Yes, it seems to be a characteristic of IE not of the printer. It happens regardless of what printers are connected and I have also seen it at work on my desktop. I just upgraded to IE 8 and tried a Ctrl-P while sending this response and the print dialog appeared very quickly. Perhaps it will change with the new version of IE
Can anyone tell me if there is a fix for this? When I want to print from Internet Explorer (version 7) I click on the icon or type Ctrl-P. In either case the print dialog is often very slow to appear - about 20 - 30 secs. This does not happen with other programs. If I use Google Chrome the print dialog appears very promptly. Is there a setting or other change I can make to have IE be more responsive?