Black and white print

I'm using the following package to create the titlepage of my thesis:

\usepackage[suftesi]{frontespizio}

The class suftesi define the sufred colour for the title of the thesis, like this:

\definecolor{sufred}{rgb}{0.5,0,0}

I need to print the pdf in black and white. There exist a command for the preamble in order to get all the text black and white?

This is the main.tex:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright,titlepage]{book}
\usepackage[suftesi]{frontespizio}

\begin{document}

\frontmatter
\input{titlepage}
\end{document}


This is titlepage.tex:

\begin{frontespizio}
\Universita{x}
\Logo{logo1}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}
\end{frontespizio}


EDIT: Somebody told me to redefine the sufred colour. How can I do it?

EDIT1: the package frontespizio create a main-frn.tex file and the procedure to compile everything is:

pdflatex main
pdflatex main-frn
pdflatex main


This is my main-frn.tex:

%% This file has been automatically generated by frontespizio'.
%% Don't use it as a model for a new frontispiece, use the
%% frontespizio' environment in you document instead.

\documentclass [titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage {graphicx}
\usepackage [svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[nowrite,infront,suftesi]{frontespizio}
\nofiles
\fontoptionnormal
\Universita{x}
\Logo[1.5cm]{logo1}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}
\begin {document}
\preparefrontpagesuftesi
\end {document}

• Could you please create a complete compilable MWE? It should start at \documentclass and end at \end{document}. As a dirty solution you could define all colours to either black or white. In case of your sufred this could be done with \definecolor{sufred}{gray}{0}. – Skillmon Oct 10 '17 at 8:25
• And if it's just about printing (not about displaying on a computer) you could as well just print with the printer configuration for black and white in the printer's driver. If you print it in a print shop most/all of them give black and white as an option. – Skillmon Oct 10 '17 at 8:29
• @Skillmon Where do I have to write \definecolor{sufred}{gray}{0}? I've tried in the preamble but didn't work. – zar Oct 10 '17 at 8:59
• Then try it after \begin{document} or just before it. If it doesn't work there then the definition of sufred is done later (maybe inside the title creation) in which case you'd have to hook into that. – Skillmon Oct 10 '17 at 9:09

The correct way to change the title color is with a \Preambolo declaration:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright,titlepage]{book}
\usepackage[suftesi]{frontespizio}

\begin{document}

\frontmatter

\begin{frontespizio}
\Preambolo{\renewcommand{\fronttitlecolor}{black}}
\Universita{x}
%\Logo{logo1}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}
\end{frontespizio}

\end{document}


The title colour is defined by the macro \fronttitlecolor which's content is Maroon so

1. sufred is not the right colour to change and
2. just redefining \fronttitlecolor is simpler

So the following sets the title colour to black:

\documentclass [titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage {graphicx}
\usepackage [svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[nowrite,infront,suftesi]{frontespizio}
\nofiles
\fontoptionnormal
\Universita{x}
\Logo[1.5cm]{example-image-a}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}
\def\fronttitlecolor{black}
\begin {document}
\preparefrontpagesuftesi
\end {document}


Alternatively, you could use \PassOptionsToPackage{monochrome}{xcolor} as noted in one of my previous comments. Insert it just at the beginning of your main file (prior to \documentclass) this way, it should work with your automatic setup. Note that this way eliminates more colours than just the title.

\PassOptionsToPackage{monochrome}{xcolor}
\documentclass [titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage {graphicx}
\usepackage [svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[nowrite,infront,suftesi]{frontespizio}
\nofiles
\fontoptionnormal
\Universita{x}
\Logo[1.5cm]{example-image-a}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}
\begin {document}
\preparefrontpagesuftesi
\end {document}

• Perfect, it works. The only drawback is that everytime i compile main.tex I've to reinsert \def\fronttitlecolor{black} in main-frn.tex. Thank you – zar Oct 10 '17 at 9:28
• @zar The -frn file should never be edited. This is not the correct way to do what you'd like to. – egreg Oct 10 '17 at 10:22

If you using the package color, then please use monochrome in optional argument, it will turn all colors into Black/White, usage is:

\usepackage[monochrome]{color}


If you not use this package, then provide the MWE for your code...

Said suggestion is working fine with your codes, hope the color problem may lies in your image file, check the below code:

\PassOptionsToPackage{monochrome}{color}
\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright,titlepage]{book}
\usepackage[suftesi]{frontespizio}
\usepackage{color}
\begin{document}

\frontmatter

\begin{frontespizio}
\Preambolo{\renewcommand{\fronttitlecolor}{black}}
\Universita{x}
%\Logo{logo1}
\Divisione{y}
\Corso{n}
\Titoletto{f}
\Titolo{titolo tesi}
\Candidato[1]{as}
\Relatore{va}

• In addition: If the package is loaded by one of your packages or the class, you might use the command \PassOptionsToPackage{monochrome}{color} prior to the loadtime. – Skillmon Oct 10 '17 at 8:42
• I've try to insert in the preamble \usepackage[monochrome]{color} but nothing changed. – zar Oct 10 '17 at 8:53