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Hello,  
   Here is the slowest printer problem I could get!. I have a Panasonic 4450 laser printer on a Win95 box at home. The problem is that I could write out the pages faster than I can get them printed. I have tried new drivers and reloaded the old drivers to no avail. What have I missed with this printer or is it just plain SLOW? Thanks in advance while I wait for my printer to print this page....

Randall
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The 4550 Panasonic laser printer is a good 300 DP printer even thogh not so new...
( and kinda costly to use... KX-P450 ORIGINAL TONER KIT Price per unit: ~$45.00 and Panasonic 4450 New drum P4450ND : ~$90.00 )
To speed up your printing you will need to set the corect printer emulation as folows :
if your printer is the "KXP 4450 i" model you will need to set the emulation to :
DOS EMULATION :
Primary Emulation: HP LaserJet Series II
Secondary Emulation : Panasonic KX-P1180, or Panasonic KX-P1191, or Epson FX-800, or IBM Proprinter II, Diablo 630
WINDOWS 3.x :
the driver you need for ?Win3.x is : WIN31LBP.EXE ( This file also contains the latest "UNI" Driver for MS Windows 3.1/3.11.)
secondery emulation : HP LaserJet II
WIN 95 :
Drivers are included with Windows 95. Select "Add Printer" from the Control Panel,
this printer should be listed under Panasonic.

if yuor printer is the " KXP 4450" model you will need to set the emulation to :
DOS EMULATION :
Primary Emulation: HP LaserJet Series III, Secondary Emulation: None ( ! )
WINDOWS 3.x :
the driver you need for ?Win3.x is : WIN31LBP.EXE ( This file also contains the latest "UNI" Driver for MS Windows 3.1/3.11. )
secondery emulation : HP LaserJet IIP.
WIN 95 :
Drivers are included with Windows 95. Select "Add Printer" from the Control Panel,
this printer should be listed under Panasonic.

You may want to add more memory to your printer, i assume you have the default memory ( 512K ), any more memory will speed up the printing .
RAM modules of 1Mb can be added up to total of 4.5Mb ( original 512K + additional 4M )
It also will help if you lower the printing setting to 150 DPI ( if you have 512K RAM )
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ACScomm,
    I will try this tonight and let you know tomorrow THanks!

Randall

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Good luck :)
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harroum, Yes it uses the system resources. However it was definatley NOT cheap it cost $1100.00 new when I bought it eons ago. It has 512k ram in the printer. BTW my 2 jobs I have not been home long enough to test it with ACScomm's answer. I will be home tonight and test it let all  know tomorrow...

Randall
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Harroun, ACScomm :
 I have finally got to test what you suggested, but it still take forever to print each page. This system originally had Win 3.1 on it. (BRAIN STORM!) I remember I set a property that told it to proint True TYpe as graphics. That may be my problem. I will have to check that tonight...

Randall

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oh, so your Win95 is an upgrade for Win3.1, this might explane fewthings...
can you tell me what is the exact version of the Win95 ?
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ACScomm, I will check it tonight and post the version...
Thanks...

Randall
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