HP Printers – How to Print Duplex For Windows

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HP Printers – How to Print on Both Sides of the Paper For Windows Duplexing

This document is for HP printers with full feature software installed and connected to a Windows computer.

Set up a print job so that both sides of the pages are printed. Change settings in the print driver and flip the pages, depending on your printer type.

Print on both sides of the paper
Use the duplexing settings in the print driver to print on both sides of the page.
  1. To avoid page ordering issues, load enough blank paper into the input tray to complete your print job.
  2. Open the document, click File, and then click Print.
  3. Select your printer, and then click Printer PropertiesPreferences, or Printer Setup, depending on what displays.
    The Document Properties or Printing Preferences window opens.
    • If a Printing shortcuts tab is available, select the Print on Both Sides or Two-sided (Duplex) Printing option.
    • If a Printing Shortcut tab or a duplexing shortcut is not available, click the LayoutFeatures, or Finishing tab, depending on which tab displays.


  4. Locate the Print on Both Sides or Two-sided printing menu or option, then select the binding or page flip option.
  5. Click OK, and then click Print.

    NOTE: If the printer automatically pulls the pages back in and prints the other side, your printer supports automatic duplexing. The print job completes, and you do not need to continue with these steps.


  6.  Remove the printed first side pages from the output tray, and then tap the stack on a flat surface to align the pages.
  7.  Load the printed first side pages into the main input tray.

    • For most rear loading printers, flip the pages over so that the printed side is facing down, and load the bottom short edge into the printer.
    • For most front loading printers, load the stack printed side facing up (Inkjets) or facing down (LaserJets) with the bottom edge into the printer or the top edge into the printer.