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How do I print in black/grayscale only?

    Open a document, then follow the steps below for your operating system to select Black/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, some color ink is still being used.

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

Windows
  1. Open the File menu or click and select Print.
  2. Make sure the product is selected as the printer.
  3. Click Properties or Preferences.

    Note:
    If you don't see these buttons, click Setup, Printer, or Options, then click Properties or Preferences on the next screen.
  4. Click the Main tab.
  5. Select Black/Grayscale under Print Options.
  6. Click OK.
Mac
  1. Open the File menu and select Print.
  2. Make sure the product is selected as the printer.

    With Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, click the  button to expand the Print window, if necessary.
  3. Select Print Settings from the printer options pop-up menu.
  4. Select Black/Grayscale for the Color setting.
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