Samsung printers may not be the most innovative in terms of features,
but they do a good job of delivering adequate results while bringing
easy usability and better information management to the table. Samsung
know they can’t compete purely based on technology or a wide range of
options, so they’ve tried to turn their printers into products that not
only print, but also make it easier to manage the workplace.
Samsung Group is based in Korea and was founded in 1938. The Samsung
Electronics division is the world’s largest technology company. They
manufacture products in a range of industries including consumer
electronics, heavy machinery and construction. Despite that, their
range of printers is a lot smaller than some of their more specialized
competitors. They only offer fourteen different printer models.
Benefits of Samsung Models
Even with a small range, Samsung have thought outside the box on ways
to give their printers a competitive edge. One of the innovations they
have come up with is Instant Fusing Technology, which helps reduce
energy consumption and speed up printing – although other printer
manufacturers have developed similar technologies.
Some of the biggest advantages Samsung offer relate to networking and
remote management. It’s this technology that makes Samsung models
particularly useful in governmental offices or higher education
scenarios, where a large network of computers may be linked to a
handful of printers.
Samsung have added features to their printers which make it easier to
monitor what the printer is doing from a remote location. The CounThru
2 system developed by Samsung also allows for more complex network
arrangements to be set up without causing problems with the operation
of the printer or printers involved.
They also have added security features, such as print job time-outs,
which help ensure safety of important information.
For the average home user, a lot of these extra perks are unnecessary.
Since you will typically be linking your printer to a single computer,
security features and advanced networking capabilities are not relevant
to your needs. Samsung printers for the most part are relatively slow,
although some are highly efficient when it comes to ink usage.
Types of Samsung Printers
Samsung offers both single function and multifunction printers with
black and white or color printing capabilities.
Single Function Printers – All in all, the
major way in which Samsung
printers stand out in terms of performance is through the mileage a
single ink cartridge can give you. A $79.99 basic model from Samsung
can give you up to 1500 pages per cartridge, whereas if you want to
take a step up in efficiency, the ML-3471ND at $399.99 can give you
4000 pages to the cartridge.
Multifunction Printers – Samsung’s
multifunction options include such
technology as AnyWeb which allows for simple drag and drop editing,
plus advanced copying features. Most of their multifunction printers
include networking features, but overall they fall short of some
competitors in terms of the range of functions contained in a single
Here are some reviews of well-known Samsung models.