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Manually Make Two-Sided (Duplex) Prints

Article Id: x_7760_en-O1555 | Published: 02/11/2016

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  • Phaser™ 7760

NOTE: To print on a paper type that cannot be automatically printed on two sides, print manually on both sides of the paper using the procedures in this solution and by following these guidelines:

Guidelines

  • Use any paper tray for manual two-sided printing.
  • For best opacity and feed reliability, use plain (90 g/m2 / 24 lb. bond) or heavier paper.
  • Print all the odd-numbered pages first. Turn the printed paper over, re-insert the printed paper in the same paper tray from which the odd-numbered pages were printed, then print the even-numbered pages.
  • Do not use heavy Toner (Dry Ink) coverage on the first side of a manual two-sided print job. (For example, if printing an image on one side and text on the other, print the text side first.)

NOTE: Two-sided printing on specialty paper can shorten the life of printer components. Print quality may be degraded on the second side of manual two-sided prints for weights ranging from 120 - 203 g/m2 (44 - 75 lb cover, 65 - 112 lb index).

To manually make two-sided prints using Tray 1 (Multi-Purpose Tray / MPT):

CAUTION: If specialty paper is loaded in the paper tray, the Paper Type setting must be changed at the Control Panel to match the paper type. If this is not done, print-quality problems can occur and the Fuser can be damaged.

  1. Print odd-numbered pages (side 1) first.
    1. Make sure paper is loaded correctly in Tray 1 (MPT). See the Related Content for additional information.

      Load Tray 1 (MPT)

    2. In the print driver, select [Tray 1 (MPT)] as the paper source and configure the driver to print the odd-numbered page(s) only.
      1. In Microsoft Word, click on [File] and then select [Print] from the menu. The Print window will be displayed.
      2. From the Print pull-down menu at the bottom of the window, select [Odd Pages].
      3. Click on the [Properties] button and select the [Image / Quality] tab.
      4. Select [Tray 1 (MPT)] as the paper source, and then click [OK] twice to print.
  2. Print even-numbered pages (side 2):
    1. Turn the printed paper over and re-insert the printed paper (side 1) into Tray 1 (MPT).
    2. In the print driver, select [Tray 1 (MPT)] as the paper source and configure the driver to print the even-numbered page(s) only.
      1. In Microsoft Word, click on [File] and then select [Print] from the menu. The Print window will be displayed.
      2. From the Print pull-down menu at the bottom of the window, select [Even Pages].
      3. Click on the [Properties] button and select the [Image / Quality] tab.
      4. Select [Tray 1 (MPT)] as the paper source, and then click [OK] twice to print.

To manually make two-sided prints using Paper Trays 2 - 5:

  1. Print odd-numbered pages (side 1) first.
    1. Make sure paper is loaded correctly in the selected paper tray (2, 3, 4, or 5 if optional trays are installed). See the Related Content.

      Load Tray 2 Long-edge

      Load Tray 3

      Load Tray 4

      Load Tray 5

    2. In the print driver, select the paper source (Tray 2-5) and configure the driver to print the odd-numbered page(s) only.
      1. In Microsoft Word, click on [File] and then select [Print] from the menu. The Print window will be displayed.
      2. From the Print pull-down menu at the bottom of the window, select [Odd Pages].
      3. Click on the [Properties] button and select the [Image / Quality] tab.
      4. Select the required paper tray as the paper source, and then click [OK] twice to print.
  2. Print even-numbered pages (side 2).
    1. Turn the printed paper over and re-insert the printed paper (side 1) into the paper tray.
    2. In the print driver, select the paper source (Tray 2-5) and configure the driver to print the even-numbered page(s) only.
      1. In Microsoft Word, click on [File] and then select [Print] from the menu. The Print window will be displayed.
      2. From the Print pull-down menu at the bottom of the window, select [Even Pages].
      3. Click on the [Properties] button and select the [Image / Quality] tab.
      4. Select the required paper tray as the paper source, and then click [OK] twice to print.

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