I’ve been using the Samsung CLX-3175FW Color Laser Multifunction Printer for several weeks with great success. It was set up very easily just plugging it into my network router directly via Ethernet connector. (I didn’t test the wireless operation but all the devices on my network connect to it wirelessly through the router.) Driver installation on Mac OS X Snow Leopard was straightforward and easy.

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The color printing and photocopying quality is very good. It is so much better than an ink jet printer. You can actually print decent quality photos on plain paper without ink showing through the paper. You don’t have to worry about ink drying out. I’m about ready to toss my ink jet in the trash now. (More likely I’ll recycle it though.)

This unit has a small desktop footprint compared to most color laser printers. For the price, you can hardly go wrong. It’s not even that much more expensive than a high end inkjet printer.

I tested network scanning using the TWAIN plug-in with the GraphicConverter application and it worked great. I highly recommended this application for basic image editing on the Mac. Now I have no more USB cable swapping for all the Macs in my office to be able to scan.

All told, I highly recommend this unit for the small business or home office. Get this Samsung printer.

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.