FIX: Slow PDF Printing in Windows 10 (Solved)

This tutorial contains instructions to solve the slow PDF printing problem from Acrobat Reader in Windows 10. So if you are trying to print a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat and the printing it is slow, continue reading below.

Problem in details: When you try to print a PDF file to a local or network printer, printing takes a long time because after the print job is sent, the printer starts printing the first page very slowly, and then you have to wait over 2 minutes for the remaining pages to print. At the same time, the problem of slow printing, does not occur when printing from other programs. (e.g. from Word, Excel, etc.)

The slow printing of Adobe PDF documents in Windows 10, may appear for several reasons, so this tutorial contains several methods to fix the problem.

How to FIX: Printing PDF files is Very Slow in Windows 10.

Method 1. Print the PDF Document as Image.

1. Open Acrobat Reader and click the Print button.
2. At Print dialog, click Advanced.

FIX: Slow PDF Printing in Windows 10

3. Select the Print As Image checkbox, and click OK.

FIX PDF Slow Printing in Windows 10

4. Try to print you PDF file.

Method 2. Let printer determine colors.

1. Open Acrobat Reader and click the Print button.
2. At Print dialog, click Advanced.

3. Uncheck the Print As Image checkbox (if checked), and check the Let printer determine colors checkbox.
4. Click OK to save the settings and try to print the PDF file. *

* Note: If the printing is low again, then uncheck the 'Let printer determine colors' option and continue to the next method.

FIX Adobe Acrobat Slow PDF Print

Method 3. Reinstall or Change the Printer Driver.

As a last resort, to solve the slow printing of PDF documents, perform the following actions.

Step 1. Re-Install the Printer Drivers.

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
2. Right-click at the printer and click Remove device.


3. Then, navigate to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall the printer software.
4. Restart your PC.
5. From the printer's manufacturer support site, download the latest drivers for your printer.
6. Install the Printer drivers and try to print. If the printing is slow again, continue to Step-2.

Step 2. Change the Printer Driver.

Navigate again to your printer's manufacturer support site, and check if its offered any other type of driver for your printer. (e.g. Universal printing, PostScript, PCL6, etc. ). If so, then download and install one of the other driver types and try to print.

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