In most printers, printing gray is done by mixing colors, whereas monochrome is simply printed with the black ink in the printer.
Though, it takes a smaller amount of each of the colors to mix the gray and a larger amount of black ink to get the color density necessary for true black.
Should I print in grayscale or monochrome?
Black and white (monochrome),has only two “colors”, black (ink or toner) and white (no ink or toner). It is used for things like text, where you want everything that is a printed character to be black and the background white (unprinted). Grayscale contains shades of grey and is used for reproducing images.
What is the difference between grayscale and monochrome?
A monochrome image is an image consisting of a single color against a neutral background. Graysacle is a method of representing black and white images on a computer. Grayscale images are represented using only 256 shades of gray rather than the full pallet of colors.
Does grayscale use color ink?
Yes, printing in grayscale uses color ink or toner. Printing a monochrome picture is different, but in grayscale, the tone and the shades of the picture are much different. The overall texture is smooth and diluted. In order to dilute the black ink or toner in your printer, color ink or toner is mixed along with it.
What color uses the least ink?
Of the three composite colors in computer printers, red colors tend to be used most. Red printouts use the magenta ink in your toner cartridges. Since red tends to be used frequently, your cyan and yellow ink will often be least used.