March 6, 2007

Accelerate your printing job

By default windows uses the spooling technique for print job, which is a background program that writes data to temporary files in C:\Windows\Temp directory. The final print command is send to the printer through the spooler, allowing you to perform other tasks while you print. This might actually slow the printing process that is by writing data to temporary files and then printing.

There must be number of occasions that you only need to print multiple documents or photographs without do any other tasks. So you can disable the spooling technique. This will tie up your application until the printer has all the data, but your print job should finish more quickly.

On most printers you can turn off the spooler. Go to start-settings-printers. Right click on the icon of the printer you are using, Click properties and select advanced tab. Select the print directly to the printer option.

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