Discovering The Samsung ML 1440 Printer

by erin on March 2, 2010

When the Samsung ML 1440 printer using Samsung ML 1440 toner first came out in the market, I was skeptical regarding how good it is. Before I continue, here’s a short background on the machine. The printer is a medium-sized printer with a boxy shape weighing 24 pounds.  It has a print speed of 15 pages per minute and a black and white resolution of 600 dots per inch. The built-in USB port sets the connection to the computer and the printer supports a wide range of operating systems.

I bought the printer for $380 at the time, more for my daughter to use than for me. You see, her schoolwork often requires her to produce printouts of projects and reports. She’d be printing as much as 20-30 pages on a school night, usually in black and white. I didn’t want to sound critical on her usage because, after all, it is for school. But it bothered me on how much ink was getting used up. At times, I would find myself spending so much on toner. That is until a friend mentioned the Samsung printer.

Like I said, I was skeptical about it. It was a little expensive compared to my inkjet printer, not to mention that with the inkjet I could print in color. It didn’t very long for me to realize how good its features are. The boxy shape of the printer creates a sturdy appearance. It has paper storage under the printer, which is very convenient. The lack of extensions supporting the paper tray saves me from worrying I might break a part of it.

The USB port connection was easy enough to figure out as I only needed to plug in the cable. I’m not computer savvy, so I was glad they included an installation manual in the package. I was also glad the printer is compatible with my Windows XP. It’s actually one of the things I didn’t consider when I bought the machine.

Before long, the printer was set and ready to be used. To satisfy my curiosity, I decided to have a little test run on the printer. I made a document with “new printer” written on it using a size 10 font. It was very small but I figured if the result was good, then the printer is good too. The small font size also saved me from using too much ink. Indeed, the printer produced 15 copies in a minute.

I have very little idea on what the term “dots per inch” really means. All I know is that it has something to do with the print resolution. The 600 dpi of the printer must be good since the copies looked very sharp considering how small the font size was. There were no blotches of ink which made the prints very neat. This is definitely a plus on my daughter’s reports.

For me, the best feature is the “toner save”. It allows me to save up to 40% on toner. To be honest, since I discovered this feature, my daughter and I use it all the time. You see, even when we reduced it to 50%, the prints are still as good as the ones we got from our inkjet printer.

The Samsung ML 1440 printer has definitely made a good impression on me and my daughter. Its convenience, efficiency and economical use of toner were basically everything I needed in a printer. Sure, it doesn’t print color but it’s very rare I actually have the need to print in color.

Finding the Samsung ML 1440 toner proved as easy as setting up the printer.  I looked online for Samsung toner and found so many dealers who offered just exceptional prices on toner.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: