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Doesn't quite meet my expectations!
on 30 September 2012
Similar to others, I wanted an alternative option to expensive inkjet printing - to be able to print laser colour; to print wirelessly and to be able to print home-made cards on cardstock. Whilst it does print well, it is an expensive purchase and I expected the set up and print to be flawless. Here's what I have experienced:
1) The product comes with a continental two-pin plug (so unless you have an adaptor to hand you may not be able to set up straight away).
2) Setting up the wireless connection was difficult and annoying - I had to seek help and fiddle around with some settings before it would work. So it's not just a simple case of plugging in, connecting and putting in the set up CD rom. Now it is set up it is so convenient - I never have to plug in a USB connection to print again!
3) Be warned that the 'small footprint' and ergonomic design is not completely true! In all the product descriptions and photos, yes it looks sleek in ice grey and ebony brown. HOWEVER after you've set up the printer, you will discover that the print tray is not flush with the rest of the machine. It sticks out by a good 8cm. (This is one of the reasons I did not purchase the Samsung CLP-325 because that is clearly shown in the product images as having a protruding paper tray). You will also find that because the machine is compact, there is no manual feed tray.
4) The printer does not print on cardstock successfully. It currently causes a paper jam for heavier cardstock. I am fairly annoyed because the product description does say the printer will print on cardstock (one of the main reasons for purchasing this item) and as I have discovered there is no manual feed option to fall back on. (I almost sent the printer back because of this one issue). Printing on regular paper and labels seem fine though.
For regular printing it does print well but so far hasn't met my expectations because I had a specific use in mind. I can see for a small office/ home use it is a great product. Wireless printing is genius. However, I wish I spent a bit more time researching this product. This printer is a relatively new product on the market and there aren't that many reviews available. For further reviews try searching the US amazon.com site.
I hope I get the cardstock situation fixed and I look forward to trying the mobile printing app.