Printer has started to slow down to 6-8 minutes to print one photo
Hi Sally. There could be a number of reasons for that happening but here are the most likely causes and their solution. Check the setting for the type of paper and the quality for the printer to use plus the PPI of the image file itself.
Taking the last first, have you changed any settings in your camera - meaning have you perhaps changed the quality to use from say Medium to High? That could change the PPI /Pixels Per Inch) for the image which means a larger files size for the same size image as previously, which in itself means more information for the printer to process as it prints each photo.
When you select to Print - open the PROPERTIES dialogue area and check the settings - for example were you perhaps using the Text & Image, Photo or Best Photo (may be slightly different - I cannot be more specific as you have not mentioned whick model you have but you should be able to see what I mean). Best Photo will take longer than Photo, which itself will take longer than the T&I setting.
Then there is the paper type. Different choices can change how long it takes - so for the least quality, the Plain Paper setting will be the fastest (and could give a decent print, believe it or not IF better paper is actually used).
To permanently change the Default (the one always used) for the printer, go into Control Panel and find the Printers section, right click on the printer icon and select Properties. You can then set what you would like to use every time as your standard setting (the Default) - which you can change for each print job at the time of printing, using the printers Properties facility - which then only applies for that time as the printer, for all future work, will revert back to the Default - so you would change per print job if you have different requirements - for example - even the normal size paper, which is generally always defaulted from installation to A4.
Hope those give you some areas to explore to see where your change has occurred - as it will be due some change along the line - the printer will not, of its own accord, go slower - there has to be a reason for that and it is most likely one or more of the settings shown above.
Sep 16, 2015 |
Epson Stylus Photo 810 InkJet Printer