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Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: microchip
Date: November 26, 2008 01:40PM
I'm finishing up my latest Novel today(as part of NaNoWriMo), and I would like to get copies to some of my friends to proofread before I have some actual books printed through lulu.com.

What's the easiest way to print about 70 pages double sided? I have just a regular inkjet.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 26, 2008 01:50PM
Use printer driver to print all odd pages. Flip pile. Print all even pages.

I always have a devil of a time remembering which way to "flip" the pile to keep both sides of the page "right" side up. For me, a short test run is advised.

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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: microchip
Date: November 26, 2008 01:59PM
Printer Driver?

I'm just looking in the Print menu right now and it has all the great options like comma seperated which pages to print and such, but no simple even and odd.

EDIT: I found it. It's under Paper Handling.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/2008 01:59PM by microchip.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: ADent
Date: November 26, 2008 02:09PM
How many are you printing?

When my mom's group needed about 100 copies of a 10 page bulletin they thought the printing costs were way too high. I volunteered my ancient HP 5M laser printer if they paid for toner and paper.

The problem it turns out that my paper feeds two sheets of paper on about every 20-40th page. This was a killer when printing a set then turning it over and printing the back since sucking in a blank page meant all the following pages were one page off.

So we printed all the page 1's then put them back in and printed all the page 2's on the back of page 1's. etc. That way if it sucked in a blank page you would end up with a page 1 blank on the back and just reprint that 1 page and not waste anything.

Next year they forked over the printing cost as this took forever (it would have taken a very long time even if the printer was 100% perfect).
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: ADent
Date: November 26, 2008 02:13PM
PS Inkjets are expensive per page. If it is 70 pages total go for it. If it is 70 pages 5 times Kinko's or such might be cheaper after you factor in replacement ink cartridges and paper and such.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: November 26, 2008 02:14PM
print one full copy on your inkjet (front only). go to kinko's, or some other copy shop and use the self serve machines to do the front and back copying on a photocopier. it's really fast and inexpensive - also likely cheaper than your time and the ink usage at home.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: MEG
Date: November 26, 2008 02:34PM
Another vote for kinkos for speed and ease. If you are feeling adventurous, you can try the Booklet Printing option under Finishing in the printer driver to cut down on the pages. The size of the text might be small though.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: November 26, 2008 03:09PM
Have you considered making a PDF to email to your friends? On second thought, then they would have to print it themselves if they need to annotate. On the other hand, if you are confident it cannot be improved . . .
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: microchip
Date: November 26, 2008 04:03PM
Hmm. I'll try the Kinkos. We've got several here.


I'm planning to print 6 copies. I'll see how it goes. I already forked over some money for a new ink cartridge. If Kinkos turns out to be only like $3 a copy then I'll go with that, but at $.10 a page, I'll have to see.

First I've gotta finish writing the damn thing though.
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Re: Double Sided Printing?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: November 26, 2008 04:07PM
Kinkos?????? Oh you mean FedEx Office!



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