When the boss decides it is finally time to replace the ancient single-purpose printer that moves at the pace of a turtle and still only provides mediocre prints, consider the Samsung SCX-4520. However, if your office requires color capabilities, this laser printer will not work because it is a monochrome device with only a black Samsung toner
cartridge. It has a built-in automatic document feeder for added convenience as well as an optional ethernet connection and wireless networking. This will allow multiple users in the office to connect to this machine.
As a multi-purpose device, the SCX-4520 can print, scan and copy. It does lack faxing capabilities, which could be a deterrent for some, though it is a somewhat outdated form of communication. Scanning and copying can be processed through the automatic document feeder or on the flatbed. The flatbed allows documents bulkier than a single sheet to be copied or scanned, like a book or magazine.
There is only one Samsung SCX-4520 toner cartridge in this unit, and it can yield as many as 5,000 pages. It is filled with black printer toner
and can produce a relatively high resolution. Scanning can be done in color and can reach a resolution of 4800 dpi. The unit comes with 32 MB of memory and can be upgraded to 160 MB to accommodate growing businesses.
Replacement Samsung SCX-4520 toner cartridges can always be found online, and often can be bought at local office supplies stores. The OEM versions come directly from the manufacturer and tend to be overpriced. However, remanufactured Samsung SCX-4520 toner is available from third party vendors. These toners have the same quality and yield, but these are less than half the price.
Up to 20 pages per minute can be printed or copied, and it only takes about 20 seconds for the first page to be produced. The fast speeds and affordable cost of maintenance make the SCX-4520 a good choice.