How to Set Up Double-Sided Printing on a Printer

Mar. 29, 2024 / Updated by Seraphina to Windows 10

When we need to print a large number of documents, single-sided printing consumes a lot of paper, leading to unnecessary waste and pollution. Therefore, double-sided printing is becoming increasingly favored by users. It allows us to print content on both sides of a sheet of paper, greatly reducing paper usage and saving costs. This article will introduce you to the specific steps of double-sided printing, helping you easily achieve double-sided printing.


1. Connect the Printer:

To enable double-sided printing, the first step is to connect the printer to your computer, which can be done either wired or wirelessly.

(1). Turn on the power switch of the printer to ensure it is powered on.


(2). If using a wired connection, connect one end of the USB cable or Ethernetcable to the printer and the other end to the computer. If using a wireless connection, ensure both the printer and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, or enable Bluetooth on both the printer and computer to allow them to search for and identify each other.


(3). Click on the "Taskbar" at the bottom of the computer, type "Printers" to search and open it, click on "Add a printer or scanner," and then follow the prompts to complete the printer connection.


2. Update or Install Printer Drivers:

Printer drivers are software that control the normal printing process of the printer. If the printer drivers are outdated or missing, it may cause the printer to malfunction. To avoid compatibility issues when updating or installing printer drivers, it is recommended to use Driver Talent to automatically identify printer drivers and ensure the performance and functionality of the printer.

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3. Set Up Double-Sided Printing:

After completing the connection of the printer and updating or installing the drivers, we can now set up the double-sided printing function. This requires us to adjust the settings based on whether the printer supports automatic double-sided printing and the operating system being used.

①. Open the document you want to print, select "Menu > Print," click "Print Preview" to open the print settings interface.

②. In the print settings interface, select the connected printer, then click "Properties" or "Preferences" to open the printer properties interface.


③. In the printer properties interface, locate the "Double-Sided Printing" option. If the printer supports automatic double-sided printing, you can directly check this option. If the printer does not support automatic double-sided printing, you can choose the option for "Manual Double-Sided Printing" or "Manual Paper Flip," then follow the prompts to complete the setup for double-sided printing.


④. After confirming the settings for double-sided printing, click "OK" to return to the print settings interface, then click "Print" to start the double-sided printing operation.

The above are the detailed steps for performing double-sided printing on a printer. Hope it's helpful to everyone. If you encounter driver-related issues with network cards, graphics cards, Bluetooth, sound cards, etc., you can use Driver Genius for diagnosis and repair. Additionally, Driver Genius supports driver downloads, installations, backups, and more, providing flexibility in installing drivers.

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