Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Ink Jet Printer

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Can this printer be set up to print in black by default instead of color?
Yes. The printer supports the Color Management setting Advanced B&W Photo, which lets you print high-quality black-and-white photos. This setting is available if a Photo Black or Matte Black ink cartridge is installed and you select a compatible media type and print quality setting.

Note: If you plan to switch the black ink cartridge from one type to another, switch the cartridge before you open your printing software. If you open an image in software and then switch the black ink cartridge, the printer driver may display invalid settings.

The following tables show when the Advanced B&W Photo setting is supported:

Matte Black (T054820)
Print Quality
Double-Sided Matte PaperBest Photo 
Enhanced Matte PaperBest Photo 
Matte Paper-HeavyweightBest Photo 
UltraSmooth Fine Art PaperBest Photo 
Velvet Fine Art PaperBest PhotoPhoto
Watercolor Paper-Radiant WhiteBest PhotoPhoto

Photo Black (T054120)
Print Quality
Premium Glossy Photo PaperBest PhotoPhoto RPM
Premium Luster Photo PaperBest PhotoPhoto RPM
Premium Semigloss Photo PaperBest PhotoPhoto RPM

Do the following to change the setting:


  1. For Windows XP, click Start > Printers and Faxes.

    For Windows 2000, click Start > Settings > Printers.

  2. Click the Main tab, and then click Advanced.

  3. Select Sheet as the Source setting when feeding paper into the sheet feeder. Select Manual - Roll as the source setting when feeding paper into the rear manual feed slot.

  4. Select the appropriate Paper Type setting.

  5. Select Advanced B&W Photo.

Macintosh OS X

  1. Click Page Setup on the File menu of your application.

  2. Select Stylus Photo R2400 as the Format for setting.

  3. Select the appropriate Paper Size and Orientation settings.

  4. Click OK to close the Page Setup dialog box.

  5. Click Print on the File menu of your application.

  6. Select Stylus Photo R2400 as the Printer setting.

  7. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.

  8. Select the appropriate Media Type and Print Quality settings, and then select Advanced B&W Photo as the Color setting.

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