.
I know this is absolutely no help but I noticed no one has replied yet.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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I've looked through the different options and I can't find this option either. Annoying...
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Bad news....I can't help because I don't know either.

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File>Print>Paper Type/Quality>Color>Grayscale

Not sure if there's a permanent setting for this like there is in Windows. I use a draft quality, grayscale setting on my suck*** windows 98 machine and HP inkjet printers at work.

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 10:22 PM   #6
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File>Print>Paper Type/Quality>Color>Grayscale

Not sure if there's a permanent setting for this like there is in Windows. I use a draft quality, grayscale setting on my suck*** windows 98 machine and HP inkjet printers at work.

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Yes I just figured this out. You can save a preference and just choose that every time you print. One extra click I guess. It would be nice if you could set a global default for it though.
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Odd, when I tried to print, I don't get the Type/Quality option.
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Odd, when I tried to print, I don't get the Type/Quality option.
You need to go to the pulldown for copies&pages then choose paper type/quality and I found it there. You can then save a setting and choose it from the first screen in the future.
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Odd, when I tried to print, I don't get the Type/Quality option.
Click your copies and pages, then adjust from there. This has worked for my Canon printers and as far as my Epson I think the printer has a few options that Canon doesn't (I think ) but not sure.
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For some HP printers you can simply remove the color cartridge, close the cartridge latch (if any) and the printer will adjust accordingly.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 10:48 PM   #11
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For some HP printers you can simply remove the color cartridge, close the cartridge latch (if any) and the printer will adjust accordingly.
yep, just about to ask what happens when you just take it out. Works for me on my psc1300 or something close that.
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File>Print>Paper Type/Quality>Color>Grayscale

Not sure if there's a permanent setting for this like there is in Windows. I use a draft quality, grayscale setting on my suck*** windows 98 machine and HP inkjet printers at work.

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You need to go to the pulldown for copies&pages then choose paper type/quality and I found it there. You can then save a setting and choose it from the first screen in the future.
True. Once you have changed settings, select Presets for an option to save as a newly named preset.
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Old May 28, 2008, 10:54 PM   #15
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print b/w default

I am new to this
but would really like to know how to set my printer to grayscale as a global setting for all users the printer is hp3180 on imac os10.5.2
am getting tired of buying expensive color
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