Is there any way to stop an HP LaserJet P2055 detecting the type of paper thus slowing down after the first page?

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi all,

We have an HP LaserJet P2055 and we are printing information onto several hundred pre-printed flyers which we would like to do on a regaulr basis.

Problem: After the first page of printing (which comes out very fast) the printer audibly changes down a gear, and subsequent pages come out at a rate of approx. 5 pages per minute. We have had it running at 33 ppm on standard copier paper, but it refuses to print on pre-printed flyers at this rate. It is almost like the printer is detecting the type of paper, and then slowing down.

Is there anything that can be done to turn it up a notch?

Many thanks.
Question by:ALLIT
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    Accepted Solution

    The printer can't "detect" the paper type. It only knows what you tell it, either through the driver or through its front panel menu.

    Is it possible that the first page is much simpler than the rest, and that the printer needs more time to process those pages?

    Also, some applications like Word let you specify a different paper type (as well as size, and tray) for different parts of the document. Those settings in Page Setup override any driver and printer settings.

    Expert Comment

    You can connect to the embeded webjet for the printer and set the paper type to over ride any settings.http://[ipaddress]/hp/device/Auth/set_config_ph.htm

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