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How To Print in Grayscale Mac: Smart Hacks

Mac Printer support printing in black and white or grayscale according to your specific requirement. The black and white printing increases the contrast of the document. This will also reduce the content of the ink color which you will use to print out a document or an article. You can easily print black and white on a Mac printer, but you should know the right process. However, at times, you might be stuck with the features of the Mac printer. There are some Mac printers which doesn’t support the black and white printing. But some Mac printers come with the black and white printing option.

This article will give you the knowledge and insight of how to print in grayscale Mac.

Steps to get a black and white print from Mac:

There are some printers which support the black and white printing. To get the print out all you need to do is to go to the File option. Under the file option, you will get to see a Black and White toggle box. Select that option and click on the Print option. You will get the print easily. But if you don’t get to see the option you need to follow the below steps:

  • If you are in any file, webpage, document, or any article which you want to print, you need to go to the file option and then select the Print option as usual.
  • After that, you will get the print option screen where you need to select the Show detail option to reveal more information about your printing preference.
  • If you get the Black and White printing option 1, you should toggle a checkbox next to the Black and White.
  • If you get the Black and White printing option 2 you need to find the black/ grayscale printing options.
  • First, you should pull down the options menu and then select
  • Now you have to click on the Color Options text. After that select the Grayscale option.
  • You will get to see an option like Black Ink Only next to the Grayscale mode. But that is not mandatory to select that option. So if you want, you can escape that option.
  • Now you can select the Print option which you use on a regular basis. After that, you will be able to get the black and white printing easily.

If You Don’t Get to See Black and White Option In The Print Window:

If the option is not there in the print window or you don’t get to see that option but your Mac printer supports grayscale or black and white printing mode, you have to do some basic troubleshooting steps.
You need to reset the printer.  To do this, you need to follow the steps below. These are:

  • You should delete the printer entirely from the printer option in the System Preferences. Once you delete that you need to add the printer again.

If there is a need you should download a new driver or update the driver for your Mac printer as well.

We have tried to explain how you can print black and white on Mac. We have also explained simple troubleshooting by following which you can easily resolve the issue. But if you face any difficulty or have any doubt in your mind you can share your feedback anytime.