Summary: I had the CLX-3185FW and loved it, but a circuit failed. Amazon.com had the CLX-3185 for about the same price as repairs would have cost after my Visa-Amazon.com points were taken off, so I got this one. Big surprise when I learned that it could not be used as a network printer. It does NOT have a coax connector, and it does NOT have wireless capability. Take note of the letters following the model number and make sure they mean what you think they mean.
Summary: For a laserjet printer, it doesn't print very fast. I have some laser jet printers at work and they are super fast. As soon as you hit print, the page is coming out. This one is not like that. It has to warm up first, which is fine if it is the first think you are printing for the day. But it seems to have to warm up even between pages. I think if I had known how slow it was, I would have looked at another one. The scan features are fine, nothing special.
Summary: This laser printer does a lot for the money. A laser printer with all these functions would unaffordable just a few years ago. It prints, scans and copies well. That said, the feed tray is poorly made and difficult to get to work. It is made of fragile plastic and in fact arrived with the feed tray cover broken. I received a partial refund because of this but the broken cover had no effect on the balkiness of the tray. It is difficult to position correctly.
Basically OK, but with expensive running costs and other flaws
The Guardian, Amazon
5 August 2012
Summary: This Samsung CLX-3185FW colour laser printer is generally OK, but has a couple of disappointing flaws making it impossible to unconditionally recommend it as a purchase. First the good news: * The up-front cost of the printer is affordable with - on paper - a lot of features * It has a small footprint so it doesn't dominate the desk space, and looks nice * Monochrome printing is fine; colour print quality acceptable though not great i.e.
Summary: Good printing quality and optimal price/features relation but... -I had problems with the wifi connectivity. I need power off and restart several times because it does not connect automatically or because lack of communication (with the wireless indicator on). On usb works ok.
Summary: Cheap and OK as a general printer and scanner, do not buy for photographs/flyers on quality paper as (a) the results are poor (£40 inkjet is better for photos), you have to feed anyhing other than coppier paper 1 sheet at a time, you have to remove the paper cartridge to do this, re-size it, re-insert, print one sheet, pull out paper cartridge...etc...etc...very slow. Pay more, get a laser that can sheet feed photopaper.
Please don't buy this! Unless you're much more technical (and patient) than me
26 November 2010
Summary: Right, where can I start? We work at home and wanted to get a sparkly new wireless laser printer. We have a Samsung TV and DVD and this one looked nice. It also said how simple it was to set up with one touch wireless. So, we got it and nice Mr Amazon delivered it yesterday. We took it out of the packaging and admired it. Then the disaster began. 1) The instructions were either too basic (little drawings) or too technical and complicated.