Guidelines for printing on both sides of a page
Always use paper that conforms to the printer specifications. For more information, see Paper
specifications on page 167.
Specify two-sided printing options in your application or in the printer driver.
Do not print on both sides of envelopes, photo paper, glossy paper, or paper lighter than 16 lb
bond (60 g/m
) or heavier than 28 lb bond (105 g/m
). Jams might occur with these paper types.
Several kinds of paper require a specific orientation when you print on both sides of a page.
These include letterhead, preprinted paper, and paper with watermarks and prepunched holes.
When you print from a computer running Windows, the printer prints the first side of the paper
first. Load the paper with the print side facing down.
For auto-duplexing, when printing finishes on one side of the paper, the printer holds the paper
and pauses while the ink dries. Once the ink dries, the paper is pulled back into the printer and
the second side is printed. When printing is complete, the paper is dropped onto the output tray.
Do not grab it before printing is complete.
You can print on both sides of supported custom-size paper by turning the paper over and
feeding it into the printer again. For more information, see Paper specifications on page 167.