The Samsung ML-1430 is a reasonably priced budget laser printer that offers quick run times and a good level of print quality. Suitable for very small offices or homes that need to produce a range of documentation, this monochrome printer can manage envelopes, transparencies, labels and cards. Finished in crisp white, with clean lines and a neat row of function buttons, this printer can be kept on a shelf or desk. It is easy to set up and comes with its own installation CD.
The Samsung ML-1430 measures 13 x 13.9 x 9 inches and weighs just 13.67lbs. Designed for printing in black and white on a range of media, it has a monthly duty cycle of 12,000 pages. The input tray will take 150 sheets, while the output tray takes 100. There is 8GB of onboard memory and a USB interface, so it is easier to transfer important information quickly.
With no drop in print quality, this laser printer can produce up to 15 pages per minute, and the resolution is 600 x 600 dpi. The text output is exceptional, with a great standard of clarity even on fonts down to size 3. To aid connectivity, the Samsung ML-1430 printer supports a range of different operating systems. It is compatible with many Linux variations, as well as Windows, Mac and more. The functions can be accessed quickly from a selection of buttons, and these are clearly presented. Compatible ink for this printer can be found at many online retailers at a discounted price.
Unfortunately, the installed memory is not upgradeable and neither is the modest input capacity. Moreover, when the front panel is opened for changing a toner cartridge, it is held in position by a piece of flexible plastic, which feels quite insubstantial.