How to print in greys?

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  1. Buck1 macrumors member

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    I have still problem with printing with only b,w colors.

    I am the owner of macbook air 11 (Mac OS X 10.7.4) and have connected with my printer- HP PHOTOSMART.

    Unfortunately I haven't got a ink in color cartridge, but I have full cartridge of black color. So for that when I want to something print I need it with black white colors only. On the other way the result is that printer try to print in colors and that is bad:(

    I printed from PHOTOSHOP- New document- color mode: grayscale. And than print

    http://i47.tinypic.com/2yv702q.jpg

    but it still printed with colors:(

    So my ask is how to print in only black and white colors?

    thank you very much
     
  2. goRoostr macrumors member

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    Dont set it to grayscale, but look for the option of black ink only ( or black and white, I dont remember exactly its been a while.) When you hit print on your document, it should be under the system print settings, not the application settings.
     
  3. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    can you more specify? Have only that settings:

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  4. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ou, very useful. Thanks so much. But these kind of settings I do not see anywhere:

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  5. shwc, Jun 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012

    shwc macrumors regular

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    You need to tell photoshop to use your printer's color management settings. You select this setting in the photoshop print dialog box (see A). Then set your printer's settings the way you want (see B, then follow steps 1-4 in my previous post). Finally hit the print button.

    Screen Shot 2012-06-02 at 1.14.05 AM.png
     
  6. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Already set! Thank you. I ll try to print...
     
  7. shwc macrumors regular

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    best of luck.

    Note that in using only black ink, the only way to get gray values (I think) is to space the dots farther apart; Meaning that your printed image's resolution will suffer.
     

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