Samsung CLP-300 - Color Laser For Everyone
|Samsung CLP-300 - Color Laser For Everyone|
|Closer Look Inside and Outside|
|Software Installation and Setup|
|Testing and Conclusion|
In this day and age having a good printer is a must. Ink Jet printers are often very affordable to purchase, but consumables will break the bank. Laser printers on the other hand often cost a bit more money, but have are more attractive when it comes to cost per page. I know many people who use both ink-jet printers as well as laser printers at work and at home in order to get great quality photo prints on the ink-jet printer, and save money on documents using the laser printer. Monochrome laser printers (Black & White) are now very affordable, but many people want the ability to printer color documents as well. Today we are looking at Samsung's latest entry-level color laser printer - the CLP-300 to see how well this $250CDN printer holds up. We will probably run it out of toner in this review and work it harder than most people. This should be a good test to see if it's worthy, or if you're better off dropping another $100 on last year's CLP-510.
About Samsung Canada:
Established in 1987, Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has been selling products especially selected for the needs of the Canadian consumer.
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. is divided into four divisions:
* Consumer Electronics, which sells products ranging from High Definition Televisions to Camcorders and Digital Audio Products
* Home Appliances our newest division selling stat-of-the-art kitchen and laundry appliances
* Information Technology division, which specializes in computer peripherals such as monitors, laser printers and storage products and
* Wireless Terminals, which researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications devices throughout Canada.
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. is the Canadian-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. of Korea, a global leader in semiconductors, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 75,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries, with fully-integrated sales, service and marketing activities in 46 countries and R&D activities in 15 research centres around the world.
Samsung Electronics Canada has been a proud sponsor of the World Cyber Games, Samsung Nations' Cup Equestrian Series, Canadian National Hockey Teams and more recently the Olympics in Turino.
Founded in 1938 in Seoul, Korea, Samsung Electronics Ltd. is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
CLP-300 First Look:
In the box, you get the nice and small CLP-300 printer and some toner drums to get you going. These toner drums are not full, and operate about half-capacity of regular drums and should print 700 pages per color and 1000 pages on the black toner before needing to be replaced. Of course this depends on what you're printing. Samsung rates a page at 5% page coverage.
Specs & Features:
Before we get any farther into this review, let's take a look at the specs and from Samsung.
|Engine||Speed (PPM)||Black and White: Up to 17ppm; Colour: up to 4ppm;|
|Resolution||Up to 2,400 x 600 dpi effective output|
|Warm Up Time (FPOT)||14 seconds (black) 26 seconds (color)|
|Max.Paper Size||216 x 356 mm (8.5" x 14")|
|Noise(db)||Less than 48 dBA (Color printing), Less than 49 dBA (B/W printing), Less than 35 dBA (Standby)|
|Controller||Processor||Samsung 300 MHz|
|Ram (Std/Max)||32 MB (Max. 32 MB)|
|Emulation||SPL-C (host based printing)|
|Interface||High-speed USB 2.0|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/2003, Various Linux OS including Red Hat 8.0~9.0, Fedora Core 1~3, Mandrake 9.2~10.1, SuSE 8.2~9.2 and Mac OS 10.3~10.4|
|Paper Handling||Paper Input (Capa./Type)||150-sheet semi-cassette Tray|
|Paper Output||100-sheets Face Down|
|Sheet Sizes||76 x 127 (3'' x 5") ~ 216 x 356 mm (8.4" x 14")|
|Special Media||Plain paper, Envelopes, Transparencies, Labels, Card stock|
|Max Monthly Duty||24,200 pages|
|Dimension (WxDxH)||390 x 344 x 265 mm|
|Consumable Type||Drum and Cartridge Separate|
|Consumable Yield||2000/1000 Letter Pages(Black/Colour), Ships with Standard Yield Black/Colour Toner Cartridges with 1500/700 Letter Pages at 5% Coverage|
|Power Consumption||Less than 350 watts (printing), less than 17 watts (Power Save)|