Summary: I bought this printer after reading many reviews and it seemed like a sound purchase, although I was duly warned by the reviewers who noted that Dell will not honor warranties when you purchase thru Amazon. I wish I had paid more attention. Here are my problems: I have never gotten the colors to register and find the registration process difficult to understand and to access.
Summary: I have used this printer in my home office for over two and half years. It is the best product I have purchased from Dell. There has been no jam or noise issue. The duplex module (purchased separately) works flawlessly. But most importantly, I can buy a whole set of compatible toner cartridges for $45 from Amazon. They work just as well as the the $300+/set OEM toners. This model has been replaced by the newer 2150CN.
Dell 2130cn color laser printer, expensive toner, not one paper jam.
the bear, Amazon
22 March 2011
Summary: I have had no problems with this printer. Not one jam after a couple thousand of copies have been run through it. It has run flawless for a year. I also own a Dell 1700N which has worked perfectly for several years. The 2130 is a full featured printer. I do not use duplex. My only gripe is the cost of toner. The four replacement toner cartridges will cost as much as the printer if you stay with Dell. I am goosey about using anything else.
Dell 2130 Printer after 7000 pages and 17 months..
18 November 2010
Summary: I purchased this printer new from Dell business direct about July of 09. Set up was fast and easy. No brainer when I bought it at less than $250.00 from Dell with shipping! Has run virtually flawlessly over the entire history. It is on a USB direct line as it does not need to be on my home network so I can't comment of network setup etc. Purchased Dell because of the price and Warranty from Dell.
Summary: I've had it for a couple of months now and it seems like a workhorse printer. Takes a little while to warm up, but very quick after that. It is big, but acceptable for a home office (which is what I do). I bought this specifically because of the good reviews and the dirt cheap aftermarket toner. The color accuracy between the printer and monitor is off. I'm sure there is a way to adjust it, I just haven't taken the time yet.
Summary: I like the printer except that I and others in the office have had a hard time with the SSF pulling label forms in at a small angle and therefore rendering the labels unusable. I have found that if you hold the size level with one hand the feed the label with the other we have better luck. A bit of a design flaw as this is one of our main uses for the machine. Otherwise, it seems to print nicely.
Summary: I bought this printer direct from Dell amount 8 months ago. I print in duplex mode almost exclusively and haven't had any probelms. I have replaced the color & black cartridges once already and will be ready for another set of cartridges in amount 2 months. The printer is super quite and doesn't jam. I bought the WiFi wireless connecter and hooked it up but it didn't work right away and was too lazy to dig in the manual or call support to figure it out.
Summary: I've had the Dell 2130c for over 2 months now and have been very happy with the printer and print results. I ordered and installed the duplexor separately. Installation is literally a snap because it simply snaps into place. It has performed flawlessly and I haven't had a single paper jam. I use 20 lb. general purpose copy paper and 24 lb. laser paper without any problems.