HL-L8260CDW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Print both sides of paper or a booklet automatically

When 2-sided printing:

  • Use A4, Letter, Legal, or Folio size paper when you use the automatic 2-sided printing function.
  • If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
  • If paper is curled, straighten it and put it back in the paper tray. If the paper continues to curl, replace the paper.
  • If the paper is not feeding correctly, it may be curled. Remove the paper and straighten it. If the paper continues to curl, replace the paper.
  • Make sure that the back cover is closed.
  • Use regular paper or thin paper. DO NOT use bond paper.
    The machine can print in 2-sided if the print media is 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb) plain paper. Printing on print media heavier than 105 g/m2 (28 lb) will cause smears and excessive paper curling.

 

To set the automatic 2-sided or booklet print in the printer driver, follow the instructions listed below:

NOTE: Illustrations shown below are from a representative product and operating system, and may differ from your Brother machine and operating system.
 

Make sure you have installed the latest Full Driver & Software Package.
> Click here to download Full Driver & Software Package in the Downloads section.

 

Windows Users:

 

  1. You can either set the 2-sided/booklet print for a single job, or set the driver for so that all subsequent print jobs are 2-sided/booklet printed.

    Single Job:

     

    1. Within the application you wish to print from select the print option.
    2. Click PROPERTIES to open the Printing Preferences window. Continue to STEP 2.
    The steps may vary depending on your application.

     

    All Jobs:

     

    1. Open Printing Preferences. (Click here to see the details of how to open Printing Preferences.)
    2. Continue to STEP 2.

     

  2. Do one of the following:

     

     

    For Windows printer driver (2-Sided or Booklet Print):

     

     

    1. On the Basic Tab, make one of the following selections from the 2-sided/Booklet dropdown box:

       

      • 2-sided: When you want to print on both sides of the paper automatically, select this item.
      • Booklet: When you want to print as a booklet automatically, select this item. To make the Booklet, fold the printed pages down the middle. When using the booklet printing function, please note that the paper size, orientation, source and other settings must remain unchanged for the whole document.

      2-sided

       

       

    2. Click the 2-sided Settings button.
    3. Depending on whether you selected 2-sided or Booklet, you may adjust the following settings:

      2-sided Printing:

       

      • 2-sided Type: There are four (4) types of 2-sided binding directions available for each orientation - Portrait or Landscape.
      • Binding Offset: If you check this option, you can also specify the offset for the binding in inches or millimeters.

      2-sided_settings

       

       

      Booklet Printing:

       

      • 2-sided Type: There are two (2) types of 2-sided binding directions available for each orientation - Portrait or Landscape.
      • Booklet Printing Method: When Divide into Sets is selected: This option allows you to fold at the center of the smaller individual booklet sets without having to change the order of the page number. You can specify the number of sheets in each smaller booklet set, from 1 to 15. This option can help when folding the printed booklet that has a large number of pages.
      • Binding Offset: If you check this option, you can also specify the offset for the binding in inches or millimeters.

      Booklet Settings

       

       

    4. Click OK. Continue to STEP 3.

     

    For Windows BR-Script printer driver (2-Sided Print):

     

     

    1. On the Layout Tab, select Flip on Short Edge or Flip on Long edge in the Print on Both Sides.

      2-sided_BRScript

       

    2. Continue to STEP 3.
  3. Click (APPLY) => OK.
  4. If printing a Single Job, click OK or PRINT in the print dialog box to begin the print job.
    If configuring for All Jobs, the driver is now configured and all subsequent print jobs will use the selected settings.

 

 

Macintosh Users:

 

  1. Within the application you wish to print from select the print option.
  2. In the Print dialog box, to the right of Copies check on Two-Sided check box.
  3. From the Application dropdown, select Layout.
  4. From the Two-Sided dropdown, select Long-edge binding or Short-edge binding.

    2-sided_Mac

     

  5. To save this preference for future 2-Sided printing:

     

    1. Select Save As... or Save Current Settings as Preset... from the Presets dropdown box.
    2. Type a name for the Preset and click OK.
  6. Click PRINT. The document will print with the selected options.

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