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Lexmark MS825

Lexmark MS825

Slow printing

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Step 1

Make sure that the printer cable is securely connected to the printer and to the computer, print server, option, or other network device.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 2.

The problem is solved.

Step 2

  1. Make sure that the printer is not in Eco‑Mode or Quiet Mode.

    • From the control panel, navigate to:
    • Settings > Device > Power Management > Eco‑Mode
    • From the control panel, navigate to:
    • Settings > Device > Maintenance > Configuration Menu > Device Operations > Quiet Mode

    For non‑touch‑screen printer models, press to navigate through the settings.

  2. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 3.

The problem is solved.

Step 3

  1. Depending on your operating system, specify the print resolution from the Printing Preferences or Print dialog.

  2. Set the resolution to 600 dpi.

  3. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 4.

The problem is solved.

Step 4

  1. From the control panel, navigate to:

    Settings > Print > Quality > Print Resolution

    For non‑touch‑screen printer models, press to navigate through the settings.

  2. Set the resolution to 600 dpi.

  3. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 5.

The problem is solved.

Step 5

  1. Depending on your operating system, specify the paper type from the Printing Preferences or Print dialog.

    Notes:

    • Make sure that the setting matches the paper loaded.
    • Heavier paper prints more slowly.
    • Paper narrower than letter, A4, and legal may print more slowly.
  2. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 6.

The problem is solved.

Step 6

  1. Make sure that the printer settings for Texture and Weight match the paper being loaded.

    Note:  Rough paper textures and heavy paper weights may print more slowly.

  2. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 7.

The problem is solved.

Step 7

Remove held jobs.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 8.

The problem is solved.

Step 8

  1. Make sure that the printer is not overheating.

    Notes:

  2. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Go to step 9.

The problem is solved.

Step 9

  1. Add more printer memory.

  2. Print the document.

Is the printer printing slow?

Contact customer support.

The problem is solved.

Updated November 2018
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