Only prints with print monitor running

I found the following post about this issue with no replies.

The printer works as it should the only problem is I can't seem to make it print without this monitor running.  I agree with the above post why doesn't it call the monitor if it needs it?

I currently have it in my startup folder but I hate the popup on startup.  Does anyone know how to at least start this minimized to the system tray?  I keep thinking the next update will address this but it hasn't as of yet.

BTW: I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64