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Printer started printing in mirror image. I can fix the settings and take mirror image off and it automatically defaults back. Also the printer has started printing in photo mode and I have to change the settings back to regular printing each time I print. How can I get the settings back to the original settings that allow me to print without stopping and fixing the settings each time?

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    all of a sudden, my HP office jet pro prints in reverse though the "print screen" shows a normal page- when I hit "print" it comes out in mirror mode. HELP! thanks!

  • stacy945 Nov 22, 2008

    same problem as posted

  • bthomson2 Nov 25, 2008

    HP Officejet Pro L7680 on Windows Vista Ultimate - connected via USB

    Prints mirror image through computer connected directly or through the network. Unchecking the box for "mirror image" helps, but it must be done before every print. Not good in an office setting!! Any ideas?

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and printer to no avail. The driver then freezes my Outlook 2007. I have done an uninstall/reinstall on my office product as well.

  • kingstamina Nov 28, 2008

    Excatly the same mirror image printing problem. Drives me nuts!

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Officejet Pro L7580. I need to change the mirror image setting every time I print. Irritating.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    same issue.

  • nelsjl Jan 06, 2009

    same issue

  • sanford65 May 21, 2009

    I have the same problem, however, Vista denies me permission to turn the mirror setting off. So I can't change my printing preferences. Any solutions?


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The solution above does work temporarily but does not deal with the default shortcut settings, particularly the "Two sided printing (duplex)" one.

I've posted a full solution here:

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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To solve this problem, you need to set the mirror image to 'off' under the advanced tab of the printing defaults and under the advanced tab of the printing preferences buttons. We had this problem for some time and since doing the above this has stopped.

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SJAK00's solution is exactly right but here is more detail if you're like me and need step-by-step detail on how to find these tabs: Go to Control Panel and Open Printers and Faxes.
For the first setting change: Right click the printer you want to set the default printing preferences on. Click on Printing Preferences, then on the Advanced Tab the Printer Preferences will list Mirror Image, which probably says: "On"--click on this and choose "Off", then save the setting by pressing OK.
For the second setting change: Open the printer settings by double clicking on the computer in question. The printer screen (the one that shows the jobs in process) will come up and at the top click on Printer. Go again to Printing Preferences, and again switch the Mirror Image desigantion from "On" to "Off" and save it.
This worked for me. Jan

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