What should I do if printing is slow?
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:
- Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
- Close programs that you're not using.
- Increase your system's memory.
- If your product is connected to your computer with a USB cable, try to use a high-speed USB 2.0 port.
- If you installed the product on a wireless network, use a computer and router or wireless access point with 802.11g or 802.11n. Try moving the product and your wireless router or access point closer together. Also avoid placing the printer next to a microwave oven, 2.4 GHz cordless phone, or large metal object (such as a filing cabinet).
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
Selecting Basic Print Settings - Mac OX X 10.5/10.6/10.7
Selecting Basic Print Setting - Mac OS X 10.4
Windows System Requirements
Mac System Requirements
Paper or Media Type Settings
- Choose Black/Grayscale in your printer settings if your document doesn't include color. The Black/Grayscale setting may not be available for all paper types.
- For Windows, choose Draft for the Quality Option.
- In Windows 7, close the Devices and Printers window before you print.
- For Mac, set the Quality/Speed slider to Speed.
- Make sure Quiet Mode is not selected.
- If the product is connected to a USB hub, disconnect unused USB devices.
Published: October 25, 2011
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