Q: I cannot print duplex (two-sided).  My printer just prints single-sided, even though it is set to print two-sided in Print dialog. How can I solve this issue?

A: In order to print duplex (two-sided), you will need to make sure that two-sides options are selected in the PDF Studio Print dialog, you can choose either Two-sided (long edge) or Two-sided (short edge)

Two-sided long edge
Two-sided long edge
Two-sided short edge
Two-sided short edge

Usually this will work, however for some printers / platforms configurations, setting the option above in PDF Studio Print dialog might not be sufficient. In these cases, please follow the instructions below for workarounds.

Workaround 1: Configure your printer preferences to print with Duplex

The first workaround is to change the default printing preferences for your printer to print Duplex. For this workaround, you will need to remember to revert back to single side preference after you’re done printing.

Different printers will have different configurations, you will need to refer to manufacturer’s instructions in order to find the right configurations for your printer. In this example, we use Brother MFC-L2700DW to demonstrate the configurations on major operating systems:

On Windows: Go to Control Panel and right click on the printer, select Printing Preferences and set 2-sided/duplex mode to ON. The screenshot shows the configurations screen.

print_win

On Mac: Go to System Preferences -> Printers and Scanners -> click Options and Supplies -> Show Printer Webpage. On this webpage, select Print tab and click 2-sided. Set the 2-sided mode to ON.

print2side-mac

On Linux: Go to System Settings screen -> Select Printer -> right click on the printer and select Printer Properties -> select Job Options and look for Sides options, change the option to Two-sided

print2side-linux

Workaround 2: Switch your Print Default settings to Print with OS

The second workaround is to change from using the default PDF Studio Print dialog to your OS Print dialog within PDF Studio application. To do so follow the steps below depending on the version of PDF Studio you are running.

In PDF Studio 11 and above: Go to Preferences -> select Print Defaults tab -> click on the drop-down box and select Print with OS (Windows/MAC/Linux). Click OK.

OS Print dialog

In PDF Studio 10 and below, click on the arrow icon next to Print icon on toolbar and select Print with OS (Windows/MAC/Linux).

print-default

Select Two-Sided Option in OS Print Dialog

Of course, you will still need to select Two-sided option.

Windows-2sides
Duplex settings on Windows
Mac-2sides
Duplex settings on MAC OS
Linux-Duplex
Duplex settings on Linux