Summary: Every horrid word I've read here in the reviews and comments has been my exact experience. I have THIS printer/scanner, and therefore, I am a person without a printer or scanner, simple as that. At least today, at long last, I hit the last wall with my Dell v305 All-In-One, was able to unhook the beast and stow it in the darkest corner of my mustiest closet, and forever cease letting it drain me of time that I can never get back, not to mention money.
Summary: From the horrid driver interface that practically demand you order supplies from Dell to the paper feed that doesn't... don't waist your money like I did. The per page printing cost is out of this world. Expensive ink that seems to last through about 100 pages or so, no thanks. The closest thing to acceptable is the scanner, but again, the horible software to use it makes it practically worthless as well. I've always held Dell pretty high, until this.
Summary: Sadly, I join the dirge of anyone who ever had the misfortune of buying this product. Whoa-Is-Us!! Dell should reimburse everyone who ever bought this piece of junk. It's an utterly worthless, behaviorally schizophrenic, bloated monster of an ink hog. And that's being kind. That being said...I have one for sale. Cheap. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Summary: This product should not have a Dell badge. Multiple problems with the printing function since buying it (cartridge error messages which are non resolvable even after following 'expert' advice e.g. reinstalling, buying new cartridges etc). It is very expensive on the ink front too. In summary, beware of this cheap printer - it will cost you later in time, money and mental health!
Summary: Like the others, to me this is a junk printer. The ink, the errors, the documentation... it's all trash. My biggest problem is I bought the thing instead of Dell giving it away (it is/was included in many package deals, but not mine). Ever wonder why they gave them away for free? Don't buy it. The wireless is a cool option, and scanning isn't bad, but that's it.
Summary: This is the worst Printer I've ever had. When I first bought, had to contact Dell for support because the WiFi wouldn't not connect. I gave up on that. Second, you can almost watch the ink cartridge lose ink as it prints. Third, I can't get it to print at all now, after less than a year. When I try to print get a message, no communication with printer. I've tried re installing drivers, tried new cables.. It's going to the trash, where it belongs.
Summary: I bought this printer when I bought my laptop, it worked fine for a few months, then started having issues with the paper loading and so called paper jams, when no jam was happening. The ink it uses is excessive and very expensive. I am in the market for a new printer now, because after trying to use my Dell V305 printer tonight, it started to give me trouble and met it's demise "Office Space" style, and yes I feel so much better now.
Summary: My Dad received the v305 free with his Dell computer.AFter 2 years of being used once a month maybe, I came along and started to use it once a week for the past 5 months. It DRINKS ink! And now I keep getting this "cartridge error" message for a week which I can't get rid of even by going through endless diagnostics.
Summary: This printer seemed to work ok for awhile, but now it almost always says 'paper jam'. It will print fine in draft mode, but not in color, or any other mode which pulls the paper through slowly. This has happened to a lot of people, and there is no 'jam' to find and get rid of. It's simply a poor design.