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Speed of print

Hello How can i rise up the speed of print of epson LQ-2180. thanks

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That printer has the maximum print speed of 480 cps...

Epson LQ-2180 Spec Sheet

You have only a couple options...

In the system BIOS settings you can set the parallel port mode to "ECP" which gives it direct memory access which should increase the response of printer jobs cued by your computer. But the only dramatic performance increase you can make is upgrade to the "Optional Ethernet and Type B Interface Card."
Your Parallel port speed is only 2 - 6 Mbit / second bandwidth, compared to the Ethernet port speed of 100 Mbit / second bandwidth; dramatic communication speed increase.

Here is a Epson tutorial on how to change the port mode...

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A printer is designed to print at a certain ppm (page per minute), so really there is only one way to speed it up. When you select the print option from the File menu, you can select properties and see if you can change the dpi (dots per inch) of the document. Your document will print faster but you will lose quality.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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    lkodysz Nov 27, 2008

    I'm sorry I was not aware it was a dot matrix printer. In this case there really isn't much you can do since it has a max cps (characters per second) of 480. I believe your printer has a superdraft mode which should be available for you to select before printing.

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