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12-01-2011 03:21 PM
HP Laserjet 1536dnf MFP / product: C#538A
I tried to do output two-sided copies from single side input. With either 1 to 2 sided or 2 to 2 sided option. selected when I use either the automatic document feeder or load originals on the glass, the unit prints on only one side and feeding it out instead of pulling the page back in and print on the other side (duplex output). According to the manual the printer should do this.
I don't need this often. So I've been manually copying and feeding the paper back into the printer thru the paper feed.
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12-01-2011 09:05 PM
After fumbling around and reading some of the posts here I thinki I've figured out how to do automatic copying from 1-sided originals to 2-sided (duplex) copies. Push the copy menu button
1. The multi-page copy menu item must be on, and
2. the Two-sieded must be set to "1 to 2 sided".
At least this worked in a couple of tests just now.
Before these tests I also updated the firmware in my printer. Don't know if this made a difference or not.
12-08-2011 05:56 PM
I'm using Apple MacIntosh Lion OSX 10.7 so I'm unfamiliar with Windows 7.
On Lion, I select two-sided on one of the panesl (often the Layout panel) in the print dialogue box.
Maybe this will help.
12-08-2011 11:40 PM
Thanx JM for reply. I may have not stated the question well. It's not printing from PC, but more of using a copier. Like if I have 100 pages of double sided material, and need to make 3 sets of these (2-sided copies).
12-10-2011 05:20 PM
The 1563dnf does not have a duplex function in the document feeder. Thus you cannot automatically copy from both sides of the original to your copies. You could manually place your originals on the glass and make the copies one sheet at a time flipping over the original to copy the second side.
Maybe you could automatically copy from one side (front side) of the originals then turn over your copies and put them in the paper tray and copy to the other side. But you would need to get the sequence right and this seems prone to errors.
Perhaps the easiest way is just take your document to a copy shop that can automatically copy from both sides of the original.
05-16-2013 05:11 PM
I will do my best to help you with two-sided copies. Page 98 of the User Guide discusses how to do this. If this doesn't help, do you get any error messages on the printer when you try it?
Let me know if you still need any more assistance.
05-17-2013 03:18 AM
I appreciate the response; however, the instructions simply do not work. Based on my discussion with phone tech support at HP, the Laserjet 1536dnp does not copy duplex. It does print duplex. The manual is not correct, nor is the keyboard on the printer. The system does not have the automatic feeder required to draw the paper back through to copy the second page (copy duplex feature)--it never did have this capability.
I initially worked with HP folks on-line, who continuously referred me to "page 98", and insisted the reason my machine did not work was because I was not following the instructions. Finally, out of frustration, I called HP and spoke to a live technician. He informed me the 1536dnp does not copy duplex. When I asked about the glaring error in the manual, and why it was never corrected, I was told--well, stuff happens and if I wanted to discuss the matter further, I should call HP headquarters. The technician ended the call. The store that sold me the printer, Staples, was happy to exchange my machine, refund my purchase--do whatever to make things right; however, beyond the copy duplex bungle, I am a happy with this purchase. Copy duplex is not a show stopper.