Summary: Order by proxy. The toner for this can get so expensive and if you use the wrong paper expect nightmares trying to fix it. Although it's a Samsung, I can't just give them that 1 extra star to be "Ok" when I've probably burned through maybe 2 drum replacements and a ton of blue carts out of it's life cycle.
Melissa Sandfort "There are a thousand paths ..., Amazon
9 June 2009
Summary: Like other reviewers have said, this is a fantastic printer for the first year or so. Then the honeymoon is over, and it becomes a domestic violence relationship. When it's good, it's great-- quick, quiet, quality. When it's bad, it's horrible. Red light. Turn it off. Turn it on. Red light. Turn it off, pull on the green tab, green light, PRINT! It's a miracle! Two pages, three... Red light again. Turn it off, turn it on, pull on the green tab, still a red light.
Summary: Setting it up with my macintosh computers was a more difficult that I have encountered previously for printers. I never did solve the problem of being able to make it work on the network and now have it connected directly to an old imac which shares this printer. If I hadn't had this as an option I would have been VERY disappointed. Speed and color are good. Am glad to have moved away from reliance on ink jet printers.
Most bang for your bucks in "laser" color printers!
Jim H. Hewett, Amazon
21 November 2007
Summary: Small, but produces stunningly large, vivid prints. You can "lay the pros in the shade" with this nifty laser color printer. Make your own greeting cards, print color reproductions of anything for pennies! You can load the ink in seconds. Nothing comes close to it on the market, quality and price wise.
Summary: I got this for my small business. Occassionally we need color prints, it's a hassel to go out and print it, and usually the ink jets' ink is always dry when we need to use it. WIth the small amount of prints we do on color, normally it means buy ink, print 1 time, then it's dry. Now that the color laser is more reasonablly priced, we took a chance and got one.
Summary: Affordable, compact, excellent quality output, what's not to love? This little printer lives up to it's reputation...very crisp, professional looking print outs with stellar graphics at an acceptable speed and an affordible price. For an independent business person like me, it's ideal.
Summary: This printer worked great as the other reviews stated for the first year. However, my goal was to save money on ink cartridges by using a laser printer and that did not happen. After a year, we began to get a fade mark down the copies. Now its so bad we can't print in black ink anymore. We tried cleaning it per the manual and also called Samsung with no success. We have tried various cleaning ideas since with no avail.
Summary: I purchased this printer in November of 2007. Like another reviewer the imaging unit failed at the 12 month mark. I purchased this printer to work with an Apple computer. There were serious compatibility problems. You may incur the additional expense of a separate electrical line because of the amount of current it draws. Samsung refused to honor the warrantee and did not return phone calls or e-mails.
Summary: I've used this printer for about a month. In general, it prints text well, albeit a bit oversaturated. OTOH, the rated speed output for monochrome prints is actually close to accurate. For color prints, my use has primarily been for color charts, graphs and the like, and for this purpose, it works admirably well (use decent quality laser paper for best results).
Excerpt: Normally I am not the greatest Samsung fan after my little episode with its <a href="http://www.ciao.co.uk/Samsung_P10_XTD_1600_Fingerprint__Review_5680459">P10 laptop</a>, but here is my story for this. Being a graphic design student, I needed a printer that would print out designs on just about any sort of paper quickly and beautifully. I'm glad that CLP-300 didn't disappoint me...not yet anyway.