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Description of Problem 100000013536

How do I print in monochrome mode (black and white) using only black toner from Windows or Macintosh?

Description of Solution 200000017380

For Windows Users


For Macintosh Users






1.    Open the Printer folder.


NOTE: For instructions refer to: "How do I open the Printers folder in Windows?"


2.    Right-click on the Brother printer and left-click on Printing Preferences.


3.    From the Color/Mono dropdown choose Mono.


4.    Click Apply => OK.  All subsequent print jobs print in monochrome using only the Black toner.




Macintosh Users:


1.    Open a document to print.


2.    Click File => Print.


3.    If the Printer and Presets fields are the only visible options you will need to expand the window.  Depending on your operating system, use one of the following steps:


-       Click the Show Details button at the bottom of the window.


-       Click the Blue Down Arrow to the right of the printer name.




4.    Click on the Application dropdown menu and select Print Settings.


5.    Next to Color/Mono select Mono.


6.    After making the desired changes, if you want to save the current settings you may save them as a preset to use with future print jobs.  Refer to: "How do I save the printer driver settings as a preset in Macintosh OS X?


7.    Click Print.  Your document will print in monochrome using only the Black toner.



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