One of the most inexpensive printers on the market, the Samsung CLP-315 is still a pretty darn good printer. If you’re graduating from high school soon and need to throw some cash down at a printer that is reliable and inexpensive, the Samsung CLP-315 is a safe bet. While not the best for printing photos or vivid imagery, for Microsoft Word documents and presentation printouts, the CLP-315 is perfect. Samsung CLP-315 toner is also pretty cheap too, so over the course of the four years it’ll take to complete your undergraduate education you won’t feel the burden of this printer in your pocketbook.
First things first: the CLP-315 is not to be used by photographers wanting to print photographs or office managers looking to print off volumes upon volumes of memos and other business documents. The CLP 315 is instead intended to be utilized as a personal printer for generic prints. This is not to say the CLP 315 cannot print off colorful images or graphics, because it certainly can. Boasting an output max of 2,400 X 600 dots per inch, users have a relatively high degree of print flexibility as long as they aren’t attempting to print off an Ansel Adams portrait for the family room.
One problem all printer users must deal with is occasional paper jams. It seems like jams always happen right when you need to print something off quickly, and this is exactly what happened to me right before I was able to print off a project overview the morning before leaving to work. I have noticed the CLP-315 has particular trouble with double-sided paper jams, and honestly I’m not quite sure what the problem is (and I own the more expensive version of the CLP 315 too).
In terms of aesthetics, the CLP 315 is great. The printer’s dimensions are 20.1 X 17.4 X 14.6 inches, weighs around 28 pounds, and looks slick to boot. It won’t take up a ton of room if you’ve got limited device space and with its all-black color it won’t look out of place no matter your design orientation.
In terms of the sound your CLP-315 creates while printing, you’ll be extremely happy. Samsung calls it “No Nois” technology and this is completely accurate. When printing in the wee hours of the night or during the early morning when everyone is still sleeping, you won’t be scolded for sounding like you just cranked the engine on an old Model T. The CLP-315 is as quiet as they come.
The price of Samsung CLP-315 toner ink is one of the machine’s strong suits. You can find each cartridge for under $30, and that’s dang good for budget-oriented users. I remember using a bulky Brother printer in college and had to refill my Cyan cartridge every couple months or so, even though I almost never printed off anything of color.
As was aforementioned, if you’re looking for an inexpensive laser printer that can print off all of your typical printer needs, you can really do no better than the Samsung CLP-315. You get great utility in a personal printer at an inexpensive price with inexpensive consumables. If this fits what you need, I suggest you check it out!
This article was provided to TechCircuit.com courtesy of Brian Prowse. Brian is a writer and self-proclaimed tech geek. He writes for sites such as www.247inktoner.com that specializes in Dell toner cartridges. When he’s not writing or playing around with the coolest gadgets on the market, Brian enjoys traveling and graphic design.