Lately, i discovered that all HP printers that i installed via IPRINT has a time delay of about 5 secs to display the printer properties dialog box. Xerox and Lexmark printers do not have this delay. Using the same printer driver installed, i created a local TCP/IP printer, however, i do not experience a delay of 5 secs for the properties dialog box to appear. It only takes about 2 secs to appear.
Does iprint printer communicate back with the server before the printer properties dialog box is opened? It seems this is the case, otherwise why there is a delay of 5 secs. However, there is no proof of this conjecture. Anyone has any idea?