I created an account finally! I've been reading/learning from Luminous Landscape from 2007, and I really feel this community is simply the best when it comes to troubleshooting.
Quick question for all you HP Z Series users...
I have a 2 - HP Z 6100 (60") and 1 HP Z 6200 (60"). Both HP's have an incredibly long processing time. An example would be: I'm running a bulk job, 250 prints, each print is 10.5" x 8.5" small swatch style stuff. The files are relatively small, 20mb TIFFs.
I send the job to the printer, and on the HP Z Series on-board Screen, it will say processing time: 128 minutes! Just to process the template... For this silly 250 swatch print job, it can take upward of 4 hours!
When I roll over to my Epson GS6000 or Epson 9900 or Canon IPF8300, it'll take 1.5 - 2hours MAX. I'm stuck using my HP's because I'm trying to replicate EXACTLY what my customer's prints look like. He runs HPZ6200's as well, and I offered to help him out with this job, and I'm kicking myself now for doing it because of the incredibly long processing time.
Does anyone know of a solution? I have a feeling there's some setting on the HPZ Printer Menu where I can set it to have my computer process the image, not the printer. It feels like the printer is handling all the rendering...at the speed of a Pentium 2 processor running Windows ME!
Any ideas? Thanks guys.