If you want a decent, inexpensive, all-in-one printer that is easy-to-use, then the Dell 942 printer is for you. With print and copy speeds of up to 19 pages per minute and high quality scanning capabilities, this printer is well worth the price. Dell 942 ink cartridges are also inexpensive, though the cost per page is not as low as some ink can provide, such as HP 88 Magenta ink.
The size of the printer is incredibly compact and lightweight, making it perfect for small spaces. It has a print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and can copy up to 99 pages at a time. The Dell 942 inkjet cartridges are high yield and use a standard black and tri-color combination. However, you can also use a Dell 942 ink cartridge for photos that will produce six-color printing, which is more than units using individual tanks, like HP 920 Cyan ink. It can also print labels, envelopes, banners, cards, transparencies, and glossy paper.
The one thing that really stands out with this printer is its color scanning capabilities. While its scanning speed is average, it can produce impressive results with true color tones and lots of detail. You can also use the included OCR application to convert your scanned documents into editable text on your computer. The printer is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and comes with a good amount of software to help you with editing your photos and documents.
Overall reviews are above average for scan, print, and photo quality. The printer automatically senses the differences between plain, glossy, coated, and transparencies and will adjust the ink appropriately. Some users noted the inconvenience of having to switch out the Dell 942 inkjet cartridges between photo and text printing, which is not necessary with other units, such as those featuring Canon PGI-5BK ink. However, this is only necessary if you want to produce six-color prints with the optional photo cartridge.
In the end this is a good quality printer at a reasonable price that will produce above average prints, copies, photos, and excellent quality scans. Its low cost and affordable ink cartridges make it a good all-in-one printer for the home or small business.
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