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Samsung SCX-3405W review

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

Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

Pros

  • Good quality black print
  • Useful eco-driver options
  • Convenient control panel

Cons

  • Flimsy paper support
  • No paper tray cover
  • Default duplex a nuisance

Key Features

  • Eco-mode driver and software
  • Small footprint
  • Quick print
  • Single piece consumable
  • One-touch wireless connection
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Review Price: £143.00

A simple mono laser all-in-one can be a very useful bit of kit in a small or home office, where colour isn't a requirement, but top quality text print is. Samsung’s new range, where the SCX-3405W is a wireless version of the entry-level model, reduces the overall size of the machines, while at the same time maintaining a good print speed and adding in wireless and eco facilities.

The pale grey case is very discreet, though a little less so once you've pulled down the front cover to make a paper feed tray, pulled out the rather flimsy, two-stage output support and folded out the silvered control panel to a more convenient angle. There's only one paper tray, which can take up to 150 sheets with no multipurpose feed, and printed sheets feed out through a rounded aperture just below the scanner.

Samsung SCX-3405W

The scanner lid has a finger groove at its right-hand end, folds well back when open and has extending hinges, letting you can scan books and magazines easily. The control panel includes a two-digit, seven-segment led display for number of copies, as well as dedicated buttons for Eco, WPS, Scan to and ID copy.

Samsung SCX-3405W - Controls

The printer connects via USB or wireless and although it has no LCD display, pressing the WPS button on the control panel and a similar one on your wireless router gets you connected with a minimum of fuss. The single-piece drum and toner cartridge, rated at 1,500 pages, is reasonably easy to fit, though you do have to yank the scanner section up quite firmly to uncouple the latch which holds it in place and get at the laser engine cover.

The eco facilities in the driver go a lot further than many similar machines. You can choose to have an eco-preview pop up for each print, giving the opportunity to print grey or outlined text and to select duplex print. In fact, duplex is the default print mode on this machine, which is possibly a mistake, given it only has manual facilities. Details of how to duplex by hand pop-up even when you’re printing a single-sided document.

buick 455

September 15, 2013, 11:42 am

can you print color with a color toner

ron

October 23, 2013, 3:11 pm

had this a year, works very well, though not yet been possible to connect wirelessly, says it can but 10 people have tried and i dont think its possible. wifi printer light only lights for 30 seconds and printer cannot be found by windows 7 wirelessly.

OldArkie

December 7, 2013, 11:13 pm

I bought one this afternoon to replace this nightmare of a Kodak printer. I had no problem getting it set up to my Windows 7 computer & running off several church bulletins. So far its 100% better than the Kodak, the Kodak printer was a nightmare from the beginning until I replaced it today.

er ching

January 9, 2014, 1:08 am

I started to use the machine 4 months ago, it performed very good, but recently I come across a problem which is "paper jam". I clear the jam carefully and completely, no more paper left inside the machine but the error still exit. I tried to uninstall and reinstall it but still unable to solve the problem. Can anyone help me?

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