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Old Aug 13, 2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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Why can't I print in color?

My iMac will only print in black and white. I can't find any setting to fix the problem. I know it's a computer problem because I have hooked the iMac up to more than one color printer but only prints in black and white. Where else can I look?
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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is your document in color? there is no place to change this on the mac because the only settings you get for printers is through the actual printer that's connected to your computer.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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is your document in color? there is no place to change this on the mac because the only settings you get for printers is through the actual printer that's connected to your computer.
Yes. Photos and other work that has color only prints black and white, no matter what printer I use.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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What application are you printing from?
What OS version are you using?
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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What application are you printing from?
What OS version are you using?
Any app. Word, Pages, Ppt, etc.





Print preview shows color as it should be, but then it prints black and white. I would think it's a printer issue except it happens on multiple printers.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 08:39 PM   #6
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You can tell the printer to print a color page in black & white. Is it possible that this is what is going on? Otherwise, I'm baffled.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 12:09 AM   #7
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are you 100% you have colored ink left in the catridge?
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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In the Print Dialog box Select "Print Settings from the lowest drop down menu (the one that usually says "Copies & Pages"). Under Print Settings there should be another drop down menu that allows you to select Color or Black & White.

If this was your problem, select Color and any other settings you want and then select Save under the "Presets" drop down menu. Call this preset "Color" save another preset for "Black & White" and you will never have to worry about this again.
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