Many printers used with Mac support printing are black and white or grayscale. Black and white printing can offer a simple way to boost the contrast of a document, but it also allows you to reduce the amount of color ink used when you print out a copy, article, or webpage. Printing out in black and white on a mac is pretty straightforward, but the feature is sometimes tucked away in a print setting, depending on the printer that Mac is configured to use and the print driver in use too. We will cover two ways to print in black and white from a Mac. Keep in mind that which black and white printing methods are available to your Mac usually depends on the printer in use and if that printer directly supports black and white printing or not. Some printers don’t support black and white printing at all. Some printers make printing in black and white very easy if you print a file and immediately see a black and white toggle box check it to print in black and white only. Otherwise, here is how to print in black and white from a mac.
- from the file, document, webpage, or article you wish to print, go to the File menu and choose print as usual
- At the print options screen, select “show detail” to reveal more information about printing choices
- B+W printing Option 2:-Find the black/grayscale printing option
- Pull down the options menu and choose “Paper Type/Quality.
- Now click on the little “Colour Option” text, and next to color, select “Grey Scale.”
- Optionally choose “Black ink only” next to the grayscale mode option.
Now, choose “Print” as usual to print the selected document in black and white. This can b used to print black and white or grayscale on many printers. Sometimes the black and white option will be under “Color options” as Mono or black cartridge. The vocabulary may be slightly different depending on the printer, the printer driver, and the Mac OS version used; if the printer does not have the support to print black and white, you will not have the option to print black and white.