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Faster printing/job canceling in Windows 7 and other OS

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#1 golemus


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 08:18 PM

It often puzzles me how slow printers are even nowadays in certain tasks. I have.
- from the moment you press enter until the moment that printer starts actually printing there can be delay of tens of seconds.
- from the moment you cancel a print job from windows 7 it can take tens of seconds before printer actually stops printing and in that time a lot of ink and paper is wasted. Sometimes the only way to stop it is to disconnect it or power it off.
So what explains these delays and is there anything that can be done about them...?
By the way I am using USB-printers, I have had these problems at least with Samsung CLP-320 color laser and HP laserjet 1018 laser printer, probably also with HP deskjet something that I had before it.

Edited by hamluis, 10 October 2014 - 11:21 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:02 PM


When a text file is sent to the printer coding is added to instruct the printer how to handle the data. This goes into a buffer and is fed to the printer operation as needed. Both computer and printer can have buffers holding data as it is sent much faster than it can be printed.

I'm not sure if or how that can be 'fixed'. It is hardwired into both pieces of equipment.

When I'm not sure what will come out of the printer I try to print a test page or two to see how my formatting looks in black and white. I still have to put some sheets in the recycle bin but not as many as I used to when I just hit the print key and hoped.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 06:21 AM

It is possible.




Go to Method D. Basically, the batch file deletes and stops the spooler service, which is a temporary point for the printer to access, and thus cancels quickly. This isn't an advisable method to attempt often though.


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