How to eliminate slow printing or pausing during printing
This applies to legacy printer equipment. If your printer was purchased around or after 2007 then this article will likely not apply.
For slow printing or pausing using LPT (parallel) port go in the Setup Properties of your printer by double clicking the printer setup in the Production Manager or clicking the Properties button in the RIP/Print box and uncheck "Use standard LPT driver". This setting is located in the Communication tab and uses the Windows driver for the port and is slower.
If you have Check Port State Before Sending checked, the software will send data to the printer to test if it is connected before beginning to print the job. This can also slow printing and can be unchecked.