How To Print Double Sided On Mac

Being mindful of our environment is a valuable practice in our day-to-day life, and this also applies to our computer tasks. One way of reducing paper usage is to print on both sides of the paper, also known as duplex printing. In this blog post, we will cover how to print double-sided on a Mac.


Before we start, make sure you have the following:

  • A printer that supports double-sided printing
  • Mac computer with installed printer software

Step by Step Guide

Follow these steps to print double sided on your Mac:

Step 1: Open the Document

Your first step is to open the document you want to print. You can do this by locating the file on your computer and double-clicking on it.

Step 2: Go to Print Options

Once your document is open, navigate to the menu bar at the top of the screen. Click on ‘File’ and then ‘Print’ from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + P.

Step 3: Select Double-Sided

In the Print dialogue box, search for the option that says ‘Two-Sided’. If it’s not immediately visible, look for it under ‘Print Settings’, ‘Layout’, or similar categories. Check the box next to this option.

Step 4: Choose Binding Option

Next, you will have to choose the binding option. This option determines how the printed pages are oriented. You can choose between ‘Long-Edge binding’ (like a book) or ‘Short-Edge binding’ (like a notepad). Pick the one that suits your needs best.

Step 5: Print

Once you’ve done all the above steps, you can now click on the ‘Print’ button. Your document will be printed on both sides of each sheet of paper.


Printing double-sided on a Mac is a straightforward process if your printer supports duplex printing. It can save you a significant amount of paper in the long run, which is not only great for the environment but also for your wallet. Happy printing!