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How do I set up my product for the fastest printing?

    If printing becomes slow, try these solutions:

    • Make sure your system meets the requirements for your operating system. If you are printing a high-resolution image, you may need more than the minimum requirements. If necessary, increase your system's memory.
    • If you are using Windows 7, close the Devices and Printers window before you print.
    • Make sure Quiet Mode is turned off.
    • Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility to free up existing space.
    • Close any programs you are not using when you print.
    • If your product is connected to a USB hub, connect it directly to your computer instead.
    • If printing becomes slower after printing continuously for a long time, the product may have automatically slowed down to protect the print mechanism from overheating or becoming damaged. Let the product rest with the power on for 30 minutes, then try printing again.
    • If using the PostScript printer driver, set the Print Quality setting to Fast.
    • If you are using the Windows PostScript printer software, try selecting Fast as the Print Quality setting on the Advanced tab of the printer software.

    For the fastest printing, select the following settings in your product software:

    • Make sure the paper type setting matches the type of paper you loaded.
    • Turn on any high speed settings in your product software.
    • Select a lower print quality setting.
    • Make sure the ink drying time has not been increased for double-sided printing.
    • Windows: Click the Maintenance or Utility tab, select Extended Settings or Speed and Progress, and select the following settings:
      • Always Spool RAW Datatype
      • Page Rendering Mode
      • Print as Bitmap
    • Windows: Select Printer Properties, click the More Options tab and make sure the High Speed setting is enabled.
    • Mac: Select System Preferences , select Printers & Scanners, then select your product. Select Options & Supplies, then select Options (or Driver) and enable the High Speed Printing setting.
    • Enable the Bidirectional setting in Settings > General Settings > Printer Settings.

    If printing is still slow and you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, try the following:

    1. Click and select Computer or My Computer. Double-click the C: drive and open these folders: ProgramData > EPSON > PRINTER.

      Note: If you do not see the ProgramData folder, open the Organize menu and select Folder and search options. In the window that appears, click the View tab, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives in the Advanced settings list, and click OK.

    2. Right-click the EPAUDF01.AUD file and select Delete.
    3. Restart your computer and try printing again.
    Related tasks
    Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
    Selecting Basic Print Settings - Mac
    Selecting Extended Settings - Windows
    Related references
    Windows System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements
    Paper or Media Type Settings - Printing Software
Published:  May 3, 2018 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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