Any chance your system default printer is pointed at a device that is no longer online?
If not that, I have heard of printer name lengths causing problems... Rename your printer so that it's 8 characters or less and contains no spaces.
I have looked at all preferences
Try trashing your preferences.
Reset Photoshop Preferences FAQ:
If you use the keyboard shortcut method as listed a the end, make sure you get a small dialog to OK resetting preference file.
Tried this, to no avail. Still get this HUGE delay when trying to print. Any other ideas?
Resetting preferences did not work either. Thanks for the post. Where can I go now.
Update. Whatever is going on is a function of how Photoshop and the Epson printer are talking to each other. If I select a different printer the issue goes away - until I change the printer to the Epson - then the problem occurs.
I have reinstalled the drivers for the printer. Cleaned the preferences file, reinstalled the chipset drivers, changed USB cable. All to no avail. I have contacted Epson support, and am again at a loss. It should not take 5 to 15 minutes for a print dialog box to open up.
Although not a critical error - it is most frustrating.
Any direction or advice would be most appreciated.
Have you checked Epson.com for the possible release of updated printer drivers?