A multi-function printer allows you to have different machines without buying them individually. While they help save money, many of them are still on the bulky side. But the Samsung CLX-3175FN printer is a multi-function type that surprisingly comes with a more compact form. It’s a laser, scanner, copier and fax machine in an elegant black body which can be placed practically anywhere.
Its body measures only 415 mm (width) x 342 mm (height) x 373 mm (depth) and it tips the scale at a little over 15 kg. On the top panel you can spot the buttons and a two-line LCD which helps simplify the operation. Compared to others, it’s quieter too since it has the NO NOIS technology which keeps the noise emitted below 46 dBA when printing.
Working as a printer, it’s fast enough to churn out 16 monochrome and 4 color pages in a minute. Such performance is based on using A4 size sheets, but may still vary depending on the computer’s system and content of the document. An optical resolution of up to 2400 x 600 dots per inch is used for clear images and crisp texts. There’s support for manual duplex, and the language used is SPL-C.
There’s a 150-sheet input capacity and 80-sheet face down output capacity to help meet your everyday printout volume demands. Supported media sizes range anywhere from 76 mm x 160 mm to 216 mm x 356 mm. Compatible media types include regular paper, recycled, glossy, punched, letterhead, card stock, transparency, envelopes and labels. The monthly duty cycle is set by the manufacturer at 20000 pages.
Starter toner cartridges come with the product when it’s purchased. The black toner cartridge can yield up to 1000 pages, while the others (yellow, magenta and cyan) can yield as much as 700 pages. Because of the machine’s design wherein the toner cartridges are secured in place, unlike other similar units, noise can be minimized when running.
Being a scanner, it takes on a flatbed design. It uses an optical resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dots per inch, although it may be enhanced to a staggering 4800 x 4800 dots per inch resolution. It offers a few conveniences since you have the option to scan directly to a folder, application, network or a USB device plugged into this multi-function machine.
In copying, it’s capable of doing both monochrome and color tasks. It takes less than 18 seconds for the first monochrome copy to be out, while it takes less than 45 seconds for a color one. Based on using A4 size sheets, it can make as much as 16 monochrome and 4 color copies every minute. The document may be resized from 25 to 400 percent, and there are features such as poster copy, ID copy and N-UP copy.
As a fax machine, it’s ITU-T G3 compatible. It uses a resolution of up to 300 x 300 dots per inch (monochrome) or 200 x 200 dots per inch (color). Data transmission speed is 33.6 Kbps and there’s a 2MB memory available.