If you’re a small or mid-sized business and printing chores are complicating your life, Samsung is offering a solution with two new lines of networked duplex printers. The color laser multifunction SCX-4835FR, SCX-5639FR, and wireless SCX-5739FW printer series feature increased security for sensitive documents, while the monochrome, single function ML-3312ND, ML-3712ND, and ML-3712DW models offer faster output and more economical use.
“Samsung is anticipating the needs of our business customers as they continue to increase expectations for safer, more intuitive print options,” said Ken Colby, Samsung’s director of printer marketing. “In our latest line of printers we are introducing features like anti-jam technology and secure pull printing that are indispensable for a more efficient workplace.
The SCX-4835FR, SCX-5639FR, and wireless SCX-5739FW multifunction printers feature the company’s secure pull printing technology. This gives users the option to print to any device on their network and ensure that only the specified user can actually collect the document. The printer requires an authentication code before producing the document at the pick-up time. This feature is especially useful in financial, government, and healthcare organizations where confidential information is often printed by multiple users.
These models also include an embedded barcode font feature, which lets users quickly print and scan document barcodes without a separate program to create the code.
The SCX-4835FR, SCX-5639FR, and SCX-5739FW also feature a reversal automatic document feeder for faster copying and scanning, and support up to 50 pounds of a variety of paper types so one machine can handle all of a user’s printing needs.
In addition, Samsung has enhanced ease of use in printing with the new ML-3712ND and ML-3712DW printers. These models offer Samsung’s new, proprietary anti-jam roller technology, which helps users deal with dreaded printer paper jams.
Most of the printers in Samsung’s new series include a 600MHz dual core processor to boost print speed. The ML-3712ND, ML-3712DW, SCX-5639FR, and SCX-5739FW print at 37ppm, while the SCX-4835FR and ML-3312ND print at 33ppm.
The ML-3712ND, ML-3712DW, SCX-5639FR, and SCX-5739FW also use an extra high yield toner, which lowers the cost per page. The ML-3312ND and SCX-4835FR toner cartridges yield up to 2,000 and 5,000 pages, respectively.
Both of Samsung’s new printer lines feature an Eco-Mode, giving users the option to adjust settings to lower energy use and paper or toner consumption.
The ML-3312ND, ML-3712ND, ML-3712DW also have lower noise output (52 decibels) for a quieter, less stressful office environment, the company says.
The ML-3312ND, ML-3712ND, SCX-4835FR, and SCX-5639FR will be available in February for $199, $249, $449, and $549, respectively. The ML-3712DW, and SCX-5739FW will be available in March for $299 and $699 respectively.
All the new printers are Mac-compatible and work with Mac OS X 10.3 and above.