I have a user who is seeing this very same problem, but with Acrobat Pro 9. The problem just started when he upgraded his apps to the CS4 versions. He completely uninstalled all of his Adobe products and then reinstalled them, but the problem persists. He is running Mac OS 10.5. Whenever he tries to print a pdf, the computer hangs while spooling. The Force Quit menu says Adobe stops responding, but it will eventually print after a very long time. When it does start to print, it only prints about one page per minute. This is happening on two networked HP printers, a LaserJet 4250 and 4350. I tried to print as image and that speeds it up somewhat, but it is still very slow. I also turned off the RAM Disk setting on the printer, but that didn't help. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.
If Adobe Acrobat Reader prints slowly try the following:
1. Open a PDF file
2. From the menu, select File > Print
3. From the dialog displayed, click on the Advanced button at the bottom
4. On the Advanced Print Setup dialog, make sure that “Let printer determine colors” is CHECKED.
5. Click OK and OK to print the document.
This worked for me.
I'm actually getting this same issue. I have a Ricoh C4500, I'm running Windows 2003 Server, with the printer shared (All other printers on this server print PDF's just fine). I'm running Windows 7 Pro, 4GB RAM, i7 (Dell E6410). I've unchecked all options except "Let printer determine colors". It sits at 64kb / 237kb and takes about 2 - 3 minutes per page to print. I made the same selection and added "Print as Image" and it sat at 64kb / 3.11Mb. Still same issue. I've recreated the port on the server, I've deleted the old printer and readded it from scratch. I've tried PCL5, PCL6, PS Driver, PS Universal (which locked up the printer properties page and I had to remove and recreate a new printer setup), I've tried C4500 Universal drivers, HP Universal Drivers and it's still not working.
Any thoughts would be great!
P.S. We did get it working once, on a local machine I copied a local driver PCL5 onto the machine and mapped the printer. It did print. However in trying to put the Win 2003 Server driver on the server for PCL5, no change and no go. Then I put the shared printer back up and no changes. Thanks ahead of time!
I get this problem with one specific PDF printing from Windows 7 to a Toshiba eStudio 451c. It is 134 pages so I'd expect total printing time to be a while but this is taking 2-3 minutes per page, that is actually printing the page takes seconds but it sits and 'thinks' between each page. I've tried the above changes and selecting gray scale, still takes the same amount of time.
I am using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.9 on OS X 10.9.2
I had the same issue with my Xerox 3615 printing one page per minute when using Acrobat.
I followed the steps outlined here (slightly different for Mac - you have to make sure print as image is not selected and then choose color handling: same as source)
I'm back to printing at normal speed.
No side effects noticed yet from the changed settings.
Thanks a lot for this advice.
Just wanted to pop in and say that this advice worked great!
We recently upgraded to new computers with Windows 8, and could *not* figure out what to do about our pdfs printing so slowly all of a sudden!
I had to install an actual copy of Adobe Reader rather than the Reader app that came with Windows 8 (because there's no apparent way to change any settings on that app), but this solved it. Haven't used it enough to see if there are any side effects, but so far so good!
The problem for me was the WSD Port
This worked for me.
I am running Windows8.1 64bit
You will need to know the printer's IP address. I was able to get mine from the printer control panel. It should look something like 192.168.0.102
Go to Devices and Printers (can be found in Control Panel)
Right click on the printer
Chose printer properties
Click on Ports
Click Add Port
Select Standard TCP/IP Port
Click New Port
Enter the Printer's IP address from above
You can leave the port name as the IP Address or you can name it if you prefer
Now Try to print something.
If this helps anybody, please let me know. Thanks.
For me, the solution to this problem of slow print was to check the option "PRINT IN GRAY SCALE (BLACK AND WHITE)". I had this issue with two HP 2055dn printers installed in a printer server, and just in some pdf documents was too much slow the print
See the screen:
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