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Duplex Printing How do you use the duplex printing feature on this printer?

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  • vegas22 May 28, 2008

    Thanks so much for your help, even though it wasnt the answer I wanted. It would be so nice to have that duplex feature!!!!!

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Unfortunately, this model does not support automatic duplex printing. You will manually have to feed the paper.

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What is it wanting me to do when it says "install duplex unit"?


A duplex unit allows you to automatically print double sided jobs. It sounds like a duplex unit is an option on your printer. If it is asking you to install a duplex unit, it is either configured for duplex printing i.e in your printer setup, duplex printing is enabled or, your driver has two sided printing enabled as its default.
Hope this helps.

Jan 22, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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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
  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 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 your settings.
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Duplex printing not happening


Hi,

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.

I hope this is useful to you.
Please rate the solution provided.
Thanks

Mar 31, 2010 | HP J4680 Office Jet All-In-One Printer

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Will not duplex - fails duplex quick test


Hello.

Here are some suggestions from Lexmark as to why the printer will not duplex:

The ability to select duplex printing requires the following:
  • -The printer must recognize the physical duplex option.
  • -The duplex option must be recognized by the driver under Properties > Install Options.
  • -The selected Paper Type must not be:
    -Transparency
    -Labels
    , or
    -Cardstock/Extra Heavy Paper.

  • -Under Page Layout > More Page Layout Options, the following options must not be selected:
    -Booklet printing
    -
    Poster printing
Printer recognition of duplex option Some printers and MFPs have the duplex option built into the physical printer while others require physical connection of the duplex option or tray.
To check for an installed duplex option:
Print a Menu Settings page and check for DUPLEX under Device Information > Installed Features. (The embedded web server path is Reports > Device Settings > Device Information > Installed Features.)
If DUPLEX does not appear as an installed option, consider the following possible reasons: -The duplex drawer or tray is not properly connected to the printer. Try reseating the printer onto the duplex option so that the duplex option's upper auto-connect connector is properly aligned with the printer's bottom auto-connect connector. NOTE: A "982 duplex error" may also result from this condition.
-Turn the printer off for about 15 seconds, and then turn the printer back on. If the printer was quickly turned off and on, a low-voltage power condition could prevent the peripheral from being acknowledged during the initial printer start-up.
-The auto-connect connector is damaged on the printer or duplex option.

Software driver recognition of duplex option - reinstall driver.

Hope these suggestions help.

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Need to know how to do two-sided copies


Will depend on what type of printer you are using.
If you are using photo paper the back side will not accept ink. You will have to use a paper that accepts ink on both side.

These are the steps to use if you are printing from Acrobat.

Options such as duplex printing and stapling are controlled by the printer, not by Acrobat. The information for such options is stored in the printer driver and PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file associated with a particular printer. If your print driver supports these features and you are using Windows, you must also make sure the features are enabled.
To enable duplex printing and/or stapling:
  1. Choose Start > Printers And Faxes.
  2. Right-click your printer and choose Printing Preferences.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Expand Document Options > Printer Features.
  5. Select the desired options and then choose On from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click OK, and then click OK again to exit the dialog box.
To print duplex on Windows:
  1. Choose File > Print.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Layout tab.
  4. Make a selection from the Print On Both Sides pane.
  5. Click OK, and then click OK again to print.

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Do pixma Mp610 support duplex printing


The MP610 does support duplex printing.

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.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
5. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
6. Click OK.
Duplex printing will be started.

Performing duplex printing manually
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.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
4. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
5. Click OK.
sub.gifIf a media type other than Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed on one side of a sheet of paper. When printing is complete, reload paper according to the displayed message and then click OK. The document will be printed on the opposite side.
sub.gifIf Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed front and back alternately for one sheet at a time. Load the paper according to the displayed messages.
caution.gif Note sub.gifDuplex Printing is unavailable when:
- A media type other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki is selected from the Media Type list.
- 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.
sub.gifAfter printing the front page, there is an ink drying wait time before starting to print the back page (Operation stops temporarily). Do not touch the paper during the time. You can change the Ink Drying Wait Time at Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab of the printer driver.
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.
sub.gifIf the Media Type dialog box appears when performing borderless printing during duplex printing, select Plain Paper or Photo Paper Plus Double Sided.
sub.gifWhen performing the automatic duplex printing, do not use any plain paper smaller than A5. Also, do not select any type of paper other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki at Media Type.
sub.gifPhoto Paper Plus Double Sided is highly recommended for printing photographs on both sides of a page.
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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Oki C9300 - paper keeps jamming in the 2 same places, reads either 383 paper jam or non paper sense error. All drums and tonners are new, paper is loaded.


your getting a 383 paper jam, find paper in two different places.
See if it's a duplex related problem. print single sided documents, if that works, try printing two sided documents (it'll be the duplexer) if it only fails while printing duplex.

Also, check the back door. Make sure the back exit tray is closed all the way.

You can also have a paper jam in the duplex unit (open the front door), the duplex unit slides out the front. You can easily remove the duplex unit and run the printer without it.

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Unable to print both side though requested


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HP C4200 Printing both sides


Some printers automatically print on both sides of a page (automatic duplex printing); other printers allow you to manually reinsert pages to print the second side (manual duplex printing); and some printers do not support duplex printing at all. To find out whether your printer supports duplex printing, you can check the printer manual, contact the printer manufacturer, or check the printer's properties by clicking Properties in the Print dialog box.
To find out whether your printer supports duplex printingThe options in the Print dialog box can vary depending on your printer options and configuration.
You can use the following clues to determine whether a specific printer supports duplex printing:
  • Check your printer manual or consult your printer manufacturer.
  • Click the tabs in the Print dialog box and review the options. If options such as print on both sides of the paper, duplex printing, or two-sided printing appear on any of the tabs, the printer probably supports automatic duplex printing.
Notes
  • If you are printing to a combination copy machine and printer, and the copy machine supports two-sided copying, it probably supports automatic duplex printing.
  • If you have more than one printer installed, it's possible that one printer supports duplex printing and another printer does not.
To manually set up a printer to print to both sides of a sheet of paperWith some printers, you can use the Manual duplex check box under Printer in the Print dialog box. Word will print all of the pages that appear on one side of the paper and then prompt you to turn the stack over and feed the pages into the printer again.
You can also use the following procedure to set up your printer for manual duplex printing:
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Print dialog box, in the Print box, click Odd pages.
  3. Click OK.
  4. After the odd pages are printed, flip the stack of pages over, and then in the Print dialog box, click Even pages.
  5. Click OK.
Note Depending on the printer model, you might have to turn and reorder the pages to print the other side of the stack.

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