Samsung SF-550 Printer Review
Office users in need of an affordable all-in-one laser device that can handle small amounts of printing, scanning, copying, and faxing needs should take a closer look at the Samsung SF-550. This monochrome unit is compact in design and easy to use, making it ideal for small workgroups. It is only compatible with Windows operating systems and offers both a parallel and USB port for connection. The SF-550 is able to create professional-grade documents, though it may lack the bells and whistles of more current multifunction devices.
The dominant function of this unit is faxing. It offers G3 capabilities and a 33.6 Kbps transmission rate, which will process faxes in just a few seconds. Users can utilize the fax forward feature as well as PC faxing. There are 80 speed dials, 20 of which are one-touch speed dial numbers, and the fax memory is capable of holding up to 160 pages. The maximum fax resolution is about 200x200 dpi, which is topped by the interpolated copy resolution of 300x300, and the scan and print resolution of 600x600 dpi.
As many as 3,000 pages can be printed with each individual Samsung SF-550 toner cartridge, keeping the cost per page relatively low. Users can purchase replacement toners via the internet from a number of certified vendors. This unit has indicator notifications when the Samsung SF-550 printer toner is running low. With a frame that measures about 12x15x8 inches, it weighs only about 18 pounds with a full Samsung SF-550 toner cartridge installed.
Though there is no duplex printing or finishing options, the SF-550 does offer basic paper handling features. The input tray can hold up to 150 sheets and the output tray can hold as many as 100 documents. There is also an automatic document feeder which is designed to make processing multi-page documents faster. A 2 MB memory is also present, fueling the max speed of 12 pages per minute.
Affordable replacement Samsung SF-550 toner keeps this unit within a small office budget, and its versatility and compactness make it very convenient for workgroups in limited spaces.