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HP4000 Printing VERY Slow

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rwrussell, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. rwrussell

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    I have an HP4000 plugged directly into my computer running XP Home SP1. When I print a multipage document from a windows based word processor (Word or WP) the pages print one at a time (almost as though each page was its own graphics file). However, when I print from WP5.1 (DOS based) the pages coming streaming out the way they use to.

    The printer is set to "Spool Documents" and "Start Printing Immediately". I've tried changing the Print Processor from WINPRINT, RAW to RAW [FF Auto} to NTEMF 1.008, to TEXT, and even to ModiPrint: RAW. Nothing seems to help.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Unfortunately the newer window versions do send the information to the printer as a graphic file (the entire page) rather then seperate lines of print that rely on the printers built in fonts. I dont think that there is any way to change that. Windows is more graphical now. I think the only things you can do that might help are make sure that your system has at least 512 of memory and make sure that all the printers memory is showing up under its device options in the printer properties.

    Also sometimes changing between a Postscript or PCL Printer driver can change the speed of printing. BOL
     
  3. iSpec

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    Not sure where you got the info that newer Winedoze version print as raphic. AFAIK that's an option with some drivers, but an HP LJ4000 should receive a PCL stream. Check if there is a 'Print as graphics' checkbox, and if yes, be sure to uncheck it.
     
  4. Lurker1

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    So the printer can receive a Printer Control Language stream. Its still printing a graphic page from windows. Thats why today you can just drop a picture inside of Word without thinking about it and print different fonts the printer doesnt have built in.

    http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/windows/win2k/win2kprinting.html
     
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