There are several printers in the Samsung ML-1610/2010 family, all similar, but with varying specifications, and some with unique supplies requirements. For example, in March 2005 Samsung introduced its ML-1610 monochrome printer to the European market. The Samsung ML-2010 and Dell 1100 were released in North America in June 2005.Targeted at the SOHO user the Samsung ML-1610 was a compact laser printer with a monthly duty cycle of 5,000 pages and OEM-rated print speeds of up to 17 letter-size pages per minute (ppm). The ML-2010 prints up to 22 ppm and the Dell 1100 prints up to 15 ppm. All of these desktop printers are light weight and have a small footprint.
All three printers shipped with starter cartridges that yield 1,000 pages. Replacement cartridge yields varied. The Samsung ML-1610 and the Dell 1100 have a standard yield of 2,000 pages, while later models, the Samsung ML-2010 and SCX-4521, use cartridges that yield 3,000 pages. All cartridge variations are similar in design, but the Dell 1100 and Samsung SCX-4521 have a fuse located on the waste bin. The purpose of the fuse is to reset a counter, and it must be replaced with each cartridges' remanufacturing cycle.
The Xerox version, the WorkCentre PE220 uses a 3,000 page yield cartridge similar in design to the ML-1610, but it requires a chip instead of a fuse for correct printer operation. There are also two other Xerox variations that are similar to the Xerox PE220 - the Phaser 3117 and 3122, with cartridges yielding 3,000 pages and that do not require chips.
In August 2006 the Samsung ML-2510, ML-2570 and ML-2571 were released using the same OEM cartridge part numbers as the Samsung ML-2010. These new printers have 10,000 page duty cycles and operate at 25 ppm. Replacement cartridge components for the 1610 are fully qualified for these printers' cartridges.
Static Control also offers products for cartridge conversions within this printer family. For a listing of conversion options please refer to the Conversion Chart.