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Need to print in B&W

Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 19, 2023

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I just got Illustrater updated when I recently purchased my new MacBook Pro. Since then I have the option to print Office, Internet, Emails, JPEGS and anything in B&W. However, I cant print an colored Illustrator file in B&W. The print page looks different than all others. I cant afford printing draft after draft in color!! What am I doing wrong?!

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Jan 19, 2023 Jan 19, 2023

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If you go to the Printer settings in the Print dialog box, is there no option to print in BW?

Can you should us the dialog box for the Printer options?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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The pic that has an on/off button for B&W is available for any document except Illustrator. The pic with no on/off button are Illustrator file. HELP!

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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The "Page Set-up" button: does it work?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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No. Nowhere but I use to get it.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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And when you just click on "Continue"?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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This:

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Have you already talked to the printer manufacturer? Is the printer driver enabledfor the system? For Illustrator?

 

Is this printer PostScript enabled?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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The printer is fine. I could print in B&W before the new laptop and the Illustrator upgrade. At this point I may bite the bullet and buy a new one.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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@JoAnne253837278tjj  schrieb:

before the new laptop 


 

Which means that the printer driver might need an update or - if you updated it - the new version does no longer support features that you are relying on. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Even though my two older laptops use to print in b&w?

Sent from my iPhone

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Community Expert ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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A lot of companies have no interest in supporting older models of their equipment until the end of time. So they put less effort in updating drivers for the old stuff and it also happens that they take away features. So please talk to the manufacturer.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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Mine is here under setup. As mentioned your print driver may need update.

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You may want to look into purchasing a color laser printer. The inks are much less so you do not have to worry and you get many more prints before a technical issue like clogged inkjets/calibation needed. My HP Color laserjet MFP M281cdw can also photocopy, scan and has an automatic feeder.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023

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Hello @JoAnne253837278tjj,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope the suggestions shared by Mike and Monika helped resolve the problem.

Feel free to reach out if you have more questions or need assistance. We'd be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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