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Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Duplexing) in Windows for HP Officejet 7310, 7313, and 7310xi All-in-Ones


This document provides information to print on both sides of the paper using the two-sided printing accessory.

  • Figure 1: HP automatic two-sided printing accessory

  • Figure 2: HP auto two-sided printing accessory with small paper tray

NOTE: The HP Automatic Two-sided Printing Accessory ships with some models of the product and is available as an optional accessory for others. The HP Auto Two-sided Printing Accessory with Small Paper Tray is available as an optional accessory.

Printing on both sides of the paper (duplexing) in Windows

Follow these steps to print on both sides of the paper.

Step one: Install the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer)

Follow these steps to install the accessory in the product.

  1. Press in the tabs of the rear access door, and then remove the door.

    Figure 3: Removing the rear access door

    NOTE: Do not press the buttons on either side of the accessory when installing it. Use the buttons only when removing the accessory from the product.
  2. Firmly insert the two-sided print accessory in the back of the product, until both sides snap into place.

    Figure 4: Inserting the accessory

    NOTE: Do not discard the rear access door. The accessory or the rear access door must be attached for the product to print.

Step two: Load the paper

Follow one of the options to load paper in the product.

Option one: Load 215.9 x 279.4 mm (8.5 x 11 inch) plain paper in the main input tray

NOTE: To help prevent rips, wrinkles, and curled or bent edges, store all paper flat in a resealable bag. If the paper is not stored correctly, extreme changes in temperature and humidity might curl paper. Curled paper does not work well in the product.
  1. Remove the output tray and slide the paper-width and paper-length guides to their outermost positions.

    Figure 5: Removing the output tray

  2. Tap the stack of paper on a flat surface to align the edges, and then make sure the paper meets the following criteria:

    • Free of rips, dust, wrinkles, and curled or bent edges

    • Of the same size and type

  3. Insert the stack of paper into the input tray with the short edge forward and the print side down. Slide the stack of paper forward until it stops.

    NOTE: If using a letterhead, insert the top of the page first with the print-side down.
  4. Slide the paper-width and paper-length guides inward until they stop at the edges of the paper.

    Figure 6: Loading paper in the input tray

    Do not overload the input tray. Make sure the stack of paper fits within the input tray and is no higher than the top of the paper-width guide.

  5. Replace the output tray.

  6. Fully extend the output tray extender to catch completed copy jobs.

    Figure 7: Extending the output tray extender

Option two: Load 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper in the small paper tray

  1. Slide the paper width guide to the left.

  2. Pull the paper lever forward, and then insert the 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper.

  3. Release the paper lever.

  4. Slide the paper width guide against the edge of the paper.

    Figure 8: Load 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper in the small paper tray

Step three: Enable the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer)

NOTE: The driver for this product does not support automatic two-sided printing in Windows Vista.

Follow these steps to enable the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) in Windows XP.

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start.

  2. Select All Programs, and then click HP Director.

  3. Click Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox.

  4. Select the Configuration tab in the Toolbox.

  5. Select either Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory or Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with small paper tray, depending on which accessory is attached.

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK in the confirmation box that opens.

Step four: Set the preferences in the print driver and print

Follow these steps to print on both sides of the paper.

  1. Click File, and then click Print.

  2. Click Properties, and then select the Printing Shortcuts tab.

  3. Select the Two-sided printing drop-down list, and then click Automatic.

  4. Select the Paper Source.

    • Upper tray to print from the main input tray.

    • Rear tray to print from the Hagaki tray on the two-sided print accessory.

    • Lower tray to print from the 250 Sheet Plain Paper tray, if it is installed.

  5. Select the Paper Size.

  6. Change any other desired print settings, then click OK.

  7. Click OK to print.

After the first side of the page is printed, the product pauses while the ink dries. Once the ink is dry, the paper is pulled back into the product and the reverse side of the page is printed.

NOTE: Do not remove the paper from the product until both sides of the page have been printed.

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