|"Background print is turned on in IE"|
Turn OFF what you refer to as "background print". What that does is tell the printer to print everything including the background colour and all images - and that can often be a very large amount of data that your system or printer cannot cope with.
So turn that option OFF (untick):
In IE - Print > Page Setup > untick Print Background Colours & Images
By default it's unticked because that's the setting which most people need & prefer.