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Printing Double-Sided

Printer Locations

See the complete list of printers and their locations. Look at the third column in the list of printers to see if the printer has a duplexer.

Printing Double-Sided

Allows you to print your document on both sides of a page. This is also called Duplexing.

  • Windows

Based on the printer model printing double-sided in Windows environment differs.

  • HP Laserjet 4200 (ex: chalk, destiny, panda, stamp, marker, etc.)

  1. From the print dialog (File>Print), click on Preferences and you should see a dialog similar to:

       2. Chick on the Finishing tab and check Print On Both Sides option

NOTE: The printer will use the paper size selected in your application. Selecting the Book Layout allows you to format a document as a booklet. In Booklet Printing, your pages are reordered and printed two-up on each side of a sheet of paper. This allows you to fold the paper in the middle, forming a booklet, and have the pages in the correct order with no page shuffling. This option requires 2 Pages per Sheet and Print on Both Sides. These options will be automatically selected when you select Booklet Printing 


  • HP Laserjet 4000/4100/8100 (ex: faculty, grad, project, crane, tiger, etc.) 

  1. From the print dialog (File>Print), click on Preferences and you should see a dialog similar to:

  2. Make sure you are under the Layout tab. To print on only one side of the paper, click None. To print on both sides of the paper, click Flip on Long Edge or Flip on Short EdgeFlip on Long Edge prints pages that read like a book. Flip on Short Edge prints pages that read by flipping over like a notepad.




From the command line:

qpr -d -P<printername> <>

To print duplex:

lpr -P<printername> -o sides=two-sided-long-edge <>
lpr -P<printername> -o sides=two-sided-short-edge <>

The -o sides=two-sided-short-edge option is suitable for landscape pages, while the -o sides=two-sided-long-edge option is suitable for portrait pages.

To print on a range of pages

lpr -P<printername> -o page-ranges=1 <>
lpr -P<printername> -o page-ranges=1-4 <> 
lpr -P<printername> -o page-ranges=1-4,7,9-12 <>

To print duplex and on a range of pages, combine 2 options

lpr -P<printername> -o sides=two-sided-long-edge -o page-ranges=1-4 <>

    IMPORTANT: You must send a postscript (.ps) file. If not, many garbage pages will be printed and your print quota will not be reimbursed.