What does this mean for double-sided printing?
Be careful what paper you pick for a double-sided project. Do some tests before making many copies. Again, it's not where the paper comes from – it’s the type of paper being used that compounds the problem.
If ink transfer occurs, you can see a light impression of the photo or text from the opposite page transferred to the opposing sheet. Blacks and very dark colors are much more likely to transfer.
Tips for dealing with the issue and avoiding problems
** Use interleaving sheets between pages. (Thin translucent material)
** Try and avoid a photo facing a blank page. Ink transfer will be more obvious.
** If possible, line up the facing photos as close as possible. Transfer from photo to photo will be less obvious.
** If a photo does face a blank page, pick a photo with light tones and colors
** Use single sided photo or satin papers for your books.
** Use dye inks. Modern dye based ink can be a fine choice. Epson Claria and Canon ChromaLife offer remarkable fade resistance, especially when not exposed to light.