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I've got a printer 'Brother HL-2250DN'.
My problem: it sometimes prints extremely slow...!
My Ubuntu: Precise Pangolin

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define "prints extremely slow" – Thomas Ward Jul 11 '12 at 17:34
thank you for the response, Lord of Time. It was about, I don't know, 5 or 10 minutes for 2 pages. But for the moment, my problem seems to be solved (see also the comment I gave just a few seconds ago, below) – Koen_vdp Jul 11 '12 at 17:54

In the printer dialog you can select under Print -> Order -> Priority. There you can select the priority between low, middle, high and urgent.

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Thank you. I'll try that. In the meantime, I've found another thing that seemed to help, too. (hope the solution will keep to seem working). In fact, it was a series of things, I don't know which one did the trick. It works like this. When in Window 'Printing', I chose 'Properties'. Then to 'apparatus'. (hoping I translate well, my Ubuntu is in Dutch :-). Then I chose Print Quelity: Draft; Color Mode: Monochrome; Resolution: 300x300 dpi. And, (... see next part of answer in next box) – Koen_vdp Jul 11 '12 at 17:50
(..) and then, interestingly, I saw that the Type language Printer was PDF, although I printed 'docx'. So I changed that to PostScript.Then printing got a lot faster. Exactly the same document, a little earlier, took me very long to print- 5 or 10 minutes for 2 pages, I think. After my changes: maybe one minute. – Koen_vdp Jul 11 '12 at 17:51
Yes, the printing method could also be the cause of the long printing duration. Could you also mark the question as completed? – slashcrack Jul 11 '12 at 18:15
"mark the question as completed?": how do I do that? – Koen_vdp Jul 12 '12 at 7:43
left of my answer, there is a 'star' button. When this question is displayed in a list (like on the homescreen) you see that a resolution was found. – slashcrack Jul 12 '12 at 11:41

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