Draft Print Quality - HP 5180

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lionsnwings, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. lionsnwings macrumors newbie

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    I have an HP 5180 printer and want to set the print quality to draft to save on ink when printing maps, forms or other items that I don't need good quality on.

    Is this possiable? I have searched the HP website and have followed the directions, but quality opiton is not listed in page setup.
     
  2. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    Oct 18, 2006
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    This applies to all HP printers one is likely to use in the home or office (professional printers I don't know about).

    Essentially you have to choose quality when you choose to print a document. It's a shame you can't set automatic quality in the utility. :(

    See link below.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...cc=ca&dlc=en&docname=c00236210&printable=yes&

    PS I wouldn't normally reply to a thread this old, however since I googled the topic and this thread came up second others may find the answer helpful!

    :)
     
  3. katorga macrumors regular

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    5180 and black & white

    This is probably a dumb question, but does grey scale on the 5180 only use black ink?

    I noticed that there appears to be no setting to force the printer to print black and white mode (at least that I can find) for those times I don't want to burn color ink. Grey scale is the only option.
     
  4. pdiasdasilva macrumors newbie

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    And others did find it useful! Thanks a lot eshroom, I was a bit puzzled about how to do it.
     

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