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Printing in reverse color

2019-12-11, 2:57 AM

HI!  I have an ideapad 320.  Everything prints in reverse color.  The text is white and the background is black.  All print previews look normal.


It happens in all programs and apps.  Its a Brother printer and I use it for all my PC's.  This ideapad is the only one with issues. 


Even the printer test page is reversed.  I've already tried deleting and reloading the printer and drivers.


The drivers it picks is Microsoft IPP.


Any help is appreciated.




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Re: Printing in reverse color

2019-12-11, 13:22 PM



Hi raybbr.



Welcome to the Community Forums!



What is the name and model of the printer?

Steps on how to reverse the print out is on the user manual of the printer.


 Please try this troubleshooting steps.


 1 Set It in Microsoft Word

: Open Word, then click Options > Advanced.

: Scroll through and come to the Print section on the right.

: When you want to reverse print a page, select the Print Pages in Reverse Order check box. Click OK and exit the Options screen.


2. Most printers will give you fine-tuned control over the process of printing pages. I have a Samsung printer, and the Advanced tab allows for printing in the reverse order. Your printer too will have the option. Here’s how you can usually set it:


: Click the Page Setup tab in Printing Preferences.

: Check the Print from Last Page box.

: Click OK.



3. Set It in Any Printer From Any Application

If you can’t find a reverse print order command or checkbox in the printer’s Preferences or in the application’s Print dialog, simply enter your desired page range in reverse order in the Print dialog’s Page Range.


For example, if you’re printing pages 1 to 5 of a document, enter “5-1” as below, then click Print.

These small tips will help you boost your printing efficiency and collate all your pages in a more organized manner.

If problem still persist, Please call you'er OEM printer.





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Re: Printing in reverse color

2020-02-17, 13:02 PM

My laptop has the same problem, but your response didn't even address the issue -- the issue is about the colors/black and white being reversed. It also happens when I upload a perfectly fine PDF online -- the colors invert. The problem must be with the computer.


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Re:Printing in reverse color

2020-10-21, 18:13 PM

I have multiple ThinkPad laptops, from tablets to mobile workstations. They all have similar "black-white reverse" issue when printing. Sometimes re-install a printer will temporarily fix the issue, but it comes back in days, if not hours.

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