Sorry, but if you expected to get non tinted B&W prints out of a color printer then someone has been feeding you a bunch on nonsence. YES the 1280 is capable of it, but you will have to spend some $$$ to make it happen. You have a couple of choices, you can convert the 1280 to a B&W ONLY printer by purchasing the CONE inks at www.inkjetmall.com
(look up Piezography BW) or have it print both color and B&W by purchasing the Colorbyte Imageprint RIP for around 400.00. I have both and can saw that the RIP is the better way to go because it allows you to print both color and B&W. I am now using the Epson 4000 and have retired the 1280 to the storage shelf! Go to:
Check them out. It was the best investment that I have made for B&W. It does every bit as good as the CONE system while allowing a BROAD choice of papers which CONE does not. PLUS it prints in color as well so one printer can fill all of your needs. I have been doing this for a LOOOONNNGGG time and have played with almost every B&W system out there. Imageprint is the way to go.