Long delay between pages printing on Canon MP830

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by freiheit, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    I have a Canon MP830 all-in-one unit. When connected to a Windows 2000 PC or when connected to a MacOS X 10.4 machine, it worked fine. Under 10.5 Leopard and now 10.6 Snow Leopard, there is a long delay between pages when printing even simple text documents. The delay can be anywhere from 20 seconds to more than a minute. Scanning works just fine, the problem is only with printing.

    Unit is connected via USB, and I've tried it in different ports just in case of a bad port. I have tried both Canon's own printer drivers and the Apple drivers from 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    I have a 2006 Mac Pro 4x2.66 GHz with 5GB of RAM. It's the same machine which ran 10.4 Tiger without this issue, and I'm currently on 10.6.2.
  2. freiheit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

    I take it no one else has encountered this problem?
  3. ibolele macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2015
    Delay explained!?

    I too had such a delay with my Pixma 4850.
    Every time I would print multiple pages at once,
    a delay of ~20+ seconds would occur between successive pages.
    Even when I would issue successive prints (single or multiple pages)
    before that time would pass, there would be this time penalty.
    Now I came across this page, but saw there was no solution.
    With trial and error, I came to this solution (my PC is running Windows):

    I followed Page Setup -> Print Options -> Unit of Print Data Processing
    and set it to Recommended. That was it!
    Somehow I had left it to the Maximum setting, and this was causing all the delays.

    I hope this helps anyone searching for this Canon printers problem.

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