Printing a document from a Windows computer MF216n / MF217w / MF227dw / MF229dw

Article ID: ART178674 | Date published: 11/30/2020 | Date last updated: 11/30/2020


This article describes how to print a document on your computer by using the printer driver.


1. Open a document in an application and display the print dialog box.
  • How to display the print dialog box differs for each application. For more information, see the instruction manual for the application you are using.

2. Select the printer driver for the machine, and click [Preferences] (or [Properties]).
  • The screen that is displayed differs depending on the application you are using.

3. Specify the print settings such as the number of copies and print orientation, and click [OK].
Click each tab to display the print setting screens and specify the print settings as necessary.
For the MF229dw / MF227dw, the default setting is for 2-sided printing. Change the setting as necessary. The MF216n and MF217w do not automatically print 2-sided.
Specify the number of copies.

Specify the print orientation ([Portrait] or [Landscape]). The orientation setting for the document that is specified on the application is usually reflected on the printer driver. You can register the settings you specified in this step as a "profile" and use the profile whenever you print. You can eliminate the need to specify the same settings every time you print.

4. Click [Print] (or [OK]).
  • Printing starts. On some applications, a screen like shown below appears.

To cancel printing, click [Cancel] when the screen shown above is displayed. After the screen disappears or if the screen is not displayed, you can cancel printing in other ways. 

Do not touch printed pages
Do not touch newly printed sheets with your fingers or a cloth. You may get your fingers or the cloth dirty, and the toner may smear or come off the page.

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