Double-sided printing is also referred to as duplex printing. If you have sent your print job from the computer as a normal, single-sided job and want to make it double-sided, you can change this when you release your print job from the printer.
On the printer touchscreen:
- Select the job you wish to print double-sided.
- Tap Options.
- Under the Duplex option choose Long Edge (for portrait documents) or Short Edge (for landscape documents).
- Tap the Print + Delete button.
If you use a Canon printer and do a lot of double-sided printing or printing that requires stapling, you can set this as your default option in your print settings as follows:
- Go to your Windows system settings for Printers & scanners.
- Click on your default printer then click on the Manage button.
- Click on Printer Properties.
- In the General tab, click on Preferences…
- Under Output Options for Duplex, select Long Edge (for portrait documents).
- Under Stapling, select where you prefer your printed matter to be stapled—Left Upper is the usual choice.
- Click OK twice.
- Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and then System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.
- Click on the printer queue you want to use on the left-hand side, then click on Options & Supplies...
- Click on the Options tab, and under Output Options make sure that 'Staple Finisher Y1' is listed and selected, then click OK.
- Open the document you want to print and staple, then click on the menu File > Print.
- Click on the drop-down menu with Copies & Pages selected and select Finishing instead. If you do not see this drop-down menu, click Show Details in the lower left-hand corner of the dialogue box.
- In the Staple drop-down menu, you can either click On to turn on the staple feature or click On (Eco (Staple-Free)).
- From the Position drop-down menu, choose where you want the staple to be positioned. The image on the left-hand side of the dialogue box shows you where the printer will staple the document.
- Click on the Print button.
For other printer models, please consult the manual or check with your departmental printer administrator.
Printing is charged per side printed, not per page, so printing on double-sided pages will not be cheaper.