New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Mac compatibility with HP Printers


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
plcandell

 
Member Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posts: 2
plcandell is on a distinguished road

plcandell is offline
I have an HP OfficeJet 4680 and it takes FOREVER for a PDF file to print (like 3minutes/page). Word/Excel etc. documents print quickly. Anyone know how I can fix this?
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,508
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
NOTE: Thread moved to appropriate forum. Not just anything goes in Anything Goes

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
iggibar

 
iggibar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2009
Location: C-Town
Posts: 4,064
iggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to beholdiggibar is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 4.1 15" MBP. 13" MBP. 17" PB. Power Mac G5. iPhone 5s 64gb

iggibar is offline
Does it also take "forever" to print normal word documents? Do you have the cd that usually comes with new printers?
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,508
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
Does it also take "forever" to print normal word documents? Do you have the cd that usually comes with new printers?
No, it seems limited to PDF files from what I can tell by his first post.

I would recommend visiting HP's support site and seeing if there is an updated driver for that printer.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,878
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
What kinds of PDFs are you printing? If they are scans of a page from another document, it is very possible that the "colour" of the page isn't white and the printer is printing the colour from the background.

For instance, if you scan a page from a book, the scan isn't a perfect black text on white background scan. You would notice that the background is not exactly white and because of this, the printer would be printing the "background colour" as well. If that's the case, the document will take much longer to print.

I hope that makes sense. It's hard to describe what I mean. If you want to see what I mean, scan a page from a book and look at the scan - the background will not be perfectly white and because of this, the printer would have to print that "background colour".

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,728
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
It could also be the complexity or length of the PDF document...especially if it has lots of charts, graphs, or photos in it.

Of course if the printer is slow with all documents (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.)...then there may be a compatibility, settings, or hardware setup issue.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
plcandell

 
Member Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posts: 2
plcandell is on a distinguished road

plcandell is offline
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like the problem (at least in part) has been a default setting to color rather than grayscale printing, for these documents.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Mighty Mouse problem | Connecting to Pioneer SC-05 reciver »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide cwa107 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 290 09-18-2014 02:51 PM
Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold? iLaugh Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 12-13-2009 01:49 PM
Any generic Mac Printer drivers for windows printers? ircoha Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 11-10-2006 11:02 AM
From PC to Mac: transferring files, Mac Mini hard drive djmitch Other Hardware and Peripherals 4 03-23-2005 12:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?