Photosmart: black and white printing

I have a HP Photosmart 5520. N set the printer to print in black and white that I rarely need to color option?


Hi @skeltermac, welcome in the community.

Thank you access the Forums from HP Support for extra support! I see you want to change the print settings to print in black and white only. I will do my best to help you with this problem.

You have not mentioned the operating system you use and the settings are specific to the operating system you are using.

If you are using MAC OS X, follow the steps mentioned in the document to change the print of"grayscale" settings or black ink only:

If your computer runs windows, follow the steps mentioned below to change the color to grayscale options / black-ink only:

  • On the file menu in your software, click on print.
  • Make sure that your printer is selected.
  • Click on the button that opens the "Properties" dialog box
  • Depending on your software application, this button could be called 'Properties', 'Options', "Setting up the printer", "Printer properties", "Printer" or "Preferences".
  • You can select grayscale or other "layout" option / options 'Colour' or 'Advanced '.

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