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Printing on Both Sides of the Paper

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Introduction

This document contains steps to manually print on both sides of the paper.
Figure 1: Example of a two-sided page
Image:  Example of a two-sided page
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Select a printing option, and then follow the steps to print on both sides of the paper.
NOTE:If you are printing on letterhead, preprinted paper, or paper with watermarks and prepunched holes, the printer prints the front side of the paper first. Load the paper with the top edge first and the print side facing down.
  1. Load the paper into the input tray.
  2. Open the document that you want to print on both sides.
  3. Click File , and then click Print .
  4. Next to Pages , type the odd-numbered pages. For example, type 1,3,5,7 .
  5. Click Print or OK .
  6. When the print job is done, remove the stack of paper from the output tray.
    • For portrait orientation ( ), keep the print side up, turn the stack of paper 180 degrees, and then reinsert the stack of paper into the input tray.
      Figure 2: Turn the stack of paper 180 degrees
      Image: Turn the stack of paper 180 degrees.
    • For landscape orientation ( ), reinsert into the input tray without turning the stack of paper.
  7. Click File , and then click Print .
  8. Next to Pages , type the even-numbered pages. For example, type 2,4,6,8 .
  9. Click Print or OK .

Printing on both sides of the page for borderless brochures

Follow these steps to print on both sides of the page for borderless brochures.
  1. Load the paper into the input tray.
    NOTE:Make sure that the paper in the input tray can be printed on both sides. For more information, see the duplexing guidelines in this document.
  2. Open the brochure document.
  3. Click File , and then click Print .
  4. Under Print range , click From , and then type 1 to print only page one.
  5. Under Copies , select the Number of copies (brochures) that you want.
  6. Click the Properties button.
    NOTE:Depending on your software application, this button might be a link, and might be called Properties , Printer Properties ,Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .
  7. Click the Layout tab.
  8. Next to Orientation , click Landscape if you are printing a three-fold brochure.
  9. Click the drop-down list for Print on Both Sides , and then click None .
  10. Click Advanced .
  11. For Borderless Printing , click Print Borderless .
  12. For Output Quality , click Normal or Best , and then click OK .
  13. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  14. For Paper Size , click Letter .
  15. For Media , click HP Brochure and Flyer Paper, Glossy (or the best match for the brochure paper that you are using).
  16. Click OK .
  17. Click Print or OK to print the first side of your brochure.
  18. When the first side has finished printing, remove the stack of paper from the output tray, and then place it back into the input tray. Do not turn the paper in any way.
  19. Click File , and then click Print .
  20. Under Print range , click From , and then type 2 to print only page two.
  21. Under Copies , select the Number of copies to match the first printing.
  22. Click OK .
Follow these steps to print on both sides of the paper.
NOTE:If you are printing on letterhead, preprinted paper, or paper with watermarks and prepunched holes, the printer prints the front side of the paper first. Load the paper with the top edge first and the print side facing down.
  1. Load the paper into the input tray.
  2. In the software program, click File , and then click Print .
  3. Select the name of your printer in the Printers list in the left panel, and then select Paper Handling .
  4. For Pages to Print , select Odd Only .
  5. For Page Order , select Automatic .
  6. Change any other desired print settings, and then click Print .
    NOTE:Wait until all of the odd-numbered pages have printed before removing any of the printed pages from the output tray.
  7. After the odd-numbered pages have printed, reload the paper with the printed side facing up, according to the binding type and orientation selected.
    NOTE:The binding type depends on the way the paper is loaded into the paper tray after the odd numbered pages have printed.
  8. In the software program, click File , and then click Print .
  9. Select the name of your printer in the Printers list in the left panel, and then select Paper Handling .
  10. For Pages to Print , select Even Only .
  11. For Page Order , select Automatic .
  12. Change any other desired print settings, and then click Print .
  • Do not print on both sides of the following types of paper, or jams might occur:
    • Transparencies
    • Envelopes
    • Photo paper
    • Glossy paper
    • Paper lighter than 16 lb bond (60 g/m2 )
    • Paper heavier than 28 lb bond (105 g/m2 )
  • Several kinds of paper require a specific orientation when you print on both sides of a page. These include letterheads, preprinted paper, and paper with watermarks and pre-punched holes. The printer prints the first side of the paper first. Load the paper with top edge first and the print side down.

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