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Using Double-Sided Printing

The EPSON Stylus COLOR 880 allows double-sided printing. There are two types of double-sided printing available. Standard double-sided printing allows you to print the odd-numbered pages first. Once these are printed, you can reload the printouts in the sheet feeder and print the even-numbered pages on the other side of the paper. Folded Booklet double-sided printing allows you to make single-fold booklets. For more details about making single-fold booklets and double-sided printing, refer to Making the Layout menu settings for Windows, or Making the Page Setup settings for Macintosh.

Note:
  • The double-sided printing feature is not available when the printer is accessed over a network, or is used as a shared printer.
  • You can load up to 30 sheets of paper at one time when double-sided printing; however, the loading capacity of the sheet feeder varies, depending on the media type.
  • Only use media types which are suitable for double-sided printing. Otherwise, the printout quality may deteriorate.
  • This feature is not available for Windows 3.1 users.
  • Depending on the type of paper and the amount of ink used to print text and images, ink may bleed through to the other side of the paper.

For Windows users, select the Double-Sided Printing check box on the Layout menu of your printer driver to use the double-sided printing feature. To access your printer driver, see Accessing the printer software.

For Macintosh users, select the Double-Sided Printing check box in the Page Setup dialog box. For information on making settings in this dialog box, see Making Changes to Printer Settings.

Once the Double-Sided Printing check box is selected, it is possible to make the following double-sided printing settings.

Margins

Click this button to open the Margins dialog box, where you can specify which edge the binding will be on. You can choose between Left, Top, and Right. You can also specify the width of the binding margin by entering a value in the Binding Margin text box.

Folded Booklet

Select this check box to make single-fold booklets. For more details on this feature, refer to Making the Layout menu settings for Windows, or Making the Page Setup settings for Macintosh.

Once you have made your settings, click OK to save them. Load paper in the sheet feeder, then send the print job from your application. The odd-numbered pages will print first, unless Folded Booklet is selected. While the printer is printing the odd-numbered pages, instructions are displayed which explain how to reload the paper correctly. Follow the instructions to reload the paper, then click Resume to print the even-numbered pages.


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