HP 870 Cse + HPIJS 2.14 Printer Driver does not support two-sided print

david walcroft david_walcroft at yahoo.com.au
Mon Dec 5 23:31:58 UTC 2005

Mike McCarty wrote:
> I have installed and used an HP Deskjet 870 Cse printer for
> some time, but find that the I/F for using it is rather limited
> by comparison with that available for Windows. I searched the
> web, and found the "HP printer home page" on SourceForge. I downloaded
> the most recent version of HPIJS (recommended for this printer)
> and installed it successfully just now. The latest version
> is dated August 2005. I am still missing several features which
> this printer/driver combination supposedly supports. I am
> particularly interested in two-sided printing and two-up
> printing.
> I would like to access these features from, for example,
> Mozilla using the File->Print. This brings up a dialogue
> box which has features like margins, and grey-scale
> rendering, but nothing about two-sided printing etc.
> Further googling with '+"two sided printing" +linux'
> produced many hits, but not much help. This printer
> does not support duplexing, but I have used it with
> a driver for Windows which prints the even pages, then
> the odd pages, with a pop-up dialogue window prompting
> for page reversal.
> Searching the HP website produced lots of information about
> the printer, but not much help in configuring it with
> Linux.
> Information which may help:
> $ which hpijs
> /usr/local/bin/hpijs
> $ hpijs -h
> Hewlett-Packard Co. Inkjet Server 2.1.4
> Copyright (c) 2001-2004, Hewlett-Packard Co.
> $ uname -a
> Linux Presario-1 2.6.10-1.771_FC2 #1 Mon Mar 28 00:50:14 EST 2005 i686 
> i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> The test page states at the bottom:
> Printed Using CUPS v1.1.x
> Copyright 1993-2003 by Easy Softwre Products, All Rights Reserved
> Would someone please give me pointers for further research?
> Thank you for your time in reading this message.
> Mike

    Look in 'http://localhost:631/printers' > config printers.
You should find double sided printing check box. Also give the newer 
print package "Hplip" a go.


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