Save Printer Ink Costs by Setting Default Printer Settings

For most documents I print, I only need a black & white copy for myself, so choose not to use the color ink cartridge or high-quality mode.

Since that's my choice for 95% of what I print, I've set that as the default mode for my printer, so I only need to tweak the settings when I want a color or best quality printout.

The default settings I've chosen are

  • color: Print in grayscale
  • color: Black print cartridge only
  • quality: FastDraft

This how-to article shows how you too can change your printer's default settings, so you don't need to change them each time you print a document.