I encountered a problem on printing a larger document with Adobe Reader lately, when I noticed after a while that the colour ink cartridges got almost all absorbed in the process of printing although the document was only black and white, and no colours used in it. On looking more closely to the printed document the characters appear to be slightly brownish or light black instead of pitch black.
With other software like i.e. Word I had never noticed any such problem. According to the Canon support this must be clearly a problem of the used software, and by no means the Canon driver or the Mac OS X (10.6.2).
If so is there any possibility to tell Adobe Reader (latest version 9.3.1) how to manage the printer´s ink in the printing process, that is to say printing black and white only?
Appreciate any good advice, thank you.
I would think you should be able to change that in the print dialogue of your printer. As for the free Reader, it can do very little beyond reading PDF documents, so I wouldn't expect it to include any such option.