1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 11:15 PM by Anna Wood

    company logo causes slow printing

    Brooks Peschke

      hello,

       

      i recently added a jpeg image of our company logo to my title block and it makes the printing process extremely slow.  even if i just print the blank sheet with title block only it takes several minutes for it to even start printing.  drawings with the graphic removed start to print instantly with no issue.  i would like to keep the logo and still be able to print quickly, any suggestions? 

       

      i am using SW2012 with an HP Designjet 1055

        • Re: company logo causes slow printing
          Anna Wood

          How big is the logo in pixels before you insert it into your title block?

           

          I beleive that SolidWorks saves the image as a bmp file internally in the slddrw.  Bitmaps are pretty piggy. If you are starting with a high pixel count image and then window sizing it down in SolidWorks you may be moving a lot more data to your printer then you think.  Could cause speed issues if your printer does not have a lot of memory for it cache.  Also could be a lot of data that needs moved across your network.

           

          Just a guess on where to look.

           

          Cheers,

           

          Anna