Samsung Wireless CLP-315W Printer - CLP-315W Closer Look

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Samsung Wireless CLP-315W Printer
CLP-315W Closer Look
Software Installation and Setup
Testing the CLP-315W and Final Thoughts

Closer Look at the CLP-315W:

The top of the CLP-315W is pretty basic and includes a flip out paper guide to catch the paper as it comes out of the top of the unit.  The top also pivots back to reveal the delivery rollers.  This can be handy in case of a paper jam.  Throughout testing we had no jams, blockages or issues, but we've only been using it for a couple of weeks.  Also on the top of the printer is a single button that works as an "online" button.  If you press and hold this button, it will initiate the CLP-315W to print out a configuration and status page.  This is handy if you are trying to do a pure network install and don't know what IP address this printer is using.  Next to the button are four indicator lights that will light up as toner runs low on each color.

 Top Open
Top Open
 Buttons & Stuff
Buttons & Stuff

 

The CLP-315W has all of its connections closely grouped together at the back.  There is also a power switch if needed.  I rarely use a power switch, but if you're going to be away for an extended period, it is a good idea to switch off your electronics.  The paper tray for the CLP-315W holds 150 pages of letter, legal or A4 paper and it seems a bit small for a printer of this size.  That being said, it works well and is easy to reload in the event that you have to fill it several times a week.

 Power & Ports
Power & Ports
 Paper Tray
Paper Tray

 

The toner cartridges are located at the front of the machine and this makes replacing them easy.  If you've stuffed the printer in a corner, you still will likely have access to the front, and this is a great place to put the toner.  Unlike other entry-level printers, the CLP-315W has a waster toner bin as well that helps prolong the life of your printer and the environment.  I was impressed at the size of the imaging unit on this printer and once everything has been removed (toner cartridges, waste toner bin, imaging unit) there really isn't much left to the inside of this printer.

 Toner Storage Open
Toner Storage Open 

 Waste Toner Bin
Waste Toner Bin
   
 Imaging Drum
Imaging Drum

 Cavern For Stuff
Cavern For Stuff

 

On the next page we'll setup and install this printer under both Windows and Linux environments and see how it works.