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Thread: How to you set up for printing one side full color and one side black only?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Default How to you set up for printing one side full color and one side black only?

    I have a PDF file from a client. One side is color and the other side is black only. However, when I send the file for printing, machine counted both sides as full color. I can't find any settings in CW for setting one side color/one side black.

    Running Canon C9065 with Fiery A-1 RIP and CW 5

    Thanks for your help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Foster City, CA



    There's no special setting for one side to print color and the other side to print B&W.

    Can you tell more about the PDF you are working with? Is the B&W page truly B&W or is it processed black?

    Also, are you printing the PDF from the driver or importing via CWS?

    If printing from the driver, you can use the color mode setting in the mixed media part of the driver. Just enter the page range you want to set for BW.

    If importing via CWS, what are the settings you are using under the color tab in job properties (Expert Settings)?



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009


    Make sure there is no color other than black.... this goes for crop/trim marks (most of the time they are a registration color).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default A trick I got from Xerox 2nd level support

    In Adobe Acrobat Pro, under Advanced / Pre-Flight, apply the B/W digital printing profile to a copy of the file. Pages from that file will have all the color data removed and regardless of the setting, will create b/w clicks on our Xerox. It means more work to merge those pages back with the main color file in place of the b/w pages, but it works reliably for us.

    Xerox DC242, Color 560
    Bustled Fiery 8e R2, Fiery 9eR2 respectively
    Impose - CWS 5.8
    Color Prof. Suite 4.6
    Windows XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro
    (Canon iPF8100)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010


    Thanks! This is a great tip! I am going to try it.

    Canon IR C9065
    Fiery A-1

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