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Printer Pauses every few pages, seems to print slower than it shouls

We have a HP LaserJet 4100tn and an HP LaserJet 4100n. The 4100n seems to print significantly slower as it it pauses for a few moments every few pages. When it pauses, it sounds like it is winding down then firing back up again. Is this just a low memory issue?

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I seriously doubt that this is a network spooler issue but I guess there is a possibility. I was thinking that there is a setting with the paper on the actual printer or something about waiting to start the job until all pages are in memory. I have the problem with a 4300 not a 4100

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Re: Printer Pauses every few pages, seems to print slower...

More likely to be Network print spooler issue, check settings on driver.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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