In pictures: Samsung goes all out for printer launch

New colour laser, multifunction printers make their debut.

By on Aug 16, 2012
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Samsung today held an interesting launch for its new range of colour laser and multifunction printers.
The launch was CSI-themed, presumably to highlight the colour qualities of the new printers.
Police line.
Samsung's IT director Tony Ignatavicius said the company's partners were integral to its success. "Our focus will be to continue to build on our partner programs, from rebates to certification, training and branding, to ensure the success of our partners." Ignatavicius said Samsung currently holds the number two position in terms of laser colour printer market share in Australia.
Samsung has managed to shrink its CLX-6260FW more than half its original size with the new model. The new printer weighs just 12kgs, compared to its predecessor's 20kgs - the two are compared side by side in the above image. Samsung told CRN it had rejigged the interior and cartridges to lie flat instead of upright, significantly slimming down the machine. The range includes the CLX-6260FD and 6260FR. Its got a dual CPU, has upgraded to a 4.3in colour touchscreen over traditional buttons, and also includes an anti-jam roller. It retails for $833 and is at the high-end of Samsung's new models.
Its 680ND sister runs for $499. It has a numeric keypad instead of touchscreen, a dual CPU, 256 MB memory expandable up to 512MB, and polymerised toner - a new toner with smaller and more uniform particles than Samsung's previous toner, meaning crisper lines and brighter colours. We checked it out under a microscope and the difference is notable.
Samsung also today debuted the mid-range CLP-415N and 4195 models. The series is targeted at SMBs and retails for $296. It's also got a dual CPU and polymerised toner. Its sister 4195FW retails for $629 and offers a 4.3in touchscreen, dual CPU, 9600x600 dpi resolution, wireless printing and anti jam roller.
And wrapping up the new models was the CLP-360 series, targeted at the home user. The range runs from $196 to $359.

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