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faster printing on PPC

Stephen R. Lasky Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
Wed Dec 27 14:15:34 EST 1995

> >Does any one have any ideas about speeding up printing.
> >We run a Power Mac and an HP1200C printer for our analysis software
> >version 2.1.1.
> >It takes for ever to print the charts.
> >The Mac has 16Mb and the printer has now got 8Mb so it shouldn't
> >be a memory problem.
> >
> >Any hints would be appreciated.
> >
> >John Fox

Are your hooked up over appletalk (localtalk) or through ethernet? Sounds
like it might be appletalk.  We found the same thing when trying to print
graphics files over appletalk going to an HP 4 plus printer with 8 megs of
ram using either quadra's or PPC's.  Switching over to ethernet fixed it. 
We are using Faralon's etherwave transceivers with Macs builtin ethernet
(Ethertalk) over 10baseT cables. Now small graphics files (less than 1
meg) print almost instantaneously and big files (greater than 8 megs) take
just a short time to compose and send.

Standard disclaimers.

Hope that helps.


Stephen R. Lasky Ph.D.   Brown U/Roger Williams Medical Center,  Providence, RI.   
Phone: 401-456-5672     Fax: 401-456-6569     e:mail: Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.  John O'Hara.

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