One of our departments needs to have most of their print jobs be single-sided.
We’ve just installed an AltaLink C8055 and -thought- we’d configured it to default to 1-sided printing. (see screenshot)
When users print, however, their computers are defaulting to 2-sided printing.
Short of touching every computer in the department, is there some way to force the 1-sided option?
This printer is not on a print-server, users are printing directly to the IP.
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Yes. Rhight click on device driver: in General tab>Printer properties>Preferences>on Printing options at 2 sided printing select 1 side print, click aply, click ok and in Advanced tab>Printing defaults on Printing options at 2 sided printing select 1 side print, click apply, click ok.
Thanks for the reply, Gabi.
I think your instructions are for configuring the defaults in Windows, yes?
I'm trying to avoid having to do that on each machine, if possible.
(I'm beginning to think I'll have to, however.)
If I've misuderstood, I'll be thrilled!
It can't be done at the printer, it must be done in the driver.
I was afraid that was the answer; we'll get started on setting the defaults at the users' machines.
(I don't suppose you have any idea why there's a settings page that implies it can be done at the printer? Getting my hopes up was just mean. <grin>)
The webpage is setting defaults for prints submitted to the device.
Defaults are not forced settings, they are just the default settings.
So if you specify nothing, it does what is on the webpage.
If you specify something otherwise, you are clearly stating you don't want to use the defaults, so if the driver says duplex and printer states simplex is the default, the driver is going to win.
Some drivers will (or at least should) pull its defaults from the printers webpage, but in my experience, this is really only the case in specific scenarios. It almost always works with a native model specific v3 Windows print driver, but almost never if using the Xerox Global Print driver. And of course the driver would need to be installed with full bi-directional comm, or it won't / can't pull those defaults.
It also isn't guaranteed to work.