Summary: When you sell a laser printer, please leave in the toner cartridges. The time the printer arrived, what residual toner was left in the printer, had completely covered the entire printer. There was toner everywhere. Each of the internal contacts for the toner cartridges were indicating that the cartridge was not inserted. I vacuumed and wiped for hours. I now have the printer working but I have several lines where the toner is not being applied.
Printer Starts, gear churns for 3 seconds , stopped, red light turns on
19 October 2010
Summary: Have the Samsung CLP-300/XAA Color laser printer for about 2 years (made in Jan 2008) and family uses the printer for COLOR. Replaced toner cartridges with Rosewill brand. Power up printer, gears churns for about 2 seconds, stops, and red light turns on. Cycles again and does the same. The printer does not recognized these toner cartridges. To manual cycle this, fix the red light issue, and ultimately have the green light stay on ...
Great for general printing, not good with graphic arts
5 May 2010
Summary: I love the size. However, do not like that it can't handle heavy weight paper. Even when it is able to grab the cardstock and feed it all the way through, the paper is curled. Color is a little spotty, too. Not for graphic artists, but great for small businesses.
Pros: price. compact, with small desktop footprint. start up time is good, doesn't make too much of a noise. sharp print resolution cost of replacement toner is cheap. non samsung toner is really cheap.
Cons: colour tonal quality is poor. especially the blue / green tones, even worse for the cheap non OEM replacement toners.
Summary: great well priced color laser printer but as with all printers lately it eats the toner and genuine Samsung cartridges are priced out of this world. I have installed aftermarket toner and now it beeps all the time.
Summary: I bought this printer at my local office supply store deeply discounted to $120 (they were making room for the new model). For what I paid for it, it's a nice little printer. It's small and quiet and very simple to use. Setup was easy, with everyone going together intuitively. The toner cartridges feature an innovative design that makes them very easy to install. The software installed on my computer quickly and I was up and running in a few minutes.