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Author Topic: Print speed, ink usage question  (Read 1796 times)
davidkirsch
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« on: February 02, 2024, 09:53:48 PM »

Printer is Epson P900.

When printing from Qimage it takes considerably longer to print, compared to printing from Lightroom. Even when reducing print res from 360 to 180 (and setting print quality to Level 3 High Quality in the driver) a print takes noticeably longer to print. Why is this? And, does it use more ink than Lightroom. As far as I can tell the prints are pretty much the same. Also, what is the relationship between "print res." in Qimage and "print quality" in the Epson driver?

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 10:24:21 PM »

You mean the printer itself runs slower?  Qimage can process faster than any printer so if the printer is running slow, that has nothing to do with Qimage.  Did you turn off the AI Copilot option that forces the highest quality setting in the driver?  If you didn't, Qimage will set the driver to the highest quality even if you lower it.

Also, leave Qimage set to "Max" for print res which is normally 720 PPI.  The print res in Qimage is how fast and what quality Qimage processes.  The quality in the driver is how fast and what quality the printer prints.  The two are separate.  180 is way too low and I wouldn't even use 360 (stick with 720).  What is it that you are printing that you don't care about print quality and only care about speed?  You could just use LR if you don't care about quality.  Qimage is about three things: quality, ease of use when printing multiples, and features.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 01:32:23 AM »

Thanks Mike,
    It appears that the setting to force the highest quality setting in the driver is what cause what I perceived as the slow-down.
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