We have a Xerox 550 with a Fiery.
Also have a KIP and an old HP LaserJet.
Print Server is Server 2012 (although I think I ruled out that being the problem)
Desktops are Win 7 Pro x64
From any application, you hit File, Print, then when you hit Preferences there is a 7-10 second delay on the Xerox before showing the preferences page (to change duplex, staple, etc. settings).
The KIP and HP have admittedly much simpler settings, but they open pretty much instantly.
I though maybe it was something to do with my 2012 Print Server, so I installed the Xerox as a local printer on my machine and experience the same 7-10 second delay loading the preferences page. It's like it takes forever loading all the Fiery Driver/Printer Driver stuff.
Plus, if I just open Notepad, and hit file, print and don't go into the settings, I hear it start printing within 2 seconds, so no delay there.
Any ideas? Or can anyone confirm that's just the nature of the Fiery controller or Xerox Printer or something?