Print B&W only

Discussion in 'macOS' started by frankcsf, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. frankcsf macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    Is there a way to print in just black and white, not greyscale? My problem is I am printing from a color document onto a b&w laser printer, and some of the details in light colors are not showing up when printed, especially some text that is grey on the web page. I wouldn't mind if any color got printed as black and only white is left white.... any way to do that?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Have a look in the print dialogue box, there maybe a setting there for B&W. It'll depend on the Application and the printer.

  3. soonisnow macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2012
    Open in Preview to force print in black and white

    For color PDFs, Control-Click on the file in Finder > Open With > Preview. Once open in Preview app, go to File > Save As and the dialog box will have a "Quartz Filter" dropdown in the center. Click on those options and choose "Gray Tone" and save file. The new file is now ready to be printed as is black and white on any color printer.

    Or just see this post "How to Save Color Toner: Print PDFs in Black and White".

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  4. champ01 Guest

    Gray printing isn't the same as b&w printing.

    I hate this! :mad:

    FU.. this I'm instaling windows. This is BS APPLE!!!!!! :mad:

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