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HP Officejet Premium 6700 e-All-in-One Printer (H711) - Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Duplexing)

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.

Windows

You can set up to duplex every time you print, or for one time only. Follow the steps to print on both sides of the paper.

Printing on both sides of the paper (duplexing)

Follow these steps to print on both sides for the current document.

  1. Open the document that you want to print on both sides.

  2. Click File , and then click Print .

  3. Open the print Properties dialog box. Depending on your software program, click Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .

  4. 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.
  5. Click OK .

  6. Change any other desired print settings.

  7. Click Print or OK . Your printer will print on both sides of the paper for the current print job.

Optional: Change the default print setting

Follow these steps to set up duplex printing as the default printing type.

  1. Choose one of the following methods to open the HP software:

    • Use the printer icon

      From your computer home screen, double-click or double-tap your printer icon ( ).

    • Use the HP folder

      • Windows XP

        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.

      • Windows Vista

        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.

      • Windows 7

        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.

      • Windows 8

        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 or tap Search ( ).

        3. Click or tap Apps ( ), if it is not already selected.

        4. Type the name of your printer in the search box, press Enter , and then double-click or double-tap your printer.

  2. Under Printer Preferences , 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.

Printing on both sides of the paper manually (without a duplexer)

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.

Printing documents using manual duplex

  1. Open the document that you want to print on both sides.

  2. Click File , and then click Print .

  3. Next to Pages , type the odd-numbered pages. For example, type 1,3,5,7 .

  4. Click Print or OK .

  5. When the print job is done, pick up the stack of paper.

    • For portrait orientation, turn the stack of paper 180 degrees, and then reinsert the stack of paper back in the paper tray.

    • For landscape orientation, reinsert in the paper tray without turning the stack of paper.

    NOTE: Do not turn the stack over.
  6. Click File , and then click Print .

  7. Next to Pages , type the even-numbered pages. For example, type 2,4,6,8 .

  8. Click Print or OK .

Printing on both sides of the page for borderless brochures

Follow these steps to manually print on both sides of the page for borderless brochures.

  1. Open the brochure document.

  2. Click File , and then click Print .

  3. Under Print range , click From , and then type 1 to print only page one.

  4. Under Copies , select the Number of copies (brochures) that you want.

  5. Open the print Properties dialog box. Depending on your software program, you might have to click Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .

  6. Click the Layout tab.

  7. Next to Orientation , click Landscape .

  8. Click the drop-down list for Print on Both Sides , and then click None .

  9. Click Advanced .

  10. For Borderless Printing , click Print Borderless .

  11. For Output Quality , click Normal or Best .

  12. Click the Paper/Quality tab.

  13. For Paper Size , click Letter .

  14. For Media , click HP Brochure and Flyer Paper, Glossy (or the best match for the brochure paper that you are using).

  15. Click OK .

  16. Click Print or OK to print the first side of your brochure.

  17. When the first side has finished printing, remove the stack of paper, and then place it back into the paper input tray. Do not turn the paper in any way.

  18. Click File , and then click Print .

  19. Under Print range , click From , and then type 2 to print only page two.

  20. Under Copies , select the Number of copies to match the first printing.

  21. Click OK .

Mac OS X 10.5-10.8

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

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 Printer Setup , 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. Open the document that you want to print.

  2. Click File , and then click Print .

    NOTE: In Mac OS X v10.6, the Print window might be minimized. Click the blue drop-down arrow next to the printer model to expand the Print window options.
  3. In the Print window, select the check box next to the Two-Sided option.

  4. Click the down arrow next to the name of the program to see the available panels.

  5. Select Layout from the drop-down list. The Layout panel opens.

  6. 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.

  7. After you change all the settings to match the needs of the print job, click Print to print the document.

General duplexing guidelines

  • 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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