Samsung ML1710 Laser Printer

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by arn, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Samsung ML-1710 Laser Printer
    Samsung 1710 Product Link


    No specific reviews, another MacRumors reader actually recommended this product to me. I'll add his comments in the replies.


    I personally was looking for a printer to replace an Epson 880 Color Inkjet printer for general text printing. I found I used the printer mostly for text pages... not color.

    So, I was looking for something that was relatively inexpensive overall, but an overall improvement in terms of text quality and speed than my Epson.

    Also, after coming from a InkJet printer, I realized that cost of supplies was important as well.

    Mac OS X compatability was a must.

    Other Products

    I looked over HP's Laser Printer offerings -- unfortunately, they don't offer their low-end Laser Printers as Mac-compatible printers. So, I was eyeballing the mid-range printers ($300-$500) -- mostly because I didn't have a feel for what I needed.

    What finally pushed me over the edge was the inexpensive price of the Samsung ($199 before $70 rebate), and the relatively inexpensive cost of toner carts. $70 for 3000 page toner.

    Am I Happy?

    Yep - very happy. The only thing perhaps is that the printer is a bit loud. But speed-wise, it's much speedier than the Epson, and works very well. No complaints. The ink-saver option extends your toner life and doesn't seem to make an appreciable difference in quality.
  2. arn
    thread starter macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kwyjibo wrote:

    And there were some other pleased customers in this thread
  3. macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I also have this printer, I recommended it to arn and love it. I also found the CNET reviews on this printer and they loved it. that helped my choice

    to arn: samsung's site is funky, you need to goto to see all thep roducts avaible on the american market
    better link to printer
  4. macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I agree, this is an awesome printer. I bought one a couple weeks ago and am very pleased with it.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    Panther Printing works with Puma Driver

    Howdy -

    I got this printer to work under Panther using the Puma Driver -

    My configurations
    PB AL G4 12" 867/256 - Panther
    iMacFP 15" 800/512 - Panther

    Both over USB and OS X printer sharing.

    Step 1:
    delete folder: macintosh hd/library/printers/samsung

    Step 2:
    delete receipt for Samsung:
    macintosh hd/library/receipts/Samsung Driver Installer.pkg

    Download PUMA driver

    Follow the links to: _ML-1710 - Mac SECOSXdriverV1.0.sit

    Download and install driver

    Add printer in System Preferences as before.

    Of course, just because this worked for me does not mean it will work for you - so be careful - back stuff up and if it breaks, it's your problem.

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