If you make the following changes to how you print, you will find that not only does your printer work faster, but your operating costs will be reduced as well. There are several different approaches to reducing printing time. Some involve changing the settings on your computer, while others involve setting the printer properties to something different. There are actually software applications that will analyse your document printing and make adjustments automatically in order to reduce the print time.
Keep Printed Documents
The setting is located in the properties of the printer, which can be found on the printer control panel. Right-clicking on your printer will give you a menu where you can select the advanced properties.
In the advanced properties dialogue box, you will find the option to store copies of documents
This will reduce your printing time.But this is not applicable to everyone, and on the other hand, this is for a most business situation where the same document is used repeatedly, this is an excellent way to save time.
Print in Draft Quality
- Display the Word Options dialogue box.
- At the left side of the dialogue box click Advanced.
- Scroll through the available options until you see the Print section.
- Make sure the Use Draft Quality check box is selected.
- Click on OK.
- Print your documents
Don’t Use Wireless
If you have your printer connected directly to your computer, it will print faster than if it is connected to a network. A wired connection is by nature faster than a wireless connection. Therefore, whenever possible use either a wired network connection or a direct connection to your computer instead of a wireless connection.
The fastest type of direction connection is USB. If it is possible for you to directly connect your printer to your computer with a USB cable, then you will save a significant amount of time with your printing.
Change the Document Settings
Some third-party software applications give users the option to change the DPI settings for documents. You could do this once and not have to worry about it again. Obviously, this will reduce the printing time because of the lower the print quality, the less time it takes the printer to get the ink onto the page. The disadvantage to using software programs like this is the expense. Depending on your needs and the volume of your printing, it may or may not make financial sense to make this type of investment.