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Canon MG3600 able to print in black and white?

I'm using a wireless printer/scanner MG3600 series from my Mac running OS10.14.1 


I can't figure out how to opt for only black-and-white printing when the document or image has color on it. I'm unable to find a "grayscale" option anywhere under the print menus from any application. Can you please advise how to access grayscale printing?


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Re: Canon MG3600 able to print in black and white?

Hello, sarahsarah!

So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know exactly which model printer you're using (it's usually on the top or front of the unit), any error messages you're seeing, and the Computer Operating System you're using (Windows Vista/7/8/10 or macOS 10.x), as well as the way you connect to your device (USB or networked via WiFi or Ethernet).

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Re: Canon MG3600 able to print in black and white?

Printer: Canon PIXMA MG3650

Error message: none (simply can't find a way to opt for black and white only printing)

OS: Mac OS 10.14.1

Connection: Wifi


Thanks for any guidance. I feel stuck printing everything in color when I really don't need or want to!

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Registered: ‎04-19-2019

Re: Canon MG3600 able to print in black and white?

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Hi sarahsarah,


I understand you have a PIXMA MG3650 and would like to print the document or image in blackand white only. After you have the item open and ready to print. Open the print dialog box. Below Orientation, there will be a small box that will display the current applications name (e.g. preview) click on it, adjust the name to either Quality & Media or Printer Features. Black & White or Grayscale printing option should be available for you.

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