HL-5470DW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Print both sides of paper or a booklet automatically

When 2-sided(duplex) printing:

  • Use A4, Letter, Legal, or Folio size paper when you use the automatic 2-sided(duplex) printing function.
     
  • Make sure that the back cover is closed.
     
  • If the paper is curled, straighten it and then put it back in the paper tray.
     
  • Use regular paper or thin paper. DO NOT use bond paper.
    The machine can print in 2-sided(duplex) 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(duplex) 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(duplex)/booklet print for a single job, or set the driver for so that all subsequent print jobs are 2-sided(duplex)/booklet printed.

    Single Job:

     

    1. Within the application you wish to print from choose 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/Duplex or Booklet Print):

     

     

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

       

      • Duplex: When you want to print on both sides of the paper automatically, choose this item.
         
      • Booklet: When you want to print as a booklet automatically, choose 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.

       

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    2. Click the DUPLEX SETTINGS button.
       
    3. Depending on whether you chose Duplex or Booklet, you may adjust the following settings:

      DUPLEX PRINTING:

       

      • Duplex Type: There are four (4) types of 2-sided(duplex) 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.

       

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      BOOKLET PRINTING:

       

       

      • Duplex Type: There are two (2) types of 2-sided(duplex) binding directions available for each orientation - Portrait or Landscape.
         
      • Booklet Printing Method: When Divide into Sets is chose: 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.

       

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    4. Click OK. Continue to STEP 3.

     

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

     

     

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

 

Macintosh Users:

 

  1. Within the application you wish to print from choose the print option.
     
  2. In the Print dialog box, to the right of Copies check on Two-Sided check box.

    (Not available for Mac OS X 10.4)
     
  3. From the Application dropdown, choose Layout.
     
  4. From the Two-Sided dropdown, choose Long-edge binding or Short-edge binding.
     
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  5. To save this preference for future 2-Sided(Duplex) printing:

     

    1. Choose 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 chose options.

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