Printer Prints Only One Copy
Is your printer printing only one copy? Find out how to resolve this issue.
Printers are computer peripheral devices essential for taking hard copies of the work done on computers. There are many different types of printers, such as LED printers, All-in-one printers, and LCD printers, and they are classified according to the type of prints they produce. There are no complicated procedures involved in connecting and using printers and even users with very little computer knowhow can manage printing tasks easily. Operating systems also come with printer installation and setup wizards to help users set up their printers. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of printers on a computer, such as printer not functioning, poor print quality, printer freeze, etc. If a printer prints only one copy, then the users have to print one page at a time to take multiple printouts. This greatly decreases the efficiency of the printer and increases the time taken for completing a particular print task. This issue may be because of many reasons, such as problems with the printer driver installed on the system, incorrect configuration of printer settings, problems with the printer firmware and so on.
Following are the solutions to fix a printer that prints only one copy:
- Update printer driver
- Check printer settings
- Fix system errors
Update printer driver
The printer driver is the link between the printer and the operating system installed on your system. Any issue with the driver directly affects the functioning of the printer. If the printer is printing only one copy, then you should update or reinstall the printer driver using the Device Manager.
Check printer settings
There are many printer related settings on your printer as well as software used for printing. If the settings on the printer are configured to print only one copy even if a multiple print command is given, the printer will only print out a single copy. Users facing this issue are therefore recommended to check the settings on the printer as well as the software used for printing. If the problem seems to have come up after some changes to the settings were made, then reverting to the default settings can solve the issue and get the printer working properly.
Errors within the system can also cause errors with the working of the printer resulting in the issue of one copy being printed at a time. You should fix out such errors. The errors might be with the registry of the system or with the operating system files associated with the printer driver. You can either repair the OS or restore it to a previous restore point when the printer was working fine to resolve the issue. It is also recommended that the users clean the registry of the system with a registry cleaning software.
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