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How do I print in black/grayscale only?

    Follow the steps below for your operating system to select Black/Grayscale or Grayscale in the printer driver.

    Note: To keep the print head clear and ready to print, the printer uses a small amount of ink from all the cartridges whenever it prints. Even if you select Black/Grayscale or Grayscale, some color ink is still being used.

    Black/Grayscale or Grayscale is not recommended for printing black-and-white photos.

    Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    1. Open the File menu and select Print.
    2. Click Properties or Preferences, and click the Advanced tab.
    3. Under Print Options, select Black/Grayscale and click OK.

      Note: Black/Grayscale allows you to print in shades of gray.
    Macintosh 10.3.x, 10.4.x, 10.5.x
    1. Open the File menu and select Print.

      With Macintosh OS X 10.5.x, click the  button to expand the Print window, if necessary.
    2. Make sure the correct printer is selected, and select Print Settings from the printer options pop-up menu.
    3. Select Grayscale for the Color setting.

      Note: Grayscale allows you to print in shades of gray.
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