Tech Tip: Can My Epson 7900/9900 Printer Make Double Sided Prints?

Epson 7900 9900 Series Printer Two Side PrintingYes, your 7900/9900 series printer can make two-sided prints, but you will need to use donor sheets to prevent damage to your substrate (more on that shortly).

What you need to know before proceeding is the pinch rollers that hold the paper in place during printing are set to a higher pressure level on the Epson 7900/9900s than on previous generation Epson printers, and this pressure level cannot be adjusted. What this means is these pinch rollers can leave an indent mark on the back of a paper, particularly delicate fine art papers, interfering with the ability to make sell-able two sided prints.

Fortunately, the workaround is simple. All you have to do is back up your sheet with another “donor” sheet of similar weight. The donor sheet, which can be used an indefinite number of times, will serve as a buffer between your fine art sheet and the pinch rollers.