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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Samsung ML 2510

The Samsung ML-2510 is a 24 page per minute workgroup printer that packs a lot more punch than its diminutive size would suggest.

Small workgroups or businesses who need a laser monochrome printer that combines good quality printing with a reasonable price would do well to check out the Samsung ML-2510. The reasonable sizes means it doesn’t need its own desk or corner of the room like many workgroup machines, while it’s quiet operation means it won’t deafen you while it’s working either.

The Samsung ML-2510 works quickly, we printed a 50 page document that included basic images and it completed with 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Text quality was great, each page was clear and every letter was rendered flawlessly. Even charts were drawn neatly, with all the edges presented crisp and straight.

The only moving part on this machine is the toner and drum. This makes the ML-2510 very easy to maintain. This is also one of the reasons why it is so quiet when it’s working. There is a toner cartridge supplied in the package, which is good for 1000 pages. Replacements are good for 3000 and are easily available. Replacing either the toner or drum can be done in less than a minute so downtime can be kept to a minimum.

Out of the box, the printer is easy to install. Once unpacked, the toner and drum fit into the front above the paper tray and the USB or parallel connections fit in the back. The driver package is basic but perfectly adequate for most needs, with the install process complete within a couple of minutes.

The paper tray can hold 250 sheets and seems quite robust. It should take quite a bit rough handling before it starts wobbling in its housing, certainly more than it should experience in an average office.

For a little under $100 this is a great little printer. Not everyone needs to print in color, or print photographic quality, so a mono laser is an ideal solution in those cases. Cartridges are reasonably priced, bringing the cost per page lower than most of the ML-2510’s competition. A worthy entry into the market.