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Printing a layout containing images produce an huge file in spooler with HP printers

Question asked by RomainDunand on Aug 23, 2012

Summary

Printing a layout containing images produce an huge file in spooler with HP printers

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12 v1 and v2 - Pro & pro advanced

Operating system version

Windows 7 / Vista 32 and 64bits versions

Description of the issue

When printing a layout containing images, the file sent to printer spooler become huge so that printing many pages slow down consistently printing job

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a new database
Don't create any field
insert a small image (even a 1px image)
save layout
print the layout with an HP printer

Expected result

a reasonable printing file size

Actual result

print job is 2k without any image but more than 5Mo with a 1px image for a single page !!

Configuration information

tried different version of drivers, the problem still appears

Workaround

printing on a konica gives a reasonable job size

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