The Samsung CLP-325 is a colour laser printer that is an excellent choice for the home office. It is inexpensive, attractive and relatively small. It also simple to set up and maintain, and the maintenance is cost-effective. In conjunction with Samsung CLP-325 toner, this printer produces extremely high text and image quality for this price point, and it has some feature you usually only find on more expensive models, such as its bright readable LCD display. The Samsung CLP-325 is not a speed demon, but at 17 pages per minute for monochrome prints and 4 pages per minute for colour prints, it is fast enough for the investment.
The all-black Samsung CLP-325 is a stylish unit with rounded edges and an extremely small footprint. So fitting it into that small office space should not be an issue. But one surprising aspect is its weight, which is much heavier than it looks due to its compact size, so you will not want to move this machine around very often. It does not have a loading tray, just the automatic feed up top, which supports up to 130 pages, but the output tray only has an 80-page capacity. Installing new Samsung CLP-325 toner is easy thanks to the design of the printer.
At 2,400 x 600 dpi, this printer produces surprisingly good print quality, and Samsung rates it for a monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages. Most home users do not work their printer nearly this hard, but this one is a workhorse that you can lean on when need be. Another benefit is its ease of use, which is a feature common to Samsung printers. For both PC and Mac computers, simply connect the Samsung CLP-325 and you will be up and running in moments. In addition, Samsung CLP-325 is available at a price from Cartridge Save that most competitors simply cannot match.
The Samsung CLP-325 includes a 360 MHz processor, but it definitely does not work as fast as that might suggest. This is most noticeable when a print job begins where it takes more than 13 seconds to print the first monochrome page and nearly 26 seconds to print the first colour page. Then, once it gets going, the CLP-325 is usually not as fast as advertised. Although it does reach rates of 17 pages per minute for monochrome prints, it is generally printing slower than that. The bigger the print job is, the more likely it is that you will reach and maintain that top speed, depending on the complexity and diversity of the pages.