How to Print Black-and-White Photos on an Epson

Updated July 20, 2017

Printing an image in black and white can be a good idea for a few reasons. Coloured ink can be extremely expensive, especially in higher end printers. Printing in black and white can help conserve your ink if colour is not needed. Black-and-white prints may be desirable because they make an image appear older and more artistic. You could always open your image in a photo editing application and convert it to black and white before printing, or if you own an Epson printer, you can select black and white right through the print settings.

Browse to the location of the photo you wish to print using Windows Explorer.

Double-click the image file to open it in your default photo viewing application. Typically it will be the Windows Photo Viewer, but any application that allows printing will work.

Click "File" and select "Print" to open the Print dialogue box.

Pick your Epson printer from the drop-down box provided.

Click "Preferences" next to your printer name to open the printer driver options.

Click the Advanced tab and click "Grayscale" under the print options.

Click "OK" and click "Print." Your image will now be printed in black and white without having to edit the image itself.

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Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.