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: http://hp.care/2dmOsTp
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 '.
Please visit http://hp.care/2dmOI4V for instructions.
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How can I change the color to black and white printing?
According to your printer software, there are two different methods to set the levels of gray and black ink only.
- Inside Printer preferences, you switch to the features tab. Here, you should see grayscale in the lower left corner. When grayscale is selected, you can use black ink only quality. Then press ok.
- In the printer preferences, you can click the Advanced button. You should see a "print in grayscale" option is set to 'Off', put in levels of gray or black ink only and press ok.
Like with a Mac when you open the print dialog box depending on the application, there may be a link at the bottom left of the dialog print system. Here, you should see a predefined option. There is a quick project to black ink only preset. Save this preset and it should become the default option.
I have the MacBook Pro and HP Photosmart Premium printer and I have a serious problem to find the settings for black and white printing (no colors). I think I've checked everything. I would really appreciaty advice to solve this problem.
Thank you for visiting the Forums from the HP Support! I see that you want to print in black ink only on your printer HP Photosmart Premium with your MacBook Pro. Please follow the steps listed below:
Printing with the Black Print Cartridge-only option
- Click file and then click print.
I have an IMAC 10.8.1 operating system. I can't get my 6700 HP to print only black and white. Even when I choose black and white printing, it will not be printed like that. I can't implement any new printing preferences. Now, I'm unable to print anything and yellow ink. Went and bought a new black ink and printer recognizes that black ink is full.
I don't know just something I am doing wrong. Can anyone help?
The application that you are trying to print from, launch the print dialog box (file > print).
I print out on the printer PIXMA Pro-100 and sometimes, for no apparent reason (?), my black and white prints have a color tint (generally a "reddish brown"), then when printing to new... same settings print, same... the same impression will be fine, neutral with no tint at all.
No idea why?
Also (perhaps related?) I do not understand why Photo-Cyan and Magenta cartridges are exhausted when I'm NOT print color, but only black and white. Am I missing something? When you set up for printing, I always make sure that the 'Black and white photography' feature is selected in settings dialog "Quick Installation". This ensures not only the black and gray inks are used as long as I'm not "toning"? In other words... ONLY black and gray inks are used, if not the impression that is supposed to be a black and white printing neutral? Yet once... I missed something?
I print on Canon Pro radiance papers and more glossy.
Under 'Options - color management', I selected:
(color management) Photoshop Elements handles colors
(image area) Adobe RGB (1998)
(the printer profile) Canon PRO-100
1/2 Luster Photo Paper Pro
(rendering mode) Perceptual
The most important thing is the paper you choose to print on. Find this first release. Any Epson printer which uses UltraChrome K3 inks will do a better job with B & W as a Pro-(anything). But Epson suffers from obstruction more far do, Canon Pro-100 problems.
If you print a lot is not too big of a problem, but if you print once a week or once a month to forget it. Go with Canon that clogged very rarely, if ever.
Try to find the right paper. It will make everything better. Call the Red River or Canson and ask them to recommend a book. Red River will work with you and they know the Pro - 100 inside and outside.
I downloaded the latest driver for Mac OS X 10.5 and option for printing in black and white. The appropriate driver is selected in system preferences. Where can one find a black and white print?
Follow the steps below to print using black ink only:
1. from the application used to print, click the file menu and select print.
The print window is displayed.
NOTE: The print window might be minimized: click the blue triangle next to the product model to see all available parameters.
2. to access the color options, click in the area of selection below, listed as the name of the program (e.g. TextEdit)
Will appear as Copies & Pages within Microsoft Office applications.
3. Select Paper Type/quality in the menu dropdown.
4. click on the triangle in eye Color Options of spending parameters.
5. set the color to Grayscalefield.
6. you can adjust the Grayscale mode black ink cartridge only , do not use any color for printing in grayscale...
You can save the settings for later use by clicking preset > save current settings as preset.
I'm looking to replace my old HP Photosmart Premium all-in-One printer, because it works with reliability more. My biggest problems with this model are:
I can't print in black and white when one or more of the color cartridges must be replaced
The black ink cartridges work only sporadically. I lost a lot of money on the black ink cartridges that do not work, and I tried all the techniques of troubleshooting many times and no solution.
I hate having to spend $100 + to replace the cartridges. It's such a scam!
I have teenagers who need the ability to print the homework on a very regular basis and in a timely. I can't spend another frantic morning, trying to get a printer (with new cartridges) to print!
I hope someone with a knowledge of the range of HP products can explain different types of all-in-one printers available to me... and which would be best suited to my needs. Ideally, I'd like to find one that allows to print in black and white ONLY when the color cartridges are low or exhausted - if there is such a thing?
Thanks in advance for any info, tips or advice anyone could offer!
While I don't have any specific purchasing advice @katvit74, I can offer a few troubleshooting tips to see whether your printer is at the end of his life.
You're not the first to express frustration at having to have impoverished the cartridges replaced to continue printing. Personally, I suggest to use grayscale options, when printing so that the colored inks not so quickly adjust upward. Frankly, after reading your post again, I feel that you don't have want to solve your Photosmart Premium.
I value your time and do not want you to feel like I don't have. That being said, we will encircle your initial request. Maybe you would rather a system printer for 2 ink that the cartridge supports single mode, or maybe a Laserjet that prints black only. The printer you choose should be based on your needs. According to me, the best way I can help is to offer you the tool product Advisor.
Tool advice product is designed to target the product most suitable for your particular needs. Please answer all questions to give us the most complete picture of your needs - more information you provide, the more efficiently, we can recommend.
Here is the link: help me choose a printer
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Hello. I am trying to print in draft mode, black and white, but since I recently installed and then uninstalled a printer canon, printer all-in-one Epson Workforce 545 is more offers me black and white mode fast draft on the menu drop down.
Thanks in advance for your help.
It is a forum of HP. The Epson Workforce 545 you had to best results in the Epson support pages here.
Does anyone know how to get the printer to print in black and white only? As others have mentioned, the printer wants to use the cartridge printing black and white color. When I explore each print option, drop down menu, question mark, it has no option to reset the printer b & w printing only, even if the summary section lists this option in one of windows printing.
Have you tried cmd - p of any application, paper Type/quality and in grayscale, choose this menu?
My sisters new want 5660 printer prints only in black and white.
I have been all over the net and my iMac to try to understand what is the problem, but nothing helped.
I looked for the paper type / quality etc settings that were solutions to other problems, but these options are not on my computer. I passed through all the menus on the printer and many of my programs in an attempt to change a few settings that is saying is not in color, this printer. I opened the printer settings and the settings of my computer and nothing gave me the possibility to print in color or black and white.
what the devil?
the closest solution to you, that I could find was that someone uninstalled and reinstalled the printer and it helped for a while, until she had to repeat the same thing. that cannot be a workable solution, and my first guess would be that there is a problem with the printer.
However, if there is something that I am on, can you please let me know? I'm annoyed at the moment and it's not yet my printer...
The reason why the HP ENVY 5660 e-all-in-one printer is not printing correctly from your Mac OS X 10.6.8 computer is because the printer is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.8.
Because this printer is new, it is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10 to Mac OS X. Therefore, there is no driver support on your Mac OS X 10.6.8 computer. I'm surprised that you were able to get the printer to print to your Mac in the first place. But this does not explain why your print quality is so bad. You can try the alternate drivers that appear under the screen (+) add under Print & Fax but I can't guide you to a driver who would be appropriate for your printer, because it is not supported on this operating system. It is an inkjet printer if you can try a few other ink jet pilots who appear in the list.
The solution to this problem would be to install the desire on a supported operating system and all printing problems will be resolved.
I wish you good luck going forward with this!
I'm trying to force my Canon C5030 to print only black and white, even if it is sent color impressions. We don't use a print server, and if I change the default settings on each machine, co-workers can still change for color printing. Is there a way to force it through the printer settings?
I don't know what setting on the device could prevent color printing. Maybe something in the service mode.
I suggest using the PCL6 driver generic Canon and set it to 'Black & White [A3]' in the device settings in the printer properties. In this way, you can provide all the features as options, drawers, etc. and the finish color option is not available.
But if you don't have a print server, no doubt users will be able to install a driver capable of color themselves on their computer.
Yes, I read all the similar messages. Yes, I have a Mac and follow the instructions to use TextEdit to get a printed sample to ensure that preferences are shown in black and white. In the sample of TextEdit, I was able to get a black and white document.
I have used this printer for 1 1/2 years now without a problem. Just a few weeks ago, when I print a document to be fair, black and white, it's printing in color or color MIXED WITH black. Often, it is green with a bit of black or yellow and a bit of black. When I scan a document or print a copy of a document directly on the Board, it is black and white. When I print from my computer with Word for Mac or a PDF from Adobe, even if I make sure that the settings are NOT 'default' and the black and white option is selected, prints out in several colors. I've made sure there's all the new ink in the cartridges, and none are the low toner level. What to do now?
Woohoo, Canon technical support with the phone number listed in this thread told me through it all. It turns out that the head of the nozzle must be cleaned. There is a small white arrow pointing up at the top of the home screen. It is not a decoration, as I thought, but if you click on the arrow pointing UPWARDS on the printer controls that access you the parameters Menu. From there, you can print a focus in color. In my case, one color appears not at all, even though I had just replaced the color toner in the printer. It said the tech that I needed to do a cleaning on the menu. We did it twice and now it's good to go, good as new. Thank you!
Two questions please.
(1) this printer print black and white if the color cartridge is empty or not placed on printer at all.
(2) I have been using HP 61 XL. Is HP 61 the same quality as HP XL 61
I see that you have questions about the desire 5530 e - all - in - one printer. I can answer those for you.
(1) the 5530 envy has a system of two cartridges so it will print with a black cartridge in the printer.
(2) 61 and 61XL cartridges are both HP cartridges. The printer must be able to print with the same quality that you were using a regular cartridge or a cartridge XL.
I hope this helps to answer your questions and I hope you have a great week!
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Photo gallery problem
recently with Gallery of photos to print a photo it will print in black and white, not color?, but using the words & paint it will print in color using the same printer. Why?Hi YipJack if,-What happens when you preview the photo before printing the Photo Gallery?See the preview before printing:To see what the print will look like before you print it, open the picture in Windows Photo Gallery that offers a preview before printing. Print preview is typically located on the file menu. You can choose the print in preview mode options and then print directly from the preview.
This happens usually if the print options or preferences are changed for your printer. To select print options, you must open the image you want to print. Most print options are located in the print dialog box, which you can access on the file menu in the program that you are using. The options that are available to you depend on the program and the printer you use.
To access some options, you may need to click on the link 'Options' or 'Advanced Options' button or tab in the print dialog box. To learn more about the print options for a program, see the information for the program.
Printing options are determined by your printer capabilities are called printing preferences and may include printing separation pages, color or image quality options and Staples. Like program options, printing preferences are displayed in the print dialog box. Look for the buttons labeled "Préférences" or "Properties". You can choose preferences each time you print a picture or preferences to default configuration to use for all the photos you send to a printer.
I've recently upgraded from a Dell Windows PC to an iMac with OS 10.9. I use my old HP 6500e 710 a Officejet All in One.
In general, I print most of my documents in black and white that was available on version Windows 7 driver.
On the iMac OS 10.9 driver version, I can print only in black and white in "draft" mode
Based on another ad I saw on this forum, the drop-down list for a different HP printer (I think than 8300) had the function Select B & W print in any quality. In addition, she had 'gray levels' selectable.
I seems that my version of the pilot V2.4.0 - 2 does not have the full options compliment. HP needs to update this driver OS 10.9.
Can anyone HELP!
I got an answer from HP Support pointing me driver for Apple on the support site software Apple; HP v.2.16.1 for OS X printer drivers.
This is to "'http://support.apple.com/kb/dl907 '. " Once I loaded it, I was given the following instructions:
Step 3: Change the print settings
1 open the document you want to print
2. click on file , then print
3. make sure that the correct printer name is selected.
4. we'll find the orientation option, there are menu drop-down. Select the Type of paper/quality (see the attached screenshot)
5. click on Color Options.
6. Select the Grayscale under color
7. click on print.
You can create a preset using the procedure below so that you don't have to change the settings every time that you print.
1. click on menu presets
2. click on create new preset
3. assign a predefined name
4 confirm to create the preset.
Next time, you can select the predefined name for the settings that you have made.
This allowed me to print in B & W normal quality.
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