Answered By: Darcy Gervasio
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017     Views: 289

All printers in the Library can print in black & white, even the color printers. See this FAQ on prices and locations of color and black-and-white printers on campus.

But wait! There's a trick: You must first make sure your document is set to print in black & white under "Printer Properties."  

Follow the steps below to make sure you are charged at the black & white rate and not the higher, color printing rate (the color printers default to the color rate).

**The name and location of "Printer Properties" or "Printer Options" may differ depending on what software application you are printing from. When in doubt, look for terms like "printer properties," "options," or "xerox features."

PC Instructions (for DMZ, Reference Area, 1004C, 1004D):

If using Microsoft Word, Publisher, or Power Point:

1. Go to File> Print.  Select the printer name from the list of printers (i.e. "DMZ_Color" or "Reference_Xerox_Color" or 1004C Printer or 1004D Printer). 

2. Select "Printer Properties" under the printer name.

 

3. Navigate to the “Printing Options” tab. Look at the bottom for "Output Color.”  Make sure "Black and White" is selected from this menu. Click OK.

4. Back on the main print screen, click the “Print” button.  The CTS dialog box “Print Job Notification” appears. Verify one last time that you are being charged the black & white printing rate, then click “Print."  You're good to go!

 

Mac Instructions (Macs in DMZ & 1004B):

If using Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Preview, etc.:

1. Go to File>Print

2. Select the printer name from the list of printers (i.e. DMZ_Color, 1004B Printer 1, or 1004B Printer 2).

3. From the dropdown menu in the middle of the box, choose "Xerox Features."

4. A second dropdown menu will appear below the "Xerox Features" menu. Choose "Color Options."

5. Select the radio button next to "Black and White" under "Color Correction."

6. Click "Print."

7. The CTS dialog box “Print Job Notification” appears. Verify one last time that you are being charged the black & white printing rate, then click “Print."  You're good to go!

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