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How to print double sided on Brother printer?

If you are looking for a way to print double-sided on your Brother printer, you have come to the right place.

In this blog post, we will show you how to do it using the built-in duplex printing feature of your printer.

How to print double-sided on brother printer manually?

If your Brother printer does not have a 2-sided printing feature, you can manually print on both sides of a page.

If your Brother printer is connected to a PC, you will use the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings in your printer driver to print the pages you want.

Brother printers that are connected to a Mac will use the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings in the Print Dialog Box of the application you are printing from.

If you want to print a 10-page document on 5 sheets of paper, you will need to set the printer driver to print all odd-numbered pages in reverse order first. This will print the pages in the following order: 9, 7, 5, 3, 1.

After those pages have been printed, reload the pages and set the printer driver to print all even-numbered pages in normal order. This will print the pages in the following order: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

To print on both sides of a page using a PC, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the printer driver
  2. Select the Basic tab and check Reverse Order
  3. Select the Advanced tab and click on Other Print Options
  4. Select Print Order and check Print Odd Pages
  5. Click on Ok

Your printer will begin to print all of the odd-numbered pages.

After your printer has finished printing the odd-numbered pages, remove them from the output paper tray.

Always be mindful the printed pages are dry before proceeding with the next steps.

Empty the paper tray completely to avoid adding the printed pages to the top of an unprinted paper stack.

Make sure the pages are completely flat before you put them back in the paper tray, with the top page first and printed sides faced up.

To ensure that the images are correctly printed, you should position the paper so that the top edges of the images are at the back of the tray when printing in portrait orientation, and at the right-hand side of the tray when printing in landscape orientation.

  1. In the printer driver, select the Basic tab and un-check Reverse Order
  2. Select the Advanced tab and click Other Print Options
  3. Choose Print Order, check Print Even Pages and click on Ok

Your printer will now print all the even-numbered pages on the other side of the odd-numbered pages.

If the paper is thin and curls easily, it may wrinkle when it prints. If the paper is curled, you can try flattening it and putting it back in the tray, or you may need to get a new paper tray.

If the paper isn’t feeding correctly, it may be because it’s curled. Remove the paper from the tray, flatten it out, and reload it.

How to print double-sided on Brother printer Mac?

To print on both sides of a page using a Mac device:

  1. First, open the Print dialog
  2. Select Paper Handling > Reverse for Page Order
  3. Select Even Only for Pages to Print > Click Print

Your printer will print all of the even-numbered pages. Remove them from the output tray when the printer has finished printing.

Make sure all the printed pages are dry before proceeding to the next steps. Place the printed pages back into the paper tray with the printed sides face up.

Kep the pages flat before you put them back in the paper tray.

  1. In the application’s print dialog box, select Paper Handling from the pop-up menu
  2. Select Normal for Page Order > Odd Only for Pages to Print > Click Print

Your printer will now print all the odd-numbered pages on the other side of the even-numbered pages.

Why can’t I print double-sided printing on my Brother printer?

Today, printers are not just limited to single-sided printing. In fact, you can now print double-sided as well simultaneously – a process known as duplex printing. Most Brother Printers use this feature.

The duplex printing feature can save you both time and energy. Sometimes, a brother printer not printing double-sided can become a real hassle, especially if you’re short on time.

If you are having trouble getting your Brother Printer Duplexing to work, don’t worry; in most cases, there is a very simple solution.

There are several reasons why your Brother Printer Duplex might not be working. We’ll go over each of them so you can fix the problem.

Reasons for Brother Printer Duplex Printing Not Working

When the printer is not printing on both sides, there are many possible reasons for this:

  • When you have a Mac, it can be difficult to find drivers that will work for duplex printing
  • If you are experiencing issues with printers in Windows or other operating systems, it may be due to incompatible printer drivers
  • Updating your operating systems can cause issues with duplex printing
  • Third-party print plugins can lead to incompatibility issues with Brother printers

There are several reasons that can prevent your Brother printer from duplex printing.

After investigating the reasons, if you move to the solutions, you may be able to fix the problem.

Solutions to Brother Printer not Printing Double-Sided

Here are a few simple solutions that you can try in order to fix the problem:

  • Make sure the duplex feature has been enabled in the print settings
  • Update the Printer Driver that is compatible with your Brother printer model
  • Check page setup or paper settings to make sure settings are not for single-sided paper
  • Make sure to save the settings if you have made any changes in the settings

If your problem still persists and you don’t have time to contact customer service, you can try printing double-sided manually. Print the first page on one side of the paper. Then turn the stack over and print the other side of the paper. While you are printing, make sure to change the page setup to “Even/Odd.” This will make sure that your pages print in the correct order.

How to stop double-sided printing on Brother printer for Mac?

Two-Sided printing may be enabled by default when using the Apple AirPrint printer driver.

To disable Two-Sided printing:

1. Click File > Print.
2. Uncheck Two-Sided.
3. If you want to save these settings as a preference:

    • Select Save As or Save Current Settings as Preset from the Presets dropdown.
    • Name the Preset and then click on OK.

4. Click Print.

How to disable double-sided printing on Brother printer for Windows?

If you are using Windows 10:

  1. Click the Start > Settings button.
  2. Click Devices > Devices 
  3. Click Printers and Scanners
  4. Under Printers and Scanners and click on your default printer. Then click on Manage
  5. Under Manage your device, click on Printer preferences
  6. Depending on your printer model, look for a two-sided/booklet printing option
  7. Select or unselect if you want to enable or disable double-sided printing on your Brother printer

Can Brother printer print double-sided?

Certain Brother printer models have the duplex printing feature to be able to print double-sided. Always check with the user manual or contact the manufacturer before buying a printer if duplex printing is a must-have feature.


So there you have it! Whether your Brother printer is connected to a PC or Mac, these tips will help you print double-sided on your printer.

We hope this information was helpful and easy to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading.