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HP Color LaserJet CP4005 slow printing

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I have a HP Color LaserJet CP4005 printer.   We have a mix of XP Pro, Windows 7 systems using the latest / greatest printer drivers for this unit.  The printer has 256MB RAM and we are printing large Publisher files.  The printer works fine but processes jobs a very long time.  Very slow.  Is there any way to speed this printer up other than adding more RAM?  Driver settings, etc.?  We do need nice resolution but it just seems like this unit takes quite a long time to kick out print jobs.  Thanks!
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by:discgman
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Possible print server, driver issues. Least the easiest to test. Try connecting printer directly to one computer via, printers, local printers (uncheck autoinstall), add tcp-ip port, punch in ip address, add drivers and test print. Print everything that was slowing you down. If the speed increases, you need to troubleshoot your print server/drivers.
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by:randyphillips
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All systems are printing directly to the printer via TCP-IP.   It's a monster so we haven't connected it via USB but that wouldn't work anyhow so we need to resolve the slow processing via network printing.  It could be that our Publisher files are large enough that it's doing the best it can.  It does print fine - just takes it quite a while to kick out brochures.  HP Uni drivers are slower than the PCL, etc.
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Ok, sounds like the jobs are big and this printer is not one of the fastest production printers. It does however take 544 mb of ram so you could look into increasing that which would increase the speed of printing large documents. Also make sure its not connected to a hub or something that is slower than the network its on. Also make sure the print drivers are up to date and the printer network settings are all set to maximum speed.
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by:hdhondt
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I've seen some HP printers print very slowly with the PCL6 driver. Replacing it with the PCL5 driver fixed it. Download it from

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodSeriesId=2512208&prodTypeId=18972
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BTW, in my experience adding RAM to a printer makes no difference whatsoever in the processing or printing speed. Only add RAM if the printer complains that it needs more.
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by:randyphillips
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Upgraded RAM, tried PCL5 and PCL6 drivers.   Did not speed things up unfortunately.   Must be the print job and nature of this printer being a bit slow at processing large jobs.
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As I stated, adding RAM does not make any difference to the printer's speed (except in some very rare and specific circumstances).
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