Setting Double-Sided Printing as Default on University-Owned Computers (Windows)
This article aims to assist university employees with altering his/her print settings on a university-owned Windows computer in order to print double-sided on leased printers.
1. Open the Start Menu in the bottom left corner of your screen. This can also be accomplished by pressing the Windows key. Select the Settings gear.
NOTE: In Windows 8, you may have to type "Devices and Printers" while at the Start Menu if it is not seen by default.
2. Click on Devices in the following menu.
3. Click on Printers & scanners.
NOTE: The following steps may have to be performed multiple times depending on the types of printers that you have connected. In the printer name, you will notice a room number followed by an _PS or _PCL. These are two different kinds of print drivers. The pictures below will include steps for both.
Also NOTE: Some printers on campus may be too old to support double-sided printing. If so, the options described below will not be the same when viewing those particular printers that are too old to support double-sided printing.
PS Driver Printers
1. Under the 2 sided: option, select your desired print option. Long Edge Bind(Open to Left/Top) turns pages like a book.
NOTE: You may also choose to have your print job stapled. Just below the 2 sided: option, you can alter these settings under the Staple: option.
2. Click OK.
NOTE: If the Printing preferences page doesn't look like the picture above, it likely looks like the picture below. Select 2 sided under the One Click Preset List: box.
PCL Driver Printers
1. Under the Duplex: option, select your desired print option. Open to Left turns pages like a book.
2. Click OK.