2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2009 5:47 PM by PAHU
RaySF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am a new Mac user and just purchased a Samsung laser ML 2851-ND printer for my new MacBook. I bought the Samsung printer because it was supposed to be able to print double sided, but cant figure out where (either in the Printer settings or Word software) how to print double sided. How do I know I have the right driver (it says Samsung 2851 Series) for the printer? Any idea how to solve this?


Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Samsung Laser ML 2851-ND
  • macwiz1220 Level 4 Level 4 (1,940 points)
    Hi. Welcome to the Apple discussions.

    Read this article on double sided printing in Leopard.
  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (15,750 points)
    The default location for two sided (duplex) printing is located under the Layout tab. When you select File > Print, the print dialog that appears could be minimised, meaning that all you see is the printer name and the Presets menu. If this is so, click the triangle next to the printer name to expand the view. Now, if you open the Copies & Pages menu, you will see the layout tab. Here you can select two-sided.

    If this is not available (grayed-out) it will most likely be due to the Samsung driver having its own duplex function. This could be located under another menu, possibly named Finishing.

    The other thing to look out for is enabling the duplex setting. For some printers, the duplex function requires an option piece of hardware. In these cases, you need to tell the driver that your printer has this installed. If you open the printer queue for the Samsung, and select Options & Supplies, under the Driver tab may be an area where you can select what options are installed on the printer. If you see the duplex unit, then enable it and close the window. You may need to restart the Mac for the function to appear in the driver.