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Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Duplexing)

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Introduction

If your printer has a duplexer installed, you can print on both sides of the paper automatically. If your printer does not have a duplexer installed, or if you need to print borderless on both sides of the page, you can print on both sides of the page manually.
Figure 1: Two-sided page
Image:  Two-sided page example.
Click the plus sign () next to your operating system for more information.
Choose your option, and then follow the steps to print on both sides of the paper.
Follow these steps to set preferences, and then print a duplex document using the printer's duplexer accessory. The duplexer is the fastest method for printing on both sides and is the best option for standard paper sizes. For custom-sized paper, use the manual duplexing process.
  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. 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 .
  5. On the Layout tab, click the drop-down list for Print on Both Sides , and then click Flip on Long Edge for portrait orientation ( ) or Flip on Short Edge for landscape orientation ( ).
    Figure 2: Example of a document that flips on the long edge
    Image: Example of a document that flips on the long edge
  6. Click OK .
  7. Change any other desired print settings.
  8. Click Print or OK . Your printer will print on both sides of the paper for the current print job.
Follow these steps to set up duplex printing as the default printing type.
NOTE:If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.
  1. Choose one of the following methods to open the HP software:
      From your computer home screen, double-click or double-tap your printer icon ( ).
        On the Windows taskbar, click Start ( ), click Programs , and then click the HP folder. Click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.
        On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click Programs , and then click the HP folder. Click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.
        On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , and then click the HP folder. Click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.
        1. Swipe from the right side of the touchscreen, or move the mouse cursor to the lower or upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms bar.
        2. Click Search ( ).
        3. Type the name of your printer in the search box, press Enter , and then double-click your printer.
  2. Click Print & Scan , and then click Set Preferences .
  3. On the Layout tab, click the drop-down list for Print on Both Sides , and then click Flip on Long Edge for portrait orientation ( ) or Flip on Short Edge for landscape orientation ( ).
    Figure 3: Example of a document that flips on the long edge
    Image: Example of a document that flips on the long edge
  4. Click OK . Your printer will print on both sides of the paper every time you print.
Use the manual duplex printing method in situations when the automatic duplexer is not supported. For example, if you have brochures that require borderless printing, you must use the manual duplexing process.
  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, pick up 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 4: 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 .
Follow these steps to manually print on both sides of the page for borderless brochures.
  1. Load the paper into the input tray.
  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 paper 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 .
Choose your option, and then follow the steps to print on both sides of the paper.
Follow these steps to set preferences, and then print a duplex document.

Step one: Set up duplex printing

  1. On the Apple menu, click the System Preferences ( ) button. The System Preferences menu displays.
  2. Click Print & Fax or Print & Scan .
  3. Select the name of your printer in the Printers list in the left panel.
  4. Click the Open Print Queue button. The Printer Queue screen displays.
  5. Click Settings , and then click the Driver tab.
  6. Select the check box next to HP Two-sided Printing Accessory (Duplexer) .

Step two: Change the print settings

Follow these steps to open the Layout panel, and then change the print settings to allow duplexing.
  1. Load paper into the input tray.
  2. Open the document that you want to print.
  3. Click File , and then click Print .
    NOTE:If the Print window is minimized, click the blue drop-down arrow next to the printer model to expand the Print window options.
  4. In the Print window, select the check box next to the Two-Sided option.
  5. Click the down arrow next to the name of the program to see the available panels.
  6. Select Layout from the drop-down list. The Layout panel opens.
  7. From the Two-Sided drop-down list, select Long-Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding , depending on the orientation you want for your pages. When you select one of these options, the image on the left shows you how the pages are oriented.
  8. After you change all the settings to match the needs of the print job, click Print to print the document.
Use the manual duplex printing method in situations when the automatic duplexer is not supported. For example, if you have brochures that require borderless printing, you must use the manual duplexing process.
  1. Load paper into the input tray.
  2. In the software program, click File , and then click Print .
  3. Select the Printer .
  4. From the menu, select Paper Handling .
  5. For Pages to Print , select Odd Only .
    Figure 5: Select 'Odd Only' pages to print
    Image: Select Odd Only pages to print.
  6. For Page Order , select Automatic .
    Figure 6: Select 'Automatic' page order
    Image: Select Automatic page order.
  7. Change any other desired print settings, and then click Print .
  8. When the first side has finished printing, 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 7: 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.
  9. In the software program, click File , and then click Print .
  10. From the menu, select Paper Handling .
  11. For Pages to Print , select Even Only .
  12. For Page Order , select Automatic .
  13. 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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