Summary: Was not packed correctly. No indication of this side up stickers. got smashed in transit, used toner everywhere inside and out. cannot even see inside LCD screen. tried to power up but produced a burning smell and would not initialize.
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.
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.
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.
Please read this before buying -- it's a white elephant!!!
Dr. Leslie Dean Brown, Amazon
8 February 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: It is huge it is heavy and you could turn the cardboard box into a new family room if you wanted. It is also quiet, faitly quick and the output looks very good. When printing post-script or word files the output is very crisp and clear, sharp enough to merrit the 1200dpi label, even serif fonts at...