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At 06:02 PM 7/26/99 -0700, Mike Greer wrote: > > >Raphael Bustin wrote: >> Your point about "engine speed" needs to be qualified, >> I think, based on image size. <snip> >File size may behave differently than some think. I haven't tested this, so it is >still a theory. But I don't think you can simply look at a file's size and determine >whether or not the printer will approach engine speed when it's printing that image. >In fact, I'm not convinced file size contributes anything to print speed. Let me >explain. <snip of theory> Mike, I'm basing my remarks on your comment that you can hit "engine speed" on a 133 MHz machine, while my prints clearly tax the hell out of a 350 MHz machine. To me, it seems just as likely that Epson driver processes the image file piecemeal, during those short print-head pauses. There may well be other factors at work that neither of us have thought of. >From prior conversations with you, it occured to me that image file size might be a critical difference. I think your math (re. data rates for USB and parallel) are basically sound, and my reaction to Tim's post was pretty much the same as yours, based on similar calculations. rafe b. - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.