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Selecting two-sided printing for a office g85xi printer

I have forgotten how to set my HP g85xi (which has the duplexer) printer to print on two sides. I still have the owner's manual and I know it should be a no brainer but I can find no information in there. I have called HP but they no longer support this unit. I want to set it directly from the panel on the front of the unit. Thanks and HELP!!!
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Here is HP's document on two-sided printing:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu03059&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=58305&rule=5715&lang=en

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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I am trying to set the printer to automatic duplexing...?


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If you want to set Print on Both Sides (duplex) as the default setting for all print jobs (even single page jobs) use the following steps.
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  3. Click the Finishing tab.
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  5. Click OK to save the setting and close the Printing Preferences window.
  6. Close the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder.
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I cant stop my printer printing both sides of the paper


After you attach the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) to your product, you do not have the option to print on both sides of the paper when you try to print. The two-sided printing option is not available in the print dialog box.
NOTE: The HP Automatic Two-sided Printing Accessory (Duplexer) ships with some printer models and is available as an optional accessory for others. Solution First, choose your operating system. Next, follow the steps to make sure that your printer driver recognizes the duplexer. Show all ' Hide all hpweb_1-2_plus.gifhpweb_1-2_minus.gifWindows XP Follow these steps to make sure that your printer driver recognizes the duplexer. Step one: Add the Duplex Unit to your printer settings
  1. Click Start , click Control Panel , and then click Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.
  4. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to Installable Options to expand the list.
  5. Click Duplex Unit (for two-sided printing) , and then select Installed from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Apply , and then click OK .
Step two: Set the Two-sided printing preference
  1. Click Start , click Control Panel , and then click Printers and Faxes .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Printing Preferences , and then click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
  5. Adjust other print settings as needed.
  6. Click OK to save the settings.
hpweb_1-2_plus.gifhpweb_1-2_minus.gifWindows Vista Follow these steps to make sure that your printer driver recognizes the duplexer. Step one: Add the Duplex Unit to your printer settings
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), and then click Printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.
  4. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to Installable Options to expand the list.
  5. Click Duplex Unit (for two-sided printing) , and then select Installed from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Apply , and then click OK .
Step two: Set the Two-sided printing preference
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  2. Right-click the printer icon (c01601478.gif ) for your HP product.
  3. Click Printing Preferences , and then click the Features tab.
  4. In the Paper Saving Options area, select Automatic from the Two-sided printing drop-down list.
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  6. Click OK to save your settings.
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If you print to an IS networked printer the printer will automatically print on both sides of the paper (duplex). This saves paper but, because it is print toner which is the largest part of the cost, charges are the same as printing on two sheets of paper.
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In your printer model duplex printing is not supported. But it can be achieved using the manual duplex printing option. In the printer properties select the type of duplex printing you want to take and click on print. Once the printing got over on one side of the papers, then you will be prompted to turn the whole printed paper bundle and keep in the tray again and continue the printing. Now by this way duplex printing is done in your printer model.

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Duplex Printing
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The duplex printing function allows you to print data on both sides of a sheet of paper.
The procedure for performing duplex printing is as follows:
Performing automatic duplex printing
You can perform the duplex printing without having to turn over the paper.
1. Open the printer driver setup window, check the Duplex Printing check box, and confirm that Automatic is checked.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. When printing a document that has small margins, click Print Area Setup... and set the print area.
When you perform duplex printing, the print area of the document becomes slightly narrower than usual and the document may not fit on one page.
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sub.gifTo print without reducing the page:
Select Use normal-size printing.
sub.gifTo reduce the page slightly during printing:
Select Use reduced printing.
4. Specify Staple Side.
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You can perform the duplex printing manually.
1. Check the Duplex Printing check box and uncheck the Automatic check box on the Page Setup tab.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. Specify Staple Side.
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sub.gifIf Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
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caution.gif Note sub.gifDuplex Printing is unavailable when:
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- Poster Printing is selected from the Page Layout list.
sub.gifWhen Booklet Printing is selected from the Page Layout list, Duplex Printing and Staple Side appear grayed out and are unavailable.
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sub.gifWhen you perform the automatic duplex printing for Hagaki, print an address first and then print your message.
refer.gif Tip sub.gifIf you select Photo Paper Plus Double Sided for Media Type on the Main tab, the Duplex Printing check box on the Page Setup tab is not checked automatically. To perform duplex printing, check the Duplex Printing check box.
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sub.gifIf the back side of the paper becomes smudged during duplex printing, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning in the Maintenance tab.

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Hi,

I had the same problem. It was due to incorrect properties in the printer settings.

  1. Go to Start >> Printers and Faxes
  2. Right-click on the HP 2420 printer and select Properties.
  3. Go to the Device Settings tab.
  4. Under Installable Options, set Duplex Unit to Installed.
Also, make sure that the Printing Preferences are set to Two Sided Printing:
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  2. Right-click on the HP 2420 printer and select Printing Preferences.
  3. Go to the Printing Shortcuts tab.
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That should do the trick.

HP - please change your setup so that this is set by default!!

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On the workstation go into Control Panel, select Printers, highlight the proper printer, Right Click for secondary menu and choose Properties.

Select Device Settings tab, look under Installable Options, Click on Duplex Options field and select proper setting.

This may differ from printer makes and models.

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