Copy on Both Sides of the Paper With a PIXMA MX922
Article ID: ART141343 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 02/20/2020
 

Description

Learn how to copy on two sides (duplex copy) with the PIXMA MX922. This includes copying from: one-sided to two-sided, two-sided to two-sided, and two-sided to one-sided.

Solution

Types of two-sided copying

By changing the settings on your printer, you can specify the exact way you want to copy documents.

  • For standard single-sided to single-sided, refer to making copies in the online manual.

  • See the settings section below for how to make:

    • Two-sided to two-sided copies

    • Single-sided to two-sided copies

    • Two-sided to single-sided copies


Regular settings

After you press the COPY button, you can change the print settings for your copies by pressing the right Function button.

Two-sided to two-sided
image of the Standard copy screen with the duplex scan and print options boxed

  • Load the original: automatic feeder (ADF)

  • Set ADF duplex scan: Duplex1

  • Set 2-sidedPrintSetting: 2-sided


For Single-sided to two-sided

  • Load the original: platen glass surface2 or feeder (ADF)

  • Set ADF duplex scan: Simplex

  • Set 2-sidedPrintSetting: 2-sided3


Two-sided to single-sided

  • Load the original: automatic feeder (ADF)

  • Set ADF duplex scan: Duplex

  • Set 2-sidedPrintSetting: 1-sided

Advanced settings

1ADF duplex scan: Duplex
When you select Duplex for ADF duplex scan, Advanced is displayed on the printer screen. Select the orientation and the stapling side of the original by pressing the right Function button.
  • When you select Portrait for Orientation and Long-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images shows a double-sided page converted to two single pages: portrait orientation, bound on long side.
  • When you select Portrait for Orientation and Short-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 1 double-sided page converted to 2 single-sided pages: portrait orientation, bound on short side.
  • When you select Landscp. for Orientation and Long-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 1 double-sided page converted to 2 single-sided pages: landscape orientation, bound on long side.
  • When you select Landscp. for Orientation and Short-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 1 double-sided page converted to 2 single-sided pages: landscape orientation, bound on short side.
Press the OK button if you want to see the preview screen. If you select ON, the preview screen is displays so you can check the orientation.

2Load the original on the platen glass surface
  • Preview - rotate and / or rescan
    When you select 2-sided for 2-sidedPrintSetting and the preview function is activated, the printer will run a pre-scan. When the pre-scan finishes, a preview of the scan is displays on the printer screen (see below).

    preview screen
    1. Rotate - If you press the right Function button, the original rotates by 180 degrees.

    2. Rescan- If you press the left Function button, the original rescans.

    Press the OK button to start the scan.

  • Placing next page of document

    After each page of the original is scans, the Placing documents (platen) screen appears. Remove the original from the scanner surface and load the next sheet, then press  OK.

    screen shot of the Placing documents (platen) screen



Advanced settings

32-sidedPrintSetting: 2-sided 

When you select 2-sided for 2-sidedPrintSetting, Advanced displays on the screen.

You can select the orientation and the stapling side of the paper by pressing the right Function button. You can also select whether to display the preview screen when you load the original on the scanner.
  • When you select Portrait for Orientation and Long-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 2 single-sided pages converted to 1 double-sided page: portrait orientation, bound on long side.
  • When you select Portrait for Orientation and Short-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 2 single-sided pages converted to 1 double-sided page: portrait orientation, bound on short side.
  • When you select Landscp. for Orientation and Long-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 2 single-sided pages converted to 1 double-sided page: landscape orientation, bound on long side.
  • When you select Landscp. for Orientation and Short-side stapling for Stapling side of print paper:

    Images show 2 single-sided pages converted to 1 double-sided page: landscape orientation, bound on short side.


Troubleshooting and notes

  • If you get the message Device memory is full. Cannot continue process. when you scan, set the print quality to Standard, then try again. If the problem doesn't resolve, set the print quality to Fast and try again.

  • Two-sided copy setting can be used in combination with 2-on-1 copy or 4-on-1 copy when you select Standard copy. In addition, two-sided copy is also available when you select ON for Collate. Refer to:

  • If you copy in black & white, print intensity of the Two-sided copy may differ from that of a single-sided copy.