The Dell 944 all-in-one printer is a surprisingly good photo printer, though it also performs well as a document printer, copier, and scanner. It can produce mono printing speeds up to 21 pages per minute and color speeds up to 16 pages per minute. Dell 944 ink cartridges are affordable and easy to replace in this light-duty printer and would be a good choice for a student or home office. Offices would probably prefer a unit like that WorkCentre C2424 that uses high-yielding Xerox 108R00663 ink.
This printer can produce an output resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and uses two Dell 944 inkjet cartridges for black or four-color printing. In addition, you can also purchase the optional Dell 944 ink cartridge made just for photo printing which will produce six-color results. There are printers that have separate tanks for each color of ink, such as Canon CLI-221Y ink. This printer does not have an automatic document feeder for large jobs or a built-in fax modem, but you can scan documents straight to your computer and use faxing software instead.
What the Dell 944 does do is make printing photos easy by allowing you to connect directly to your camera or by inserting a typical memory card into the printer. There is a large LCD screen on the printer that allows you to preview photos and print straight from the printer. Photo output is fast and of a high quality in comparison to similar printers. This printer is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and connects through a USB cable.
Ratings and reviews for the Dell 944 inkjet printer were average overall, but for photo print quality the ratings were slightly higher due to its speed and true color photo results. It's a good printer for the price and can produce documents reasonably fast with good quality graphics and text, and the printer ink produces a lower cost per page than the competition, such as HP 78 ink.
Overall, this is a decent printer that can scan, copy, and print on its own, but it cannot fax without the use of a computer. However, due to its exceptionally high quality photo production, this printer is a good buy for the average student or crafty mom.
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