Samsung ML-1865W review: Samsung ML-1865W

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When you're ready to print, just fold down a flap at the front that forms the paper in tray and then adjust the the paper stop to the sheet size you're using. At the top, you flip up a cover that reveals the paper out try. Both the paper in and out trays can take up to 150 sheets of A4 paper in one go, which is a pretty good capacity for use in a home office.

Proof of the printing

The ML-1865 prints almost immediately rather than spending lots of time pre-processing pages. Working over USB it managed to print our 10-page text document in 48 seconds and spewed out 10 pages of our black graphics test document in 44 seconds. It was similarly fast printing our 10-page test presentation, as it completed that task in 45 seconds.

Print quality from its 1,200dpi print engine is very impressive too. Text was very dark, solid and crisp, with no stray toner making its way onto the page. And while there was some very slight banding visible on the graphics test document, the overall quality was still very good for a sub-£100 printer.

It's a fairly cheap model to run as well. A replacement cartridge is the only consumable you'll need, apart from paper, and a 1,500-page cartridge at the time of this review could be bought for £49 online. With the addition of 0.7p for paper that works out at a running cost of 3.96p per page.

Conclusion

If you need to save on space in your home office, but don't want to compromise on quality, the ML-1865W is an excellent bet. It delivers good quality printed pages at a respectably rapid pace and is fairly economical to run too.

Edited by Nick Hide

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