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Printing is very, very slow

Printer started printing extrmemly slow even with simple black & white documents. I don't think I touched anything, just seemed to happen on its own. I read somewhere to adjust quality to lower which i did and still no improvement

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Issue The printer is printing slow. Solution Follow the instructions below to manually select the paper type and print speed.

  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , Print , and then Properties . The Printer Properties screen opens.
  2. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  3. Change the Print Quality from Automatic to the desired setting.
  4. Change the Type is selection from Automatic to the appropriate paper type that you are printing on.
  5. Click OK .

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • Lynn Willis
    Lynn Willis Apr 18, 2012

    Thanks. My printer had been printing documents as though it was printing photos. I didn't see the problem (the print screen was set for photo paper instead of standard) until I began to follow your instructions. Figured it out, made the adjustments, and we're back to normal. Thanks a million. L R Willis

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