Comparative Test: HP Officejet Pro 8500 vs.Samsung CLX-3175FW: Quality Of Print: Water-/Smudge-Stability
This test shows, if text can be marked with a highlighter without smearing ink or toner. We also test, if ink and toner are waterproof. The test document used is dc_schmiertest.pdf.
Due to the use of pigmented ink HPs Officejet Pro 8500 prints waterproof sheets. Same with Samsungs CLX-3175FW, since it´s fuser blends the toner with the paper, using pressure and heat.
That´s different in our test with a fluorescent marker: Pigmented ink cannot sink into the paper and remains on it´s surface. You cannot mark a printout of HPs Officejet Pro 8500 without smearing. Samsungs CLX-3175FW is, like all color laser printers, waterproof and shows no smudge.