Printer performance versus resolution
Posted on 2001-06-19
If I print a document on my AS/400 twinax attached laser printer, which is rated at 40ppm, in standard mode (300dpi) with the simple overlay we use sent from the host, we achieve about 34ppm.
If I change the printer configuration to enhanced mode (600dpi) with the same document the performance of the printer drops to about 6ppm.
The manufacturer seems to suggest that this is acceptable.
The question is, is this 5-fold drop in performance for a 4-fold increase in resolution the norm or is my supplier taking me for a ride ?
Would extra memory in the printer help ?