Yes, you can. By default, Tray Selector will only send the first page to the first selected paper tray and all other pages to a different tray. You can, however, change it so that it will print more than one page to the first tray and the remaining pages to a different tray. To do this, simply click the + and – buttons shown in the picture below. For duplex printing, set this option to 2.

Many of our users use Tray Selector with duplex printers. In order to do this, they often add a new printer in the “Add Printers” tab which points to the same physical printer and then name it “….duplex”. They then access the properties of this printer, and turn on the duplex printing so that all pages to this printer will be printed duplex. In Tray Selector, the duplex (and non-duplex) versions of the printer will show in the Select Printer drop-down list, so you can configure profiles to either print duplex or not. This is a very powerful feature of Tray Selector, giving the user single-click access to either duplex or non-duplex printing.

If you are printing duplex to letter-headed paper, there is one important step you must carry out. Due to the way that the paper is routed from the paper bin to the stacked output, almost all duplex printers must print on the back side of the page first. This is then flipped over and the front side is printed, and lastly it is output to the collection tray. This means that headed paper must be inserted in the paper bin the “wrong way round” compared with how it is normally placed in the bin if printing non-duplex. This means that if you are printing to headed paper and the paper is placed in the duplex position in the bin, you must always print duplex (even if you only want to print one page).

If you want to set up two Tray Selector button profiles – one to print duplex and another to print single-sided on the same printer – then you must make a few changes to your system first. We have produced an online tutorial to explain how to do this here.