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on 23 October 2013
This is a very clever piece of kit. Easy to set up and so far very reliable. It took around 20 minutes from unpacking to printing the first sheet wirelessly. I have tested it with with PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. It works well.

So how does it work?

To "mate" the printer with your WiFi router you need a PC or Mac. Pop the supplied CD into your computer, follow the instructions and your PC / Mac will configure the printer so that it knows about your WiFi router. You do that process once and then you no longer need your PC / Mac.

That gets the printer on-line and on your home network.

TO PRINT WIRELESSLY FROM YOUR PC OR MAC

Having run the install CD as detailed above, the printer is available in your printer list. Switch the printer on and send a document to print from your PC or Mac. The document pops out after a few seconds.

TO PRINT WIRELESSLY FROM YOUR IPAD / IPHONE

You need to download a free Samsung Mobile Printing App. Once installed on your ipad / phone, open the App and from within the App you can see all your photos / e-mails and select anything to print. If you want to print off an e-mail, you need to add your mail account to the App itself. This is a bit techy but all you need are your inbound sever details which you can get from google easily enough. Once your account is configured within the Samsung App, you can see your inbox and you can simply select anything to print. The slightly odd thing is that you do not print mails or photos from within the standard Apple application (mail / Safari / Photos). You do it all from within the Samsung App. So if I want to print a mail, I exit out of the Apple Mail app and open the Samsung Print App. Then go to the mail from within the Samsung App and click print. It's a bit back to front but it's easy to use and works fine. Same for Photos, Safari etc.

SCANNING

If you want to scan, you need to configure an account from your PC or Mac. You set up a scanning account which basically tells the printer where it should save the .pdf scan onto your PC or Mac. Once that account is set up, it will sync with your printer. To scan something, you scan it on the printer and select "send to PC". As long as your PC or Mac is switched on, it will then send the .pdf wirelessly to your computer and save it in the folder you specified. It will even automatically open up your e-mail program on your PC and attach the .pdf to a blank mail (if you configure it to do so). Very neat indeed. You can also save the scan to a USB if you prefer. The PC has a USB port on it and you just pop your USB stick in and away you go.

WHAT'S THE PRINT QUALITY LIKE?

Pretty standard laser printer quality. No issues at all.

HOW QUICK IS IT?

Quite slow to warm up (30 secs?) but once it is on and warmed up, it's acceptably quick. Large files can take a minute or so to arrive at the printer (particularly large hi-res photos). That's just the time it takes to transmit the file over the wireless network.

CAN I USE IT WITH A CABLE?

Yup - you don't have to use it wirelessly. It comes with a standard printer cable too.

ANYTHING ELSE TO NOTE?

Not really. Cost per page is on the high side. A set of 4 colour toners is around £140, BUT a set will do 1,500 pages. An inkjet may seem cheaper, but a set of inkjet cartridges in 4 colours costs around £40 and they usually only to around 450 pages. So not much different. The toner is 3 times the price but it prints 3 times as many sheets. Plus side is that Toner is dry so you don't get blocked nozzles etc if you don't use the printer regularly.
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on 24 October 2014
Very good printer and reasonably priced as there is a deal at the moment that gives you a free Galaxy Tab worth £130 after 30 days.

There is one aesthetically irritating problem though.

The paper drawer doesn't close when loaded with A4......it juts out 4 inches which offends the eye.

The four toner cartridges cost around £150 to replace but I purchased 4 reloaded and rechipped from ebay for £36 and they work perfectly.
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on 20 August 2014
You have to know what you are doing to set this up. The wireless utility does not pop up you have to look for it. Having said that. Once set up with your main computer it works seamlessly with pc, mac, iOS and android devices. Print quality is excellent. I have an old windows laptop, Three tablets, My Mac two iPhones and a HTC1 all sync'd on the network. All with very little money in the swear box. I bought this as a family printer. You could run a small/medium sized office with this no problem.
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on 10 November 2015
If you will be doing regular color printing, do NOT buy this printer. Although I cannot find it published anywhere online, from my personal experience, I think that the price per page of a full page color copy must be around £1.50---and the photo quality is not even good!
The replacement toner cartridges (there are 4) cost between £20 and £40 EACH and need to be replaced monthly if you are printing regularly (300 pages/month). To add insult to injury, you also have to replace the "Waste Toner Cartridge" £10-£15 about every 3 months.
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on 29 September 2015
Great quality prints. The wifi printing is good when it works but tends to lose auto connectivity if not used for a while. I expected toner to last a lot longer but already I am down to 30% on three and have to replace 1 after no more than 200 prints of mainly Web screenshots. I know this because I haven't even gone through one ream of paper yet! Overall a great printer but dissapoinred with economy.
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on 13 September 2015
Have had a Samsung multifunction printer and finally decided to chuck it out as its simply not perfomed at all. You don't get the number of sheets you're supposed to, but worse the print quality is very faint. I recently spent £70 on replacing an Optical Drum, and that too failed to make any difference, hence suggest if you haven't yet bought a Samsung do yourself a favour and look elsewhere!
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on 21 January 2016
The costs of running this printer are really high. In the past few months we had to replace multiple tomer cartridges, the toner waste unit, the imaging unit and now the transfer belt. Be very aware of this is you are considering buying one.
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on 17 June 2014
The printer is excellent, easy to use, quiet and took no time at all to set up. Minor annoyance about the power cord as it did say that there would be a suitable one included.
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on 8 September 2015
excellent for first three months, but since then the paper has been continually sticking and unable to release it. Unfortunately the seller ComNe Tec is not available until mid September.
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on 10 September 2015
Within 3 months, it said it needed every single part replacing costing almost twice the cost of the orignal printer. I cannot afford to keep this thing running!
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