HP Deskjet 3650 Color Inkjet Printer - printer is slow

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printer is slow

Several variables can slow the printer's performance.

multiple software applications are open

The computer does not have sufficient resources for the printer to print at its
optimum speed.

To increase printer speed, close all unnecessary software applications when printing.

complex documents, graphics, or photographs are printing

Documents containing graphics or photographs print slower than text documents.

If your computer does not have enough memory or disk space to print the document
under normal conditions, you can use Low Memory Mode. Using this option may
reduce the quality of the printout. Low Memory Mode also disables 4800 x 1200
optimized dpi printing.

To activate Low Memory Mode:

1. Open the

Printer Properties

dialog box.

2. Click the


tab, then click the

Advanced Features


3. Select

Low Memory Mode


4. Print the document.

printer driver is outdated

An outdated printer driver may be installed.

For information about updating the printer driver, click here.

computer does not meet system requirements

If your computer does not have enough RAM or a large amount of free space on the
hard drive, the printer processing time will be longer.

1. Verify that the computer's hard disk space, RAM, and processor speed meet

system requirements


2. Free up space on the hard drive.

printer is in ink-backup mode

The printer may print more slowly if it is in

ink-backup mode


To increase the print speed, use two print cartridges in the printer.