How do I set up my printer for the fastest printing?
If you’re printing from your computer, make sure your system meets the requirements
. If you’re printing a high-resolution image, you need more than the minimum requirements listed. You may also need to:
- Close programs that you’re not using.
- Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
- Increase your system’s memory.
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
- Choose the Black/Grayscale option in your printer settings if your document doesn’t include color.
- For Windows, choose Draft for the Quality Option.
- For Macintosh, choose Fast Economy or Economy for the Print Quality setting, or select High Speed.
- Make sure Quiet Mode is not selected.
- Make sure the paper Type or Media Type setting setting matches the paper you loaded.
- If the printer is connected to a USB hub, disconnect unused USB devices.
- For Windows, try adjusting the settings in the Speed & Progress window:
- Right-click the printer icon in the lower right corner of your screen (taskbar) and select Printer Settings. If you don’t see the icon, see No Printer Icon Appears in Windows Taskbar for instructions on making it appear.
- Click the Maintenance tab.
- Click the Speed & Progress button.
- Selecting one or more of the following settings will increase print speed:
- High Speed Copies
- Always spool RAW datatype
- Page Rendering Mode
- Print as Bitmap
If you print continuously for a long period of time, the paper may temporarily stop feeding or the print head may temporarily stop moving in order to slow down the printing speed and prevent the printer mechanism from overheating and being damaged. If this happens, you can continue to print, but Epson recommends that you stop and leave the printer on for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the printer off and then on. It should print at normal speed now.
Published: October 29, 2009
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