Question about Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer
I've been using the 1600n MFP with dual trays, 160mg ram, pcl6 driver, connected via ethernet cable as my main printer. Everything (scan, fax, print, copy) works, however the printing of PDF files is painfully slow. It's not a problem when I have 10 or so pages, lately I've been printing sets of 100+ pages. I've changed settings for spooling options with no noticable difference. I also have an HP 2200dn in my car that I can literally bring inside, hook up, print a set, and put back in my car and still have time while the 1600n is printing the same set. (It was in my car for business reasons; and now is my primary printer)
Most times the PCL driver will work just fine for printing .pdf documents. Occasionally you will need to us a PS driver to print .dpf docutments. PCL was designed to work best with MS Word, Excel, etc programs and PS drivers were designed to work best with Adobe .pdf.
One way to see if you have the PS driver already installed, is to (in Windows XP) start>control panel>printers and faxes>in here look for an Icon that represents your printer that has PS in place of the PCL. If this is installed then when you go to print your docuement, choose this icon to print with.
If you do not have the PS driver already installed, try adding the printer to your system. You would do this by (Windows XP) start>control panel>printers and faxes>add a printer wizard>Next>Choose your connection(local or network)>Next>Select a printer port>Next>Install Printer Software(If you have downloaded the most recent drivers, choose have disk and navigate to where you saved it. If you have the CD, use have disk and navigate on the CD to where the PS driver is>Next>You may or may not get the next window asking you to choose whick model of printer you are installing, it varies from printer to printer. From here it is pretty straight foward, just read the wizard and click next. The last step you will need to click finish for the drivers to actually install.
As a side note, not all printers have a PS driver available.
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