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Duplex printer prints back page upside-down

I too have a Canon ip4600 and when using printmaster or printshop programs to produce half-fold cards, the inside is upside-down.

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  • shrinky1 Oct 02, 2009

    I understand how to use those setup wizards but when I do, instead of printing 2 separate pages with the arrows and A/B letters, it prints it duplex on one piece of
    paper! Those wizards are for non- duplex printers I believe so that you will know how to feed the paper in manually for the second side. So I can't get the software to coordinate with an automatic duplex printer to print correctly.

  • shrinky1 Oct 02, 2009

    I have a duplex printer - canon ix4600- which
    prints the inside of a half fold card upside down when I use printshop or printmaster programs. Their print wizards are designed to work with single- pass printers, it seems, and teach you how to feed the paper manually for the second side. That doesn't help me because I can't even print the two guiding intruction sheets- the duplex printer prints on both sides in the first place! The last expert kept sending me info on the software . I have all of that already and everything I've tried produces an upside down second page when I use these card-making programs ( but not if I am using MS WORD for instance... That prints the back side correct!



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When printing the inside try turning it 360 deg.

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Actually this is not issue with the printer, its with the software you use.

Most programs required the user to figure out how to orient the paper
to avoid printing half of the card upside down

However,many programs today include setup wizards that not only let you designate the type and size of paper, but they also configure themselves to print properly with your printer. Broderbund’s
Greeting Cards Deluxe, for example, includes a print wizard that prints sample pages. From the information you provide about the appearance of these pages, the wizard configures the software to print properly with your printer.

PrintMaster Greeting Cards Deluxe’s Printer Setup dialog box even included an Include Printing Instructions checkbox. This option prints an extra sheet of printing instructions with your card so that you know which direction to feed the paper for printing on the second side.

Your greeting card software should provide guidance in configuring your printer. Once you design a card and choose the right paper, you’re ready to print and send cards to your friends and family.

Please leave me comment, if you need further assistance

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    Vinod Kumar Oct 02, 2009

    You have to initially setup for enabling Duplex printing:

    1.Open Print Shop®

    2.When Print Shop® is open, close the project picker screen by clicking the X in the upper-right corner. A blank page will be displayed.

    3.Click File in the menu bar, select Printing and click Double Sided Printing. The Double-Sided Printing Wizard will open.

    4.Click Next.

    5.Place two blank 8.5" x 11" pieces of paper in the feed tray of the printer and click Print Test #1.

    6.Wait until both pages have completed printing and click Next.

    7.Without changing their order, pick up the two pages that printed.

    8.Hold the two pages so that the print is face up and the arrow points to the top of the page.

    9.Determine which picture matches the top page of the stack of paper from the previous step. Click this picture to select it.

    10.Click Next.

    11.Without changing the order, insert the two pages into the printer with the printing face up with the arrow pointing in the direction of the paper feed.

    12.Click Print Test #2.

    13.Wait until both pages have completed printing and click Next.

    14.Again, without changing the order, pick up the two pages.

    15.Determine which picture matches what is visible on the top and bottom of the stack of paper from the previous step. Click this picture to select it.

    16.Click Finish. Print Shop® is now configured to properly print double-sided projects.

    NOTE: The Double-Sided Printing Wizard setup may need repeated if the printer driver is updated or the printer is replaced.

    Is this the information you were liiking for, please leave me comment, if you need furthur information




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