My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files.
To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages shrunk so that 4 pages of the PDF are on each sheet of paper (2 per side). But about half the time the printer refuses the job, saying that it doesn't have enough memory. This is true even if I only print 4 pages at once--meaning that each page of the PDF ends up being over 20 MB? Is this correct? Is there a way that I can measure how much RAM is needed per page? Is it even worth it to update hlips to the most recent version?
The document I just tried this with is a 4-page text document with one small image, and the file is only about 1 MB. It's hard to believe that this blows up to over 80 MB somewhere between my computer and the printer.
What can I do to make the document/pages use less memory, so that the printer can print them?