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Duplex Printing

The procedure for printing data on both sides of one sheet of paper is as follows:

  1. Set duplex printing

    Check the Two-Sided check box in the Print Dialog.

    figure:Two-Sided in the Print dialog
  2. Select Layout from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog

    figure:Layout in the Print dialog
  3. Set the stapling side

    For Two-Sided, select either Long-Edge binding or Short-Edge binding.

  4. Select Margin from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog

    figure:Margin in the Print dialog
  5. Set the stapling margin

    If necessary, set the Margin width, and to change the Stapling Side, select a setting from the list.


    • Depending on the Two-Sided setting in the Layout pop-up menu, the Stapling Side that can be selected differs.
  6. Complete the setup

    Click Print.
    When you execute print, duplex printing will be started.


  • When a media type other than Plain Paper is selected from Media Type menu of Quality & Media, duplex printing cannot be executed.
  • When borderless printing is set, duplex printing cannot be executed.
  • Duplex printing can be performed only when one of the following paper sizes is selected from Paper Size.
    • US Letter, A4
  • After printing the front page, there is an ink drying wait time before starting to print the back page (Operation stops temporarily). Do not touch the paper during this time. You can change the ink drying wait time from Custom Settings in the Canon IJ Printer Utility.


  • When you use duplex printing, the print area becomes slightly smaller than the normal print area.