You may be surprised to learn that the print speed declared by your printer’s manufacturer can be increased. Quite a few factors affect print speed. Below we present 11 basic ways to speed up your printing.
- Change your connection
Though connecting to the printer via WiFi is convenient, the print speed via WiFi is significantly lower than when connected via a USB cable. Therefore, if possible, connect with a USB cable for quicker printing.
- Reduce print quality
If, when printing certain types of documents, the print quality is not particularly important to you, we suggest reducing it to significantly increase the printing speed. Of course, if you need to print important documents, it’s better not to neglect the quality.
- Increase RAM
Just as increasing RAM in a personal computer positively affects its performance, increasing your printer’s RAM will improve its productivity and, of course, print speed. That said, check with the seller to see if this update will affect your warranty.
- Create compact documents
Reducing font size and being selective about your font will allow you to reduce the number of pages in a document, and accordingly, it’ll print faster.
- Follow printer jobs
Check the queue of documents sent to print. Documents in the queue may be preventing your current document from printing.
- Replace your printer
If you have a very old printer, it probably won’t print quickly. Therefore, updating the printer to a more modern one is a solution if print speed is important to you.
- Keep track of the operating system
The state of your operating system as well as the type of system you run also affects print speed. Problems with the operating system can slow the speed at which a document is processed before being sent to the print queue. Therefore, for faster printing, keep your system in a stable working condition.
- Protect against information leakage
Protecting your information is certainly important, even when transferring documents from a computer to a printer. There have been cases of documents being stolen while in the process of going between a computer and printer. To keep security issues from adversely affecting the transmission speed of tasks to your printer, and to protect your documents, keep your security software current.
- Update the printer firmware
Though not as much as other approaches on this list, updating your printer’s firmware may increase print speed. This is because the volume of used ink and the speed of it being supplied can be adjusted during these updates. Also, interaction with the printhead can be optimized.
- Don’t neglect paper quality
Although the choice of paper is not a significant factor in print speed, you may find it interesting to know it can affect it since the printhead can “stick” to low-grade paper. To avoid this, buy higher-quality paper.
- Upgrade the processor
Updating the printer and computer processors increases the print speed by increasing the speed at which jobs can be processed. But keep in mind that any unauthorized updating of printer parts carries the risk of warranty loss. Therefore, before replacing the processor, it’s best to check with the seller.