The drivers for these machines are already tiny in comparison to most. Xerox doesn't tie in apps to remind you they have toner on sale.
Overhead can't realistically even be measured unless the driver corrupts and starts spooling garbage data.
When a driver takes too long to open, it means it is having trouble with Bi-directional information (SNMP), when the issue happens at the server, you simply disable SNMP on the printer port,
if it only happens on the client though, you need to troubleshoot the BiDi issue, or turn it off.
We have are experiencing some issues with our printer setup on our servers.
We have couple Xerox WorkCentre's that runs on a Windows Print Server that runs on Server 2012 R2. The printers are then shared to our users on RDS farm. Initially, we tried installing the basic PCL 6 driver, which works fine, with basic printing, but it was missing some advance feature, such as Stapling. The setup.exe installer that i found in the workcentre's web interface was able to install all the features, but seems to have to much of an overhead and take a long time to connect to the printer.
I was wondering if anyone here has a similar setup and direct me to which driver to use that would have all the features, but with in a minimal size.