Summary: I've had this printer for over 5 years and am continually disappointed by the photo quality. At first it printed ok, but then a scratch appeared in every single photo in the same spot. The pictures I first printed out now look discolored and cheap.
Summary: The item was as described and works well. I already have a Dell 540 Photo Printer and wanted a backup for use as I enjoy using it and Dell no longer makes this model. The thermal transfer makes really great pictures and used with computer software the pictures can be edited very easily.
Summary: Love the fact that you don't even need a computer hooked up to the 540 Photo Printer. It can be a stand alone unit if you want it to be. Photo color quality is amazing! This printer is very simple to setup and use. Only drawback is that you have to order straight from Dell if you need ink & photo paper for it. Major retail electronic stores don't cary replacement or refills for it.
Summary: I had one just like it and it had a malfunction after 5 years usage. It fit into my carry case and I still had a lot of supplies left yet to use. Dell no longer makes this model so I went straight to Ebay and found just what I wanted. I think that I just might purchase another one to leave at my winter home. It is small and compact yet does a fabulous job. The price was just right too.
Summary: I really like this printer but have had trouble with it working for very long. My first one I bought new from Dell and it lasted a couple of years with occasional use. Then I bought one on E-bay (supposedly new) and it lasted about 6 months. I bought another one on E-bay and it didn't work at all from day one but I only paid a penny for it (shipping $12.00). Now I have another one from E-bay and it seems to be working fine.
Summary: I have the Easyshare DX 6490 and the printer. My brother bought the same camera but no printer so he would bring his stuff to me to print. I got a great deal on a brand new printer and I gave it to my brother for Christmas. It's easy to use and he loves it! And, I don't have to print his photos anymore.
Summary: I got my Dell 540 Photo Thermal Printer off EBay used. I got it quickly and in great shape . I don't like having to call or e-mail Dell to get my printer packages - but that is the only draw-back to using this printer. It is compact and easy to use. I find the quality of the pictures to be very good and I'd recommend this printer to anyone with a digital camera - I have only used it with my memory cards and not connected to my computer as I have a printer already with my...