Samsung ProXpress M3870FW: Print From Anywhere
What are you looking for in a printer? Possibly one that has Google Cloud Print and Mobile App capabilities, saves on energy and resources, and is easy to set up? If so, then the Samsung ProXpress M3870FW might be for you.
This printer also comes with 256MB of RAM for larger or graphically intensive print jobs. You can even upgrade it to 512MB if 256MB just aren’t cutting it. It is a quiet printer, with a 57db noise level while printing, which is about as loud as a normal conversation.
Google Cloud Print Ready. One of its best features of the Samsung ProXpress M3870FW is that it is Google Cloud Print Ready. Google Cloud Print is a service that allows any compatible device connected to the internet to be able to access a printer from anywhere without the need for the printer to be connected to a PC. It does this by sending the documents to the web through a secure web server and then sending them from the web to the printer. The best part about Google Cloud Printing is how simple it is. No more scouring the internet for drivers, making sure they’re up to date, or tearing your house apart trying to find the printer’s original disc just to connect a new computer to the printer. What this means for users is that the printer is extremely easy to manage, share, and use for any number of users in the organization. Here at Promevo, we use Google Cloud Print to print between offices even though they are 90 miles apart!
Easy Setup. The Samsung ProXpress M3870FW’s setup is a breeze. Setup is pretty standard for a new printer. Unpack. Unwrap. Plug in. Install disc. We were impressed with how quick and easy the device was to set up. The ProXpress 3870 took only about 10 minutes to setup and configure, so we were able to begin printing, scanning, copying, and faxing quickly. Are you not sure it is this easy or have more than one printer to setup? Read our review of The Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition. The Lantronix will enable Google Cloud printing in just 3 easy steps.
Energy and Resource Saving Capabilities. The Samsung ProXpress M3870FW features a One Touch Eco Button. What is this mysterious button, you may ask? When the button is pressed, the printer will switches into Eco Mode and automatically adjusts any print job it receives into a format that will save on power, toner, and, most importantly save you money. It accomplishes this by reducing toner use, skipping blank pages, duplex printing (printing on both sides of the paper), and 2-up printing (printing 2 pages on the same side of the paper). If you find that you don’t like the way that Eco mode is working, you can easily customize it from within the driver.
Samsung Mobile Print App. The Samsung ProXpress M3870FW can even print straight from your smartphone or tablet if you download the free Samsung Mobile Print App from the Google Play store for Android (2.3.3+) or the App Store for iOS. We decided to test it. The setup for the mobile app was easy. A trip to the Google Play store or, if you prefer iOS App store, to download the free Samsung Mobile Print App. After your download completes, all you have to do is select your printer and you are ready to print, scan, or fax.
The Samsung Mobile Print App allows you to print from your email, Google Drive, or Facebook account, as well as web pages and documents on your phone. It also allows you to easily scan documents to your phone or tablet, so you can receive and send scanned documents from your phone without even leaving your seat. The app also allows you to secure your print jobs with a password to see how much toner is remaining, as well as purchase more. It will also notify you if there is a paper jam or if one of the paper trays are empty. This app is definitely a great companion to the printer!
What’s in the Samsung ProXpress M3870FW Box?
(1) Quick Installation Guide (1) Samsung ProXpress M3870FW Printer
(1) Wireless Network Quick Guide (1) Printer Software/User Guide CD-ROM
(1) 6ft Standard US Power Cable (1) 6ft Type A Plug to Type B Plug USB Cable
(1) 8ft Telephone Cable (1) Warranty Card (1) French Language Button Overlay
Overall, the Samsung ProXpress M3870FW Printer was easy and quick to set up. The control layout of the printer is very intuitive. Its high performance, multiple capabilities, and ease-of-use enable businesses and schools to accelerate document and image processing for increased efficiency.
The Samsung ProXpress M3870FW Printer is a great addition to any office with its 4-in-1 capabilities of print, scan, copy, and fax. It also has the option of the Samsung Mobile Print App, which gives you the latest print, scan, and file transferring capabilities on your mobile device. Add to that Google Cloud Printing capabilities, low noise level, and an Eco driver for saving money and materials, and you’ve got yourself a highly functional printer for a comfortable price.
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