Fairly frequently it takes quite a while (several minutes) for my HP office jet 8720 to start printing from my iMac running Mojave. It seems it takes a while to communicate via the wifi wireless connection. How do I get rid of this delay?
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Let's try a power reset on the printer
Reset the product
With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Wait at least 60 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
Turn the printer on. HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.
Check the print driver settings
Check the print driver settings. Selecting certain paper types or printing in Best or Maximum DPI quality can slow print speeds. Print with plain paper in Normal or Draft quality for faster print speeds.
On your Mac, open the photo or document you want to print.
Open the photo or document you want to print, click File, and then click Print. For the Photos app, click the Print button at the bottom of the window.
The print settings window opens.
Make sure your printer is selected.
If you do not see options on the Print dialog box, click Show Details.
Click the unnamed menu at the center of the window, click Paper Type/Quality or Media & Quality, and then select Normal or Draft from the Quality or Print Quality menu or slider.