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My favourite mono printer to date
on 13 August 2011
I am an active printer user with about 100 pages printed daily in a small/home office. While I've always used Brother personal printers before, like HL-2140 (I printed a bit less then) and was fairly happy with them I wanted to try a different make as Brothers have their disadvantages (less then perfect image quality over time, a bit noisy, a bit slow etc). I first bought Samsung ML-2525W but it turned out to be a disaster, it cost me more to run a month than a printer itself so I had to let it go.
Having learned the lesson, I searched for a bigger printer which cost more upfront but then toner costs are much lower. Samsung ML-3710ND fitted the bill perfectly. It's not overly expensive, yet toner cost about £120 for 10 000 pages - a bit more than a penny per page. In 2 months I already saved a printer's price compared to 2525W model.
Print quality is absolutely fantastic. Every new toner comes with a drum so it's like brand new printer every time.
Special remarks about extra paper feeder for labels or different formats. For the first time in my life they print straight, with no labels wasted due to being printed at an angle. If you print labels you'll know what I mean. Duplex printing is a nice feature as well, saves tons of paper if you need to print a long document.
Printer is much more silent than Brothers, no rattling or other funny noises.
It's a bit larger than entry-level printers but still uses same printer stand, just a few inches higher. Design is quite fancy with waves all around the printer body.
It is not wireless but I did not need WiFi anyway, if I needed there is a similar WiFi model.
Nice addition is a toner use monitor which shows how many %% left so you can prepare a new toner in advance.
Overall very happy with this printer, I would highly recommend it to any moderate-to-high printer user at home or in a small office.
Added 31/10/11: I am glad I am not alone in praising this printer, as it just received Editor's Choice from Reg Hardware [...]
Overall printer proved to be a great choice, very happy I selected it!