March 18, 2013 by Sarah Meyer Reads (7,380)
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

Energy Use
The ML-5512nd is an energy guzzler. When printing, the ML-5512nd tops out around 1300W but rarely drops below 800W. Even when warming up, the energy use spikes at over 1000W.

The saving grace is that once it drops into ready mode, the energy use also drops significantly to about 17W. In sleep mode, the energy use is closer to 8W which isn’t bad considering the size of the ML-5512nd.

Samsung offers customers several eco friendly options; that can also help offset the high energy use. If you open the print properties menu, you can even calculate your carbon footprint based on different print configurations.

ML-5512nd Specifications:

  • Single function monochrome laser
  • Print speeds: up to 55 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 4-line LCD, front side USB
  • Automatic duplexing
  • 700MHz dual core processor, 256MB memory standard
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 300,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 620-sheets standard (3,660-sheets maximum)
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, USB 2.0
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
  • 12 month warranty
  • Energy Star compliant


The Samsung ML-5512nd is a beast, simply put. It’s large and heavy but it also offers heavy duty performance. Print quality was excellent, print speeds never faltered and despite the speeds, it was relatively quiet. This printer was built for businesses that need high volume, no fuss printing.

There wasn’t much to complain about the ML-5512nd. Its biggest flaw is that it’s so simple; many businesses may desire a little more functionality for their money. But if you are moving through over 100,000 pages a month and want to up the game a bit, the ML-5512nd will get the job done.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung ML-5512nd is available now at the starting price of $1199.99 through Samsung or an authorized reseller/dealer.

Accessories can also be purchased through Samsung or authorized resellers. A standard capacity cartridge (10K) retails for $179.99, high capacity cartridge (30K) comes in at $269.99 and the extra high capacity (40K) comes in at $315.99. A replacement imaging unit was priced at $169.99 (pricing for consumables taken from Samsung’s website as of publish date).

The ML-5512nd comes with a 12 month warranty on both parts and labor. Get an additional three months on your warranty when you register your product with Samsung.



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