My new Dell1320 colour laser has what I would call quasi duplex print support. That is does not actually print both sides within - but when selected a window is presented to tell you how to reload pages printed on -evens- will print the -odds-with out causing brain ache figuring which way is up/down. So I thought I would give it a whirl, with a 4 page[2 sheet]doc. first page printed- then nothing- machine flashing away but no action. So I opened the printer page and there was the info - the 'spooling' showing- then it went to 'printing' Then it cleared the window- with only the first sheet printed. What gave up the struggle? My puny 1gb computer RAM or the printer?
I jest - but somehow for no particular reason - as I have never owned one but Lexmark seemed to me to be a brand to avoid.
Coming back to by question You are right - see my post, that is what the window said. But it only printed one odd page-it should have delivered two Then the print active window[Start/printers faxes/click on default printer]-showed the document with spooling taking place-then switched to 'printing' then the window emptied as if the job was done- but I still had one page only. Was it waiting for the 1sr sheet to be fed before proceeding with the next two pages- now that's a thought Will play some more to morrow.
NOT a Lexmark!*- In the voice of Prof Alexi on landing in Russia after the tumultuous voyage ;-}
Not familiar with the Dell but my printer has manual duplex (ie re-insert pages iaw the guidance - which I have more than once messed up!). Did you just select odd pages or as I think you should have done all pages and then tick a box manual duplex or double sided printing?
The verbiage in the print duplex window actually says - 'Will print even pages- reinsert print side up-meaning blank I guess -same way as delivered - so they come out of the machine printed side down-blank up - they go in as they came out. That right? Doesn't alter the fact I only got one page - not two. Got a screen shot and print to do in a mo- will play then
Agree that it strange it didn't play. I've lost count of the wasted paper I've used trying to get manual duplex to work. My laser didn't like the move to Vista for this and I now find it easier to print odd sides only first and then re-insert the paper, the right way up and the right way round, and then tell it to print even pages only. My inkjet copes fine.