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This article describes how to print only the back side of a card from 3.10 - Nexus PRIME, by using either of the following options: 

  • Option 1: Print back side first
  • Option 2: Set Front side to transparent

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Option 1: Print back side first

 Set front page layout to empty in PRIME Designer

In PRIME Designer, let the Front layout be empty while the Back layout remains.

  1. In PRIME Designer, go to Home > Cards.

  2. To select a card template for editing, double-click on its name.
  3. In the General tab, make sure that a layout is selected for the Back side, but delete the Front layout (with drag-and-drop). 
 Select back side first in printer settings in Configuration Manager

Do printer settings in Card SDK to print back side first: 

  1. Place the cards in the printer so that the side NOT to be printed faces up. 
  2. In Card SDK Configuration Manager, double-click on Card Printer, select the printer and click Edit
  3. Click on "..." to see more printer properties. 
  4. To set the printer to print back side first: 
    1. Uncheck Print on both sides
    2. Check Print back side first

Option 2: Set Front side to transparent

 Set the front layout to transparent in Card Designer

Select a card layout without text fields and set it to transparent: 

  1. In Card SDK Card Designer, select any layout that does not contain text fields
    1. In the Card table view, double-click on the card type for editing. 
    2. In Card Layouts > Front, select any layout that does not contain any text fields, and click OK.
  2. Set the card layout to Transparent:
    1. In the Card table view, double-click on the Front layout name for editing. 
    2. In the layout view, double-click on the the layout to open Object properties
    3. In Object properties, check Transparent and set it to 100%
 Select the transparent layout in PRIME Designer

In PRIME Designer, select the created transparent card layout as the Front layout. Both sides will be printed, so do not change the printer settings. 

  1. In PRIME Designer, go to Home > Cards.

  2. To select a card template for editing, double-click on its name.
  3. In the General tab, select the created transparent layout as the Front layout (with drag-and-drop). 

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