Dell Inkjet Printers – Low Prices, But Low Quality
Dell inkjet printers are certainly not Dell’s strongest suit, although
they do provide affordable solutions to a lot of common business
challenges. If you’re in need of a dedicated image printer at a low
price with multiple other functions, Dell’s inkjet range might be worth
a look. But if you need an all-around printer that can produce
excellent quality for both text documents and image prints, you may be
disappointed by Dell’s inkjets.
Benefits of Dell Inkjet Printers
As with all Dell’s printers, low pricing is one of the main benefits to
be had with their range of inkjets. If you’re in the market for an
inkjet printer and you need the absolute lowest price you can find,
you’re likely to get what you’re looking for with Dell. Just bear in
mind that you’ll end up paying more in the long run through high ink
consumption and the possibility that your machine will face an early
death – make sure you buy a model with a one-year or longer warranty.
Also, Dell’s inkjet printers typically include multiple functions,
making them more efficient for small business scenarios. This is
largely because Dell simply can’t compete on the quality of their
inkjet prints alone, so they’ve chosen to make these machines more
useful by adding extra functions.
Another plus with these units is that most of them include wireless
functionality, so they’re a good low-priced solution for a small office
Drawbacks of Dell Inkjets
Dell’s inkjet printers are lacking somewhat when it comes to
black-and-white printing. The maximum resolution for color prints on
all their inkjets is 4,800 by 1,200 dots per inch, which allows for the
printing of some fairly high quality images. However, when it comes to
black-and-white prints, these same machines are only capable of 600 by
600 dots per inch. That means if you need to print crisp text
documents, these machines are unlikely to deliver the quality you need,
although they may live up to your needs if you primarily need to print
Ink usage is another point that needs to be mentioned as a downside of
Dell’s inkjets in general. Even when they’re in fine working order they
use a lot of ink, but Dell’s inkjets also commonly suffer from abnormal
ink inefficiencies and leakages.
The range of options offered by Dell’s inkjet range is also quite
limited. There aren’t many models in the range, and those models are
all very similar to each other. On the plus side, this lack of range
can be counteracted somewhat by the options you have when it comes to
customizing Dell printers.
The display features of these printers is also fairly sub-par. Many
inkjet printers these days include at least a 2.4-inch LCD screen which
allows you to view the image you’re about to print, and in some cases
make changes to it. That’s not the case with Dell units, which
generally only include a 2-line text LCD display.