I am trying to print on a network P-4026iw printer running CUPS 2.2.10, and I only have A4-sized paper. When I try to print a letter-sized document, it prints one-sided. In the sense that, if the printer is set to print two-sided, it does pull the paper back in after printing, and flips it upside down. However, the second page comes out blank.
When set to print single-sided, it prints as expected.
This happens whether I'm printing from Safari, Acrobat reader, or lpr, but only for letter-sized documents; A4-sized documents print fine. Also, running
lpr -o number-sides=2 on letter-sized documents works properly; on the other hand, setting two pages on a single sheet using other programs results in two pages being printed correctly on the front of the sheet; however, the back is empty again.
The output of my lpoptions command is:
job-cancel-after=10800 job-hold-until=no-hold job-priority=50 job-sheets=none,none marker-change-time=1579526659 marker-colors=#000000,none marker-levels=20,-1 marker-names='PK-1012,Waste\ Toner\ Box' marker-types=toner,waste-toner number-up=1 printer-commands=AutoConfigure,Clean,PrintSelfTestPage printer-info='Kopierer mit Duplex' printer-is-accepting-jobs=true printer-is-shared=false printer-is-temporary=false printer-location='Raum 115' printer-make-and-model='P-4026iw MFP (KPDL)' printer-state=3 printer-state-change-time=1579526659 printer-state-reasons=none printer-type=10653780 printer-uri-supported=ipp://localhost/printers/Kopierer
Also, going to
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=two-sided-long-edge
Since I am not an administrator, I cannot change the default options; however, I can pass in command-line parameters. How can I print my letter-sized documents on A4 paper to avoid the back page being blank?