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Slow Network Printing - to ONE printer!

By hemicharger ·
This is beginning to drive me nuts so any help will save my sanity. Ok.. we have about 50 network printers, divided onto 3 print servers. (2k3 Servers)All HP printers. We replaced an end-of-life printer with a new one (3015) and everyone who prints to it complains that there is a long delay whenever sending an initial print job to it! The second print job prints instantly. But let it sit for a few minutes and the delay is back. And this happens with every program they use-Excel, Word, Outlook anything. I've tried changing print drivers, I've played with the settings e.g. 'print directly to printer' etc...no luck. So, I tried installing that printer on a user's pc using a local TCP/IP port (using the ip of the printer, and the same driver that is installed on the server) and it prints perfectly! Any ideas what could be causing this lag in printing?

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Best Practice

by smorrison In reply to Slow Network Printing - t ...

I would throw the piece of junk off the roof.

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network printer

by patb071 In reply to Best Practice

Throw you off the roof. I don't see any reason to throw a new printer off the roof.
Try deleting the shared printer off the server and recreating it.

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Well..

by hemicharger In reply to Slow Network Printing - t ...

Thank you very much for the suggestion. I deleted it from the print server and recreated as suggested. I was hopeful because that is something I had NOT done! But, the end-users are reporting that it is still doing it. The one user that I installed it as a local tcp/ip printer said when she prints to the one on the print server, it's a big delay, but then when printing to the 'local' printer, it prints perfectly... UGH!!!

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Me Too

by bsteingraber In reply to Slow Network Printing - t ...

I have the exact same problem happening to two of our HP printers (same print server).
Did you ever figure out the problem or how to fix it?

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