Question about HP LaserJet 1300 Printer
I have Mac G5 and HP Laserjet 1300 printer. I've had printer for couple of years, works great on everything except Acrobe PDF documents. It prints PDF file VERY slowly. Like 1 page per 5 minutes!!
What's wrong here?
Hey look, sorry for all the BS you've been given. Its an issue here.
How much ram does your laser jet hold right now?
This would be the choke point on an HP laser jet.
A typical PDF file in high res can be many many megabytes in size and the HP Laser treats these documents as an image file, same in true in Windows, but uses local ram not printer ram like an Apple.
So, if you have a 256K chip, its possible, on your printer and the file is 4-6 MBs in size, you could be looking at a 16-20 minute print job.
I'm not familiar with any tricks to get your printer to use local ram as a cache. If you have Boot Camp, you might consider starting that emulator up and printing from that interface. No real hope for a difference but its worth the try.
Hope that give you some real thoughts to chew over.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Ok this is simply because of the printer spooler and because PDF's are much larger that is why. Here are the instructions on how to print another way to print a little quicker.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
I had the exact same issue awhile back printing to an hp printer from a mac. Anything more than a page or two would take forever. (an hour or more for 15 pages).
Click print from within the pdf, then advanced. Check the box for print as image, then ok. It printed the whole document within a couple of minutes instead of an hour.
I know this doesn't solve the reason why it won't print the normal way, but at least it will print.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
I beleave this is a issue with the drivers, I'l look into this more but I suspect there is no easy fix for this, other than geting another type of printer. but hold on. lets see what I can dig up.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
We have the same problem though with a slightly older networked HP laserjet. Takes forever to print from our Mac, same .pdf file prints as fast as the printer can feed the paper from an old P4 Windoze box running XP. I wish I had a real solution for us but this is what we've had to resort to for some, not all, .pdf printing from the Mac.
Posted on Apr 29, 2012
I have a MacBook Air and HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One. I couldn't even get a connection to the printer when I tried to print PDF files. Alas, I saved the file to my desktop, highlight the file, press command "i", click on "OPEN WITH" and select PREVIEW. Then select FILE, PRINT. Spit it out just like other documents...fast and furious. Hope this helps. Learned that from the HP site. Put in your printer name and your problem and it was right there.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
This is a compatibility issue between the HP printer and the MAC OS. Since you said that the Canon printer works perfectly well, there must be a driver issue here. Well, I guess the only solution (apart from using a different printer) is to contact HP support and wait for an update on the drivers....
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
Every thing is perfectly alright in your printer and your computer.its always the problem in printing the pdf files from the printer as the prints very slow then the normal /regular documents.and even the pc hangs sometime while printing and the printers light keeps on blinking and nothing happens.
in this case its the problem of your pc :----just upgrade the version of your pc and increase the memory of your pc by changing the capacity of the RAM on *********** board use 256 or 512 .
also delete the unwanted files from the pc as well as from recycle bin.
this will make the printing quiet faster.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
I reccomind trying a different ink carterage
there are some caces that ink carterage defects
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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