lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

Samsung ML 1410 Printer - Budget-Friendly Personal Printing

The Samsung ML 1410 printer using Samsung ML 1410 toner is a low cost, easy to use, personal monochrome laser printer that is now discontinued. It is a very basic black and white printer that is great for printing simple text documents that have no color graphics. There has been some confusion about the ML 1410 that stems from the fact that it is a special edition of another Samsung printer - the ML 1510. Both printers have the same electronics and use the same toner cartridges and print drivers. The ML 1410 is a good solid entry level printer. It has dimensions of 13.7" x 14" x 7.6" and weighs only 15.5 pounds.

This Samsung printer produces high quality text output. There have been reports of banding on printing of grayscale graphics, particularly with PDF documents. It can print up to 12 pages per minute with a maximum resolution of 600 dpi x 600 dpi. The monthly duty cycle is 10,000 pages. Customer feedback indicates that this device has a long warm-up period that can take up to one minute.

The Samsung ML 1410 has one auto load paper feeder with a total media capacity of 250 sheets. It will print all the usual media types: plain paper, cards, envelopes, labels, and transparencies. It will print folio, legal and letter standard sized output.

There is just one button to turn the printer on or off. There is an LED error light and a toner status LED. All the other functions are done through its computer interface. This is an extremely easy printer to operate. Installation is done with one disc and is very quick. The printer has no plug and play function which is one of the only drawbacks to the ML 1410.

This Samsung printer will operate on all the major operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. Connection is made via a USB cable. Feedback forums report compatibility issues with Linux. These originate over the confusion about which print driver to download. Some owners do not understand that you use the print driver for the ML 1510. Including a plug and play function might have helped avoid this confusion.

Toner cartridge replacements for the ML 1410 are readily available on the Internet despite the printer being discontinued by Samsung. When this printer was first produced, replacement cartridges were quite pricey at $83 per cartridge with a 300 page capacity. The prices have come way down now and can be found on the Internet for between $30 to $45.

Owner satisfaction with this device has been mostly favorable as expressed on web forums. Most complaints have focused on the lack of a plug and play function which caused confusion about the correct print driver to download. Many owners did not understand that the print driver for the ML 1510 was the correct driver to download. Once that confusion is cleared up, there are few complaints about this version.

The Samsung ML 1410 printer is a decent entry level black and white laser printer. At such a low price there is little room for complaint. It does what it is supposed to do, which is to produce good quality text documents. It is easy to use and maintain with lots of support and documentation online.

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