Apple has reached an exclusive deal to sell new printers from Samsung through its US retail outlets.

Samsung Electronics America announced that its ultra-compact monochrome laser printer, the ML-1630 ($199), and multifunction printer, the SCX-4500 ($269), will be available exclusively from Apple across the US.

The highly designed compact laser printers will be available only from Apple until going on wider US distribution in January 2008.

"Samsung is consistently looking for opportunities to enrich and diversify the global printer market," said Jang-jae Lee, senior vice president of the Digital Printing Division, Samsung Electronics. "In turn, we are thrilled to team up with Apple, a true leader in its field, for the US release of our newest printers."

According to the Chosun: "Apple suggested the exclusive sales of Samsung's new printers at its retail stores," a Samsung Electronics official said. "Apple is charmed by their sleek design and convenient user interface."