Samsung ML-5512nd Review: Heavy Duty

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 9
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.83
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Print Quality
    • Print Speed
    • Ease of Use
  • Cons

    • Energy Use
    • Bulky

Quick Take

The ML-5512nd was built for businesses that need high volume, no fuss printing.

The Samsung ML-5512nd is a high functioning monochrome laser printer targeted at a range of businesses thanks to quick print speeds, a large maximum monthly duty cycle and a variety of finishing options that help businesses customize their experience.

Today, we’ll be sharing our full results from our test lab after a month of testing.  With a printer as heavy duty as the ML-5512nd, you have to bring the high volume.  Find out how it fared and whether it might be the right fit for your office!

Build and Design

In the case of the Samsung ML-5512nd, high functioning can also mean heavy; you’ll want to unpack the printer with a second person and find a strong surface to place the printer on. This is not meant to be a desktop style laser despite the fairly compact standard dimensions (18 x 17 x 21 inches).

Dimensions will vary for medium-to-large businesses that decide to take advantage of paper handling options because the ML-5512nd runs with four additional cassettes or with two additional cassettes and a 2,000-sheet high capacity feeder caster base for a maximum paper capacity of 3,660 sheets. You can also upgrade by adding a finisher with stapler or a four slot mailbox.

The ML-5512nd has a large output tray (maximum 1,000 sheets) on the top of the device with the control panel residing on the front. The control panel features a four line LCD, four directional navigation wheel, alphanumeric keypad and five quick keys (including the Eco Mode button).

Lift up under the control panel to access the consumables. The ML-5512nd uses a two piece set with a toner cartridge and imaging unit. Samsung offers three toner yields: standard capacity up to 10,000 pages, high capacity up to 30,000 pages and a third extra high capacity up to 40,000 pages. The imaging unit has a standard life of 80,000 pages.

Both the 100-sheet multipurpose tray and standard 520-sheet paper cassette can be accessed via the front of the device. You’ll also find a front side USB port just above the multipurpose tray handle.

The ML-5512nd comes with a 700MHz Dual Core processor and 256MB of memory standard. Users can purchase additional memory/ hard disk drive. You’ll find access to memory on the left side of the device. All other connections are located on the back of the printer as well as a removable panel for access to the paper path.



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