Printers

The following printers have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Samsung CLX-3305W, multi-function printer

Image courtesy: Samsung

Technical data

  • Functions: Color printing, copier and scanner
  • Printing technology: Laser, polymerized toner
  • Memory: 128 MB
  • Print speed mono: 18 pages per minute
  • Print speed color: 4 pages per minute
  • Print resolution: 2400×600 dpi
  • Scanning: 600×600 dpi
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, 10/100 Mbit LAN, Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Power consumption: Print: 290 W, Standby: 60 W, Sleep: 1.7 W
  • Dimensions: 406×362×289 mm
  • Weight: 12.8 kg

July 2013

Hans has 2 printers at this time:

Therefore, Hans needs a new "main" printer to replace the old b/w laser printer.

The Samsung printer is chosen for several reasons. Hans' friends have positive exeriences from similar types. The printer has USB, Ethernet and wireless LAN in one package. In addition, the AirPrint function, makes it possible to print from Apple iPhones and iPads.

Cost: 2490 SEK on Net-on-net, Västerås. The price is lower in other shops but with no printer in stock and Hans needs this printer now.

Good

  • Stable, user friendly mechanical design, easy installation
  • Very easy to scan wirelessly to PC. The image-file appears in folder "My document / Scan".

Bad

  • Glossy paper can not (should not) be used
  • Large consumption of yellow cartridge

2014-06-26 Black toner CLT-K406S

The black toner is soon empty and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 539 at Netonnet in Västerås.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2014-10-15 Yellow toner CLT-Y406S

The yellow toner is soon empty and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 559? at Netonnet in Västerås.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2015-01-06 Toner status

The toner status according to the estimated values.

2015-07-30 Magenta toner CLT-Y406S

The magenta toner is down to 0% and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 569 at Netonnet in Västerås.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2015-07-30 Cyan toner CLT-Y406S

The cyan toner is down to 0% and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 569 at Netonnet in Västerås.

After the exchange the statutus bars are OK again.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2017-01-12 Black toner CLT-K406S

The black toner is only 13% and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 599 at Netonnet in Västerås.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2017-01-12 Yellow toner CLT-Y406S

The yellow toner is only 24% and Hans buys a new cartridge for SEK 599 at Netonnet in Västerås. The 24% lasts until 2017-08-14 when it is replaced.

Image courtesy: Samsung

2017-08-14 Toner status

The toner status after replacing the yellow toner.

HP Photosmart C4599, all-in-one printer
HP Photosmart C4599

Image courtesy: HP

Technical data

  • Functions: Color printing, copier and scanner
  • Printing technology: Ink-jet
  • Memory: ??? MB
  • Print speed mono: 30 pages per minute
  • Print speed color: 23 pages per minute
  • Print resolution: 2400×1200 dpi
  • Scanning: 1200×1200 dpi
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
  • Power consumption: Print: 70 W, Standby: 7.5 W
  • Dimensions: 434 ×290×162 mm
  • Weight: 5.1 kg

July 2009

Hans needs a small wireless all-in-one printer to be mobile, when required. The printer should, for example, be used outdoor together with his new netbook PC. This printer is on sale for SEK 999 including 2 ink cartridges.

Setting up the printer to connect to single computers instead of a router network is a little bit tricky but works very well afterwards. The printer is defined in a peer-to-peer network.

Price: 999 SEK at OnOff.

Installation Photosmart C4599

Good

  • Wireless, automatic connection
  • Compact size for an all-in-one printer/scanner

Bad

  • A little tricky to define a wireless peer-to-peer network
  • Ink cartridges are expensive

End of life

Not yet

Dell™ Photo 964, all-in-one printer

Image courtesy: Dell

Technical data

  • Functions: Color printing, copier, scanner and fax
  • Printing technology: Ink-jet
  • Memory: 32 MB
  • Print speed mono: 24 pages per minute
  • Print speed color: 19 pages per minute
  • Print resolution: 4800×1200 dpi
  • Scanning: 2400×1200 dpi
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0
  • Power consumption: Operation: 18 W, Standby 7 W
  • Dimensions: 488×378×246 mm
  • Weight: 10.0 kg

April 2006

This is a printer Hans wants to forget. He buys it from Dell in a package together with the laptop computer. The printer is OK for some months but then the ink cartridges goes empty and new ones are ordered. Hans never gets the printer to work with the new cartridges from Dell.

Good

  • Could be ordered together with computer
  • Inexpensive

Bad

  • Didn't work more than some months
  • Expensive ink cartridges

End of life 2010

The printer is unused for 3 years and then Hans goes to the recycling site and dumps it. The HP Laser Printer is still the main printer.

HP LaserJet 6P

Image courtesy: HP

Technical data

  • Functions: Black-and-white printer
  • Printing technology: Laser, toner
  • Memory: 2 MB
  • Print speed: 8 pages per minute
  • Print resolution: 600×600 dpi
  • Interfaces: Parallel IEEE 1284, IR-port
  • Power consumption: Operation: 175 W, Standby 8 W
  • Dimensions: 445×400×200 mm
  • Weight: 11.1 kg

Documents

July 2000

Hans needs a decent printer for various jobs at home. For example when producting monthly magazines for local associations.

The printer is Hans' main printer up to 2013 when it is replaced by the Samsung colour laser printer.

Good

  • High quality prints
  • Long life toner cartridge

Bad

  • Heavy
  • Adhesive label sheets are jammed

End of life 2017

During the last years Hans has only used the printer a couple of times every year. The printer does not produce clean prints any longer. The papers are coated with black areas. The only computer that can use the printer is the 11 years old Dell D620 because it has a docking station with parallell port. Therefore, the printer is recycled 2017-07-19.

Despite the quality problems during recent years, this printer has done a great job being Hans main printer for 13 year.

Comparison of print quality of the HP printer and the Samsung printer before scraping it:

Apple StyleWriter II

Image courtesy: www.allaboutapple.com

Technical data

  • Functions: Black-and-white printer
  • Printing technology: Ink
  • Memory: 128 kB
  • Print speed: 2 pages per minute
  • Print resolution: 360×60 dpi
  • Interfaces: Serial Apple port, mini-DIN8
  • Power consumption: Operation: 19.5 W
  • Dimensions: 345×178×201 mm
  • Weight: 3 kg

July 1993 (?)

This printer is used together with the PowerBook 170 and a Macintosh Classic.

Good

  • Small and portable
  • Reliable

Bad

  • The ink dris out after some time
  • Can not be used with PC computers

End of life

Not yet