Samsung CLX 3160FN – Save Money With All-In-One

by garrett on April 21, 2009

If you are looking for a network ready all-in-one color laser printer the Samsung CLX 3160FN printer is a great option to purchase for small work groups and offices. It offers great value for money for general purpose multitasking and is able to fax, copy and scan as well as scan to email. It is not one of the fastest printers of its caliber available, it is however reliable and only really slows down when graphics printing is required.  Also check out Samsung CLX 3160FN toner.

It has a compelling set of features for the price and toners prices are comparable also. The Samsung CLX 3160FN offers good print and scan quality, but is quite large and is probably best suited for an office space where a small footprint is not required. The dimensions of this machine are 18.3″ wide by 19.1″ tall and 16.9″ deep. It is possible for one person to move it quite easily as it weighs in at 45lbs. The fact that it has hand wells on either side makes this even easier.

The Samsung CLX 3160FN printer has an A4 sized flat-bed scanner and automatic feeder which contains 50 sheets of paper and you are also able to make legal sized scans and copies. Both scanned documents and images can be saved to your PC or a USB drive and it can also scan to network.

The copying function makes up to 99 copies at a time, and either the ADF or the flatbed scanner can be used to facilitate your copying needs. Copying options include poster copy, 2-up and 4-up copy, zoom, image clone and ID card copy. If you make use of the flatbed scanner you are also able to enlarge or reduce between 25% and 400%. With the ADF this limits you to 25% – 100%.

This printer arrives standard with a single paper cassette which holds 150 sheets of paper. The cassette can be configured to fit several paper sizes and there is also a single sheet feed tray for manual feed. This has adjustable paper guides which makes it very useful for once off printing.

You are able to purchase at a cost an additional paper cassette which holds up to 250 sheets of plain paper and includes a fold out flap which will stop your documents from landing on the ground, and you having to re-sort them.

This Samsung CLX 3160FN toner plugs are patented which makes them very simple to pull out for replacement purposes. It ships with starter toner cartridges and the black will print 1 500 pages while the color prints 700. Replacement toner is relatively inexpensive and will print more copies than the starter toner cartridges. The cost for black prints is around 3c per page and color about 18c. The printers recommended print volume or monthly duty cycle is 24 200 pages and this is why the machine is not recommended for home use and is better suited to an office environment.

Summary: The Samsung CLX 3160FN Printer is a good multifunctional, all-purpose printer, scanner copier that ships network ready and is suitable for small offices and work-groups. The Samsung CLX 3160FN toner plugs are simple to remove and replace and can be purchased relatively inexpensively. You must ensure that you use the correct toner plugs with these machines in order to maintain optimum performance.For more information, check out our site

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