How to exclude colors when printing in OS X

by Ross McKillop on December 7, 2010

Mac

Have you ever wanted to print a document using just black ink from your Mac? This tutorial will show you how to do just that.

Sometimes when printing an email, document or other file, you don’t want to use your color ink because the images or colors in the documents are unimportant. Here’s how you can save on you can conserve your color ink by printing in just black and white.

  1. Select Print from the File menu as normal
  2. os x print menu

  3. Select the small “drop-down arrow” next to the Printer: field.

  4. click to enlarge

  5. Select the Layout menu.

  6. click to enlarge

  7. Choose Quality & Media from that list.

  8. click to enlarge

  9. Place a check in the box labeled Grayscale Printing. Click the Print button.

  10. click to enlarge

  11. Now your file will print using just black ink – no colors will be used. That’s it!