If you only wish to use black and white ink and not use colored ink at all, then you can make changes in the settings and print documents only by using black and white ink.
a) Printing Black and White Prints Using HP Printer: The printer machine makes use of the black colored ink in order to print black and white documents. Any picture or color that is actually there in the document gets converted into black color. Just choose the setting that can actually help you print black and white documents.
b) Grayscale: HP printer device uses mixed color inks for delivering black and white printouts. Select the setting that you want in your high-quality photos and documents.
If you want to print black and white documents only, then it is advisable to reset the print settings by selecting the black color. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that when you change the setting to print with black and white ink only, then there are some steps that you need to follow. The steps that you need to carry out may differ from model to model.
Below are the steps that you need to follow if you are using an HP printer.
Step 1: First of all, you need to launch the software application and then choose the option of "Print".
Step 2: Select your printer device from the list of printers.
Step 3: Choose the option that is going to take you to the tab of Printer Properties.
Step 4: After that, some options will appear before you labeled as Printer or Preferences, Printer Preferences, Printer Setup, Options, or Properties.
Step 5: Now, open the Options window and then select the button of "Features" or "Paper/quality.
Step 6: Change the settings appearing on the screen to use black ink only.
Step 7: Select the button "Advanced" and then click on the option of "Print in Grayscale". Then, choose the option of "Black ink only". After that, click on the option of Ok to apply the changes.
Sometimes your printer device mixes color ink with black ink in order to give it a gray shade. This thing generally happens because of a missing or empty cartridge. A cartridge is showed as missing or empty due to the cleaning process that starts at the time of turning on your printer device.
So, this is how you can get your HP printer to use only black ink.