Decent printer, small footprint, the paper jam IS fixable
8 July 2011
Summary: I really needed a color laser printer, but did not have the space for a large one. There are only two laser printers on the market that will fit on a bookshelf, and at the time I bought this one, this was the only one. It does a decent enough job for medium duty work, although (manual) duplex printing can get kind of tricky, especially with more than 20-30 pages (I recommend doing it in batches of 10-20 pages).
Summary: I bought this refurbished Samsung CLP-315 printer for my elderly parents. Their inkjets were burning though toner, so I thought a laser printer would be more likely to last a long time between toner cartridge replacement. As a printer, it's fine. Clear, sharp text and bright colors. Fast, too. But the manual (one-sheet of printed paper and a PDF booklet on the CD) is not easy to make sense of with regard to wireless configuration.
Summary: Pros: Price: this proce really can't be beat for a full color, built-in wireless networking, laser printer. i bought my first laser printer about 4 years ago (an HP 1600) for about $350.00, and it didn't have wireless Quality: Quality is close to as good as the HP. Plenty for what you expect from a laser printer. Not photo quality, but tri-folds, graphics, etc, are fine. Also, it is pretty quiet. Install: Turned out to be super easy.
Summary: I had the previous version of this printer, the CLP-300, and it worked PERFECTLY with my time capsule and before that my airport extreme, both through the USB printer connection through the network. With this model, I have to TURN THE PRINTER ON AND OFF EVERYTIME I WANT TO PRINT SOMETHING!!! This is the second one I got, thinking it was a manufacturing error, but they must have changed something in the software that no longer makes it compatible with network devices.
Summary: The best I can say is...at least it prints. I needed a color printer that I can maintain at a low cost and still print mass-quantities of pages, and this does it. For its use in my business, I only need it to print copies of webpages to send to people in prison. They're not picky about print quality. But if I were using this to build a presentation for work, I'd not only be fired, but laughed out of the room.
Summary: I have this printer for about a year with very light use and all of a sudden, the printer is jamming paper half way. I did a search on Google and sure enough, there is a defect with a part called the photo interrupter that somehow prevents the paper from feeding all the way through. It is a cheap part and there is an youtube video on how to fix it.
Summary: I have this printer hooked up to my Airport Base Station with print sharing turned on. Pretty much anything over a couple of pages will fail half way through printing. Other than that it's a nice printer for the money. My main reason for purchasing it was that I don't print frequently enough for an inkjet to be an economical choice. The cartridges end up drying up before I use them. This being a laser printer solves that problem for me.
Summary: Ok here is the scoop on this printer. It's a cheap printer, but for that price, the quality is fairly decent. It is not as good as my $3K Xerox color laser printer, but for $100-200, it is fairly decent. Colors are okay and bw text looks fine (perhaps not as razor sharp as an HP Laserjet, but OK given the low price). The box/casing is all plastic, and not as study as other printers, but nowadays, everything is made of plastic anyways.