Summary: I was completely satisfied with this printer in all areas, performance, reliability, ease of use, etc. That is until it came time to replace the cartridges. I expected this would be expensive. I did not expect what I found when I opened up one of the "empty" cartridges. I am not exaggerating when I say I found at least a full cup of toner still in the cartridge. What a waste of the customer's money!
Summary: If you upgrade the memory, only the SAMSUNG or OEM Printer memory will work (something with the speed control). Reasonable life on Toner Carts. Replaced Black Toner. Failed to recognize. Returned Toner for replacement. Recognized Toner @99% full but NO black toner comes out. No errors, just no black. Less than 8K pages printed TOTAL. Will try to get Samsung to honor warranty based upon less than one month duty cycle usage.
Summary: I've used this printer for 2-3 years, for light daily use at my office. Toner replacement is about 75% of the original purchase price, which makes it very much like a Darnette Disposable Toilet when it comes to toner replacement. I've replaced the toner 2-3 times in the time I've had this printer The print quality suffered greatly over the last 2-3 months. Finally the transfer belt shut down and rendered the printer inoperable.
Summary: Well, right off the bat, the thing didn't last. There is this transfer belt assembly lasted maybe 3000 pages, and then it kind of shredded. NOT covered under warranty - in fact, its a consumable, and you're supposed to cough up $199+ every year or so when this happens. REALLY bothered me about that, as I've never even heard of this part before, nor that it can break and needs replacing. That sunk this for me. Colors were so-so, and nothing really standout about it.
Summary: I've owned many models (HP, Canon, Epson, Samsung) and have repaired many printer models (Dell (aka Samsung), HP, Xerox, Canon) for work. I wanted a Duplex printer with a 500+ sheet tray to upgrade my old $80 laser BW Samsung which never had an issue. I was impressed with the price point vs quality that Samsung provided. I wanted a printer I could easily repair rather than throw in the garbage when it has minor maintenance issues.
Summary: I've been using this printer for a couple months now and have been very impressed so far. The web-based administration panel is very informative and complete. The printer is fast and has great color. It has a low-power mode that works as expected. I've used this printer to print several hundred pages and it has worked flawlessly. I would recommend this product based on my experience so far.
Summary: I found this printer on sale for considerable savings. I placed the order on Friday, May 11, and received the printer before noon on Monday, May 13, WOW! The printer works as expected. Text is great but graphics leave a bit to be desired. Overall I am very happy with this purchase. Linux drivers and software are available for download on the internet.
Get a "popular" printer, unless you're used to troublesome tech
RJ C, Amazon
19 May 2012
Summary: First, let me start off by saying that I work for a small business who's management has decided to use these as their next 'batch' of color printers, as they are essentially dirt cheap. We have 12 of these in various parts of the company. The first 12 were bought all at once, from Fry's Electronics. The 13th was bought off of Amazon.com. This review will touch on the 13th printer, as well as various problems we have encountered having so many of these.