In recent years, printing technology news has mainly centered on advances in cloud printing, mobility, software and document digitization. Although Samsung Printing Solutions has been active in all these important areas of innovation and more, one aspect of printing technology that often goes overlooked is the printing engine.
A printer’s engine is the part of your device that regulates its performance, functionality and durability. Just like cars, almost all models have different engines, capable of different levels of performance, and often compatible with very different kinds of toner or ink. Your printer’s engine determines, for example, how fast it can print and what resolutions it is capable of producing.
As the component that is chiefly responsible for your print jobs’ output quality, print speed and overall performance, it is worth taking the time to get to know your printer’s engine. And in the case of Samsung devices, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find under the hood.
Ready to Race
Samsung’s printer engines have won acclaim for their performance, and set the bar high for enterprise-level devices. To provide improved performance for high-quality document printing, for example, Samsung’s MultiXpress 7 (MX7) multi-function printer series are equipped with an industry-first 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU, as well as innovative Image Pipeline technology – for faster printing, even at higher resolutions.
And whereas conventional MFP CPUs typically comprise six boards and three chips, the MX7 uses a single chip with a quad core, making it faster than many of its competitors.
With a CPU this powerful, users experience less waiting time for the first page of their print jobs to appear, while the wait time between print tasks is also reduced.
Samsung’s applied accelerator for paper feeding allows prints task to initiate in just 3-4.5 seconds. The engine’s advanced mechanics also minimize image calibration time and optimize the control of the image formation– which equals faster printing with industry-leading, high-resolution quality.
Data market intelligence expert the Buyers Lab (BLI) recognized Samsung MFPs with its eight outstanding achievement awards in 2015, noting the devices could be “counted on to get the job done faster than competing models, thanks to outstanding print and scan productivity.”
MX7 printer engines are equipped with applied Dual Image pipeline and a fast feeder/drive scan system, which allows users to quickly and easily scan documents into digital management networks.
Applied Dual Image pipeline technology allows the MX7’s engine to process both the front and rear sides of a scan job at once, for faster, more secure scan image quality – and at rates of four sheets per second, or up to 240 sheets per minute. Compatible with even A6, the industry’s smallest-sized paper, the technology also implements an applied paper dust self-cleaning structure and automatic deskew – for better results at all paper sizes when scanning fast.
BLI enthused, “While duplex speeds were more than triple the competitive average, Samsung’s X7600 [a model in the MX7 series] proved to be a great choice for scan-intensive environments.”
Built to Perform
Every business owner appreciates devices with long lifespans – investments in technology should be for the long run, not the short term. That is why Samsung builds durability into its print engines. The MX7’s longevity architecture technology uses two exclusive Samsung A1 patents, engineered to protect your engine’s moving parts, even after several years of heavy usage.
Users have found that when it comes to maintaining high performance levels in high-volume printing scenarios, Samsung printers are built to last. Jonghyuk Bae, president of Woo Jung Copy Center in Korea, explains, “Our company tends to print in high volumes, which has in the past led to frequent malfunctions. Samsung printers experience fewer jams than our other devices. As they don’t malfunction, we can better meet our customers’ deadlines.”
Tech experts agree. The MultiXpress K7600GX became the first device to pass Industry Analyst’ 1,000,000 page test – printing a million pages and scanning a million more, all in the space of three months. Industry Analyst’s Andy Slawetsky says, “This machine ran tens of thousands of pages each day – as many as 30,000+ in a single day. I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.”
Awarding the X7600 its 2015 Summer Pick award, BLI stated that Samsung’s printer engines “delivered exceptional reliability over the course of a grueling 330,000-impression/33,000-scan durability test.”
Printer engines may rarely make it into the limelight, but they are the backbone of any device. Without a good engine, high-level performance is nigh on impossible.
Samsung Printing Solutions is dedicated to improving its research and development in all areas of printing – with plenty of attention given to printer engines. With high-performing office tech, you can ensure your company races to business success!
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