Print speed and quality tests
The CLP-775nd's advertised print speeds of 35 ppm in both black and color are faster than the CLP-770n's although they are not advertised as fastest in its class as the CLP-770's 33 ppm print speeds were at its release.
During our print tests, we found on average the CLP-775nd printed our standard text and color print trials at a rate of 35 ppm in both black and white and color with a first page out in about 8 seconds.
There was no clear draft mode choice in the print properties menu - at least not that I could find. You can tweak colors, including black text, but there's not "toner saver mode" per se.
The Samsung CLP-775nd offers automatic duplexing. Choose from long edge or short edge and the print speeds are nearly identical. Overall, it took about two and half minutes to print our 40 page word document double sided compared to about two and half minutes for an 80 page single side job. That very comparable to what we've seen from the CLP-775nd's peers and it's considerably quicker and easier than manual duplexing.
I wasn't surprised that the CLP-775nd's print quality was quite good considering the CLP-770nd did an excellent job with print quality. Crisp, bold text is a trademark of Samsung laser printing and this unit doesn't disappoint.
Color prints from the CLP-775nd were good; definitely near the top of the class when compared to other units I've reviewed in the past. You can't beat laser printing when it comes to graphics, presentations, charts and other color documents - and the CLP-775nd did a good job when printing on copy paper when compared with the thicker, glossier "laser" options.
Obviously, lasers can't quite replicate the beautiful photos inkjets produce, but the CLP-775nd did a good job with our balloon image as seen below.
Original digital image, left, Samsung CLP-775nd print out, right
The Samsung CLP-770nd did a fairly decent job in energy consumption and the CLP-775nd had nearly identical numbers.
Warm up, from off or just sleep, consumes the most energy with spikes as high as 1,300 W but it is brief - anywhere between 15 - 25 seconds - and falls quickly into the low hundreds before residing in a comfortable ready mode rate of 25 W.
Energy consumption varies with each print job. For instance, the large full color documents energy use can range was 700-900 W with spikes into the 1,000 W range. But for partial color and black and white documents, the energy use was closer 600-800 W, with spikes into the 900 W range.
The Samsung CLP-775nd is Energy Star compliant and features an adjustable power save mode. The printer falls into a sleep after 30 minutes of non use but that time can be adjusted in the system setup menu. When sleeping, the CLP-775nd only pulls about 5 W of energy, about two watts lower than the previous generation.
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