What To Know About The Samsung CLP 510n Printer

by erin on February 25, 2010

The Samsung CLP 510n printer using Samsung CLP 510n toner is yet another winner for Samsung’s series of color laser prints. It follows in the footsteps of CLP-510s, but with extra speed, a faster processor and some minor hardware changes that have created an improved product.

Make no mistake that this printer is aimed at business. Probably for small to medium business that do not want to have to walk down to the printer shop every time a brochure needs to be made. As long as you are not expecting perfect photo quality you will love this beast.

Because a beast it is. To give you an idea, the box it comes in weighs around 88 pounds.  It comes with four toners, basic cables and a manual.

The improvements Samsung has made to this printer are easy to see, mainly in the speed department. The previous CLP-550s were working at 21 pages per minute in black and white and five pages per minute in color. The latest Samsung CLP-510n printer has increased this speed to 25 pages per minute for black and white and seven pages per minute in color. The duplexing speed has also dropped by two or three seconds to 13 seconds for mono and 21 seconds in full color. Duplexing, in case you are wondering, is the ability of double-sided printing, which is great if you want to save time, toner and paper.

The other big change from the previous models is its chip. The PowerPC processor of previous models has been changed to a Samsung SPGPm processor. However, the previous models could hold nearly twice the amount of RAM and were one decibel quieter. The change in the price tag had to be felt somewhere I guess. It is worth remembering that this printer only costs $120.

The new CLP 510n has great image quality, although not if you are expecting picture perfect quality. If you were planning to use the office printer to get your holiday snapshots you might be disappointed. However, although not picture perfect, they are still very good.

The only issue clients might have is the price, as it is pricier than many of us expect to pay. However, for a color printer it is actually cheap and cartridge maintenance is surprisingly affordable. You can expect to pay around one hundred dollars for mono cartridges and one hundred and twenty dollars for color cartridges.

Samsung seems to have a great combination with the CLP 510n printer. It is very affordable, as office color laser printers go, the image quality is excellent and so is the speed. Businesses with this baby in their office should not have to spend much money at the printers unless they need a special job. The only disadvantage is that the quality of the printing and the colors are not the picture perfect quality we are used to from some specialized photo printers.  Unless your business is printing pictures this is not going to be a problem. All in all, for price, speed and quality this printer is a great buy.

For all other tasks, the Samsung CLP 510n toner does just what you could want, produce clear sharp text and graphics.  Color prints are also excellent with Samsung toner, just not what you get with super high-end machines.  Finding new toner is easy and inexpensive online.

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