I just bought a printer, the Brother HL-5140. An USB printer.
I installed it using cups.
Now: the printing is very slow, compared to a print from a windows machine (a small Picture 7x5cm takes 5 minutes). Earlier i had installed other printers on linux with the same effect.
I must say, I do not have the right printer driver (ppd) for my printer. The printer can emulate PCL6, and that's what i'm using now. My driver is the "HP Color Laserjet Series PCL 6 CUPS v1.1" .
So the question: is it normal, that printing is slower on linux than on windows, or is it because of the driver/emulation? But if it is the emulation, why occured the problem with other printers as well?
thanks for any help
play aroung with other drivers
look at foomatic packages, gimp-print, hpij
that can help :-)
the translation into PS takes CPU, and in the worst case, while printing, you do this:
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Normally I would say to look at http://www.linuxprinting.org, but your printer's not listed.
i have to say that printing and setting up printers on linux distro's has been nothing but a pain in the butt.
i have two canon's (S400 and a S630) that print slower than i work, and that's pretty damn slow .
the S630 will only work partially at best and the S400, well let's just say i can go out to play for awhile.
to print to full capacity and for critical stuff i have to go back into windows, blah
i recently swapped out the S400 for a used Epson 480SXU. the printer is very compatible with linux and prints just ok speed wise and also does photo's pretty well.
the one distro that seems to have a handle on printers to some extent is Mandrake. i may try out 10.0 in the future just to see if they got some more printers working.
i am also going to try out turboprint:
i see your printer listed as well as my canons.
even though this is pay for it stuff i don't think it's so much as to break the bank as long as it works.
i'll keep you posted,
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