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Samsung CLP 510

The Samsung CLP-510 makes printing jobs easier and faster with its fast printing speed of 25 ppm at letter size for monochrome printing.

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Review of "Samsung CLP 510"

published 24/08/2006 | a_duped_sucker
Member since : 23/08/2006
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Not for me
Pro A very cheep machine
Cons A terrable printer all round.
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"Don't Buy This Printer!!"

I've had my CLP 510 from Samsung for just on 12 months so I feel I have gotten to know it quite well...in this time, I've only printed a total of 13,576 pages - thats the TOTAL from 12 months of use, NOT per month - this is very light use.

I mainly use it for printing text with graphics included on the same page...not photos, just drawings etc.

I'll start by saying that the prints per min quoted by samsung in a joke (most manufactures quoted specs relating to this probably are). The output quality is average for a 1200 x 1200 dpi machine. Text is fine, but the colour graphics output is not good at all. (I've previously used a 1200 x 1200 Kyocera machine which had exelent output for graphics). Trying to colour match / calabrate this machine is also hopless - I even use a moniter spyder etc to get my colours right. I basicly had to moddify all my files with blue in them, as this printer printed my blue colour as almost green...around 1000 files to convert kind of pissed me off, but at the begining of my relationship with this machine, I was happy with the price I payed (as the Kyocera cost around Au$6,500 and this samsung only cost Au$670).

In the 12 months I have replaced the toners twice (three times if you count the 'starter' half set of toner supplied with the machine - remember thats for only 13,576 pages, and its warring me that the magenta is low, so thats a Full 2 sets of toner - as they all tend to go together).

After around 3 or 4 months the toner began to not fuse to the paper - mainly the black & red. It would sort of crackle off from anywhere there was a small (1cm x 1cm) block of colour. Samsung had a tech guy around within a few days and the problem was solved with a new fuser unit that samsung supplied.

Now, after around 12months of use (6 months after the last sevice) a new problem came along - dirty looking streeking of the black & red colours (mainly black) from top to bottom of the page. Samsung send another tec guy out a week later (8 days infact). He said he couldn't fix it, & didn't sound to sure what was wrong so he took a whole lot of prints with him (I guess to show to someone who might know). on his return another 5 days later, he replaced the fuser unit & roller - this didn't seem to do anything (even though he tryed to convince me that the prints looked fine. We ended up arguing over it, untill I asked him to leave.) After 3 phone calls to Samsung, a fellow on the phone asked me to look at the imaging unit & transfer belt, and sure enough, they had the tell tale streaking marks on them. 'Why didn't the tec guy know this?" 'Great' I thought, at last we can get it working properly...how wrong I was...as these two parts are 'consumables' they aren't covered by the 3 year warranty the printer is sold with - they only have a 3 month warranty and I would have to buy them (at a retail outlet). On contacting a few shops, I am faced with the fact that the two 'consumables' will cost me Au$424 - a new machine is only Au$470, and a new machine aslo includes a half set of toners woth around Au$325 or so and another 3 year warranty...I dont think so

Needless to say, this machine is headed for the tip - or ebay, and I wont be buying another samsung machine. They build them so cheaply, they practicly give you the machine for free, all you have to do is pay for the toner...

So, for light use in a home run buissness the Samsung CLP510 is a big no no. Not sure where to go from here - but I'm sure it wont be another samsung

...NOT - HAPPY - JAN!!!

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Product Information : Samsung CLP 510

Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung CLP-510 makes printing jobs easier and faster with its fast printing speed of 25 ppm at letter size for monochrome printing.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung CLP-510 - printer - colour - laser

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - colour

Weight: 32 kg

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Print Speed: Up to 24 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 25 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm) ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Interface: USB

Processor: Samsung, Samsung SPGPm

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 MB ( 192 MB ) - SDRAM, 64 MB ( 192 MB )

Language Simulation: SPL-C

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, cards

Total Media Capacity: 350 sheets

System Requirements: Red Hat Linux, TurboLinux, SuSe Linux, Caldera OpenLinux, Linux Mandrake, Debian Linux, Slackware Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3.x

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 51 cm x 47 cm x 40.5 cm, 51.1 cm x 47 cm x 40.4 cm

Localisation: Germany, Middle East

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 35000 pages

General

MPN: CLP-510/XEU, CLP-510/SEE, CLP-510, CLP510/XSG, CLP-510/XAA

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - colour

Localisation: Germany, Middle East

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 24 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 25 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm) ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Language Simulation: SPL-C

Built-in Devices: Status LCD

Processor

Processor: Samsung, Samsung SPGPm

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 MB / 192 MB (max)

Technology / Form Factor: SDRAM

Media Handling

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, cards

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Media Sizes: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Total Media Capacity: 350 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 250 sheets ¦ 1 x autoload - 100 sheets

Max Media Capacity: 850 sheets

Media Weight: 60 g/m2 - 163 g/m2

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s): Memory

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x toner cartridge ( black ) - up to 3000 pages ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( cyan ) - up to 2000 pages ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( magenta ) - up to 2000 pages ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( yellow ) - up to 2000 pages

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Power

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Power Consumption Operational: 450 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 17 Watt

Software / System Requirements

OS Required: Red Hat Linux, TurboLinux, SuSe Linux, Caldera OpenLinux, Linux Mandrake, Debian Linux, Slackware Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3.x

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 51 cm, 51.1 cm

Depth: 47 cm

Height: 40.5 cm, 40.4 cm

Weight: 32 kg

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission (Operating): 49 dB

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 35000 pages

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