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    Question Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    I'm trying to set up my new printer, Brother HL-2270DW, connected by USB. It's got duplex capability which works in Windows, but I can't duplex in ubuntu.

    When I print a document like this
    Code:
    lp -d Brother_HL-2270DW_series -o sides=two-sided-long-edge test.pdf
    the document prints one-sided.


    I have the drivers installed. My output for
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep Brother
    is


    Code:
    ii  cupswrapperhl2270dw:i386               2.0.4-2                                 Brother HL2270DW CUPS wrapper driver
    ii  hl2270dwlpr:i386                       2.1.0-1                                 Brother HL-2270DW LPR driver
    ii  printer-driver-ptouch                  1.3-3ubuntu0.1                          printer driver Brother P-touch label printers
    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    paste this into a spare browser window

    http://localhost:631/printers/

    ..it is the CUPS interface for your computer ...........

    left-click on your printer; work through the options

    .......select......administration.........set default options....

    ......for my canon printer, with duplex options, that is where I set it

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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    Thanks for your response. In the "set default options" pages, there aren't any apparent duplex options.

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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    OK:

    well open Printing from Administration

    select your Brother;

    right-click;

    select Properties;

    ...... 4 down.......Printer Options....

    .....can you set duplex there?
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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    That was a great tip pdc! In the GUI I didn't see any duplex options, but I noticed that the printer "make and model" had the wrong printer. I had to change that to "Brother HL2270DW for CUPS" which I downloaded from Brother.

    Duplex works great now! Thanks for all your help!

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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    thanks:

    in your first post when you said

    cupswrapperhl2270dw:i386 2.0.4-2 Brother HL2270DW CUPS wrapper driver
    ii hl2270dwlpr:i386 2.1.0-1
    .........I took it you had downloaded and installed what you needed...

    when you say

    I noticed that the printer "make and model" had the wrong printer
    ..........which "wrong" printer was there please?

    ........we all get these problems; and linux is a great place for learning; .....there is an unlimited amount I have no idea about in linux!!

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    Re: Can't print duplex with Brother HL-2270DW

    I don't know the name of the printer it had selected, but it wasn't one that I own.

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