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Canon Pixma 4200 does not print double-sided with Mac

Can anybody help me with printing double-sided on the Mac? When I go to layout in the settings, I cannot change to two-sided printing (it is grey). I print a LOT of text and I really find it a waste of paper... Hope someone can help me out. I don't have the manual anymore, so perhaps there is something I need to do first in other settings?

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  • serendip Feb 24, 2008

    Hi Maggie,




    thanks for your help. I replaced all drivers and software, but it still doesn't work.
    I've tried your last link to set up the duplex printing, but when I got there, it was only an overview of the printers capacities.
    Do you have another link to this set up?


    thanks!
    serendip

  • serendip Feb 24, 2008

    Forget the last message! It works!!!


    thanks a lot!!!
    with this tool, we can help the environment a bit more! :-)
    Serendip

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First, I'd strongly suggest you update your drivers.. there are newer drivers that came out in Nov 07, Dec 07, Jan 08 and even Feb 08. Here's the link to Mac OS drivers for your specific printer...

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=257&modelid=11641#DownloadDetailAct

Please download and install all of the applicable drivers/software, because I have found that features such as color management come from the Easy Photo software, not the driver stuff.

The second link here is the directions on how to set up the duplex printing in Mac OS systems. It's a step-by-step and seems pretty comprehensive.

Good Luck!
Let us know how it works out for you!

Maggie B

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=257&modelid=11641

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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