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How to: Printing grayscale?

HP ENVY 4500

Windows 7

Primary Browser: Google Chrome


Whenever I print it is always in color, regardless of my attempts to make it grayscale.  In google chrome I have attempted to print web pages in black and white, but they still come out in color.  The same thing happens when I attempt to print on Internet Explorer. I have also attempted to print out PDF files.  Those come out in color as well.  Even in MS Paint I can't print a simple doodle in grayscale.  There isnt a print option for grayscale/color.


 I have attempted to change my printer properties through my computer devices and printers, but i cant seem to find a way to select grayscale as a default.  Simple color options are not present other than Color management which doesnt contain an easy switch from color to grayscale (unless i didnt see it).  


Is there an easy way to ensure that my printer only prints in grayscale, and allows me to easily switch it back to color when i need to? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: How to: Printing grayscale?

Hello Toastywombat,


Sorry to hear about your printing issues.


To print a document in grayscale


  1. From your software, select Print .

  2. Make sure your printer is selected.

  3. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

    Depending on your software application, thisbutton might be called Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer Properties , Printer , or Preferences .


    To view more printing settings, on the Layout or Paper/Quality tab, click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Options dialog box.


    • Print in Grayscale : Allows you to print a black and white document using the black ink only. Select Black Ink Only , and then click the OK button.

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Re: How to: Printing grayscale?

Hi Toastywombat


Is this issue now resolved?




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