Samsung ML-2150 Laser Printer

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SET UP

A total space of 48" D x 22" W is recommended for good access to the various parts of the ML-2150 printer. A minimum of about one foot space above the printer is probably advisable as well.

Included with the printer is a toner cartridge, power cord, installation CD, warranty card and good-sized setup guide that uses generously sized graphics and fonts friendly to eyes of all ages. Unfortunately, because the guide is in 7 Roman-character languages, it is exactly and only a setup guide; it has just 18 English pages. The complete User's Guide is a PDF document on the CD.

The software installation on a Windows XP computer was an absolute breeze and needs no further comment. The USB connection was used; a parallel port is also available. All the cable connections are made on the back, as shown in the photo below. The space for the optional network connection is visible directly above the USB port. The power switch is on the right side of the printer, near the front.

The toner cartridge goes in from the top front. Installing the toner cartridge is a very simple procedure shown in the animated GIF below.

The top is the main output tray. This is the traditional configuration of most laser printers going back over a decade. A tab flips up and out to support legal size paper.

The 500-sheet capacity paper tray is at the bottom as usual. It is easily adjusted to handle all paper sizes up to legal (8.5" x 14"). Note that an optional second 500-sheet paper tray can be fitted below the existing one.

Any serious laser printer has to have a versatile manual paper tray, and the Samsung ML-2150 does not disappoint. The top two-thirds of the front panel is actually a door that opens up into a very nice manual paper tray. It too is adjustable in width, and has an extension that pulls out to support legal size paper. Envelopes, transparencies, labels -- all of these are readily accommodated, down to 3"W x 5"L size.

Naturally, a straight paper feed path is needed when printing to stock such as envelopes or transparencies. The rear output tray on the back panel opens up and extends (of course!) for longer stock as well.

Finally, the top panel sports a clean control panel with lit LCD display. Nine push buttons are provided, 3 of which light up green when engaged.

A straightforward menu allows access to various settings. The menu structure is shown in the flow chart below.



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