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ethansmom
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Can you print just black on the HP OfficeJet 8500A? Can the color be disabled?

I just purchased a HP OfficeJet 8500A and love it!!!  I was told that you can print in grey scale or black and white instead of using the color all the time.  How do I do that?  I know how to change from color to black and white in scanning, but what about printing.  Can it be disabled.  I do a download each month of about 800 and do not want to use my color ink.  Want it in black and white.

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banhien
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Re: Can you print just black on the HP OfficeJet 8500A? Can the color be disabled?

Hi,

 

There is a place to select "Grey scale" and a button "Defaults". Click that button, the printer should print only black & white (unless select colors again).

 

Hope this helps.

BH
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Re: Can you print just black on the HP OfficeJet 8500A? Can the color be disabled?

Hello,

For a permanent change to any driver settings for all your print jobs, you can go to your print driver, mine is here (Win 7):

Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers

Once you go there, right click on your printer, select Printing Preferences>Click Advanced Button> Choose the Print in Grayscale setting required. You can do other settings at this place as well.

These settings should stick with all the print jobs you send to the printer.

 

Hope this helps.

I work for HP.
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ethansmom
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Thank you for your help.

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ethansmom
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Re: Can you print just black on the HP OfficeJet 8500A? Can the color be disabled?

Not enough information.  I received help from someone else.  Next time, be more specific.  Thanks for your help anyway.

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Re: Can you print just black on the HP OfficeJet 8500A? Can the color be disabled?

I print from an Imac and I want to print in black & white only sometimes how do I enable Black & white printing

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