Already before this test some printers were left behind in the race for “best printer”. The HP and Lexmark started with a serious disadvantage due to the accuracy of their prints. With the cost per photo, they had a break, but the speed test takes them directly to the bottom with 2 minutes, sometimes even more per photo! When only one photo is printed, it doesn´t really matter, but with a dozen consequences are much more significant. The wait can be up to 20 minutes when the fastest printers only take 8.
The speed test is the occasion for Canon and Olympus to give great results with the DS810 and P11…two printers that were already eliminated from the race because of the too low print quality.
In this context, Samsung finishes in a very good position. The SPP-2040 isn´t amongst the first three, but the time needed for one print is still acceptable.
One interesting point is a nice improvement in the Sagem printer’s time. The Photo Easy 260 is twice as fast as the previous 255.