How to print black and white using a brother colour printer on an Apple Mac.

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A lot of people ask me how to print black and white on and Apple Mac and I find that the Mac print dialogue just doesn’t make it easy to find the b&w printing option. I can’t speak for other printer manufactures, but here is how to change from colour to black and white for most printer models.

Apple mac brother print dialogue box

Please note, please help. If this page helps you to find black and white printing for your printer, please comment with the model number so others searching will find the page and hopefully find out faster. If you still can’t find it because the print dialogue for your printer is different to those shown here,  comment so I can remove it from the list.

Print b@w on an Apple Mac using a brother colour printer :

All you have to do is click file>print on your mac, select your brother printer and then click on the button at the top of the second section of the print dialogue and choose “printer settings”. From there you can change the color to “Mono” and the printer will print out your document as in black and white.

choosing print setting brother apple mac print dialgue box

Note: Not all dialogue boxes are the same and not all programs use the system print dialogue, so here are some others:

adobe illustrator print dialgoue apple mac brother black and white print settings


photoshop print dialogo acesss print setings

I hope that helps you change to balk and white on you Mac when using a brother printer, please feel free to comment. It should work with these printers:

DCP-J125, DCP-120C,  DCP-130C, DCP-165C, DCP-330C, DCP-350C, DCP-375CW, DCP-385C, DCP-395CN, DCP-585CW, FAX-1860C, FAX-1960C, FAX-2480C, FAX-2580C, MFC-230C, MFC-240C, MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-290C, MFC-295CN, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-490CW, MFC-495CW, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-5895CW, MFC-640CW, MFC-6490CW, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-6890CDW, MFC-790CW, MFC-795CW, MFC-820CW, MFC-845CW, MFC-885CW, MFC-990CW, MFC-J220, MFC-J265W, MFC-J270W, MFC-J280W, MFC-J410W, MFC-J415W, MFC-J425W, MFC-J430w, MFC-J435W, MFC-J5910DW, MFC-J615W, MFC-J625DW, MFC-J630W, MFC-J6510DW, MFC-J6710DW, MFC-J6910DW, MFC-J825DW, MFC-J835DW, DCP-7020, DCP-7030, DCP-7040, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-8060, DCP-8065DN, DCP-8080DN, DCP-8085DN, DCP-8110DN, DCP-8150DN, DCP-8155DN, MFC-7220, MFC-7225N, MFC-7240, MFC-7340, MFC-7345N, MFC-7360N, MFC-7420, MFC-7440N, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7840W, MFC-7860DW, MFC-8120NCH, MFC-8220, MFC-8460N, MFC-8480DN, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8670DN, MFC-8680DN, MFC-8690DW, MFC-8860DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8870DW, MFC-8890DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW, MFC-8950DWT