Laser multi-function device Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX in use at the University of Heidelberg – the first experiences from the reader test.
The Psychological Institute of the University of Heidelberg tests the Multi-Xpress X4250LX color laser multifunction device in daily use as a department printer. Marion Lammarsch, Head of EDP at the Psychological Institute, summarizes the experience with the Samsung model.
PC World: How to Find the speed properties of Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX?
Lammarsch: We put the Samsung printers in each department of psychological institute. We are very satisfied with the speed of the Multi-Xpress X4250LX both in printing and copying. It’s faster than the devices we’ve had so far.
PC World: How do you assess the Android user interface?
Lammarsch: The Android interface Samsung printer I find it very successful. It offers very diverse possibilities. A bit worries me, to what extent he can also telephone home, so what data are transferred to the outside.
PC World: What do you think of the quality of the printing and copying?
Lammarsch: The print quality of the Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX we assess as very good. We are satisfied with what the printer has printed on originals. We tested it with different papers. For photos it is not necessary at all to take special paper. Because even on a normal white sheet photos look very good. We have a special application: We print gray boxes on paper, which we fill with texts and questions. Here we see at least during copying a quality loss against the original.
PC World: What about the cost of printing the Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX?
Lammarsch: The printing costs for the Samsung printer are compelling. The high color costs have so far deterred us from using color on a large scale – in other words: making it available to all employees. With this printer that would be possible.
PC World: How the Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX takes away the power consumption?
Lammarsch: Energy efficiency is a major topic at the University of Heidelberg and at the Psychological Institute. Our institute was a pilot project for energy saving in the years 2007 to 2009. We not only tested our equipment, but also trained our employees on a broad basis to pay attention to energy savings. The Samsung printer is energy efficient.With it we can pursue our concept further.
The fine dust load is for us fortunately not a big issue, since our central printers are always placed in special rooms. However, the lower the fine dust load, the better is certainly for the environment.
PC World: How easily can be integrated into the network, the multifunction device Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX?
Lammarsch: The Samsung printers can be really integrated very comfortable in the network. It provides various network protocols. This makes it very easy to use from the administration. If you have several printers of this type, you can even transfer the complete configuration automatically from one printer to another. You do not have to do this manually. This makes administration very simple. You can do it the way you’ve always done it. At the same time, one can also go new ways. This is very diverse and leaves nothing to be desired at all.
PC World: How have the additional features of the Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX like in scanning and copying?
Lammarsch: Use the copying features of Samsung printer we are very satisfied. It offers a wide range of options for scanning, sending the scanned data to a USB stick, sending it via e-mail or transferring it to another device – even by radio. If I compare this with older devices of competitors, then convinces me the Samsung printer in its possibilities.
PC World: Have you tried the business applications of the Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX?
Lammarsch: As a research-oriented institution, we do not have much need for business applications, because the processes are often very different. But for one or the other secretariat, I can imagine using certain workflow functions of the printer. What I am very nice about the printer is the possibility to use safe printing. Wherever equipment is located directly at the workplace in order to avoid security problems, we could now also use the Samsung MultiXpress X4250LX as a central department printer.
PC World: How would you sum for color laser multifunction device Samsung Multi-Xpress X4250LX?
Lammarsch: The comparison with other printers at the Institute’s difficult for me, since they are all considerably older. However, the Android system really offers a lot of possibilities. It makes the operation incredibly comfortable. And as an administrator, no wishes remain open because everything is possible. I could imagine the printer to be used in the entire institute, or to cover the whole university, if one agrees with Samsung on the price.
I would give the Samsung printer as a school note a “very good”. It fulfills all the tasks we put to a multifunction device. It may well be that another institute or company has other needs but I can not see them like that. I would also like to test whether the printer will keep its printing costs in the long term and maintain its energy efficiency, and will not get worse in this regard. And that it is actually as durable as you expect from such a device.
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