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How to Perform Duplex (2-sided) Printing in Windows to a Lexmark E250/350/352/450

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Printer will not print on both sides of the page; Not printing double-sided; Duplex is not working


Duplex option; How to print duplex; 2-sided printing



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  1Open the file you want to print....
  2Click File (usually found in the upper left corner of the screen).

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  3Scroll down and select Print.
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  4A separate Print screen will open. Click the Properties button.

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A separate Properties screen will open. In the Properties screen, you will see a  2-sided printing area. You can choose to use the printer settings, print only on one side of the page (1-sided), or print on both sides of the page (2-sided).   
NOTE: There are two different orientations for 2-sided printing, long edge (recommended for most jobs) and short edge.

  • Long edge means pages are bound along the long edge of the page (left edge for portrait, top edge for landscape).

  • Short edge means pages are bound along the short edge of the page.


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  6Once you have made your selection, click OK button in the Properties screen to save the selection.

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  7You will be taken back to the Print screen. Once there, click OK again to print your document.

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Additional Assistance

If you continue to have problems printing your pages as required, check the driver/software settings on the computer to make sure the duplex settings are configured correctly. Click here for instructions.
You can also contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance.
If you call Lexmark Technical Support for assistance with your printer, please be prepared to describe the problem you are experiencing and any troubleshooting steps you have already taken to find a solution. Please call from near the printer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving the printer. When calling for service, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number. This information can be found on a label on the inside of the front cover of the printer.

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