It’s common to want to print in black and white on your Mac. Maybe you have a document with charts or graphs that would look cleaner without the colors. Perhaps you want to print a document without giving the other people seeing it any details about your favorite fictional characters or their romantic entanglements. Maybe you’re printing an article or book that references certain images as icons or diagrams, and you don’t need those images taking up space in your home or office but would rather see them just as symbols instead. Or maybe you just like printing in black and white for aesthetic reasons, since some people feel that minimalist design looks better when its only primary colors are black and white. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to print in black and white on Mac once you know how, so let’s take a look!
How To Print In Black And White On Mac?
- Open a document
- Click the File menu in the upper left corner of your screen and select Print from the menu that appears. If you don’t see the File menu, you may need to click on an icon on your desktop or in a folder to show it.
- In the Print dialog box, click on the Layout tab at the top of the window and select Color from the drop-down list next to Black & White. If you see a Black & White button instead, click it and choose Color from that drop-down list instead. Then click OK.
- You should now see black and white text for all of your text in your document!
Why Do You Need To Print In Black And White?
1. Black And White Text Look More Professional.
When you print in black and white, you can easily see the difference between your text’s colors by looking at them on a black and white monitor. If you print in color, it might be hard to tell that some of your text is shaded or has a gradient.
2. Black And White Text Have Less Information Per Inch.
If you print in black and white, you’ll have less information per inch to print. This means it will take less time to print a document in black and white than if you printed all the text in color.
3. Black And White Text Look Great On Any Paper.
Printing in black and white is especially nice when you want your document to look good on a variety of different kinds of paper. For example, if you’re printing a book or article that references images as icons or diagrams, it might look better to see those images as symbols instead of colors on your page. It’s also nice if you want to print something as a gift for someone who doesn’t have color printers at home or doesn’t like the colors that come out of their printer when they try to print with color on their Mac.
4. Black And White Text Look Great On The Screen.
Printing in black and white is a great way to see your document while you’re working on it. This is especially nice if you want to show someone how your document will look when printed, or if you’re working on a project that uses layers or transparency such as a video or Photoshop file. When printing in black and white, it’s easy to see what your document will look like when printed, which can help you decide whether you need to make any adjustments before printing.
5. Black And White Text Look Good With Other Colors.
If you print something in black and white, it can make all of the colors in your design pop! For example, if you have an image of a red flower that you want to print in black and white, but your document contains other red objects as well, those objects will stand out more when printed in black and white than they would if they were printed in color.
How To Take Good Black And White Picture?
1. Keep the white point blank.
If you want to print a black and white photo, make sure that your photo has no white in it. If you need to make adjustments to a photo before printing, it’s easy to accidentally double-click on a spot where there is white in the picture, or click on the wrong part of the photo. Instead of removing all the detail from your image, just keep it as close to black as possible.
2. Take a good picture!
The best way to get good black and white photos are by taking a lot of pictures with different settings on your camera! You can change what color each pixel is in your camera settings, so try setting different colors for each pixel instead of leaving them all at one color. Another important thing to do when you take pictures is not to take pictures of things that are too bright or too dark this can make them hard to print accurately when they’re printed in black and white.
3. Take a picture of things that are black and white.
If you’re taking pictures of things that are black and white, make sure that you don’t have any bright colors in the background or in your foreground. If you do, these colors will show up in your photo when it is printed in black and white.
4. Find a good print shop.
When you need to print something that has patterns or gradients, it’s best to find a print shop where that can create a special printer profile for your photo so that the gradients are smooth and not jagged when they are printed. This process is called “color matching” and can be done at most any print shop around town, but you may have to ask them what to do or how it works before they can make your photo look amazing!
That’s how to print in black and white on Mac! It’s easy to do, and there are a few different ways you can achieve the desired result. Whether you want to print a document in black and white or change an existing document to black and white, you can do so easily with Mac OS X’s built-in tools. Once you know how to do it, printing in black and white becomes almost second nature.
Q. I have a document that is already in color, and I want to print it in black and white. How do I do this?
A. In order to change the color of your document, you’ll need to use the Mac OS X Color Picker or the Selective Color Tool. You can find these tools by choosing Edit > Document Colors > Set Colors… or by using the keyboard shortcut Command-M (⌘M on Windows).
Q. What happens if my printer doesn’t support black-and-white printing?
A. If your printer doesn’t support black-and-white printing, you won’t be able to print your document in black and white. You will still be able to see it on screen while you work on it, but you won’t be able to print it out as a finished product unless you have another printer that does support this feature. If this is a problem for you, consider purchasing a color laser printer instead!
Q. I want to print my document in black and white, but it doesn’t look the way I want it to. What can I do?
A. If you’re not happy with the way your document looks when printed in black and white, you can change it back to color by using a few different tools. You can use Mac OS X’s Color Picker or the Selective Color Tool to select a new color for your document, or you can use a third-party app called ColorSync Utility. This app will allow you to change the color of all of your open documents at once.