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Lexmark XS955

Lexmark XS955

Single Page Print Jobs Feed Through the Duplex Path

What you will see

When printing a single page document, the job goes through the duplex path and the Media Picked Side count increases by two (2).

PRECONDITIONS: This happens with the Driver and Printer’s Duplex settings turned ON, and a duplex-able paper type selected.

Functioning as designed

The behavior described above is expected. Should you prefer to have a single page document feed through the simplex path even with the duplex mode turned on, make sure to set the Paper Type on the printer to Plain Paper.

This setting is found under Menu > Paper Menu > Paper Size/Type.


The printer firmware treats a single page document with Plain paper type setting as a special case. With this setting, the printer will force the print job down the simplex path to improve printer performance.

IMPORTANT! If any other duplex-able paper type is selected, then the single page document will still go down the duplex path.

Please refer to your printer User’s Guide to view duplex-supported paper types.

Still need help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance.
When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).

Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.


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