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----- Original Message ----- From: Sharon France <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 10:31 PM Subject: Speed issue with Epson Photo Stylus 750 > I just purchased the Epson Photo Stylus 750 and am finding it extremely > slow in printing quality photos. By extremely slow, I mean that it took > 45 minutes to print one page with 2 4x6 photos on it. Is there something > I can do to speed this up....it's just way to slow to accomplish > anything. The manual mentions enabling ECP/DMA mode on my computer's > parallel port for maximum print speeds, but I can't figure out how to do > that. I find no mention of it in my computer manual. I'm not even sure > if that will help. Any ideas? Sharon: When you turn on your computer, you can press DEL or some other key to change BIOS settings. It usually shows what key on the screen when you first start booting. If the computer is relatively new, you should be able to set it to ECP mode there...save it and exit, then it will reboot. Another place to check is in your Epson driver settings. Assuming you are using a PC with Win 95 or 98, click on Start > Settings > Printers. Locate your 750, right click and click on Properties. There are several settings there that may cause the slow printing. Check to see if it is set to print direct to the printer or whether it is set to spool before printing. Whatever it is set at try the opposite. Also, do you have plenty of RAM and Hard Drive space?? Some images really eat up a lot of territory when preparing to print. Another thought...what dpi are your images?? I don't mean the Epson settings (360/720/1440). I am referring to the image resolution. Try setting the IMAGE to 240dpi or thereabouts and try it. Also, did you set up, say, a 8x10 new image in Photoshop? (or some other program) If so, you are not printing two 4x6 images, but an 8x10 with two layers on it containing 4x6 images. This may slow you down considerably. If you are using Photoshop, look down at the RAM being used (lower left side). If it is more than, say, 18-24 meg, you are probably busily processing a lot more info than needed. For testing, may I suggest that you cut some letter sized photo paper into equal pieces, and set your paper size to '1/2 Letter Size', or 5.5 x 8.5 and test individual images at first. The half-letter size will not stick in PS if you quit the program and then come back later. Hope you can glean something useful from the above. Have fun, bob snow -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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