How do I set my printer to print ONLY black and white?

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by Maynerd, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?

    HELP!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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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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    phungy

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    I've looked through the different options and I can't find this option either. Annoying...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Bad news....I can't help because I don't know either.

    Sorry
     
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    iSaint

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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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  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    phungy

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    Odd, when I tried to print, I don't get the Type/Quality option.
     

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  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    Artful Dodger

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    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 :cool: ) but not sure.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    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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    MACDRIVE

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    OMG!!! :eek: THANKYOU iSaint!!! :)
     
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    phungy

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    Thanks Maynerd and Artful Dodger!
     
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    iSaint

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    True. Once you have changed settings, select Presets for an option to save as a newly named preset.
     
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    Don Brown

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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
    thanx
    dwbro124@comcast.net
     

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