Use double sided printing to save paper

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Otherwise known as duplex, double sided printing will not only save on your paper costs but also takes up less space in your files.

The definition of duplex printing is very simple: duplex printing is basically just printing on both sides of the paper. Why is it called duplex printing? If you are using a printer that can print double sided, the printer is equipped with a duplexing unit that can flip over the piece of paper after the first side has been printed. Duplex printing is different from regular printing because most inkjet and laser printers are set up to print on only one side of the paper. But why would you use two sheets of paper to print out a Microsoft Word document or PDF file when you could print on both sides of a single sheet of paper?

More and more people are starting to realize that duplex printing uses half of the total amount of paper, costing you less money. Double sided printing also causes less trees to be cut down, which is good for the environment and good for the human race, since more trees means more oxygen for us to breathe.

There are different ways to instruct your machine to print duplex. In word you are likely to see a screen like this:

This is the tab to change the settings to duplex and is very easy. The second image shows what you will see if you click on this tab.

In other programs you are likely to have to go into the Printer Properties to Finishing or Effects (depending on your printer). It is only a few clicks away so not difficult, but it is an extra step.

If you are unable to locate where to give this instruction, give us a call and we can talk you through it.

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