Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer

Selected FAQ

Q:
What should I do if printing is slow?
A:
Try the following:

  • Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.


  • Close programs that you're not using.


  • Increase your system's memory.


  • In Windows 7, close the Devices and Printers window before you print.


  • If the product is connected directly to your computer with a USB cable, try to connect it to a High-Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer.


  • If the product is connected to your network with an Ethernet cable, try to use a computer and router (or hub or switch) with 100Base-T ports.


  • If you installed the product as a wireless printer, your wireless router and/or laptop must conform to the 802.11n standard. Earlier standards (802.11a/b/g) are not supported.


  • If the product is connected wirelessly to a network and the signal strength is low, try moving the product and your wireless router or access point closer together. Also avoid placing the product next to a microwave oven, 2.4 GHz cordless phone, or large metal object (such as a filing cabinet).


  • If the product is connected to a USB hub, disconnect unused USB devices.


  • Try adjusting the following settings in the Windows or Mac OS X printer driver:

    • Print Quality (Windows) or Output Resolution (Mac OS X): Selecting a lower quality setting will increase print speeds. Select the lowest quality setting that still produces acceptable print quality.


    • High Speed: Try turning this setting on.

      To access this setting in Windows, select Quality Options for the Print Quality setting.

      Note:
      This setting controls whether the print head prints in both directions (bi-directional) or in one direction (uni-directional, from right to left). Turning this setting on to print in both directions increases print speed but may decrease print quality.


    • In Windows, click the Utility tab, then click Speed and Progress to access additional print speed settings.


Published: February 24, 2011

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