It's a laser printer. It takes about 2 seconds or less to get the paper out the machine once it's processed
. not very long. The worst that can happen is that it's going out of it's "sleep" mode... then it takes an extra 15 seconds...
It's the processing that is really slow. Text documents are instantanious. However, images are about a minute or two. The quality is set to normal, and comes out good... for a black and white printer. But I'm just surprise that it takes so long compared to Windows.
I use foomatic because I had issues with gimp-print back when I used Mandrake (occasional failed printing, too slow, not stable, etcetc).
anyone else has suggestions? at worst I'll lower the resolution when I'm printing images meanwhile, and do my own benchmarking test