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Samsung ML-1210 Laser Printer Review

Samsung ML-1210 Laser Printer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With a resolution of 600dpi and an average toner life span of 2,500 pages (at 5%) it makes an attractive option for the home.
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External Mfg. Website: Samsung Nov 05 2001   Max Page  
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Print Quality and More

Printers generally have a hard time coming in on their specs, but the ML-1210 proved itself to be a 12 page per minute printer. Full pages of graphics, text and PDF files could not sway the ML-1210 from this mark.

Printer Test Patterns

The next set of tests revolve around the ZDnet printer test patterns. Since we are looking at a mono Laser printer we will only be using two of the three tests. Those of you who would like to test out your current printer can go here for the files. Ideally the .AI patterns should be used, but if you don't have the software the .pdf files offer a good alternative. The test patterns are grouped into two sets, the first measuring gradients and resolution, and the second letter quality at different font sizes.

The ML-1210 passed all of the test patterns. In some cases where extremely fine text was output (on the level of 4pt), there was some line loss. At such a small point size this is not uncommon. Gadient patterns, and Bezier curves were reproduced excellently for its price range.

Conclusions:

Printers are one of the few computer peripherals which carry a continued cost of ownership. Unlike scanners and speaker systems, printers require cartridges to regularly be replaced. The cost of toner divided by the number of pages (at 5% coverage) printable per cartridge is call cost per page. Depending on the duty level of the laser printer, the toner cartridge can be extremely expensive, or quite inexpensive. In almost all cases, mono laser printers are less expensive to use than black and white ink jet printers. They offer better resolution and non-water soluble printer ink.

With a modest speed of 12ppm this printer, the ML-1210 is more than capable for personal or home use where printer requirements are typically sporadic and light. The support for either parallel or USB connections enables the ML-1210 to potentially be connected to a print server. The True 600dpi resolution and low cost of this printer put it within reach for most of us, and the versatility is right for what many of us will need. All in all, it is a good quality printer, not a high-end model, but one that provides very good value and excellent print quality for the price.

Printer Specs
Engine Technology
Speed
Resolution
FPOT
Size (WxDxH)
Weight
Electrophotography
12 ppm
600dpi
13 SEC
13 x 13.0 x 9 inches
6.2kg
Controller Processor
Memory
Emulation
Fonts Standard
Software

Interface Standard
User Interface
Juniper3 66MHz
8MB
PCL6
Windows Font
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT 4.0
Macintosh OS 8.0, Linux Redhat 6.0
IEEE1284 Parallel, USB
3 Keys, 3 LEDs
Paper Input Standard
Output
Sheet Size
Special Paper
150 Sheet Tray
100 Sheet Face-Down
A4/Ltr/Leg./Exc./Mona./B5/A6
Transparencies/Evelopes, Card Stock
Toner Type
Life
Single Cartridge
1,000 Pages (starter)
2,500 Pages at 5% Coverage

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