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Filemaker Pro prints very slowly to printers using the HP Universal Print Driver

Question asked by FacilitiesServicesCornellUniversity on Apr 14, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2011 by TSGal

Summary

Filemaker Pro prints very slowly to printers using the HP Universal Print Driver

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11

Operating system version

Windows 7 or XP

Description of the issue

When printing to a printer that was created using the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD), the printing process takes about 20 times longer to complete than when using a standard HP driver.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Setup a compatible HP printer using the Universal Print Driver (I've been using the PCL6 one)

2. Open a filemaker database

3. Print.

Expected result

Quickly print

Actual result

Slowly print

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

There is no error.

Workaround

Use a model specific HP driver.

Outcomes