Samsung has launched a range of laser printers targeted at small offices, home offices as well as small and medium enterprises. The printers, which come enabled with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, are designed to reduce paper and power costs while enhancing efficiency at the workplace and minimizing the cost of printing.
The five printer models include: C460W Colour Multifunctional Printer, C1810W Colour Printer, SL-M2020, and SL-M2020W Mono Printers and the SL-M2070 Mono Multifunctional Printer.
Speaking during the launch, Samsung Vice President for East & Central Africa Robert Ngeru said the new range was meant to aid in the growth of small and medium businesses by reducing their operation costs, especially in light of the countryâ€™s current economic situation.
Eco Mode is a cost-saving feature that reduces paper costs and further enhances energy efficiency. By simply pressing the Eco Mode button on the multi-function printers, users can print more onto every page.
The Plug-n-Play capability â€“ unique to Samsung printers â€“ eliminates the need to install print drivers by enabling automatic driver installation once a user connects the device to a computer, laptop or tablet. This feature is supported by Android, iOS, and Windows, allowing users on different operating systems to plug in and use with ease.
This range of printers also comes with longer lasting toner capacity which, combined with other features such as the polymerized toner, offers users a competitive total cost of ownership. The polymerized toner contains a mix of latex and wax that lowers energy usage and gives a yield of up to 50 per cent more than other types of toner, lasting longer than average toners and enabling users to print on more sheets of paper.
With NFC technology capability, users can print directly from their mobile devices by simply tapping the printer on the phone screen, pairing it with with the device then proceeding to print, scan or fax documents and pictures.
The ability to print without an access point using Wi-Fi direct printing is another unique feature. As easy as Bluetooth printing, it allows users to connect to any Wi-Fi direct device within a range of 100 meters by pressing the WPS button on the printer to make the printer broadcast itself to compatible devices, connect and print.
Samsung has partnered with Sun Systems Ltd. to offer these printer solutions. This partnership will enable home users and small businesses to acquire the Samsung printers without incurring much expense from the retail shops.
The range of printers comes in laser black & white or colour printer.