Reviews and Problems with Samsung ML-2525 / ML-2525W
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This Samsung printer got me through freshman, sophomore, junior and now senior year of college!
24 September 2014
Summary: I bought this printer in August 2011 refurbished for around $60 It has been running great since then. I was planning on selling it when I was moving from Maryland to Illinois but I decided I ship it. Probably the best decision I have made. I printed almost 700-800 pages on the demo toner. I also bought a new toner with it when I first got the printer for only $39! I'm planning on buying my third toner now.
Summary: I bought this because I needed to print a lot of PDFs and didn't want to use my slower color inkjet printer. I had some trouble getting this to recognize my home wireless network, but once I reset it to factory defaults it worked beautifully. I like the speed, compact size, ease of use, and think it's a great addition to my home office. Only thing I wish it did was automatically duplex.
Summary: I use this on my Mac, and it works great. It prints quickly and quietly, getting the job done. What I do find troubling is that sometimes it feeds two pages, which can become irritating (and wasteful) when I do manual duplex. It does heat up, but not to a rate that is above average for a laser printer, and does like to make the lights flicker (at least the ones on the same circuit).
Pros: — Lives up to 24PPM test rate (Yes, I tested), — Quick and quiet, — Toner save is efficient, — Mac/PC/Hacked AirPrint friendly
Cons: — Heats up QUICKLY, — Prints pages curved (sometimes eats 2 pages), — Goes into "unwakeable sleep mode" after period of time, requiring a restart, — Flickers the lights on the same circuit
Low cost units and ink is readily available after market.
7 February 2012
Summary: I am writng this to let everyone know who owns one or who is considering buying one that this unit and it's close relatives have standard and high capacity toner refills available now, and that the after market has finally cuaght up with the original product. (I saw how many people had down graded this printer due to cost of toner cartridges.) Stock refills are approximately $60 to $80 depending on where you get them and which type you get.
Great product for the money... but difficult to install for WiFi use.
3 February 2012
Summary: This is the second Samsung ML-2525W I have purchased; this one for a friend. I bought it mainly because of its WiFi capability. This printer was an excellent value for the price I paid. It prints promptly and output is of high quality. My only complaint: Wireless set-up for a Windows 7 HP laptop has been a real "bear"... i.e. rather difficult. I worked for five hours one day, four hours another day, attempting to get it to connect to a WiFi... without success.
Summary: This is a very good dependable printer. The biggest draw back is that the toner cartridges are fairly expense but they have declined in price a lot. Unfortunately this printer has been discontinued I think.
Summary: A very good printer for a home-office desktop. The black finish is attractive and low key; small footprint; quiet operation; prints stuff out good. Replaced a predecessor in the same line that more than adequately served out its service life, and I'm very pleased with this successor.
Summary: I bought this printer for my wife and it seems very adequate. She has not used it enough to be a very comprehensive review. The Brother HL-2240D costs only $10 more and it has duplex (both sides of paper) automatically which is why I gave only 4 stars for features and value. The Brother HL-2270D costs only an additional $10 more and it has 4 time the memory, wireless networking, etc. I rate the Samsung printer good, HL-2240D better, and HL-2270D best.