I've printed a PDF file one-sided as follows:

lpr -P Canon_MG5600_series -o sides=one-sided document.pdf 

The result is as expected (see left side of the image bellow).

However, when trying to print the same file in duplex:

lpr -P Canon_MG5600_series -o sides=two-sided-long-edge document.pdf 

The page gets cropped at the top (see right side of the image bellow).

Printed documents

Any ideas how to get it working properly?

EDIT1: Tried printing via system dialog with same results

  • It looks like you print a "Portrait" as "Landscape", try -o orientation-requested=3 , it is "portrait orientation (no rotation)". Ref.: cups.org/doc/options.html#OPTIONS
    – MatsK
    Sep 18, 2018 at 14:33
  • @MatsK Thanks for the idea, but printing with -o orientation-requested=3 didn't change anything. I've tried printing even with system dialog, but the result is the same.
    – Adam
    Sep 18, 2018 at 14:46

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Apparently it was a driver-related issue. After installing official printer drivers from the manufacturer it started working.

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