Black & White Printing

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Sat Dec 30 22:39:22 UTC 2006

Jorge Castelao wrote:
> El sáb, 30-12-2006 a las 14:21 -0600, Michael Satterwhite escribió:
>> I have a color inkjet printer (HP 5440) which is working fine on my
>> system. Sometimes, however, I have a color document that I want to print
>> in black & white (greyscale). I remember that in my Windows days, I
>> could just select printer properties and say "black and white". I seem
>> to remember - at some point - doing something similar in Linux, although
>> maybe I'm going senile.
>> Does anyone know a simple way to tell CUPS to render the document in
>> black and white?
> Printing from Openoffice, for example:
> File --> Print...
> In the print dialog box, click Properties..., then click label Device,
> and you can change Printout mode or Resolution, Quality, Ink type

That's great when using OpenOffice, but I don't see those options in
other programs such as gpdf. Sometimes I need to print with programs
other than ooO.

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