Question by  ryan7333 (13)

Why is my printer printing backwards?


Answer by  nimrod (321)

Check the configuration of your printer, there is an option in the printer properties for that. If you are using Microsoft Windows then you should open the Control Panel and there the Printers options and look for your printer. Also, check the options of the software you are using, some like Microsoft Word have options for this too.


Answer by  gretchen98 (33)

Your printer may be printing backwards because of two common reasons. One is that your operating software may not be compatible with your printer drivers, which you should be able to download from the manufacturer's website. The second possibility is that maybe something was accidentally changed in your print settings. Some printers have capabilities to print in mirror image for things like transparencies, you can try to switch to default settings or turn off any printer-based image handling within the options.


Answer by  Kit (558)

New printers especially HP printers, print from the last page to first. Anything other than that you need to probably reload the printer drivers and try aligning the catridges.


Answer by  sneezy10 (151)

Printing backwards is a common issue experienced by users who have the wrong settings set up for the printer. The settings contain an option to print in "mirror" mode which simply reverses everything. Disable this is the control panel by clicking settings for your printer and unselecting the "print in mirror mode" option.


Answer by  martshtml (300)

First check the drivers, you want to make sure you have the correct drivers and that they are up to date. You can also look in to printer preferences and make sure everything is correct.


Answer by  Dunkin (39)

You need to make sure Mirror Image is not on also the setting the printer preferences, your mirror setting might be on.


Answer by  gunner (40)

Try to see if you modified by mistake some of the setting of the printer. For that go to control panel and printers and look for default setting and try again to print, if it doesn't work call at the service for printers and they will help you whit that


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, if it is printing backwards than you should just realign your paper in a way that it is going correct. Also, the problem could be in how the printer is set up internally. Readjust this.


Answer by  mansi (521)

You may have the Mirror option set for that printer. Check it out this way: 1. Press CTRL/P. 2. In the Print dialog box, click the Properties button. 3. If the Basics tab is available, click it. 4. Again, if it's available, uncheck the Mirror Image checkbox and click the OK button.


Answer by  vikky (16)

You have to look to your printer's properties and check if you have marked to print in "Mirror Image". Pay more attention next time!

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