Question about Samsung SCX-4216F All-In-One Laser Printer

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Can a Samsung SCX-4216F scan to pdf format?

I am helping a friend who wants to scan and archive multi-page documents with the MFP they have which is a Samsung SCX-4216F Multi-function printer.  The logical choice is to scan to an Adobe Acrobat pdf file.  This is easy with HP All-In-One machines.  Can it be done with a SCX-4216F?

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I have the printer scx-4216f with scanner and copier.In this now scanner is not working only printer and copier is functioning.

    kindly help me to work the scanner


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    samsung scx 4623f will print but won't scan with windows 8

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My new laptop has windows 8. I can't seem to scan to pdf or any continuous document. It creates an individual picture for each page.



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In windows, Scx 4216f comes with Samrthru3 which does not come with pdf scan option , however you can use the newer verasion of smarthru4 which is available with scx4100/scx4521f .
All you need to do is choose Scx4216f as the device in smarthru window. and you will be able to scan in PDF format.

Will be quite simple.

Happy Scanning


Posted on Oct 26, 2007

  • p_3609kostov Dec 03, 2010

    Thaks for the information, but I got the Smar Thru4 app. from the samsung support page, and when I was install the software, there was a surprise - there is no option to choose the different device i the main window. I mean that there is a down sheet to choose but nothing is mark there> :((( sorry




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Why do linux people never solve the problem and say "Get Linux" every time? ********. That is a piece of **** non solution, you even say it doesn't work well.
My Printer isn't scanning to PDF. Guess instead of upgrading the software I should change my entire operating system.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

  • aku_le_abu Jul 06, 2011

    Using Linux IS a solution for this problem, and on top of that, it's FREE!Or, you can opt for a legal copy of Adobe Acrobat which will cost you.




Yes.. all you need is Linux, the Samsung Unified Driver and the SANE backend. The Linux driver is quite poor and needs some adjusting - this is due Samsung's policy of not providing an open source driver. But once it's running, XSane allows you to scan to multiple-page-pdfs even from the ADF. 

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Before you begin, ensure that your system meets the minimum
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• Windows 95 OSR2
• Windows 98/Windows 98 SE
• Windows Me
• Windows NT 4 Workstation or Server with Service Pack 3
• Windows 2000 Professional or Advanced Server
• Windows XP Home edition or Professional.
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• CPU: Pentium II 233 or higher
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