Stay away from this printer like it was the plague.
19 June 2014
Summary: This printer had one problem after another. Paper feed problems. Printing problems. Sensor problems with the first one being the waste toner sensor. I eventually had to bypass the sensor. The printer didn't make it much past four reams of paper before I had to print everything several times to get one good print. Eventually it just became good at refilling our recycle bin. If you like endless frustration, gobs of stress, and love to cuss, this is the printer for you.
Summary: We received this as a gift from Samsung for our school. I can see why they were wanting to get rid of them! We have had multiple problems with the toner indicator saying that the bottle is full when it isn't even close. The problem is that the sensors are defective from the factory, even though Samsung won't admit to any wrong doing. A serviceman for Samsung said he has replaced dozens of these sensors and the problem magically goes away...
Summary: The Samsung CLP-500 is so inexpensive and packed with features that it didn't make sense for me to purchase anything else. And I couldn't be happier. First off, ignore the other reviews that claim "fuzzy text." My 500 prints crisp text, even on cheap paper. These guys are either misinformed, or shills for HP, who is bleeding customers to Samsung right now. The main selling point is built-in duplexing. I can print double-sided in full color.
Summary: This printer has worked well for me for the past year. However it started developing a print issue wehre it would screw up some of the image information. I initially thought that it was due to me running a faster computer and the USB information was being sent too fast to the printer. Ie under-run issues on the printer itself due to lack of memory or processing horsepower. I bought an additional memory and it still does the same thing.
Summary: I purchased this printer last year with tax refund money. I thought that I was getting a great color printer for a pretty good price. I have a lot of IT experience, having repaired and run service on networks for over 20 years now. I've had experience with a LOT of printers in my time. This one was supposed to be for my home, just to print color pages. Well, I bought it in February, and by April, the thing almost caught fire in my bedroom.
Summary: i urgently needed a laser colour printer and found this one rather cheap. although i wasnt satisfied with its performance, like fuzzy text etc. i still kept on using it. but then the problems seemed to attract my attention. the major drawback which i found out in a few days time was that it doesnt print photos on photo or glossy paper!!! i tried every sort of paper and the result was rubish!!..it doesnt even have the option of glossy paper, which really shocked me!!!
Summary: Do not buy this printer if you plan to print transparencies. I bought it to print a lot of transparencies. In your hand they look good, but when I put them on the projector, the colors all show up as different shades of gray. A big waste of my money.
Summary: After getting ripped off at Kinko's, I needed a low priced color laser to print out brochures, menus and other business related jobs. Duplexing was also very important. Many other units require the additional purchase of an expensive duplexing kit - this one does not. Speed wasn't a huge issue for me, since I typically run big jobs and walk away. The graphics and print quality are just fine by me. I am not looking for extra crisp magazine quality photos.
Please read this before buying -- it's a white elephant!!!
Dr. Leslie Brown "Doc Brown", Amazon
27 October 2004
Summary: I could not recommend this printer to anyone! Why? Read on... Firstly I should state I specifically bought this printer to print at least 4 copies of my PhD thesis (315 pages each copy). I printed about 50 pages in a futile attempt to correct the slight bluriness inherent with all text. The bluriness is especially noticeable with serif fonts, on numbers such as 9 or anywhere there is a sharp point on a character.
Summary: The size and weight of this big-cube-shaped printer are reminiscent of the first generation of black and white laser printers. Print quality is good. Colour pictures won't pass as photographs, but quality is acceptable, and, because the printer is a laser, you can get good results with cheap paper. I am not normally a big fan of Samsung products, which, in my experience, seem to favor style over support and quality control.