A serious multi-tasker for small to medium-sized businesses, the SCX-4521F offers a fast print speed of 20 ppm, parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces, and 600 x 600 dpi resolution for superior image quality. A versatile paper handler, the SCX-4521F includes a 150-sheet mutlipurpose tray, a 30-sheet automatic document feeder and accommodates up to legal-sized paper. Its flatbed scanner gives you greater versatility in what you can copy and scan and its 33.6 Kbps fax machine produces 3 sec/page output times. The SCX-4521F offers a large paper capacity in 50-sheet output, scans in color at 600 x 600 dpi (4800 x 4800 enhanced) and reduces and enlarges copies between 25 and 400 percent.
Functions: Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax
Printer Type: Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printer
Interface Connection: USB Yes, Parallel Yes
System Type: PC, Mac
Black & White Print Speed: 20 ppm
Product Title: Samsung SCX-4521F All-in-One Laser Printer
Power Score: 3.6 | 15 Reviews
All-In-One / MFP: Yes
Media Size: Legal - 8.50" x 14", Letter - 8.50" x 11", A4
Standard Input Sheet Capacity: 150 sheets
Paper Handling Support: Plain Paper
Max Reduction: 25%
Black and White Copy Speed: 20 cpm
Max Enlargement: 400%
Scan Depth: 24-bit Color, 8-bit Grayscale
Optical Scan Resolution: 600 dpi
Max Fax Data Speed: 3 sec/page
Weight: 22.90 lbs
Warranty Information: 1 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Color Depth: 24-bit
Print Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Installed Memory: 16 MB
Grayscale Depth: 8-bit
Product Reviews (14)
Samsung SCX-4521F All-In-One Printer
Strengths: Compact and reasonably priced
Weakness: Gets heated fast. Frequent paper jam. Fax never worked.
Paper jam was fixed after several trips to service. Fax system never got fixed. Tried several times to get service help with out much helpful response. Very poor service help.
By shekarshetty08 - Dec 29, 2009
Great when it works
Strengths: low cost, small footprint
Weakness: jams alot, small paper tray, loud
When it works it is fine, but it jams far too frequenly and it is quite difficult to remove the jam. For this reason, I am going to buy a different printer to replace it. The paper feeder does not hold enough paper. I bought it new, not refurbished.
By anonymous; - Jan 26, 2008
Samsung All-In-One Laser Printer
Strengths: All in one, space saver, flatbed, fast printing, low price, ink saving mode
Weakness: not network ready
The Samsung SCX-4521F all-in-one laser printer is perfect for home or small business use. The cartridge replacement is inexpensive and widely available. It prints document very fast, fax and scan work as expected. It has one USB connection and one regular printer connection so I can connect 2 computers at the same time. It would have been better if it is network ready. However, for the price, it...
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The Samsung SCX-4521F all-in-one laser printer is perfect for home or small business use. The cartridge replacement is inexpensive and widely available. It prints document very fast, fax and scan work as expected. It has one USB connection and one regular printer connection so I can connect 2 computers at the same time. It would have been better if it is network ready. However, for the price, it is one of the inexpensive unit available out there without sacrificing the quality.
By ppitono - May 25, 2007
It's a decent all-in-one machine
Strengths: Relatively small and lightweight; easy to move around and easy to set up; 30-page automatic document feeder.
Weakness: no network connection; print quality is not so great but it's OK for me, I do not need high-quality prints.
I'm using it for home business, it meets all my reqirements: printing, scanning copying and faxing.The SCX-4521F's output quality is good enough for most purposes. So far I'm happy with it.
By yajunr - Nov 15, 2006
Take Your Money and Run
Strengths: Solid feel
Weakness: Slow. Ill-fitting parts. Loud squealing. Poor quality scans. Obstreperous software. No scanning of small sheets.
I open the box and take out my cool new Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction machine. I pull off the packing tape, begin to assemble the few pieces that require assembly ... and the problems start. I am looking at a paper tray with a plastic cover that does not fit. All of the proportions are right. It just happens to be about 1/8” too narrow. So it does not sit properly on the tray. Next, I cut...
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I open the box and take out my cool new Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction machine. I pull off the packing tape, begin to assemble the few pieces that require assembly ... and the problems start.
I am looking at a paper tray with a plastic cover that does not fit. All of the proportions are right. It just happens to be about 1/8” too narrow. So it does not sit properly on the tray.
Next, I cut open the bag that contains the starter toner cartridge and – what’s this? Toner! Toner everywhere! The cartridge is leaking -- onto itself, and now onto my desk. Very nice.
I got rid of a smooth-functioning Brother MFC-3420C multifunction to buy this. I figured that, in the intervening years, the problems from that generation of machine had doubtless been resolved. Evidently I figured wrong.
I installed the software. My installation did not go right. No icons were installed on the Start menu; I could not find the manual. They did not give me a choice on where the software would be installed. I had to use Windows Explorer to hunt around on the CD for the various programs that were now evidently supposed to have been installed on my machine.
When I began scanning, I noticed that there was no option for 400 dpi scanning. Also, the native software (as distinct from the WIA option) could not be minimized; it insisted on remaining front and center until the scan was completed. This was irritating because the scanner was very slow. Oh, it would do the scan quickly enough; but then it would sit there and think about it for quite a while – much longer than the Brother – before completing the task.
The native software lacked an option for changing the gamma on all color bands in the scan; you have to change red, green, and blue individually, each time you want to make an adjustment, for each scan. This was maddening. On the flatbed, I found myself wishing they built a ruler into the edges of the bed, so that I could tell at a glance what size of paper I should set the scanner to.
The actual quality of the scans was pretty mediocre. It was worse than on the previous machine. I tinkered quite a bit with the quality adjustment options but never did find a combination that produced pleasing results on color scans.
I did like the software’s options for making scanning adjustments. I also liked the machine’s paper handling. For example, I could run an empty envelope through the automatic paper handler; I was even able to scan a stack of pages pulled out of a wire-bound spiral notebook without a jam.
I was disappointed, though, that handling of smaller sheets did not seem to have been improved much since the Brother came out; it was still not possible to feed checks and other smaller dosc through the scanner. It was also difficult to retrieve small (and even midsized) pieces after scanning them: my hand is big and I could not easily squeeze it under the input tray to retrieve whatever I had just run through the automatic paper handler.
I liked the printing and faxing capabilities. I liked the relatively solid feel of the machine, not counting its paper tray cover. This feeling diminished after a week or two, when the automatic sheet feeder began buzzing whenever I used it. The buzzing got louder. I traced the problem to one of the rollers that feeds sheets. I managed to squeeze a drop of vegetable oil in there, just to see what would happen. That fixed it. Next day, though, the buzzing was back, although quieter.
I called Samsung for a swap. They said they could only give me a refurbished machine in exchange for this new one.
It really surprised me that, two or three years after buying the Brother multifunction, I should find myself saddled with a machine that was actually more expensive and of poorer quality. It seemed we were going backwards.
To sum it up, I just did not find that this was a quality product. In fact, some of the problems were so glaring as to make me think that Samsung must not have a very good quality control system. I will hesitate before buying something else from Samsung.
By Anonymous567 - Jul 8, 2006