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There has been a number of threads about duplex problems printing from LO.

On an Ubuntu 64-bit 10.04 and 12.04 OS, an Epson Artisan 810 printer would not duplex, while the HP 2300dn laser would, when printing from LO Writer. The Artisan will print duplex using the default PDF reader or all of the other packages installed in the Ubuntu computer.

Here is the solution that was made for the Artisan printer.

First I installed 3 different drivers for the printer to see if any of these would solve the problem:

1]  epson-inkjet-printer 1.0.0-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2)
2] epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.2.2-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2
3]  CUPS+Gutenprint (OpenPrinting LSB 3.2) v5.2.7

None of them would print duplex by default using LO.

I went to the Options - LibreOffice - Print section and there was nothing there to help.
Then I started to go through all of the options.
There was one option I did not try

Options - LibreOffice - General
Print dialogs
Use LibreOffice dialogs

This checkbox is not checked by default.
I decided to try it. Well, it worked.

Why using the default setting does not work, I do not know. Why LO does not use the default Print dialogs [for Ubuntu and Windows XP/Vista] like all the other packages do, I do not know. You would think that if one printer works with the duplexing, the other would as well. If LO used the "default/standard" printing dialogs, would it work, maybe.

Also for the print driver options:
the #2 driver - Escpr driver does not have any duplex option.

#1 and #2 do not have any resolution options other than 300 by 300 DPI, while #3 has many, many DPI resolution options.

the CUPS+Gutenberg - OpenPrinting - driver seems to have the best color results for all three printer drivers.

the default in the General dialog does not work for printing duplex for several printers, mine included.

Why I did not check this box before? I was told, when LO first came out, to use the defaults and not use the LO dialogs for Load/Save and Printing.

Well, it was a simple fix. Whether it would work for the other printers that have duplexing issues, I do not know.

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