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

    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

    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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