The Samsung CLX-3186FN is a wonderful all-in-one color laser unit for homes and small offices needing a lot of prints monthly. The monthly duty cycle is around 20,000 pages. The only problem with it, though, is that its speeds don't keep up with its other abilities. When printing or copying in black-and-white only 16 pages per minute can be produced. Plan on using color too? Well, plan on being more patient because the speeds for color are even slower than that at 4 pages per minute.
The upside to the slow speeds, though, is the high quality produced. The four Samsung CLX-3186FN toner cartridges used inside help create resolutions of 2400x600 dpi when printing. With resolutions like that, graphics and text alike will look remarkable. The four toners are cyan, magenta, yellow and black, and each one must be used for the unit to print correctly. The black printer toner can last 1,500 pages before expiring, while the color toners can last 1,000 pages. That should last the majority of users quite awhile.
When it is time for replacements, don't be fooled by what printer manufacturers may say. Instead, use remanufactured Samsung CLX-3186FN toner cartridges from third party vendors. Not only will these cost a lot less than the OEM versions, but the printer toner inside will be just as good as the OEM product. Remanufactured Samsung CLX-3186FN toner won't hurt your printer; instead it will help your printer be as cost efficient and economical as possible.
Windows, Mac, Red Hat and Linux operating systems are all compatible with the unit, and it comes standard with 128 MB of memory too. Many media types are supported too, like transparencies, cardstock paper, labels, envelopes, recycled paper and glossy photo paper. Another upside is that the unit only weighs 33.6 pounds and does not take up too much space.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.