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We can gladly keep this short; I want to print a short booklet via InDesign and my document is ready. However, I'm unsure if the printer I'm gonna print on (tomorrow) is capable of printing both sides.

So I'm wondering: Is double-sided printing a requirement to print a booklet?

I guess single-sided will work just as good, but not completely sure

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Your printer or a commercial printer? Commercial printers generally print both sides. Your printer may not have the capability to do that. –  Scott Jul 2 at 22:32
    
It's the printer on my university, which ain't a commercial one, but much more than the regular every-house printer. I'm quite sure it does print both sides, but not completely sure. I want to have a fallback solution if the odds are against me. Therefor I would like to know if I could even print a booklet when it only prints single-sided and I'll have to manually lay down the pages correctly. –  Sander Schaeffer Jul 2 at 22:41
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You can print anything one sides on just about any printer. The Booklet command in Indesign simply generates a PDF. That PDF is printed one page after another. Whether or not the pages go back to back is a function of the printer. The software has nothing to do with it. –  Scott Jul 2 at 22:52

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