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Windows 7: Double sided printout

25 Jan 2019   #1
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
Double sided printout

I have a Samsung laser printer that has double sided option. It seems fickeled..at times. i get it to do that and other times it does not. I go into preferences and it is confusing, mainly cause i do not understand some of the options it offers, so maybe just one option does not work as it should...ie...it says a few times of choices...single page, multiple page and etc. I have tried both and made sure that the box appears that says double sided...Now, at tax time is when i mainly want to use double sided printing, cause all those forms that one downloads, come either in 4,6 pages. I wonder if the printer is aware of certain downloads that it automatically does the double sided. I went to Samsung and they no longer support their printers and gave that job to HP, which in turn is hopeless too. Does anyone have an idea of how to get this printer to do a double sided option? The model is ML2950 series.


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25 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi Novel8-

If it is somehow related to a Win 7 problem, the first question I would ask is-

Do you have the latest firmware and software?- Access Denied

How to set it to do what you want is easy to find in the user manual.
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26 Jan 2019   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

You can permanently set the device by going to Printer preferences for that Printer.

Here is a visual tutorial that I found on the web HOW TO CHANGE PRINTER DEFAULT SETTINGS IN WINDOWS 7

The Printer Preferences should also be accessible when you go to print from any application installed on Windows.
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26 Jan 2019   #4
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
double sided printing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Hi Novel8-

If it is somehow related to a Win 7 problem, the first question I would ask is-

Do you have the latest firmware and software?- Access Denied

How to set it to do what you want is easy to find in the user manual.

I know how to check my preferences of my printer and its in that area that seems confusing for me, like I said in my OP. Also, do you know how I can find if I did install a firmware for my printer? I tried About:config and i see quite a few lists of my printer and the last one says.."modified".
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26 Jan 2019   #5
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

The manual for your printer is here-

Samsung ML-2950ND Manuals

Doing a quick check in the table of contents, setting preferences is described on page 40. Printing double sided is on page 173.

There are also pages for installing the firmware and software. I don't know how to tell if you have the latest firmware or software. I have a HP Envy and it periodically asks me to check for updates but I can also check from within the software.
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26 Jan 2019   #6
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
The manual for your printer is here-

Samsung ML-2950ND Manuals

Doing a quick check in the table of contents, setting preferences is described on page 40. Printing double sided is on page 173.

There are also pages for installing the firmware and software. I don't know how to tell if you have the latest firmware or software. I have a HP Envy and it periodically asks me to check for updates but I can also check from within the software.

Thanks, I have the original Samsung installation disc that is almost the same as the one you sent me here.

The double side option with long edge is the only one that brings up the box of double side, and yet the pictorial of it is not what i prefer. Now the short edge does, but when i choose it, the double side option does not appear...go figure.
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26 Jan 2019   #7
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

The original installation disc likely does not have the latest firmware and driver (I didn't mention that before).
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26 Jan 2019   #8
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
The original installation disc likely does not have the latest firmware and driver (I didn't mention that before).

I do recall that i had reinstall a later printer and firmware after using the disc that came with the printer, but lost track when i did do this. That is why i was asking if there is a way to find the version of the Firmware i do have and see if the one that is offered now in 2017 is an improvement, or i already have it installed. Now, i went to computer folder of Samsung and properties and it shows under previous versions, that the printer was updated twice...once the week of jan 16 and then jan 24 of this year. It says that this occurred either through system restore ( which I did not do ) and/or windows backup. If this is true, then it may occur each time i use the printer, automatically...i did not do it personally.
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27 Jan 2019   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I went to the website and looked at all the firmware, drivers, and software. All of them are for Vista 64 bit. Nothing for Win 7.

However, you said you were able to access the double sided print options shown on page 173 of the manual. As a result, it doesn't appear to be a Win 7 problem.

However, there are two options. The second one is for the case where you use either a PCL or XPS driver (I don't know where those drivers are and how one determines which one is installed). It says it's the printer default and how they work depends on the settings you specify on the printer control panel.

If you can use the second option, I would choose the long edge. That's just saying the orientation of the page is the same as if you are doing normal printing with standard 8 1/2 by 11 paper.
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27 Jan 2019   #10
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

OK, i bit the bullet and uninstalled the printer driver and reinstalled it. I also tried to install the Firmware which is a .Zip file. I saved it, double clicked on it, like I did with the driver and for some reason it goes to windows Photo Viewer which in turn it says it cannot open it. Is it because its a zip file, so was the printer driver a zip file and had no problem installing that. Also, I always had a Samsung Printer manager installed, but i know not what is its function...would you?
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