Printer goes into super slow motion when printing .pdf's
It acts like the buffer is full so the printer only accepts a couple of lines then waits 10-15 seconds then prints a couple more lines and so on. It will take 15 minutes to print a one page .pdf. If I print a Word doc it prints at normal speed. Thx, Charlie
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My guess would be that the quick printing at first is because the print job get spooled into a buffer and when the buffer is full the print job starts. The printer begins printing and using the buffer data as the computer continues to process the job and supply the buffer. At some point the buffer gets empty and the printer is waiting on the computer for more data, causing the slowdown. This rarely happens anymore, unless you have a very old printer or very old computer, as most printers have a rather large internal buffer memory. You may be experiencing issues with connectivity if the printer is being used wirelessly. Check to ensure that the wireless signal is strong to ensure maximum data throughput capability.
There are a couple of things you can do. Clearing the print spooler or buffer is one of them. Click start and type printer and printer control should show up. Click on that and then select the tab that allows you to clear it. You can also stop the service if that does not work.
You don't say which operating system you are using.
The print buffer is an area where the printer stores a small list of the instructions given by the user ahead of what it is doing in real time (for example you can press print for 2 or 3 different documents while the printer is printing the first one and the printer will keep and remember the information for the subsequent documents in its buffer and print them in sequence, when it has finished printing the current document).
Feel free to add a comment to this question to explain the problems you are having with your printer, if this answer does not cover your specific problem.
Your printer has a small memory cache built into it that can store several pages of printing and print instructions ahead of what it is printing in real time. In the event of an error the memory cache can become full and be in a state where it accepts no more instructions.
If this happens:
Start (Contorl Panel) > (category View) > Hardware & Sound > Printer > double click on yhe printer's icon > highlight and cancel any documents pending > power off the printer > disconnect the printer cable > restart the computer > power the printer on > reconnect th eprinter cable > test print.
Remove the cartridges and press the end with the ink sponges onto a paper towel. If you see ink on the towel, insert the cartridges and run the cleaning 3-7 times. This will use up some ink, but is the only way to resolve this issue. If you continue to see improvement in the prints, continue to clean until quality is acceptable.
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud