It may be hard to imagine a robust multifunction color laser printer that can fit comfortably on a desktop, but that's exactly what the Samsung CLX-2160 is. It has the fast speeds and excellent color print quality one would expect from a machine with a few bonuses like ID copy. Its affordable price makes it an easy buy, and Samsung CLX-2160 toner will keep running costs low.
The compact design of the machine is downright striking. It is amazing that Samsung put so much functionality into such a small unit. It measures 13.1 inches by 16.3 inches by 13.9 inches and weighs only 30 pounds, so it is also easy to move around when necessary. Its aesthetic design seems to be geared toward a more visible placement in an office, as it has a cleaner and curvier look than the typical laser.
Print speed is up to 16 pages per minute for black and 4 pages per minute for color, which is very impressive for its size and price. First page out time is around 14 seconds. Input paper capacity is 150 sheets, with a 1-sheet bypass slot for alternate media.
Copying and scanning are both supported. Scanning can be done at an interpolated resolution of 4800 dpi for great quality.
The toner cartridge
costs are kept low by the affordable price of compatible Samsung CLX-2160 toner cartridges. The Samsung CLX-2160 toner cartridges have a capacity of 1,000 pages for each color and 2,000 pages for black. This translates to a fairly low cost per page, especially compared to an inkjet unit.
For the small office with tight spaces, the Samsung CLX-2160 provides excellent printing and also adds copying and scanning capabilities. Its affordable price is impressive, and replacing toners doesn't have to be expensive due to the low cost of Samsung CLX-2160 toner.