parallel vs. usb cable printer connection

Discussion in 'Dell' started by dbtexas, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. dbtexas

    dbtexas Guest

    I have a inkjet printer connected by a parallel cable (printer cable)
    and usually upon printing the first page, there is some hesitation
    before the printed page processes at the printer. If I should
    eliminate the parallel cable and switch the printer to a usb cable,
    will the same thing occur?
    dbtexas, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. Probably not. If it's an HP inkjet, it uses your CPU to do its print
    processing -the lag is normal.
    Edward J. Neth, Jul 10, 2003
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  3. Didn't you mean "Yes, the lag will probably remain"?

    Roderick Samuels, Jul 10, 2003
  4. dbtexas

    Pen Guest

    I switched my HP 880c to USB from parallel and
    have noticed no difference in printing behavior.
    Pen, Jul 10, 2003
  5. As already noted it won't make a both cases the
    "print job" is usually loaded into memory and the lag is related to
    the size of the print file.
    Walter Petelka, Jul 14, 2003
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