It may print faster if you used : "Smallest File Size" or "Standard" which are more appropriate for your type of output device. But, diverting to "Press Quality" will not make much of a difference in speed. Another option would require a bit more work, but will help getting it through the RIP. That would be creating a low resolution version of the same file. So, create a copy and downsample all of the images to low res, somewhere around 100ppi, instead of the defualt 300ppi. If you've sized the images in InDesign, size them in PS ( Photoshop ) and "Place" them at 100% @ 100ppi. I have a feeling the amount of time equals the amount of effort required to output the file ( memory ). You might also simplify some of the effects applied to elements in the file. But, listen. 5-7 minutes for an 8 page booklet is not a long time ( actually less than a minute per page ).
Message was edited by: John Danek
Please don't post same content in multiple forums. Your question is answered in your original posting. See <http://forums.adobe.com/message/4715853#4715853>. And “no” - don't use the Press Quality settings!