Print Duo (Both Sides)

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Written By Chris Pellegrino

A Duo enabled printer will allow you to select both sides in the driver, Printing Preferences:

  • Control Panel
  • View Devices and Printers
  • Right click your printers icon
  • Printing Preferences

Print Duo (Both Sides)

  • You can then set your colour preference for each side. (colour or monochrome)
  • If your printer is Not Duo enabled the duplex printing option will be greyed out.
    *See below if your printer is Duo enabled on the display but is actually greyed out in the driver settings.


How do I know if my printer is enabled to print both sides (Duo)?

Power the printer on and when it has initialised the Display will contain the word: DUO = Double sided is enabled.

Duo is Not Enabled


Duo is Enabled


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No ‘Duo’?  Your printer is a single sided printer.
It may be possible to purchase an online Duo Upgrade (300, 600, D, K, Ultima):

  • Sign-up for or Sign-in to your Magicard Support Account.
  • Register your printer.
  • If an upgrade is possible for your registered printer the option will be displayed.


* My printer is Duo Enabled on the display but the duplex option is greyed out in Printing Preferences?

This could be a sign that the driver has lost communication to the printer and could be the result of a number of causes.

If you are connected to the printer via USB.

  1. Power off the printer.
  2. Go to control panel> devices and printers and remove all Magicard icons.
  3. Then reboot the pc.
  4. Once back up power on the printer.
  5. Wait a couple of minutes and in Devices and printers should be a new Magicard icon.
  6. Right click that icon and select Printing preferences. On the printer tab set it to both sides ( this should now be available to select)
  7. Then set your color formats on the card front tab and card back tab. (colour or monochrome)


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