The Bios may hold the answer.
Have a look in advanced or integrated peripherals or whatever it is called.
Later motherboards offer a choice over LPT1......
something like Normal, ECP, EPP.
If it says Normal try EPP or vice versa.
Sorry to be so vague but it made a real difference several lives ago, when a printer/mobo setup would work accurately only on Normal, but took 5 mins per page. Anything else was normal speed but garbled the image for a line or two into the print (even in Test Page!)
To end on a gloomy note, this was an old Epson Photo 700 neither mine nor a friend's identical printer would run properly.
Epson support didn't solve it and I had to buy new.