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On 06/27/2012 07:15 PM, NoOp wrote:
On 04/02/2012 10:56 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
I am wondering about the Duplexing issues with LO.

I still am running 3.4.5 64-bit DEBs install on Ubuntu. [plus a Vista

I have two printers that have a duplexer as part of the printer.

Epson Artisan 810 inkjet.
HP Laserjet 2300dn.

I have had the Epson since 3.3.2 or 3.3.3 came out.  I never could get
it to print out a duplex document [i.e. print on both sides of the
sheet].  I always has to print/export to a PDF file and use the PDF
viewer to print the document with the duplex option.

Today, I just setup a HP Laserjet 2300dn, and I just printed a document
using its duplex option.  It worked.

So here is my question:
Does anyone know why LO will not print out a two sided document using
the Epson Artisan 810 inkjet printer, but it will print the same
document out duplexed [double sided] with the HP Laserjet 2300dn?
It's nothing to do with LO, it's the printer driver.

I have never had problems printing duplex on my Epson Workforce 635...
until I updated one of my machines to Ubuntu 12.04. This was driving me
nuts as my other systems all print to the printer (it's networked) just

Ubuntu 12.04 changed drivers. The Epson driver you can find online via Epson's links for the print/scanner will print only, but the one that comes with 12.04 will also let the scanner work for the Artisan 810. So the drivers that I get for 10.04 comes from the Epson web site pointing to a link to Epson drivers for Linux. When I upgraded a laptop to 12.04 and that OS went after the proper drivers, then and only then did I get to use the scanner part of that printer with Ubuntu.

LO is the only package that will not print duplex with the Artisan printer. ALL other packages that print use Ubuntu's menu system for the printer. LO seems to use their own.

But, LO will duplex with the HP laser printer.

if it is the drivers, and not LO, then tell my why it is only LO that give me this problem?

Thunderbird, Firefox, and other packages that use the Ubuntu printer menu all will duplex just fine for the Artisan, but LO will not.

I have not tried duplexing with the Ubuntu 12.04/MATE laptop, but I rarely use it with anything that needs printing.

This is the driver that I use with 10.04 since I needed to install it manually, but 12.04 went after its own.


The problem is that Ubuntu; in their effort to 'dumb down' the system,
automatically installs the 'new & improved' ESCPR driver(s). For some
reason the ESCPR drivers do not include two-sided (duplex) printing.

I finally compared drivers in the other machines & found that I had
previously installed the full packaged driver from Avasys/Epson:


I'd recommend that you go to:
and download the full driver for your printer:


Install & select that driver in your Print setup. Now see if you can
select and print two-sided/duplex.

I'll try to remember to file a bug report at
and see if I can get Till Kamppeter to take a look at it.

I'm not snipping the following as this is in response to an old post, so
I'll leave in place for archive purposes.

It seems weird that duplexing will not work for one printer but it will
for the other.

If I want to print out a color document, two-sided, I have to
print/export it to a PDF file and then print out the PDF file using the
duplex option for the Epson printer.  LO's print manager [?] will not
print the document 2-sided to the Epson printer, even though it shows up
as one of the print options.  But when printing to the "new" HP Laserjet
2300dn printer, I click on the duplex option and it works fine.

So any clues what is needed to get the Epson inkjet printer to print out
a duplex sheet [a tri-fold brochure] when I go through the printer menu
system and select the duplex option over the default one-sided printing?

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