How to Select 'Automatic' Metafile Spooling to Reduce Spool Size and Speed Up Printing in Windows XP Point and Print (PnP) Environments
What you will see
Large spool file sizes result in slower than expected print time.
|Operating System \ Print Method
|Microsoft Windows XP using Point and Print (PnP) printing||
Universal Printer Driver (UPD) version 1.6 and certain PCL/PCL XL drivers only.
Not all printers will have this ability.
This procedure may with specific print jobs that don't require finishing options. The print server procedure will push or force this setting for all individual client workstations.
Client workstation procedure
* Steps 2 and 8 apply if changing this setting via Printers and Faxes.
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Print server procedure
How this works
This will cause a majority of the print job to be rendered at the client. This greatly reduces processing time by the printer driver.
Impact of Finishing Options on Performance
If you select any driver-available printer finishing options, the job will still need to be sent to the print server for more processing.
This includes finishing options such as booklet printing, manual duplex, staple, collation, rotation, and more.
Still Need Help?
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your printer machine/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving one of these devices.