Why My HP Printer Printing Slow?

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HP printers are one of the most used printers in today’s scenario. Though its advanced features and improvised tools makes our work easier but there are instances where you may encounter issues like slow printing while working on it. This can be identified as the technical issue and needs to be fixed immediately to avoid further complications.

Solutions to Fix Running Slow Problem with HP Printer

Solution 1 : Resetting The Printer

  • Turn on the printer.
  • The printer should be silent and idle before you start.
  • Remove the power cable from the backside of the printer without turning of the printer.
  • Remove the power cable from the switch-board.
  • You will have to wait for 60 seconds then plug-in the power cable back in the switchboard.
  • Rewire the power cable to the backside of the printer.
  • The printer will get turned on automatically. If not, then you will have to manually do it.
  • The printer should be silent and idle before you start.
  • Try to take printouts now.

Solution 2 : Printer Setting

Check for the settings of print driver from the Control Panel. There are certain types of paper or printing the best quality papers can slow down the printing process. If you are taking out printouts on the normal paper in Draft or Normal quality then your work will be done faster.

  • Open the Search option from the Windows start menu.
  • Search for Devices and printers option.
Devices and printers
  • Double-click on the printer icon.
  • Go to the preferences option.
 preferences option
  • Browse for the information regarding the paper type.
  • Select the Plain Paper option in the Paper type section.
  • For the Quality setting section, select draft or Normal option.
  • Press Apply or OK option to confirm the applied changes that recently made.
  • Close the HP driver window along with the Devices and Printers Window.
  • Try to take out prints now.

Solution 3 : Uninstall The Printer

Remove the printer driver application that is saved in your system with the Uninstall a program tool from the Windows Program and Features. After uninstalling the program, you will have to install the latest driver version.

  • Disable the cable from the printer that connects printer to the computer.
  • Search for the Programs and Features option in the Search section in the Windows start menu.
  • Click on the Programs and Features from the list.
  • From the installed program list, select the HP printer name that you are using and press Uninstall.
  • Click on Yes.
  • Now, follow the instruction to complete the removal of the software.
  • Reboot your system.

Solution 4 : If your Printer is Connected to Wireless or Wired Network

Here are some important information that may come in handy if your printer is connected to a wireless or wired network. It will help will you in resolving your slow printing issues.

  • Check for the network signal strength by clicking on the wireless connection icon that is present in the Windows taskbar. If the signal is low, then assemble the computer, printer and router in nearby closed place for strong signal.
  • Stop all the additional applications that you are using that is using your internet. If your bandwidth is short then the extra applications may slow down your printing process.
  • If your printer is connected to the network through the Ethernet Cable, then check for proper connection.
  • Reboot your router by unplugging it and then plugging it. You will have to wait for 10 seconds before plugging in the cord to the router.
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2 months ago

Your article was really impressive.Do keep post like this . 

1 year ago

Hp ePrint is a free service that enables you to print your HP ePrint-enabled printer anytime from anywhere. Moreover, you need to send the email to the email address of your printer once after allowing the Web services on the printer. HP ePrint can enable you to print your documents in mail.

Consuelo Albany
1 year ago

Thank you Stephen .I tried everything too. then I saw your comment and I did the same thing and it worked.

Stephen Peters
1 year ago

envy 5020 was printing slow .After trying many thingsalmost gave up.changed the black cartridge and it worked perfectly

1 year ago

my printer is making slow copies when I put a paper in to be copied it is very slow in producing the copy it used to take seconds

HP Software Support
1 year ago

I think “firmware upgrade” also can solve the hp printer problem. Thanks.
HP Software and Firmware