Need to decrease the height of the huge pile of pages creating a mess in your workplace? Want to put an end to all the money splurged on printing paper per month? Fancy decreasing the load you need to carry around thanks to all those documents?
Double-sided printing will relieve you from all these difficulties while also helping you reduce your contribution to pollution. Printing on both sides of the paper helps in quickening your printing process, granting you more time which you can dedicate for office work; less amount of paper is required per month, gravely reducing expenses.
Duplex printers allow their users to print on both sides of the paper by inputting a certain command. Some print on both sides of the paper at once while others print on one side, and then the paper is rolled in once again to print on the other side.
How To Print On Both Sides Using A Duplex HP Printer
Get your documents ready for printing and press down on the Ctrl button and P. Depending on where you are printing from, a printing tab or dialogue box appears.
In MS word, from the settings, click on the option that says Print One-Sided. A drop-down menu appears. Two options are available for printing on both sides – long edge and a short edge. You can choose whichever you prefer.
If you are printing a pdf file, clicking Ctrl + P opens up a dialogue box where you only have to tick the Print on both sides of the paper option to get your documents duplex printed.
Despite being able to print only on one side at a time, simplex printers can also be used to print on both sides of a paper, although it may require a little more time and effort than when a duplex printer is used.
How To Print On Both Sides Using A Simplex HP Printer
Once your documents are ready to be printed, press down on the Ctrl button and P simultaneously.
In MS Word, press the file tab and go to the print option. The settings include the Print All Pages option. Click on it and notice a drop-down menu appears. Tick the box saying Only Print Odd Pages. After all the odd pages are done printing, press them back into the feeder serially and this time, tick the box saying Only Print Even Pages.
For a pdf file, click on the print icon and change the Pages to print option from All to Pages. Tap on the More Options and select Odd Pages from the drop-down menu of Odd or Even pages. When all the pages are done printing, place them back into the feeder in the correct sequence and select the Even pages option.
Now that you know how to print on both sides using HP printers, get saving your time, cash and paper.