With the Samsung Xpress C410W colour laser printer, it’s so easy to print from mobile devices. NFC technology means you only have to tap the device to the printer. The One Touch WPS Button lets you connect the Xpress C410W to a wireless network with no hassle, while the One Touch ECO button optimises printouts so you can conserve supplies. Integrated software support makes the printer simple to manage and monitor. You can even print at up to 2400 x 600 dpi, with amazing results.
Customer Reviews for SL-C410W Xpress18/4PPM (A4) ColourLaser Printer
Review 1 for SL-C410W Xpress18/4PPM (A4) ColourLaser Printer
From Bath, UK
I have used this product for:less than a month
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
A nice printer once you get it set up
Posted27 January 2014
I would recommend this to a friend!
Posted27 January 2014
"I bought a Samsung Printer Xpress C410W from Argos. I wanted the economy of a laser printer. I needed the capability of printing in colour because what I would be printing although predominantly black would have occasional sections of text in a coloured font.
When I unpacked it I discovered that the mains lead had a continental connector instead of a normal UK one. I decided to check whether I could set up the printer, so that I could tell Argos either that the printer itself was unusable, or that the printer worked and the only problem was the mains lead. So I borrowed the mains lead from the monitor of my desk-top to power the printer and used my laptop to run the set-up process.
I found the instructions to be pretty poor, consisting of mostly rather inadequate pictures. I had to remove the sticky tape holding various moveable parts in place, that much was clear. But there was nothing that told me where they were or how many there were, so I had no way to know whether I had found them all. There was a folder on the supplied CD called “Manual” which required unzipping before I could find that the help was in the form of 90+ html files, mostly with meaningless names, and it proved impossible to find what I wanted by guesswork, so I went back to the pictures. I had to shake the toner cartridges, but there was no indication how vigorously. More guesswork.
Then I had to remove some holding tape from the paper tray, except that I had already done that hunting for them when I unpacked. I also discovered at that time that when I removed the paper tray it expanded and I couldn't see how to compress it again, so even if I had wanted to return the printer, I would be unable to repack it in the way I originally received it.
Paper installed, I powered on. Then came the software installation. The Licence Agreement was the usual difficult to interpret officialese, but it appeared to require me to accept that I would allow the printer to communicate back to Samsung, and unless I agreed to that I could not continue to the driver installation. However, well hidden in one of the sub-links was some tick boxes where I could choose what would and would not be communicated, so it is possible to amend the default of everything, but it is not easy. Once the software is installed, there is the capability to read the user guide. This is far too late in the process.
Knowing that there were a number of wireless networks in my locality, I was nervous about allowing the printer to find the network to use, despite there being a button on the control panel for that purpose. I followed the instructions on the Wireless Network Quick Guide and set-up of the wireless communications was quick and easy. I then tried connecting to it wirelessly and found that it worked perfectly. It was disappointing to discover that the installation process had reset my choice of default printer to use the Samsung rather than the one previously configured, and I had to reset it back.
Having proved to myself that the printer worked OK, and having discovered that I couldn't repack the paper tray to put it back into its original packaging, I went back to Argos with the continental power lead, and in 24 hours they obtained the correct one for me.
I was now in a position to power both the printer and my desktop monitor, so I could install the drivers on that machine and connect wirelessly to the printer. Again I had to hunt the tick-boxes to turn of the undesired communications before accepting the licence and allowing the install to proceed. Again it reset my previously configured default printer.
Printing was fast. An 8-page document printed in the time it would normally have taken my ink-jet to print the first page. I noticed that the printed pages came out slightly curled, and I wondered if that was because the paper I had used was “universal” and suitable for laser or inkjet printers. I have yet to try using paper specifically for a laser printer. The curl flattened out as the paper cooled.
Despite knowing that laser printers are reputed to be not ideal for photographs, I tried printing a photo at A4 size and was agreeably surprised at the quality of the result. The colour green seemed to be emphasised though. The Easy Printer Manager has a button for Easy Colour Manager, but when I clicked it I was told it was not installed. A hunt on the internet revealed that it is available as a free download from the Samsung website, but it seemed perverse that it was not on the supplied CD. (Also on the Samsung website, I discovered a PDF version of the user manual, and I wondered why that too was not on the supplied CD.) The Colour Manager, once installed allows profiles for colour correction to be set up, but because I wanted mainly to print coloured text and the shade is not critical I have not set up any profiles yet, but it is reassuring to know that it is possible.
Using the printer in anger, I have had one paper jam, when two pages fed through together and separated on exit, when one jammed. Clearing the jam was easy as was recovering the print, and I realised that the guidance in the user guide to fan the paper to separate the sheets before loading the paper tray needs to be more thorough than the cursory flick that I did.
In short, the installation instructions are poor apart from the wireless networking guide. The installation CD doesn't contain everything I expected, and I advise any new owner to download the user guide from the Samsung website rather than trying to find out what to do from the installation guide. The installation process is bad mannered in that it hides the options of what to communicate out and it overrides previously set defaults. But those annoyances aside, once all those hurdles are jumped, it is a really nice printer to use."
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to network
Cons: poor instructions
I would recommend this to a friend!
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