Cannot turn off printer duplexing

Discussion in 'Misc' started by David Arnstein, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. When I print something, my printer always prints on both sides of the
    paper, even if I carefully de-select duplexing in the OSX print
    dialog.

    Hardware: 2011 iMac, about a year old. Brother HL-5730DW laser.
    Software: OSX "Lion," Firefox, Preview, Safari, textedit, etc. etc. etc.

    Anyone else have this problem? I would like to know if this is a
    generic OSX problem, or a specifici issue with my printer. I don't
    know whether to research Brother software of Apple OSX.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    David Arnstein, Nov 10, 2011
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  2. Salut David

    I don't have it with a Brother 9045 Multifunction printer.
    Mac mini 2011, 10.7.2

    I can turn duplexing on and off and it works as desired.
    I'd suspect it is a Brother problem, as Brother delivers the "drivers"
    to Apple....

    Some things to consider: Brother has 2 different kinds of "drivers" on
    their website: a CUPS driver and a "simple" PPD.

    Which one are you using?

    At the time i bought my printer the CUPS driver was not usable for my
    needs, as I wanted to have the option to print page 1 of a document from
    a different paper source, which was not supported by the CUPS driver. So
    I had to use the PPD. That had the problem that landscape printing was
    not implemented... But PPD files are simple text files and can be
    edited...

    Cheers
    Andreas
     
    Andreas Rutishauser, Nov 10, 2011
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  3. The fact that there are two types of drivers is news to me. I will search
    the Brother web pile for these drivers. I don't know what is installed
    on my iMac and I don't know which driver would be better for me.

    Thank you Andreas!
     
    David Arnstein, Nov 10, 2011
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