Samsung ML-1630 and Samsung SCX-4500

Electronics giant introduces two new sleek printers with ‘grand-piano’ black finish, the ML-1630 and SCX-4500

We're used to printers shaped like bread bins - but it doesn't have to be that way, surely? Samsung agrees and has announced two new devices seemingly inspired by the grand piano...

From the press release:

Can a printer be a work of art?

Samsung shakes up the global printer industry with the launch of design-centric grand-piano black finished printers.

Samsung Electronics, a market leader in IT equipment and consumer electronics, today announced the launch of the world’s slimmest monochrome laser printer, the ML-1630, and multifunctional printer, the SCX-4500. With a grand-piano black high-gloss finish, these compact printers radiate a sense of luxury which emphasises personal style and sophistication. These new additions to Samsung’s print range represent a new type of product for the global printer market and the introduction of a design-focused printer category.

Aimed at savvy users who value style and design as much as functionality, the compact size and sleek design of the Samsung ML-1630 and SCX-4500 reflect a sophisticated form of minimalism. Both printers deliver high quality functions, and are the perfect office accessories for just about any environment. Additionally, by reducing unnecessary buttons and replacing them with soft-touch sensors, and blue LED lighting, the ML-1630 and SCX-4500 enable users to access menus more conveniently and effortlessly.

The ML-1630 is the world’s slimmest mono-laser printer at only 11cm thick, which is two thirds the size of any competing product’s minimal size. This has been achieved by reducing the printer to its most fundamental features and clever engineering. With these printers Samsung has accomplished the fusion of a simple and sleek exterior and a high technology core.

“Samsung wanted to create not only a functional printer, but one with a striking design that would lead the printer industry,” said Martin Fairman, General Manager for Print, Samsung UK . “In a world where consumers are looking for more than just product functionality, we have introduced an innovative design range that will further cement the company’s position in the consumer and SMB printer market. Samsung has taken its printers to an entirely new level of artistic refinement.”

Prices start from £129.99 for this new grand-piano black printers range.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, click here