Printing on both sides

Printing on both sides

To print on both sides of the paper, you have to return to the printer and reinsert the paper manually after the first side has printed.


Do not print on both sides of labels or transparencies. Damage to the printer and jams might result.

To print on both sides (manually)
1. Insert enough paper into Tray 2 or optional Tray 3 to accommodate the print job.

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In Windows, Print on both sides (manually) must be enabled to complete these instructions. To enable duplexing, in the printer driver, select Properties, and then click on the Configure tab. Under Paper handling, select Allow Manual Duplexing, and then click OK to save.

2. Use the following procedure to configure the printer to Print on both sides (manually).

In the printer driver, select the Finishing tab, select the Print on both sides (manually) option, and then send the job to print.

HP Color Laserjet 2605 y duplexing2 Printing on both sides

3. After the job is finished printing, remove any blank paper as prompted by the control panel. Lift the printed stack from the output bin and insert the printed stack without rotating or turning the stack over into the printer tray that was used for the first part of the job.

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4. Press HP Color Laserjet 2605 tcn cp go Printing on both sides (Select) to continue printing on the second side.
To print on both sides (automatically) (HP Color LaserJet 2605dn and 2605dtn)

Perform the following steps to print on both sides (automatically). To check for supported media for 2–sided printing, see Print-media specifications.

1. Verify that the printer driver is configured for 2–sided printing. For instructions, see the online help for the printer driver.
2. Select the appropriate 2–sided printing options in the printer driver software, including page and binding orientation.

When using 2–sided printing, load pre-printed forms and letterhead into Tray 1 face-up with the bottom edge of the page feeding first. Load preprinted forms and letterhead into Tray 2 and Tray 3 face-down with the top edge at the back of the tray.


Loading pre-printed forms and letterhead is different than loading for 1–sided printing.

HP Color Laserjet 2605 Printing on both sides