How to Install a Samsung Printer

When you get a new printer it isn’t just a case of plugging it all in and away you go – if only. Instead there are various installation procedures that must be met, which are further complicated if you need to network it amongst numerous devices in a single office or home.

For the purposes of this blog post, I will go be concentrating on installations for Samsung Printers. Fortunately there isn’t anything wildly different amongst the various manufacturers, but if you’ve just bought yourself a new Samsung printer you may want to take a few hints from this short blog post. Anyway, you’ve got your new printer, it has been delivered to your office and you need to get it up and running. Well, after you’ve unpacked it all, located the various wires and cabling before assembling any component parts – for this you will need to consult the individual manufacturer’s installation guide.

Of course, if you’ve opted for one of the larger Samsung Colour Laser Multifunction Printers, you can expect a bulkier package with more parts to assemble and more room required to house it all. Despite their bulk and added complexity, it should be said that most Samsung Laser Colour Printers represent very good value. Not only do they not have the associated cost of including colour inks and components, they also merge a good number of devices all into one – mostly a scanner, fax and copier function, although more complex models will have increased specification and prices to match!

But I digress. Once your printer has been assembled and all wires have been connected up, you need to work on networking it with your computer system – whether that’s one device or more. This process begins by installing the driver. Your Samsung printer should come with a disk, or indeed a number of discs, which contain the driver information. In order for your computer and printer to effectively communicate, you will first need to have this installed.

If you’ve bought a model that isn’t brand new you might want to check for any updates only. You should be prompted if this is the case, but if not go along to and match your printer to the latest driver software available. As soon as you’ve completed all of this, you should be connected up to your new Samsung printer.

You will also need to install the device on any computers that will be sharing the Samsung printer. To achieve this you will need to go into the computer, find the Control Panel (assuming it is a Windows-based PC of course), then follow the Printers and Faxes tab. Here, if it isn’t already installed, you can choose to Add a Printer. If your printer isn’t showing then you’ll need to make sure that everything has been installed correctly and that the connection is properly setup. Once it’s up and running, give it a few test prints. This should ensure that the printer element is working on all the connected devices. If there are any issues, consult the manual or check through your installation process to ensure that you haven’t missed anything out. If you’ve purchased a multifunction printer, you should also try out the additional features remotely. To make sure that all the networked computers are all working as they should be, you might want to do some quick test scans.

Installing a multifunction printer comes with added challenges, but the driver should guide you through the installation process and ensure that your whole network can enjoy the benefits of its many functions. Regardless of the model you’ve chosen you should find that installation is a walk in the park, so don’t panic. If you do get stuck there is plenty of help available on the website or through their customer services, details of which can be found in your printer’s documentation.

Editor’s note: the views reflected here are those of our guest blogger, and do not necessarily concur with the advice we may give in a personal consultation.

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