Suddenly, and without any newly installed updates or programs, and on only one workstation in my office, it will now take 5 to 10 seconds after pressing the printer icon on the top of the screen in Word or Excel before it send the job the printer queue.
I have found online, even on Microsoft's site, some solutions to delayed printing, but nothing has worked to alleviate this delay.
I have changed settings in Template Manager, I've updated the firmware and drivers for the printer (after completely uninstalling it), nothing helps.
If I send something from command line, or from the Print Test Page, its queued instantly. This printer is connected via parallel because we have some old Cobol software who's escape codes don't play well with USB, however I don't think that's the issue since command line printing goes quite quickly.
Has anyone run into this issue before, or have any ideas what to do? I've searched for days for solutions.