4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2008 1:59 AM by aejara
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We have a Lexmark T644 on the network as our departmental printer, equipped with a duplex unit. When we received it in January, I tried to set it up with Printer Setup Utility, but the specific model was not listed, so I downloaded the corresponding PPD's from Lexmark's site. I can now send print jobs to it either via AppleTalk or via LPD, with no problems and have full access to all its features from the Page Setup... and Print... menu items.

However, printing is really slow. Output is around 20-25 pages per minute, even worse if using double-sided printing, whereas my PC colleagues get the full 50 ppm output. Needless to say, this has resulted in endless ribbing on why I should change to the "right" computer...

I'm not using anything fancy, such as 1200DPI, enhanced contrast, etc. Is there any way to optimize the Postscript output and speed up printing?

PowerBook G4 15/1.25GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)