Samsung CLP-550 Printer Review
Samsung have reached out to the printer market with a solid and quiet budget machine. The Samsung CLP-550 benefits from the research Samsung have undertaken in how the traditional rotating laser set-up is often very noisy as, there are many other moving parts. With static Samsung toner, the result is a lovely machine which hardly impacts on the noise level in the office or bespoke room, at all. Hugely compatible with most software for both PC and Mac, this printer can also be set up effortlessly onto a networking environment.
The toners designed for this machine are fantastically easy to use, from both a changing them point of view and durability. The machine is basically made up of flaps all over the casing, to allow different parts to be accessed and the Samsung CLP-550 toner can be whipped out and changed in a jiffy. These toners are flat cartridges which are a cinch to change. Due to the static nature, they generate a reduced amount of noise and are less likely to cause issues. The standard paper capacity is 350 sheets with the ability to be expanded to 900 sheets with the addition of a second paper tray.
Setting up the printer is a simple task, with Samsung insisting the printer can be set-up on the PC or Mac within 5 steps. This definitely proves to be the case. The printer has both USB and Parallel ports and a dual wired/wireless interface network card. Win 9X, NT4.0, Me, 2000, XP, Linux OS, Mac OS 8.6 or higher are catered for.
With print speeds of 20 pages per minute for black and 5 pages per minute for colour, this shows how the printer is designed really with the bulk of work to be printed in monochrome. That said, the colour print out is excellent with Samsung giving this machine the benefit of ICC software, which works extremely hard to give spot-on colour matching.
If you want to turn this into a wireless machine, then retrospectively purchase the wireless network card. The standard memory on this model is 128 MB but can be taken up to 384 MB and the processor is PPC 603e – 266 MHz.
Printer Type: Colour Laser
Duty Cycle: 35,000 pages per month
Dimensions (w x d x h): 510 mm x 467 mm x 405 mm weight: 32 kg (70.5 lbs)
Memory: 128 MB – 384 MB
Print Resolution: 1200 dpi
Print Speed (Colour): 5 pages per minute
Connectivity: USB Parallel
Paper Capacity: 350 sheets – 900 sheets
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