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Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

I am running Windows 7 x64.  The 6600DN does print Xerox documents from the Control Panel, ie. Demo pages

and Configuration Report in Duplex; this indicates the Duplex Unit does operate. However, printing duplex

using the print driver no longer functions.  I have used the Xerox Global Print Driver PCL6, both the current

version from the website and an older version, V3.8.496.7.0.  

If anyone has any  ideas ,I would be most appreciative.

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Re: Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

The latest GPD doesn't support the 6600 so it won't work (No idea why Xerox.com has it listed and I can't fix that)

 

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But the older GPD probably does, and the native driver certainly does. My guess is BiDi isn't working so it doesn't see the Duplex Module, so lets just shut off BiDi and add the Duplex Module manually and continue on printing duplex.

 

Go into the Control panel on your PC, go into Devices and Printers

Find the relevant printer install and right-click and go to Printer Properties > Configuration

Set the directional Communication Connection to Off then click OK (For some reason I don't understand, Apply won't be choosable)

Then go back to the same screen and you will be able to select Printer Model = DN (You can't actual change Duplex, you have to change the model, the reason being is that the DN has Duplex (Its the D) and the N doesn't

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And after doing that I realize you may have a N driver chosen instead of DN, but if that is the case, my post will still help ;-)

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Re: Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

First,  neither 6600DN or 6600N are listed under "Xerox Global Print Driver PCL Properties.  You selected the 6700DN.  I followed your instructions fine until going back to Configuration Page.

Your Configuration Page has "Printer Model", however my Config. Page shows Duplex Module: (you select Installed or Not Installed).  Accordingly, I cannot select "Printer Model = DN".

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Re: Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

First,  neither 6600DN or 6600N are listed under "Xerox Global Print Driver PCL Properties.  You selected the 6700DN.  I followed your instructions fine until going back to Configuration Page.

 

Please read the words and don't just look at the pictures, the sentence right before the picture negates your First point

The latest GPD doesn't support the 6600 so it won't work

 

Your Configuration Page has "Printer Model", however my Config. Page shows Duplex Module: (you select Installed or Not Installed).  Accordingly, I cannot select "Printer Model = DN".

 

And again, the words immediately after that same picture are these,"But the older GPD probably does, and the native driver certainly does. My guess is BiDi isn't working so it doesn't see the Duplex Module, so lets just shut off BiDi and add the Duplex Module manually and continue on printing duplex." which make it quite clear that we are not in the Global driver, and are in fact using the Native PCL6 driver, add to this sentence the fact that the picture is of a window that actually states Xerox Phaser 6600DN PCL6 Properties

 

Then again, the words right on top of the picture you reference

"Then go back to the same screen and you will be able to select Printer Model = DN (You can't actual change Duplex, you have to change the model, the reason being is that the DN has Duplex (Its the D) and the N doesn't"

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Re: Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

Bottom line, with the Phaser 6600DN PLC6 dfriver, this is the story.  For duplex, I must select 2-sided and the By-Pass Tray.  If I select Tray 1 and 2-sided, it prints 2 sheets single-sided.

It will NOT print duplex in the Main Tray, Tray 1.  Any ideas still welcome.

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Re: Phaser 6600DN - Will no longer print Duplex thru driver

I doubt it is the tray, more likely the stock as loaded.

 

The machine will not Duplex any stock that does not fit in these guidelines

Duplex: 60 – 125 gsm, 16 – 32 lb. bond; Sourced from here

 

So my guess would be that the trays that don't duplex are programmed with a stock outside of those. Of course that is just a guess since I have no idea how it is programmed, and since you say internal pages will print duplex, then they would fail just like the ones from the PC, because the driver doesn't make the decision, the printer does.

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