Print Quickly using Dot Matrix Printer from Windows Application

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I using Dot Matrix printer to get printouts of reports from w windows application system the time it takes to print one page with n number of lines is 30 seconds for example, while a legacy dos based system printing same n number of lines takes 5 seconds

i am using EPSON LQ 300 dot matrix printer
can some one guide me how i can solve this issue.

Question by:nadermik
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    Expert Comment

    Check the "print quality" (or something like it) setting in the driver. It may be set for best quality rather than draft.
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    DM printers under windows are forced into graphics mode, while the same printer will runs in text mode within DOS.

    if the given driver will support etxt mode within Windows, you can get n lines in 5 seconds.

    which windows are you using? XP, vista, 7 ??
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    Expert Comment

    Alternatively, you can use the Generic/Text Only driver that ships with Windows. It will *definitely* not use graphics mode.

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