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Epson Printers - Slow Printing Under Vista & Windows 7

I had been trying to resolve a slow printing problem for months. The client had an Epson printer and a Windows 7 iCore duo computer that slowed down to and absolute crawl while printing photographs.
Nothing seemed to work. Not clearing the drives of temporary files, or updating the drivers.
Then I ran a program called Process Monitor. I kept seeing the SPLWOW64.exe spike the CPU usage to 100%. The file it was processing was an Epson file called EPAUDF01.AUD.
After updating the Progam used for printing to a 64 it version, SPLWOWO64 went to 34%, but the system was still taking three minutes for each step of the printing process, loading, selecting size and selecting orientation.
When I did a search online under the Epson file name, I found out that this file is a temporary audit file and should be removed.
"Epson printers create an audit file called EPAUDF01.AUD in C:\ProgramData\Epson\Printer."
Once the file was deleted, printing was fast again.
Each time the printer is used, this file is created, but, it doesn't slow down. Somehow the old audit file got stuck in this folder and gummed up the works.
If your Epson is printing slow, fimd this file and delete it.
I created a shortcut to the folder on the desktop "just in case".

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Steps to Troubleshoot Epson Printer Slow-to-Print Problem?

Learn to troubleshoot Epson Printer Slow-to-Print Problem as not all printers are created equal. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, print mode and document complexity. Processing time on the computer system is not included in the print speed. The several factors where printing is slow are mentioned below:
    ·Printer driver settings
    ·Size of the data being sent to printer
    ·Windows spooling error You can also get in touch with Epson Printer Technical Support for further query or simply follow the steps to troubleshoot the slow-print issue.
    Steps to fix Epson Printer Slow-to-print issue:
    Step1: Observe the data cable
    Check whether the data cable is less than 1.8 meters in length and is connected directly to computer system. Use of long cable and connecting through third party such as USB hub can cause communication and print delays.
    Step2: Paper type
    Check that paper type you have selected in the printer driver matches the paper loaded in the printer and selected paper print is also appropriate
    Step3: Some general tips
    Click on icon shown for general information on how to remedy slow printing
    Step4: High Speed enabled
    Check for high speed if it is enabled in the printer driver. Depending on the driver the setting may only be available on certain quality and paper selections.
    Step5: Enable High Speed
    Open the printer driver from printers, printer and faxes or Devices and Printers folder and check whether the high speed is enabled in speed and progress
    Step6: Other Settings
    Check for other settings as well in speed & progress for better printing speed
    Step7: Spool folder
    Create new folder of spool on the hard drive and point the driver to it
    Step8: Carry a test
    Print a test page form general tab of your Epson driver
    Step9: Perform
    If printing is still slow try reducing the size of the data sent to printer

    You still have doubts to execute the above mentioned steps you can contact via Epson Printer Customer Support Phone Number USA Toll-Free 1-800-213-8289 UK @+44-800-046-5291(toll-free) to receive immediate and instant solution. The trained technicians are present 24*7 to deliver you high speed printing printer machine.
Epson Printer Customer Support Phone Number 18002138289 Help
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