FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Print on Both Sides of the Paper Manually (Manual 2-sided Printing).

Print Both Side

  • Before re-inserting the paper, fan and straighten it to avoid paper jams.
  • Very thin or thick paper is not recommended.
  • If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
  • When you use the manual 2-sided function, it is possible there may be paper jams or poor print quality.

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The machine prints all the odd-numbered pages on one side of the paper first. Then, the printer driver displays a pop-up message that instructs you to re-insert the odd pages into the machine so it can print the even-numbered pages.


  1. Select the print command in your application.
  2. Select Brother MFC-XXXX Printer (where XXXX is the name of your model), and then click the printing properties or preferences button.
    The printer driver window appears.
  3. Click the Basic tab.
  4. In the Orientation field, select the Portrait or Landscape option to set the orientation of your printout.

    If your application contains a similar setting, we recommend that you set the orientation using the application.

  5. Click the 2-sided / Booklet drop-down list, and then select 2-sided (Manual).
  6. Click the 2-sided Settings button.
  7. Select one of the options from the 2‑sided Type menu.
    When 2-sided is selected, four types of 2-sided binding are available for each orientation:

    2-sided type
  8. Select the Binding Offset check box if you want to specify the offset for binding in inches or millimetres.
  9. Click OK to return to the printer driver window.
  10. Change other printer settings if needed.

    The Borderless feature is not available when using this option.

  11. Click OK, and then click the execute button on your application dialog box to start printing.
  12. Click OK to print the first side of the pages.
    The machine prints all the odd numbered pages first. Then the printer driver will stop and show the instructions required to re-insert the paper.
  13. Re-insert the paper.
  14. Click OK.
    The even numbered pages will be printed.

If the paper is not feeding correctly, it may be curled. Remove the paper, straighten it, and put it back in the paper tray.




  1. From an application, such as Apple TextEdit, click the File menu, and then select Print.
  2. Select Brother MFC-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name).

    For more page setup options, click the Show Details button.

  3. Select the Orientation option that matches the way you want the document to print.
  4. Click the application pop-up menu, and then select Paper Handling.
    The Paper Handling options appear.
  5. Click the Pages to Print pop-up menu, and then select the Even Only option.
  6. Click the Page Order pop-up menu, and then select Reverse.
  7. Change other printer settings, if needed.
  8. Click Print.
  9. After the machine prints the even-numbered pages, remove the printed pages from the output paper tray.
  10. Make sure the pages are completely flat, and put the paper back in the tray, blank side facing down and the top page first.

    Paper orientation
    For Portrait Portrait
    For Landscape For Landscape Landscape


  11. Click the File menu, and then select Print.
  12. Click the application pop-up menu, and then select Paper Handling.
    The Paper Handling options appear.
  13. Click the Pages to Print pop-up menu, and then select the Odd Only option.
  14. Click the Page Order pop-up menu, and then select Normal.
  15. Click Print.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Have you checked the manuals?

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

Related Models

DCP-T310, DCP-T510W, DCP-T710W, MFC-T810W

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