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SumatraPDF >= 3.1 very high memory usage at printing #373

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matsimon opened this issue Dec 1, 2015 · 5 comments

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commented Dec 1, 2015

From the changelog of 3.1 I saw that printing was done

printing happens as image ... at the cost of requiring more printer memory

However one one system I have this memory difference is really huge with all PDFs I have printed so far. One example: 1 printed page with Sumatra 3.0 used 888KB of printer memory whereas the same page is blown up to 91 MBs in the printer spooler with 3.1 and 3.1.1. (which takes several times longer to print)

Interesting, yet confusing (to me) fact:

  • Machine 1: Lenovo T500, Win 7 64-bit, Printer is a HP P2050 with PCL6 driver: Shows the issue on all versions after 3.0 be it 32- or 64-bit
  • Machine 2: Lenovo T510, Win 7 64-bit, same HP P2050, even same driver version yet doesn't show the issue and is quick to print.

Any idea what I could look up for you to get a better understanding of the difference in behaviour?

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commented Dec 30, 2015

Similar behaviour. TOO LONG TO PRINT. Regardless of size/content of document, it is taking much longer to print a document (1:06 for the first page, 1:04 for the second page = 2:10 minutes cumulative for both pages), even if it is a very simple PDF. I have cycled machine, printers etc. I have printed same documents with other PDF tool and printing is instant. Please fix. The difference in time is so large to get a print that we will have to move to another PDF tool.

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commented Mar 6, 2016

Same problem here. I have to use de .docx source to print because in PDF tooks almost 5 times more and frozens my PC.
I red on adobe forums about this issue and in the official software they say to activate the settings to "Let printer chose the colours". Maybe this can help to address the issue.

If this problem continues maybe i have to move on from this fantastic piece of software.

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commented Jul 4, 2016

IMHO it would be great if there is a setting to switch between printing as image / usual print.

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commented Jul 5, 2016

71e4109

this setting existed in the old version :-|

why was it removed?

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commented Jul 5, 2016

#417 and #355 seems to be a duplicate / related.

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