Printing a LibreOffice document via PDF workflow is much slower than with PostScript workflow
If Libreoffice's printing workflow language is set to PDF (from the Printer Settings dialog -> Properties -> Device), printing appears to be quite a bit slower than if it's set to a Postscript level. In particular, when printing multiple copies of a one page document, the time between individual pages is much longer with PDF than with PS. (For 30 pages, this makes the total printing time some 10 vs 2 minutes.) The difference is even notable if print quality is set to fast-draft, black only, with simple documents (text only, no photos).
When printing to a file, both ways seem to be equally fast, so I haven't set LibreOffice as the affected program. BTW, the resulting sample PDFs are about three times *smaller* than the corresponding PS files.
Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit), LibreOffice 3.4.4;
Printer: HP Photosmart C4380, connected via wifi
Driver (according to CUPS v1.5.0): hpcups 3.11.7 (color, 2-sided printing)