Question about Lexmark X500N Printer
My Lexmark x500 printer is connected to a network. All connected computers are Macs. Usually it prints without a problem but today and every so often it takes about 20-25 minutes before it prints the document. Unfortunately when a client is waiting that is not an option.
SOURCE: Lexmark T642 Slow Slow Printing
I've had this problem with the Lexmarks's T640 printers connected via USB to Mac OS 10.5.5 machines.
Problem: The Mac OS' default resolution of 1200 DPI for this printer causes the printer to have to rasterize the print job again AFTER it arrives at the printer. The printer does a painfully slow job of this.
Solution: Change the default resolution of your print jobs to "600dpi".
1.)Call up the printer settings menu by starting a print job and clicking the up-arrow next to "Printer" box.
2.)Click on the drop-down list with the name of your application and choose "Printer Features".
Change your resolution to "600dpi". Oddly, I find that "1200dpi Image Quality" is almost as fast.
3.)It might be a good idea to "Save as" this new configuration in the "Presets" menu at the top of your list.
You should notice a tenfold increase in the time it takes the printer to actually produce print jobs now.
Additionally, in the "Color Matching" settings (you can get there by changing from the "Printer Features" settings), be sure that you are using "ColorSync" so your printer isn't having to do any additional processing in that area.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
If you are using a Vista machine. First,make sure you don't have two conflicting firewalls active in your firewall menu. If you have a built in firewall in your dsl or cable modem I suggest not using windows firewall. If you don't have two firewalls active and you are only using Windows firewall, you may have to allow the spool portions of your lexmark program through Windows firewall manually.Check your windows firewall and make sure all parts of the lexmark application are allowed.Also make sure you have installed the latest lexmark drivers on your notebook via lexmark update. I suggest anytime you are installing drivers that you install them using your administrator account. I also recommend unblocking the installation exe before you install. To do this when you download the update, right click on it click on properties click on "unblock" at the bottom then click ok.Right click again on the installation exe and click on administrator. This gives you administrator rights to run and install all portions of the exe file.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Have you tried to stop the spooler service in services?
Click on start orb
Type in search window:
Scroll down to Print spooler service and click on it in the right side window.
On the left side click stop the service and wait forthe process to stop .Do not close the window yet. You will have to restart it here later.
next delete the print job in the printer queue then restart the spooler service
Resubmit your new print job.
If that doesn't clear it, the next step would be to stop the spooler
service as stated above
Go into windows explorer
(Print job data is collected and stored in a spool file in the spooler folder.)
It is located in:
Your print job will show 2 files there Example below:
Delete the files located in there. There may be several of them depending apon how many print jobs you submitted. You will have to resubmit your print jobs all over again.
Next go back to services window and restart the spooler service
That will definitely fix it.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
reset the network connections
Procedure: Resetting the Network Settings
Guides available from this link http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=en&segment=SUPPORTproductCode%3D&startover=y&userlocale=EN_GB&question=Lexmark_X4650&productCode=LEXMARK_X4650&page=answers&detectedProductFacet=CMS-CATEGORY_REF.LEXMARK.PRODUCTS.ALLINONE.LEXMARK_X4650&searchid=1270310775279#3
Network Guide available from here - under documentaion http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&actp=PUBS&locale=en&segment=SUPPORTproductCode=&userlocale=EN_GB&id=PU45811&productCode=LEXMARK_X4650
Use guide http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&actp=PUBS&locale=en&segment=SUPPORTproductCode=&userlocale=EN_GB&id=PU45810&productCode=LEXMARK_X4650
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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