Is usb any faster than parallel for printing?

  ripvan 19:00 13 Feb 03
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most new printers have a choice of usb or parallel for printer connection.Is there any difference in print speeds particularly on photos?

  cream. 19:02 13 Feb 03

Yes.

  bremner 19:03 13 Feb 03

Can't be more succinct than that.

  Sir Radfordin™ 19:05 13 Feb 03

There are other factors that are much more likely to have an impact. USB has the potential to transfer data quicker, but it doesn't meen it is sent quicker, or processed quicker.

  PA28 19:06 13 Feb 03

Agreed ..... on both counts!

  Djohn 19:06 13 Feb 03

bremner, I was just thinking that the village idiot, waffled on a bit there!. :o)

  bremner 19:08 13 Feb 03

Far to intelligent for a village idiot should be renamed .....Hamlet

  Djohn 19:10 13 Feb 03

bremner, excellent! :o)

  jazzypop 19:15 13 Feb 03

Raw speed comparison - see click here

See the warnings above. However, when I bothered to change my HP from parallel to USB (same printer, same system) I noticed a significant speed increase.

  cream. 20:23 13 Feb 03

Don't want to use valuable web space, do I.

  MASE 20:33 13 Feb 03

Djohn/bremner
Thanks for that. Best laugh I have had all day. Very subtle

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