I.T. Lab Operations
Double-Sided Printing (Duplexing)
Double-sided printing, or duplexing, is available on black & white laser printers in all computer lab locations and at all print kiosks. Double-sided printing has the dual benefit of both saving paper and money, as each black & white double-sided sheet still costs only 7¢–the same as a single-sided sheet. Double-sided color printing is also available in the APL, WPL, and XML for the same price as a single-sided sheet.
To use double-sided printing, you must set it in the print dialog when printing from an application. See below for detailed instructions on how to do this from a Macintosh or Windows computer. These instructions are also available in a printable PDF. Once you have set your job to print in duplex, follow the instructions on the Printing page to print from the lab or kiosk printers.
- Choose File > Print and select the printer you wish to use from the Printer drop-down menu.
- If necessary, click the disclosure triangle to show additional options headed by a third drop-down menu.
- Select Layout from this third drop-down menu.
Set the Two-Sided drop-down to Long-edge binding. This will set the printer to print on both sides of the sheet.
Note: When printing from your own computer, you may need to enable this option before printing. Do this by selecting the printer in the Print & Fax System Preferences pane, clicking Options & Supplies, checking the Duplex Unit box under the Driver tab, and clicking OK.
- Click Print when you are finished changing the rest of your settings.
- Choose File > Print and select the printer you wish to use from the Name drop-down menu.
- Click on the button or link for Properties, Printer Properties, or Preferences near the printer selection menu.
- In the Properties window that appears, select the Finishing tab.
- Underneath Document Options, check Print on both sides.
- Click OK to return to the main print dialog, and click OK again to print once you have finished changing the rest of your settings.