By Patrick Avenell

Samsung Electronics has launched its smallest and quietest colour printer, the CLP-310. This product is a continuation from the CLP-300 printer series, which was Australia’s best selling colour laser printer in 2007, according to IDC market research provided by Samsung.

The printer is available in either black or grey. The inclusion of Samsung’s exclusive No-Nois technology provides “whisper-quiet operation” – 46 decibels, which Samsung claim is equivalent to a library.

Key specification include 16/4 (mono/colour) pages printed per minute, 2,400 x 400 dpi maximum resolution, 150-sheet paper input, 360 MHz processor and 32 MB memory. This model does not incorporate fax, scan or copy capabilities.

Talking about this printer and the wider print category is Samsung Electronics product manager – print Australia Kristie Radtke.

“Samsung is dedicated to continually innovating print devices. With this new range we are reinforcing our focus on the small office home office market and are confident that the CLP-310 series will build on the success of the CLP-300 and continue our leadership in the printer market,” said Radtke.

The CLP-310, in grey, is RRP $269. The CLP-315, in black, is RRP $260. Both these models are currently available. A wireless model, the CLP-315W, also in black, is due in October; prices for this model are not currently known.