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Samsung SCX-3405FW
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW - Controls
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW - Open
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW - Cartridge
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW - Feature Table
  • Samsung SCX-3405FW - Speeds and Costs


Our Score:



  • Single-button WPS setup
  • Easy access for paper jams
  • Well-designed control panel


  • No paper cover
  • Footprint increase when printing
  • No multi-purpose feed

Key Features

  • Small footprint for class
  • Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Easy, single-piece cartridge
  • Full fax facilities
  • One touch Eco button
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Review Price: £140.00

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Samsung is one of the leading suppliers of mono laser printers and all-in-ones and the SCX-3405FW adds fax facilities and an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) to the Samsung SCX-3405W. In the process, this makes it much more of a SOHO workhorse.

Coloured in light and mid-grey, with a small footprint and a neat curve to its ADF, the most striking aspect of the machine is the rounded, rectangular aperture just below its scanner. This is for the output from the mono, laser print engine and there’s a rather flimsy, pull-out extension to support pages as they come out. That and the fold-down input tray increase the footprint of the printer considerably when in use, and there’s no cover for the tray, so you may well want to fold the trays away when not printing.

Samsung SCX-3405FW

There’s a cover to the ADF, though, which folds over and raises the base of the feed to give a smooth slide in for up to 40 sheets of paper. A flip-over paper stop at the right-hand end of the machine catches the source document after scanning.

The control panel has a similar layout to the SCX-3405W, except that this machine has a two-line, 16-character LCD display, rather than the other’s two-digit LED. This means it can display useful status messages, though the lack of a backlight makes it none-too-easy to read.

Samsung SCX-3405FW - Controls

The control panel also offers a number pad for fax dialling – though no single-key quick-dials – and three special buttons. The WPS button establishes a quick connection to any WPS-equipped router, the Eco button can selectively remove pictures, text or other page elements which aren’t the focus of a particular proof print. The ID Copy button takes two separate scans, of the front and back of a card, and prints them on one page.

The single-piece drum and toner cartridge slides down deep into the heart of the SCX-3405FW, once you’ve hinged up the scanner and the cover to the printer section, which lies underneath.

Software comprises Samsung’s own SyncThru application, which handles most of the common requirements in this type of all-in-one. Sockets at the back offer USB and Ethernet connections, if you don’t want to use wireless.


April 23, 2013, 12:28 pm

ultimate waste among the printers. service center response very poor, i was purchased this before six month, now i am ready to give Rs. 1500/-, if anybody want this call me - +91 9786921162.


May 17, 2013, 8:38 am

This is a really good Samsung printer that since I purchased it recently has been really good. I would highly recommend it to other businesses.

Kazimierz Kozlowski

July 29, 2013, 6:45 pm

I am unable to use it as fax. I can hear the number dialing and ringing without even connecting the telephone cable. help plz

Victoria Anne Sailer

March 10, 2014, 8:32 am

How do I get it to scan a document to a PDF? it will only scan to images and i need to scan a 20 page document


August 12, 2014, 3:28 am

The scan result is also in BW or Color?


May 26, 2016, 1:01 am

Been using this printer for two years now. When its working, does what it says it does, works outstanding. But time after time and time again I have to reset, reconfigure, re-connect the printer to my laptops which is so so time consuming. Time I'm not going to get back for simple print jobs via USB or Wireless connection. And all you get is 'Print - error' with no error code. When you pay a couple hundred for a printer, you expect it to do what its paid for without having to mess with the dang thing taking up personal and professional precious time. Never buying a Samsung printer again.


June 2, 2016, 1:26 am

I wish I hadn't bought this. The scanner doesn't work. I downloaded installation software, and it still doesn't work. It was a waste of money and time. Don't buy this printer.

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