MAC: Default Print Settings to Grayscale, Mac OS X, Apple Safari




How do I set my default print settings to grayscale in Safari on a Mac?


How to set up grayscale printing options on your Macintosh computer using Apple Safari:

Apple Safari:

1. In your web browser, select File
>> Print.

2. Near the bottom of the print window, click on Show


Default print settings safari


3. If you’ve already created a printer preset, you can select it from the Preset drop-down menu by clicking on Default Settings (red box).


Print grayscale mac


If necessary, you can create a new printer preset by clicking on Safari and selecting Color/Quality from the drop-down menu (green box).


Safari print settings

Safari printer settings


4. More options will appear. Unless your department uses different settings specifically, use these settings listed below:

  • Resolution Enhancement: Off
    • If print jobs (particularly text) come out blurry, try using Light or even Medium.
  • Printer Resolution: 600 dpi
  • Levels of Gray: Enhanced
  • EconoMode: Save Toner

5. You can now save these settings as a preset. Click on the Color / Quality button and reselect Copies & Pages.

6. Now click on the drop-down menu next to. Presets and select Save Current Settings as Preset


Save changes


7. Create a name for the preset settings; such as, “Standard_Settings.”


Standard settings


8. Click on the All Printers button to make this preset available to all printers connected to your computer. Hit OK.

9. You should see the name of your preset settings listed under the Presets drop-down menu.


Standard print settings in safari


10. Click Print, to print using your preset settings.


Article ID: 4273
Thu 3/17/22 1:43 PM
Thu 3/17/22 1:43 PM