Is usb any faster than parallel for printing?

  ripvan 19:00 13 Feb 2003

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 2003


  bremner 19:03 13 Feb 2003

Can't be more succinct than that.

  Sir Radfordin™ 19:05 13 Feb 2003

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 2003

Agreed ..... on both counts!

  Djohn 19:06 13 Feb 2003

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

  bremner 19:08 13 Feb 2003

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

  Djohn 19:10 13 Feb 2003

bremner, excellent! :o)

  jazzypop 19:15 13 Feb 2003

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 2003

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

  MASE 20:33 13 Feb 2003

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

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