[CentOS] force b/w printing

Tue Aug 3 12:57:50 UTC 2010
Janez Kosmrlj <postnalista at googlemail.com>

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Janez Kosmrlj <postnalista at googlemail.com>
> >Has anyone an idea, how to force users to print b/w on a color printer.
> >We are in the process to deploy color printers to some of our offices
> where they
> >
> >use centos 5.5 as their OS. They need the printers to print some
> advertisement
> >material. But for everything else, they don't need it. And because of the
> costs
> >of the color printing we would like to force them to use B/W where not
> >explicitly necessary. Is there a way to force  a printer driver to be just
> B/W
> >even if it is a color printer. So i could install a second color printer
> which
> >would only be available to a special print user.
> Google says:
> http://osdir.com/ml/printing.pykota.user/2006-04/msg00098.html
> JD
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I know what google says, but i don't know what to do with it. This sounds
like some kind of rocket science to me.

The answer from Dale sounds more doable to me, and i have to test it.
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