The Samsung SF-565P is rated at
17PPM with a warmup time of about 30 seconds and can hold 250 sheets
Samsung recommends a monthly duty cycle of no more than 10,000
introductory toner cartridge
that ships with the SF-565P is rated for about 1000 pages of standard
black text at 5% coverage. Replacement cartridges cost about $75US (CAN$93) and
last for 3000 pages.
is 300 Watts average when active, a rather glaring 85 Watts
in standby and 10 Watts in 'sleep'
mode. Like most laser printers
these days, the Samsung SF-565P does not ship with a printer cable. Power and
phone cables are included though, as well as the expected driver CD with
PDF manual and a printed, poster-style quick installation
sheet. It's footprint is about 16.5" x 15.5" and it measures just
over ten inches tall.
SF-565P weighs a manageable 21lbs, and is easily movable by one person.
The printer carries a one year warranty which does not include shipping or
on-site service. Toll-free phone support is provided.
The Samsung SF-565P has an imposing presence, due
partly to it's brighter than normal off-white finish and mostly to it's fairly
large size. It's not the prettiest of business machines, but it's purpose
is instantly recognizable.On the
control panel, a non-backlit monochrome LCD shows printer status info and the
A look from all sides
The front of
the SF-565P holds the assorted paper inputs and outputs including the 250-sheet
main tray at the bottom and the manual feed slot just above it. The
manual feed slot can accept a single piece of printable media at a time and
uses a pair of plastic sliders to size the input.
paper tray status meter is located on the bottom right of the main tray which
will slowly move towards empty as you use up the paper in the tray. Above
the two paper inputs are a pair of outputs for printed sheets and
scanned/faxed sheets respectively. A plastic handle between the
manual input slot and the output trays allows you to pull open the
front of the printer to access the toner cartridge for
The left side
of the printer holds only the handset and cradle. This is a nice
feature to see on a midrange MFP like the SF-565P though. Too
many fax-capable MFPs do not include the handset, which unnecessarily restricts
the functionality. If you are going to hook your printer/fax device up
to a landline, you might as well be able to make calls through it
The Right side of the SF-565P is also
featureless except for a ventilation port. This is backed by an
exhaust fan active only during printing. The printer should not be placed
directly beside a wall on the right side for this reason.