Samsung C480FW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer – Great printer; shame about the software.

Very capable device, functions well as a printer, scanner and copier (have not used the fax facility). Loses one star as like most wireless printers it can sometimes need a prod to wake it up when that should happen automatically. You will need to budget for a complete set of toner cartridges pretty soon after purchase as the ones supplied are only partially filled (as is normal with most new laser printers). It’s far cheaper to buy the entire set in one go, shop around as prices vary massively.

Great printer, works great with windows 10 version 1703 (creators update). I’m so pleased with my samsung c480fw colour laser multifunction printer only took 5 minutes to get it up and running with windows 10 so now i can use the wireless printing and got the samsung app for my android phone which worked first time with no problems, the quality of printing is very good you can just print in black and white to save ink. I would recommend this printer so easy to setup and use. Please click on the “yes” button below if this review has been helpful thank you.

Interfaces with laptop easily, good quality prints, no ink problems of course.

  • OK for the money
  • Excellent printer and was a wonderful surprise when I was
  • Great quality device, but Windows 10 doesn’t like it.

Efficient small printer, not the best option for large documents. Bought as a small office machine to replace a similar hp product. So far (2 months fairly light use) seems to do what’s expected. First print time is quite quick, and though it can pause for short periods it isn’t onerous to print a large document. The only real criticism is that the output ‘tray’ only takes about 10 sheets before the paper starts falling on the floor or jamming up – so it can’t be left to print anything other than small documents without taking the paper out of the tray manually. The input tray is fiddly when trying to print double-sided, as it needs to be pulled out, opened and pushed back in again to reload. Colour quality is good, and toner use seems quite economical – i haven’t had to replace any toner cartridges yet from the ones supplied free with the machine. The software seems ok though the scanning software not as sophisticated as some i have used; my main complaint is that it loads something called ‘easy capture manager’ that appears any time ‘print screen’ is pressed, and there seems to be no easy way to disable it.

Easy set up, use with the samsung app is simple.

Excellent printer and was a wonderful surprise when i was. Excellent printer and was a wonderful surprise when i was able to use the mobile print app when visiting friends, to get something printed that my wife was able to collect and bring over. Print quality is pretty good and i can live with the slight faff required to print duplex (the odd number pages are printed first, then you need to re-insert those pages so the even pages can then be printed). It’s not massively fast by any stretch of the imagination, but it does do a good job. I’ve sent scanned e-mails easily to myself at my work address and also to more than 2 other people at a time. Instructions on setting this up are not very clear as i think they have been written for a multitude of samsung devices. The only gripe i have, is that the printer frequently doesn’t ‘wake up’ from its own sleep mode. This requires me to go to the printer and unplug the power cable as the power cycle button doesn’t work when the printer is in hibernation mode.

One comment on “Samsung C480FW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer – Great printer; shame about the software.

  1. Great printer, disappointing setup. It is a brilliant printer with a lot of features for the price. The only reason it didn’t get five star rating was it’s setup (of the wireless operation) and paper out tray. Neither of these would stop me buying it again, but are none the less an irritation.
    1. Great printer, disappointing setup. It is a brilliant printer with a lot of features for the price. The only reason it didn’t get five star rating was it’s setup (of the wireless operation) and paper out tray. Neither of these would stop me buying it again, but are none the less an irritation.
  2. Printer delivered next day as promised, a doddle to setup on my wifi network and so easy to print from. Scan to usb function is really useful as well.
    1. Printer delivered next day as promised, a doddle to setup on my wifi network and so easy to print from. Scan to usb function is really useful as well.
  3. This review is from : Samsung C480FW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer – White

    Bought this printer as i had previously had a mono samsung laser printer and i liked it. I wanted a multi-function colour one and this one fitted the bill. Had it for a few weeks and whilst it is ok, it has some annoying traits. Firstly the standard paper tray is minuscule. It simply does not carry enough paper for a business machine. The samsung software for scanning etc is clunky – i had previously been used to hp scanning software which is far better. Build quality is not great – it feels a bit plasticky with flimsy flaps etc. Functions fine if a bit slow and i can’t grumble too much about the price.
  4. This review is from : Samsung C480FW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer – White

    Bought this printer as i had previously had a mono samsung laser printer and i liked it. I wanted a multi-function colour one and this one fitted the bill. Had it for a few weeks and whilst it is ok, it has some annoying traits. Firstly the standard paper tray is minuscule. It simply does not carry enough paper for a business machine. The samsung software for scanning etc is clunky – i had previously been used to hp scanning software which is far better. Build quality is not great – it feels a bit plasticky with flimsy flaps etc. Functions fine if a bit slow and i can’t grumble too much about the price.
    1. It is a good printer, it prints fast and is easy to. It is a good printer,it prints fast and is easy to use and setup but there is one downside the toner is a bit expensive.
  5. This review is from : Samsung C480FW Colour Laser Multifunction Printer – White

    It is a good printer, it prints fast and is easy to. It is a good printer,it prints fast and is easy to use and setup but there is one downside the toner is a bit expensive.

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