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Samsung CLP 500 and the CLP 315 – Which is better for You?

Both the Samsung CLP-500 and the CLP-315 are quality color laser printers, although they are suited for two different types of users. The Samsung CLP-500 has a monthly duty cycle of 35,000 sheets and the Samsung CLP-315 has a monthly duty cycle of 24,200 sheets, which enables the CLP-500 to provide for a larger work force than the CLP-315. But at a mere 30 lbs, the Samsung CLP-315 is the smallest, Samsung CLP-315lightest printer in its class and is perfect for offices with limited space.

The Samsung CLP-500 features two connectivity options—parallel and USB. The Samsung CLP-500’s easy-to-read status LCD helps walk you through the set-up process, and alerts you of any maintenance issues. The Samsung CLP-315 features USB 2.0 and 10/100 Base TX Ethernet connectivity options, which can help you set the printer up to a network with ease.

The consumables included in the Samsung CLP-500 differ from the typical black, cyan, magenta and yellow. In comes with black, silver, cyan and magenta toner cartridges instead. The black, magenta and silver toner cartridges all yield approximately 1,500 pages, while the cyan toner cartridge yields approximately 2,000 pages. The Samsung CLP-315’s consumables include one black and three color toner cartridges. The black toner cartridge (CLP-K300A) yields approximately 2,000 pages. The cyan (CLP-C300A), magenta (CLP-M300A) and yellow (CLP-Y300A) toner cartridges all yield approximately 1,000 pages each. As an added bonus, the Samsung CLP-315 features easy-access toner bottles in lieu of the traditional heavy cartridges, which makes replacing toner a quick and easy process. The Samsung CLP-315 comes equipped with starter toner cartridges, a power cord, CD-ROM, a quick setup guide and a users manual.

Samsung CLP-500The Samsung CLP-500 produces high-quality monochrome and color documents—both at 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi. The Samsung CLP-315’s print resolution of 2400 dpi x 600 dpi also delivers radiant color documents and crisp monochrome documents. The Samsung CLP-500 produces monochrome documents at 21 pages per minute, and color documents at 20 pages per minute. The Samsung CLP-315 produces documents at much slower speeds—4 pages per minute for color documents, and 17 pages per minute for monochrome documents. However, the printer has a first print out time of 14 seconds, which means you won’t have to wait a long time for your print job to begin. The Samsung CLP-315 has a media capacity of 150 sheets, which can accommodate the printing demands of most small- to mid-size operations. The Samsung CLP-500 has a media capacity of 350 sheets, and can expand to a maximum media capacity of 850 sheets to accommodate operations with large print jobs.

The Samsung CLP-315 comes equipped with 32 MB of installed memory, which cannot be expanded. If you foresee your business growing in the future, you may want to opt for the Samsung CLP-500, which comes equipped with 64 MB of installed memory. The CLP-500 can also grow with your business, as the memory is expandable up to 192 MB. The Samsung CLP-500 also features a duplexer, which makes double-sided printing a breeze.

Overall Specs – Samsung CLP-500:

  • Print Speed: Monochrome – 21 ppm; Color – 20 ppm
  • Memory: 64 MB; expandable to 192 MB
  • Resolution:  1200 dpi x 1200 dpi
  • Duty Cycle:  35,000 pages
  • Paper Capacity:  Input – 350 sheets; expandable to 850 sheets
  • Connectivity:  USB, Parallel
  • Dimensions (w x d x h): 20.1 in x 18.5 in x 15.9 in

Overall Specs – Samsung CLP-315:

  • Print Speed: Monochrome – 17 ppm; Color – 4 ppm
  • Memory: 32 MB
  • Resolution:  2400 dpi x 600 dpi
  • Duty Cycle:  24,200 pages
  • Paper Capacity:  Input – 150 sheets
  • Connectivity:  Hi-Speed USB, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
  • Dimensions (w x d x h): 15.4 in x 13.5 in x 10.4 in

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Need to Print Fast? Compare The 3 Fastest, Most Affordable Black/White Laser Printers Under $300

If you are like me and prefer to spend your time doing more important things rather than waiting for your print job to finish, then check out these three budget monochrome (black and white) printers that are all under $300. They all print at speeds greater than 25 pages per minute, so if you have the same “NEED FOR SPEED” that I do, check them out.

Brother HL-5370DW Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer – $249:

Pages Per Minute: 32
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (auto)
Brother HL-5370DW Laser Printer

Brother HL-5370DW Laser Printer

Standard Paper Capacity: 250 sheets
Connectivity: Wireless, Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 500 – 3500 pages
First Page to Print: Less Than 8.5 seconds
Size: 14.6″ x 15.1″ x 9.7″ 

The HL-5370DW is a flexible, high-performance solution for printer sharing in small offices. It offers the same print speed, input capacity and duplex printing capability as the HL-5340D, and it also features outstanding connectivity with its built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet network interfaces, as well as 32MB of memory. The built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet network interfaces allow you to share this printer with multiple users on your network. For users with wireless access points that support SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or AOSS, you can automatically configure your wireless settings by simply pressing a button on your router.

You can also easily print two-sided documents as well as print professional looking documents, brochures, and booklets using the built-in duplex feature. This feature can help save money and reduce your paper use.

Samsung ML-2510 Compact Laser Monochrome Printer – $118:

Pages Per Minute: 25
Resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (manual)
Standard Paper Capacity: 250 sheets
Samsung ML-2510 Laser Printer

Samsung ML-2510 Laser Printer

Connectivity: Parallel, USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: ?
First Page to Print: 8.5 seconds
Size: 13.9″ x 11.8″ x 9.5″

 The SAMSUNG ML-2510 is a monochrome laser printer that can fit into almost any space. Samsung calls it “The most compact printer on the market”. It is especially easy to install, all it takes is just four clicks. It also has a jam-free roller system that can make printing much, much easier.

Clocking in at 24 ppm for A4 size, and 25 ppm for letter size, its printout rate gives other printers a run for the money. A resolution of 1,200 x 600 dpi will deliver clear and crisp prints, but the resolution is not as high as the other two laser printers being compared here.
Pages Per Minute: 30
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (auto)
Standard Paper Capacity: 251 sheets
Xerox Phaser 3250/D Laser Printer

Xerox Phaser 3250/D Laser Printer

Connectivity: USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: Up to 4,000 pages
First Page to Print: As fast as 8.5 seconds
Size: 14.3″ x 14.5″ x 9.4″

The Xerox Phaser 3250/D is ideal for small offices where compact size and speed are a must. It has print speeds up to 30 ppm, a 400 MHz processor, a first-page-out time as fast as 8.5 seconds, and standard paper capacity of 251 sheets. You can also print on a variety of media including envelopes, labels, postcards, and more.

Save paper and reduce costs with “N-up” printing which allows you to print multiple pages on one sheet. When printing draft documents, you can use toner saver mode so solid areas will print gray instead of full black. Other advanced features include: Watermarks, Poster printing, Fit to page, Scaling, Overlays, Booklets, Reduce/enlarge, and Custom-size pages.

The automatic two-sided printing feature on all Phaser 3250 models can save you paper and money. You can also run your Phaser 3250 in Power Save and Toner Save mode and further reduce your electricity and consumables costs.


After looking at the bottom line functionalty that each of these 3 prniters has to offer, I think it is clear that if you are just looking to print, nothing fancy, no network options, etc… The Samsung ML-2510 may be right for you at a price that can’t be beat. If you want a few more bells and whistles, it seems like the Brother HL-5370DW edges out the Phaser 3250/D,  offering a few more options and a slightly lower price.


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