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Double Sided Printing Tips

16th September 2015 Printing

Making double sided inkjet prints can be quite difficult. Here are some tips to make the process a little smoother.

  • Use a smaller inkjet printer like the Epson SureColor P800 or smaller to do this successfully - the suction systems on the large format roll printers are too strong and cause significant abrasion to the back side of papers.
  • Allow plenty of time for the whole print run - it's best to leave your prints for at least 24 hours and ideally some days before printing the second side.
  • After printing the first side, coat that side in Hahnemuhle Protective Spray - this provides good protection against marks when printing the reverse side.
  • Print the lightest image side first - and light scratch marks from rollers will be much more visible in dark prints.
  • Practise your print process with cheap plain paper first and keep good notes on paper loading orientation as it's easy to get confused with this!
Epson SureColor P800 A2 Inkjet Printer
The benchmark A2 fine art printer today, and our default recommendation for anyone wanting to make big, beautiful, archival prints in-house.
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  • Carriage WidthA2 (17", 432mm)
  • Inkset Type (# Inks)Pigment (9)
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Hahnemühle Protective Spray
Protective spray for use on inkjet prints - fast drying and non yellowing.
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