Very slow printing in color

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donaldt
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Very slow printing in color

Post by donaldt » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:58 pm

I have a 6 month old Canon MX 512. After waiting a few months for a printer driver, it is now printing wirelessly and with good color. However, when printing a bar code (i.e. an airline boarding pass) or a page with lots of color, the sprint speed slows to a crawl and it takes forever.

It acts as though the printer is having a problem reading the code or the number of colors. Instead of prrrrr it goes pft pft pft pft on each line or character.

Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.

donaldt

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Re: Very slow printing in color

Post by zedonet » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:09 pm

Hello,

printing in color should be about 1/2 the speed of black&white printing. How is the printer connected - direct USB connection or (wireless) network?

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Re: Very slow printing in color

Post by donaldt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Wireless. Large 2 story house. However, even printing from the portable computer right next to the printer, it is VERY slow.

Slow printing only when color or bar code involved. Otherwise, it seems about normal.

Thanks!

donaldt

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Re: Very slow printing in color

Post by zedonet » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:44 am

Do you get better performance when printing with direct USB connection?

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