Summary: I'll begin by stating I do not print much at all, just an occaisional user. I have found the printer able to handle my simple printing needs. I do not print photos or other color pictures, 99% black and white text. I have really liked the scanning and copying feature of this printer. I'm sure just about any printer would be able to do the same job as this one, so this printer is nothing special and wasn't intended to be. It does not have a FAX feature.
Summary: We do not print THAT much. The printer is mostly used to print out school projects, etc. But the children do not have open access to this printer; I know what they are printing and how much. The ink cartridges need to be replaced VERY frequently. I have my settings set to DRAFT quality, and I still replace B&W monthly and Color every other month. Seems like a lot of ink.
Excerpt: I was way beyond tired of being tethered to my printer. I have a laptop and a wireless router to be able to do work anywhere in my home but when it came to printing I was right back in my office connecting the cable to my laptop. Just a big inconvenience. Then, I happened across the ad from Dell for a sale on printers. This one was just what I was looking for at the right price. Once I got it and attempted the install, I found it to be a little more difficult than I...
Excerpt: Being able to print, copy, and scan all in one printer is very benefial. The ink to me is at a very reasonable price and last extremely long. Other printers that I have used would have alot of capabilities but every capability it would have it wouldnt be the best and wouldn't benefit the printer such as printing extremely slow or scanning slow or copying and faxing slow or wouldn't fax at all. Also the printer is not to bulky and can fit mostly on any desk and is...
Excerpt: I've only ever owned 2 printers, but from my experience, I would say this printer is average at best. It is possible that I may not be using the printer to it's fullest potential. As far as use goes, the printer is very easy to use. There is nothing complicated about it at all. However, within a couple of months after purchasing this printer I did run into a few problems that were fairly easy to fix. The scanner no longer works by using the buttons on the printer alone.
Excerpt: I bought the Dell V305 all in one printer in December, 2008. I needed it quickly so had to make a choice of printers without doing much research. Had I known just how quickly this one goes through ink, I wouldn't have chosen this one. I don't print anything unless I absolutely have to because even printing just a few items uses too much ink. The printer is very easy to use and the prints come out very clear and look great. The scanner works great too and is easy to use.
Excerpt: As someone who likes to save a penny or two wherever possible, I decided to purchase this product in hopes that it would be both reliable and economically affordable in terms of quality. After having received this product, I was a bit disappointed to see that the paper did not feed at the bottom, and thus since it was already so bulky, would not be able to fit onto my desk inside my dorm room as it requires a lot of space to place the item.
Summary: The Dell V305 All-in-One from the onset worked well, albeit it was large and pretty noisy when it printed. There is no nice LCD screen or anything, but instead a small black and white text strip display. Buttons work, nothing fancy. It consumed ink like crazy and each refill was 100 bucks a pop. I would not recommend stocking up on ink as i did, because after a while of storage and no use Dell ink cartridges expire and are useless in the printer, flashing error messages.
Summary: Printer would not print - it prompted to change the cartridges (even though they still had ink in them)After changing the ink it tells me the cartridge is jammed when it seems perfectly alright.Any suggestions?