Why is printing slow when I print from Windows?
Since Windows sends everything, including text, graphically to the printer, it will not send out the code for bi-directional or draft printing when using the standard Windows driver. It does this to ensure the graphical letter quality text isn't mis-aligned by the print head printing both directions.
The printer prints in faster bi-directional mode in DOS because the data is not sent as graphics. It uses the internal fonts programmed in the printer.
Only the newer EPSON ESC/P2 scalable font printers can use the printer's internal scalable fonts or draft mode for faster printing. For earlier model printers, the only possible way to print faster under Windows, is to try using the generic text only printer driver supplied with the Microsoft Windows software, or by reducing the print resolution in Windows.
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