How To Print Double-Sided Pages On My HP Printer?

Do you want to avoid wasting paper by printing single-sided documents? Want to save money, reduce waste, and impress with your eco-friendly approach? You've come to the right place. True Image will guide you through the simple process of setting up and using your HP printer's double-sided printing feature. No more flipping pages manually or wasting paper. Learn how to harness the full potential of your printer and start printing on both sides in no time. Get ready to take your printing skills to the next level and make a positive impact on the environment.

What Is Double-Sided Printing/Duplex Printing?

Double-sided printing, also known as duplex printing, is a function offered by HP printers that allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. HP printers support two types of duplex printing - manual and automatic.

  • Manual Duplex Printing: With manual duplex printing, the printer prints one side of the paper, and then you must manually reinsert the paper to print on the other side. This process requires you to follow specific instructions provided by the printer or software to ensure the second side is printed correctly aligned with the first.
  • Automatic Duplex Printing: This feature allows the printer to automatically print on both sides of the paper without requiring manual intervention. You can select this option from your HP printer settings or through the print dialogue box on your computer.
Douplex Printing

How To Print Double-Sided Pages - Auto/Manual Duplex Printing

Checking the two-sided printing function of your HP printer before printing double-sided pages is crucial to ensure that the printer can handle automatic duplex printing. Not all printers come with a built-in duplex unit, and attempting to print double-sided without this feature can result in manual intervention, inefficient workflow, and potential paper jams.

1. Identifying Duplex Printing Capability by Printer Model Number

Sometimes, there are clues in the printer's model number. For instance, in HP printers, a trailing "N" in the model number may mean it is network-capable. A trailing "D" may designate Duplex, meaning it can automatically print on both sides of a sheet of paper. It is beneficial for reducing paper costs, optimizing paper usage, and increasing printing efficiency.

2. Examples of Popular HP Printers Support Double-Sided Printing:

Here are some common HP printers and their compatible HP toner cartridges for your reference.

Printer Models

Compatible Toner Cartridges

HP LaserJet Pro 3002dn

HP W1390AHP W1390X

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw


HP Color LaserJet Pro 3202dn

HP 219A (W2190A/W2191A/W2192A/W2193A)

HP 219X (W2190X/W2191X/W2192X/W2193X)

HP Color LaserJet Pro 4202dw

HP 220A (W2200A/W2201A/W2202A/W2203A)

HP 220X (W2200X/W2201X/W2202X/W2203X)

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479dw

HP 415A (W2030A/W2031A/W2032A/W2033A)

HP 415X (W2030X/W2031X/W2032X/W2033X)

3. Setting Up Auto Duplex Printing On HP Printing Devices

For Windows:
To enable duplex printing on an HP printer using Windows, you can follow these steps:

  • Access Printer Properties: When printing a document, go to "File"> "Print," select your HP printer. Then, find and select "Printer Properties."
  • Set Duplex Printing: Choose the "Printing Shortcut" and select "Two-sided(Duplex) Printing." Look at the binding options like "Flip on Long Edge" or "Flip on Short Edge" based on your preference.
  • Apply and Print: Click "OK" to save the settings. Then, you can tap the button "Print" to start printing double-sided pages.

If your printer is capable of automatically pulling the pages back in to print on the other side, it supports automatic duplexing, and you're finished. However, if the printer fails to retrieve the paper, you will have to manually print the pages by flipping over the other side. Therefore, you should take the following steps:

  • Reload Papers into Paper Tray: When all pages have been printed on one side, remove the printed pages from the output tray and load them into the input tray.
Note: Please place the paper after one-sided printing correctly according to the loading position of your HP printer.
  • Continue Printing: Click "Continue" in the "Print on Both Sides Instructions" box. Then, you will end up with a perfectly double-sided printed report.

For macOS:
Enabling duplex printing on an HP printer from a macOS system involves these steps:

  • Printer Setup: Open "System Preferences" and select "Printers & Scanners."
  • Printer Options: Choose your HP printer and click on "Options & Supplies."
  • Duplex Settings: Check if the duplex unit is available and enabled. If not, follow the prompts to install it.
  • Print Settings: Open the document you want to print, click "File"> "Print," and select your HP printer from the drop-down menu.
  • Two-Sided Printing: Look for a checkbox labeled "Print on both sides of paper" in the print dialog box. Choose the appropriate binding option, "Flip on Long Edge" or "Flip on Short Edge."
  • Print: Click "Print" to start printing your document with duplex enabled.

In Conclusion

So, it is not hard to print double-sided pages on your HP printer, right?. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily set up your printer for duplex printing. With just a few clicks, you will be able to print professional-looking documents on both sides, enhancing efficiency and reducing waste. Try it out today and experience the convenience of double-sided printing with your HP printer!

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