01-17-2011 12:25 PM - edited 01-17-2011 12:26 PM
I bought a new Officejet Pro 8500A Plus Wireless printer to replace my old Officejet 6210. It is simple for the 6210 to set the default printing preferences to Print Quality "Fast Draft" and Color Options "Print In Grayscale > Print in black-only grayscale". This saves me on ink in general, and especially on color ink because now it only uses the color cartridges if I tell it to temporarily print in color when printing a particular document (which is easy to do with the pop-up preferences box because it is directly available on one of the tabs). The printing preferences for my new 8500A can easily be set to default to Quality Setting "Draft", but if I want to set it to default to black-only printing it is a real pain in the neck - the choice for color printing is not directly available on any of the tabs. I have to set the Quality Setting to "Custom" and then use the "Advanced" button to get to a much more awkard pop-up box in order to change the black-only option. Once I set it Quality Settings to "Custom" I also have to go to this same awkard pop-up to temporarily set the print quality higher ("Normal" or "Best"). Does anyone know a way to configure this so that both print quality and color-printing choice can be directly available on the simpler preferences box? Thanks!
04-20-2011 05:37 PM
Hi, I am trying to do set up my new HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus to print black-only as its default. I read your response but need a little clarification where/how to get to the custom settings you refer.
Thank you in advance for your help, Diana
11-06-2011 03:45 PM
I spend time to change printer settgins to print black only,but I find it still prints colour.
Mty son said there is a download I have to get for my laptop to change the print settgins to work properly ?
anybody out there that can give some light on this.
12-15-2011 08:37 AM