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    HP 1200 printing very slowly

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    HP 1200 printing very slowly
    I recently purchased a Mac OS X (version 10.6.3). I have an HP 1200 printer, which worked perfectly fine with my PC. With the Mac, .pdf documents are printing very slowly. It takes minutes for each page to print black and white copies.

    I have been to the HP site and downloaded the latest driver for this printer.

    Does anyone know what the problem is? Why is my new Mac incompatible with my printer?

    Thanks to anyone who knows what's going on.

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    HP 1200 printing very slowly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bison View Post
    I recently purchased a Mac OS X (version 10.6.3). I have an HP 1200 printer, which worked perfectly fine with my PC. With the Mac, .pdf documents are printing very slowly. It takes minutes for each page to print black and white copies.

    I have been to the HP site and downloaded the latest driver for this printer.

    Does anyone know what the problem is? Why is my new Mac incompatible with my printer?

    Thanks to anyone who knows what's going on.
    I have a Mac Pro running OS 10.6 connected to an HP 1200 laser printer. I have never had a problem with this setup whether the computer connected to the HP 1200 was running OS 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6.

    It has always taken longer to print .pdf documents on my HP 1200....than say internet web page info, MS Word docs, MS Excel docs, etc. And the more complex the .pdf...then longer it takes.

    Maybe it's just a "Mac Thing".

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    HP 1200 printing very slowly
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    My HP Laser printer likewise prints PDF slowly compared to ordinary documents. However, changing the resolution setting (if available) will speed it up somewhat. Try printing in Draft, or 300 DPI. I've noticed most PDF documents seem to default to fine quality print.

    Regards.

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    HP 1200 printing very slowly

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    Smile Mac prints pdf's slow to hp laserjet 1200
    I had an issue with my iMac printing VERY slow and found the solution so I thought I'd put it up in case anyone else has the same problem. I have an iMac and I'm running Lion.

    Open System Preferences (gear looking icon on the bottom of most screens)
    then click the following:
    -print and scan
    -options and supplies
    -driver
    -In the drop down box next to "print using" select "select printer software"
    -Select HP Laserjet Gutenprint V5.2.3 (or whatever printer you're using, try the driver with Gutenprint next to it).

    This solved my problem so hopefully this helps someone else.

    Vince

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