pdf printing problem

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I have 2 PCs
1 has Windows XP Pro
1 has Windows 2000 Pro

I have a 1.5mb pdf file and when I print from XP the print job size is
22mb(Twenty-two), yet when I print the same file using the same version
acrobat as xp the file size is 2.8mb.

I am printing to a HP Laser 4050 Network printer(IP) from both PCs with same
printer driver installed.

Can anyone explain or point me to a resource which would explain what
happens to the print job when I print and why the huge difference in size.

Thanks
Neil
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Some increase is due to a conversion from the PDF file format to a format
    compatable with the printer. Since the hp's are usually capable of more than
    one data format, perhaps one printer driver is set to "Raw", or postscript,
    and the other to another output data mode. A difference in available modes
    supported by one driver vs the other may also have an effect.
    How about resolution settings? A page printed at 300 DPI is usually going to
    have a much smaller amount of data sent than one printed at 600 DPI in "RAW"
    mode.

    "NeilM" <NeilM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6FA52489-39B3-436A-A1A5-9579A3B32AB2@microsoft.com...
    >I have 2 PCs
    > 1 has Windows XP Pro
    > 1 has Windows 2000 Pro
    >
    > I have a 1.5mb pdf file and when I print from XP the print job size is
    > 22mb(Twenty-two), yet when I print the same file using the same version
    > acrobat as xp the file size is 2.8mb.
    >
    > I am printing to a HP Laser 4050 Network printer(IP) from both PCs with
    > same
    > printer driver installed.
    >
    > Can anyone explain or point me to a resource which would explain what
    > happens to the print job when I print and why the huge difference in size.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Neil
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

    Chuck
    Thank you, I will go and investigate further with this advise.

    Thanks again
    Neil

    "Chuck" wrote:

    > Some increase is due to a conversion from the PDF file format to a format
    > compatable with the printer. Since the hp's are usually capable of more than
    > one data format, perhaps one printer driver is set to "Raw", or postscript,
    > and the other to another output data mode. A difference in available modes
    > supported by one driver vs the other may also have an effect.
    > How about resolution settings? A page printed at 300 DPI is usually going to
    > have a much smaller amount of data sent than one printed at 600 DPI in "RAW"
    > mode.
    >
    > "NeilM" <NeilM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6FA52489-39B3-436A-A1A5-9579A3B32AB2@microsoft.com...
    > >I have 2 PCs
    > > 1 has Windows XP Pro
    > > 1 has Windows 2000 Pro
    > >
    > > I have a 1.5mb pdf file and when I print from XP the print job size is
    > > 22mb(Twenty-two), yet when I print the same file using the same version
    > > acrobat as xp the file size is 2.8mb.
    > >
    > > I am printing to a HP Laser 4050 Network printer(IP) from both PCs with
    > > same
    > > printer driver installed.
    > >
    > > Can anyone explain or point me to a resource which would explain what
    > > happens to the print job when I print and why the huge difference in size.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Neil
    >
    >
    >
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