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I cant figure out how to get my HP 845C printer to print only in black. It's such a waste of colour ink to print out my bills in colour.

I looked in System Prefs, Printers, and my printer is listed, but no option to have it print only in black, tho I had the option when it was hooked up to my PC.

When I print anything I go to Print and print in Draft mode, as quick is more important than quality, and there is nothing there to set an option for just black ink.

How do I do this? Or can I do this? My computer is a G4 QuickSilver.

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You can always set the option in the printer. I also don't have that option in the computer. I'm not sure why. Perhaps someone else in the forum can disclose the secret?
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I've looked in the Printer settings and dont see it. It's strange this option either isnt there in the first place or is well hidden.

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For my Canon bubblejet, there is an option on the print dialog box.
Get to the ColourSync dropdown and there's another dropdown for Quartz filter, and in there is a black & white filter (and a greyscale filter).
I think that will force it to print out using just black ink.

IIRC things like colour settings are provided by the printer drivers, and I can see where the manufacturers would want to force you to waste a lot of colour ink so they can sell more cartridges...

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Print -> Quality & Media -> Greyscale Printing is what I use...
 

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Print -> Quality & Media -> Greyscale Printing is what I use...
Ah, I see this for my Canon printer. It's not there for other printers I have... I guess whoever makes the drivers can toggle which options are available for a given model.

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Never mind, I found my print options in the computer. Do you have the printer icon in the dock. If so click on it, click setup, then click scan-the options are in there.
 

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Sharonmac09 - I cant find any reference to the printer other than in System Prefs > printer and in Print when I go to print something. My printer shows up there but there's nothing there to let me change from colour to b&w. Is there another place where I'd find printer info?

This printer was on my PC til I got my Mac. I was able to go into setting there and change what I wanted to change, but I dont see it on here.

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If the karma is good, I have finally resolved this! I did some googling and got myself into a forum where someone else had the same printer and same problem. A couple of people told him to download GutenPrint drivers, which has a lot of drivers for hundreds of printers. The guy did that and solved the problem.

I downloaded it too and it took me a while to figure it out, but it sets itself up as another printer and gives the options as to how you want to do your printing - colour or b&w, resolution etc. So I did a test with a page with some black text and two colour pix and was able to print it all in colour and then all in greyscale. The options to do all of these things are buried a bit, but I will commit them to memory with use.

So, I am now very happy to have this sorted out!

Thanks everyone, and I hope someone here can benefit from info about GutenPrint.
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Get Laser

I got frustrated with spending so much on color cartridges a long time ago. Now I only use my epson R260 ink jet for color printing and and printing on to cds. I was able to pick up a black and white laser printer by Samsung for about $150 at the time and the toner cartridge lasts a very long time.

Also check out this site:
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I was able to get great prices which make it a lot easier to accept wasting ink. There are other sites as well, you just have to look around.

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I hadnt had a colour cart. in my HP in years! But then I had a reason to want to use colour, so I bought one. I can refill my black cart. myself, I get about 6-8 refills from a $30. kit.
 

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