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hp pro 8710 Default to Black and white printing

hp Officejet pro 8710
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I would like to set my HP OfficeJet 8710 to default to black and white printing.  ie when I select print from any application on my computer/laptop or ipads that it always defaults to Black and White printing.  


I cannot seem to find anywhere to do that.

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A such can be configured for each device, not generally for the printer..

Follow the steps below in order to print using Black Ink only from Mac OS X:

1. From the application used to print, click the File menu and select Print.
The Print window appears.
NOTE: The Print window might be minimized: Click the Show Details button to see all available settings.

2. To access the color options, click the lowest selection box listed as the name of the program (e.g. TextEdit)
Will appear as Copies & Pages within Microsoft Office applications.

3. Select Paper Type/Quality from the drop-down menu.

4. Click the triangle next to Color Options to expend the settings.

5. Set the Color field as Grayscale.

6. Set the Grayscale Mode as Black Ink Cartridge Only.

You may save the settings for future use by clicking Presets > Save Current Settings as Preset, it will then default to black & white from your Mac.


From iOS device you may use HP Smart to print Black & White only, but it should be set for each job and cannot be set as default...


From HP Smart select your file and hit print, then click the settins toggle at teh top and select Color, from there you may select Black & White for the specific print job.




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Can I reset my HP-OFFICEJET PRO - 8710 to only print in "black & white?  Is so where and how


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