Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer : Great little printer

Is it normal for smoke to come out?. I was going to get the black and white version of this from a catalogue, but they mentioned about the colour one and i got £30 off so i decided to ‘go for it’. I then looked at the reviews on this site to see what to expect. When it arrived i wasn’t sure if it was the wifi printer (clp-325w)but i soon found out it wasn’t. I managed to get it set up which was so easy compared to other printers etc i have had over the years. I was glad to find out that it prints about 1000 a4 sheets before running out of toner as it is so expensive, my first print in colour came out looking very good, maybe a bit darker than on screen, but the thing i have noticed since then is that as it is coming to the end of printing i get a small puff of smoke coming out where the paper comes out and i just wanted to ask is this normal for a laser printer?i can understand why it may happen, but really would appreciate if someone could tell me for certain that this is ‘normal’.

I purchased this colour laser to replace a large heavy duty laser which has given excellent service. Although not in any way was the large machine worn out the cost of a single toner cartridge exceeds the total cost of the new unit. The new unit is also much smaller which has allowed me to lay out my office in a much more practical manner. Results to date are also excellent.

Having read the previous reviews and needing a printer that would work out of the box with windows 7 x64, i took the plunge. However once unpacked (there is a lot of sticky tape holding various bits in for transit), followed the install instructions to the letter, printed the configuration page. Until i tried to print from any application. The document would enter the queue, then disappear. A reboot or two later, a driver reinstall or two later, still no joy. I then tried on an old xp machine, all worked as i expected. So i left it there and shared it onto the 7 machine, all worked. I guess that there is some odd incompatibility between win 7 x64 ultimate and this printers drivers. Here are the specifications for the Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer:

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  • Compact colour laser printer
  • Print Screen Button for one touch printing
  • 30% Toner Save mode to reduce printing costs
  • 130 Sheet paper capacity
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

I have not used the printer very much yet, but colour quality is good, although bw prints tend to be quite dark. It works, and does not take a lot of space; a great replacement to my old ml 2010.

Its my second in my household. Neat and easy but dont bother with the wireless version. I never managed to get the wireless to work.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • ok whilst in lasts then usual printer dilemma
  • A top quality laser printer
  • CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

Samsung clp-325 colour laser printer. This printer has not dissapointed me at all. The quality is brilliant and in comparison to other colour laser printers and laser printer brands, the toner for the printer is very cheap. The only small problem i have had was that there were white patches in the writing and it didnt print as crisp as it should have, but after using ‘troubleshooting’ on the software which came the printer, i discovered that the paper i was using was to blame, once i changed paper brand it printed perfectly again. I had very fast service from amazon and received it within a few days after ordering. So overall its a great product and i would certainly recommend it to anyone else considering buying a colour laser printer. It is absoloutley amazing value for money at £65.

Good solid printer, with good print quality. Purchased for use at home for myself (teacher) husband and children. We have had it since september and have used it loads. Print quality is good, but a little dark – we have to choose a colour lighter on documents so it prints nearer to what we actually want. Came with starter cartiridges which lasted about 3 months, and the new ones were easy to fit and required no set up or alignment. Would recommend for home office use.

One comment on “Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer : Great little printer

  1. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    I’ve had it four years now and still in perfect running order.
  2. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    Ok whilst in lasts then usual printer dilemma. Bulky, should have got wifi then put it somewhere out of way, my fault trying to save a few bob.
  3. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    Ok whilst in lasts then usual printer dilemma. Bulky, should have got wifi then put it somewhere out of way, my fault trying to save a few bob.
  4. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    Slow, temperamental, if you could afford more expensive one, go for something else.
      1. How can you go wrong with 5 years guarantee – simple to set up and use – go for larger ink as much better value.
  5. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    How can you go wrong with 5 years guarantee – simple to set up and use – go for larger ink as much better value.
    1. Excellent servicewould deal with the company again?. The price was okit was in vgc and i am pleased with it.
      1. Excellent servicewould deal with the company again?. The price was okit was in vgc and i am pleased with it.
  6. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    I already have one of these at home, the clp-325w and i am very pleased with it. . Much better than an inkjet printer, expecially if you re-fill the toner/ink. Now i have bought this one for a small office and it is excellent value.
  7. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    I already have one of these at home, the clp-325w and i am very pleased with it. . Much better than an inkjet printer, expecially if you re-fill the toner/ink. Now i have bought this one for a small office and it is excellent value.
    1. This printer is very compact, prints very nice colour laser prints. It comes with colour cartridges. Its price is a pleasant surprised.
  8. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    This printer is very compact, prints very nice colour laser prints. It comes with colour cartridges. Its price is a pleasant surprised.
  9. This review is from : Samsung CLP-325 Colour Laser Printer

    Samsung clp-325 colour laser printer review- good for the money. Easy to set up and a good value printer for the money. I have only used it for basic print jobs (not photos) so far but pleased with the quality and speed. The print tray does not hold a large quantity of paper and the tray seems a bit tricky to open and reload but otherwise completely happy with it.
    1. Samsung clp-325 colour laser printer review- good for the money. Easy to set up and a good value printer for the money. I have only used it for basic print jobs (not photos) so far but pleased with the quality and speed. The print tray does not hold a large quantity of paper and the tray seems a bit tricky to open and reload but otherwise completely happy with it.

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