I am trying to configure a printer (Canon Pixma mg3150) to my mac... everything looks fine, I can print a page of 1 side. The specification of the printer shows auto duplex print, but the Two Sided is not permitted from the PDF viewer as follows:

Does anyone know if the printer really permits auto duplex print?

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  • The obvious questions: does duplex printing work in other programs? Do you have the latest drivers? Did you try different presets? – lupincho Apr 17 '12 at 21:00
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    Is there a "Paper Handling" choice where we see "Layout" in your picture? – GEdgar Apr 17 '12 at 21:53
  • Indeed, there is a choice Duplex Printing & Margin which responds to my need, thank you very much... – SoftTimur Apr 17 '12 at 22:40

Go into the system preferences, Print & Scan, click on the printer, and click "Options & Supplies...". Under the "Driver" tab, check and see if there's some sort of option to turn a duplexer on & off.


Two-side printer setting is located under "Duplex Printing & Margins".

  • No, I think there should be a checkbox labeled "two-sided" next to the copies field. – Kevin Chen Dec 9 '13 at 17:19
  • Canon printers seem to have duplex printer options working only under "Duplex Printing & Margins". This suggestion appears to have worked for SoftTimur. – user64439 Dec 9 '13 at 17:30

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