How to Setup Duplex Printing
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Duplex Printing

HP LaserJet printers that have the letter D in their model namehave built-in duplexing capability.
Note: Do not print on both sides of labels, transparencies, or vellum. You may damage the printer.


  1. From the Start menu, in the Search field.

  2. Type or copy and paste this into the field: \\\files\Resources\Software\PrinterDrivers&Guides

  3. Scroll down until you can double-click on Universal Print Driver Windows 7 64-bit.exe to start the installation process.

  4. In the Security Warning window, click Run.

  5. In the WinZip Self-Extractor window, click Unzip. When the unzipping is done, click OK.

  6. The HP Universal Printing Installer window will open. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.

  7. In the Installation Mode window, choose Dynamic Mode, then click Install, then Finish.

  8. In the Devices and Printers window, right-click on HP Universal Printing PCL6 and choose Set as Default. You should see a green checkmark beside the printer.

  9. Right-click on HP Universal Printing PCL6 again and choose Printing Preferences.
  10. In the HP Universal Printing PCL 6 window, click on Search for the Network Printers and select HP LaserJet P4015.

  11. Click in the checkbox beside Add this printer to my Printers and Faxes folder, then click OK.

Preparing to Print Double-Sided Documents

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then Devices and Printers.

  2. In the Devices and Printers window, right-click on the Printer and choose Set as Default from the pop-up menu.

  3. Right-click on the Printer again and choose Printing Preferences.

  4. On the Printing Shortcuts tab, click on Eco-print (Two-sided Printing).

  5. Click OK and you're done. All your print jobs should now be double-sided by default.

  1. Open System Preferences

  2. Select Printers & Scanners

  3. Select a Printer in the list and select Options & Supplies

  4. Click Options and check if the Duplex is enabled as default, then click OK.

Printing a Single Sided Document

When a printer has duplex installed as the default you are able to print duplex from all your programs.  Word, Excel, Adobe Reader .....etc.   However, to print a single sided document you must select a new page layout per document.

  1. Open a document you wish to print in a single page manner.  Click the File Menu and select Print.   (do not click on the printer icon)

  2. Enter the number of copies or pages to print now before you turn off the duplex.

  3. From the Copies and Pages drop-down menu, select Layout.

  4. From the Two-Sided area, select Off.  Note that the sample will change to show  how the document will print.

  5. Click the Print button to send the document to the printer.

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