Color LaserJet Pro M277DW: LaserJet Pro M277DW Color print in b & W / Grayscale only in Mac OSX PhotoShop / InDesign

First of all, I have consulted page 123 of the manual as a response to a similar question can be a solution. The options mentioned for select tab color, and grayscale, etc., apply only to the Windows driver, not OSX.

I use Mac OS x.  With the base driver ready to install on the Mac, there is a box of Options of the printer with a 'Black & White' checkbox is available, this will print successfully using only the black toner, in *not color managed* software, such as the preview Mac and Word, etc.

In Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, even with the checkbox 'Black & White' ticked, the software continues to print in color, by substituting the safe choice 'black and white' of the driver.

How can I force the LaserJet Pro M277DW Color to print using only black toner cartridge in PhotoShop / InDesign / Acrobat, color managed - on a Max OSX software?

This can be easily achieved with my Epson color inkjet printers, if I select black only - I get only a black / grey print from Photoshop / Indesign / Acrobat, why is it not an option with this HP printer? -Surely everyone needs this option B & W, a basic requirement and should have been in the design of the driver of the day 1. which option / check box / treat I'm dominant? Why is Photoshop / Indesign / Acrobat of the substitution of the option of blocking & saved from the driver?



NB. the question is not helped with the dedicated HP driver downloaded from the drivers HP page. This looks like it offers more options via a link "web-server" to the printer, but with this driver the 'black' option is totally deleted Print Options! - Neither is B & W available as a print of "web-server" Printers page, making the entiely to the useless HP driver!

See here, it's using the dedicated downloaded driver, the B & W option is gone! -which means that I can not print even in B & W with the software not color managed (Mac Preview etc)...

After a day of experimentation, the question was a subtle detail when you select Add a printer.

Maybe it will help others with the same problem when using Mac OSX...

When you add a printer in the dropdown list use, the default is Secure AirPrint, this removes the possibility to print in B & W! - and removes the other options!  Got knows why this is the default value.

Make sure you only select the printer named on this drop down menu - the M277dw - as has pointed out below.

The printer will then work with all available parameters - and works wirelessly (I assumed the use, it will take the AirPrint - but he doesn't - that this also removes the features; selects the actual name of the printer).

Once this 'use' is defined correctly, the grayscale option is available via the Options of the printer in the application you are printing since then, inclusing Photoshop, etc., whew.  I also saved it as a "Preset" BW...

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