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Printing suddenly slows down for no apparent reason

During the printing of multiple documents -- or even with just the occasional document -- my printer will suddenly print slowly, one line at a time (reminscent of the older slower ink jets).  I have made no changes in print settings, only clicking the print icon most times.  The printer seems to have a mind of its own, as this occurs randomly for no apparent reason.  Otherwise, when working normally, the printer prints very quickly.


I have tried shutting off the printer and even rebooting my computer simultaneously -- essentially giving both devices a "reboot."  This has not always worked, so I suspect something else is the real cause (and solution).

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Re: Printing suddenly slows down for no apparent reason

This is more likely a computer issue than a printer issue. The only way to prove it is essentially try the printer on another computer. Preferably one with more RAM and faster CPU.

You could try closing some of the running processes via the Task Manager. This would free up some resources and may help the process.

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