After a user complained that a 28-page PowerPoint document was taking an hour to print on our networked Lexmark C522, I narrowed the problem down to OS X 10.4 (in my case, 10.4.11).
Solution: use this PPD. In other words:
- Save the PPD to your desktop
- Go into System Preferences and remove the printer
- Add the printer back, specifying the PPD on your desktop as the driver instead of whatever OS X wants to use
My understanding is that the PPD I’ve linked to is supplied by Lexmark – perhaps they simply haven’t updated the 10.4.x driver on their website.