How to Print Both Sides of the Paper with an HP Printer?

Looking at ways how to print both sides of the paper with an HP Printer, then this article is for you. Read below to know the steps for printing on both sides of the printer on windows and mac.

Before starting with printing on both sides let’s find out that your printer has these capabilities. For that follow the below steps.

  • From your system, open the document that you want to print
  • Tap on the file tab
  • Choose Print option
  • Then in the settings, check the options
  • If it has a print on both sides option then your printer has a duplex printing feature available

How to print both sides of the paper with an HP Printer

First, you have to prepare your duplex printing setup. For that, load enough paper in your printer based on the previously initialized setup. Make sure that you are having enough ink in your printer cartridges.

Steps to print both sides of the paper with an HP Printer on windows

  • Open the document that needs to be printed
  • Then tap on the Print option on the File menu
  • Now choose printer properties and select Preferences
  • In the following Properties window choose the page layout
  • Choose booklet or tablet layout
  • For HP printer with Layout menu
    • Click on the Finishing tab, and choose to bind. Then in the flip option, you can select Print on Both Sides Manually or Print on Both Sides option.
  • For HP printer with printing shortcut menu
  • Now click ok
  • Then click Print
  • If it doesn’t print automatically remove and load the paper
  • Tap on the continue to start printing on the other side
  • Once completed remove the check mark on Print on Both Sides for the normal printing process

Steps to print both sides of the paper with an HP Printer on mac devices

For printing, both sides on the Mac OS, follow the same general procedure up to paper loading in windows. Then

  • Tap on the File Print and choose the Show Details option
    • If the two-sided settings are available
      • You can choose Layout. For the Booklet model, select Long-Edge binding and for Short-Edge binding perfect for Tablet layout, select the two-Sided option. Finally, Click Print.


  • For the printing options menu without a name
    • You can choose Paper Handing. Then from the Pages to Print menu, select the Odd Only option.
  • Now select the page order menu from the Reverse and Automatic option
  • Finally, click Print

Printing on both sides of paper called duplex printing can make most of your time-consumable job easy. We hope this article has assisted you with the duplex printing with HP printer on Windows and Mac.

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How to Fix Brother Printer Paper Jam Error?

Are you in a hurry printing out some specifics that need to be submitted on time and your Brother printer got jammed? In this article, we will list you the possible chances for the Brother Printer jam along with the solutions that may keep you safe from the Brother printer paper jam error.

Possible reasons for Printer Paper Jam Error

Check the below general instructions to see if you can solve your paper jam error with Brother Printer

  • Paper standards
  • Command repetition
  • Check for any alien objects
  • Greased paper pick-up rollers
  • Outdated printer driver
  • Hardware issues

If these don’t help you solve the Brother Printer keeps jamming issue, you can follow the below-mentioned quick solutions to get your printer back in its original track of printing.

Quick solutions to fix Brother Printer Paper Jam Error

Brother printer users often experience the Paper Jam Error issue even after the jammed paper has removed from the printer. In that case, follow the below steps to clear the paper jam issue from the printer display.

Check the below printer parts to identify and eliminate the Brother Printer Paper Jam Error.

  1. Drum unit and toner cartridge

Turn off your printer and open the front cover. Leave the printer untouched for few minutes to hour since the surface remains hot. Now carefully take the drum unit and toner cartridge. Put them on a safe place. After that check if there is any jammed paper and close the front door.

  1. Paper tray

Next open the paper tray and see if there is any jammed paper. If so use both hands to gently pull that out from the printer.

  1. Back cover

Now open the back cover. Use a torch light to examine the area for any jammed paper.

  1. Fuser unit

Gently open the fuser tabs to open the fuser unit. If you find any jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull that out from the printer.

  1. Duplex tray

Pull out the duplex tray out of the machine and see if there is any jammed paper. If so use both hands to gently pull that out from the printer.

  1. Toner cartridges

Use the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge out from the drum unit. Once you have taken out the toner check the inside for any jammed papers and bits. Then put back the toner inside the drum unit and drum unit back into its place.

After putting back everything in its place, close the printer front cover. Check if the Ready led is on with error led lights off. You can try printing any document to check whether the Brother Printer keeps jamming issue has resolved or not.

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How to Setup Brother Printer with Wireless Direct?

Looking for instructions for Brother printer wireless setup with your wifi network? Then read along for end-to-end assistance with this article.

General instruction for Brother wireless setup

Before starting with the Brother Printer wireless setup, you have to collect and made some prior arrangements for a seamless wireless connection setup. First, make a note of the network name (SSID). Then the network key (password). Find them on the side description of the access point or the router. If you can’t find it there, check the documentation that came along with the router.

  1. Initially take your power cord and connect it with the wall socket and Brother Printer
  2. Now turn on your printer
  3. Then press the menu button from the printer control panel
  4. Use the navigation button to choose the Network option and click ok
  5. In the following page use the navigation button to choose the WLAN option and click ok
  6. Again use the navigation button to choose the Setup Wizard  option and click ok
  7. In the upcoming WLAN Enable? The message, choose Yes

This will enable the wireless network and start the wireless setup wizard. Now you can see that your Brother printer begins to search for networks and lists the available network. Choose your network and press ok. If the process is complete you can get a connected message. If not the machine will print a wireless connection report. Check the error code and troubleshoot the issue.

Quick steps for Brother device wireless setup with Wireless Direct method

Don’t have a Wi-Fi access point/router still wishing for a wireless connection for your printer? Then Wireless Direct method is for you where you don’t need a router since your printer will act as a Wi-Fi access point/router.

Next you have to confirm the wireless settings to proceed with the wireless setup.


For windows PC,

  • Initially connect the printer and the computer with the USB cable
  • Then from your computer open the Printer Setting Tool
  • Next click the Communication Settings button
  • Now in the general tab, make sure Wireless Direct is chosen in the Selected Interface

For Mac PC,

  • First connect the printer and the computer with the USB cable
  • Then from your computer open the Printer Setting Tool
  • Next in the Wireless LAN tab, make sure the WirelessDirect option is turned on

Proceeding with Wireless Direct method,

  • Initially press and hold the Wi-Fi button for 2 seconds
  • Keep in mind pressing more than 5 seconds will make your printer enter the WPS method
  • This will make the Wireless Direct mode fail
  • Then from the computer or device that you are wishing to connect enter your printer’s SSID
  • On the connection establishment you will see a steady blue light

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