Summary: What can anyone do but throw this useless printer away? I've just bought 2 Dell desktops in the last week and feel very unsettled by the "free" printer Dell sent with one of the machines. A printer without black is not even suitable for children let alone any sort of office environment.
Summary: Avoid this printer at all costs ...even if they give it to you for free. Why? you may ask. I'll tell you this much: Woke up this morning, went to Target, couldn't find this print cartridge, went to Wal*Mart,Best Buy ...same thing--nothing to be found.
If it prints green at first, be persistant with Dell Support
M. Valle "myk", Amazon
30 March 2007
Summary: I had a real tough time with the language barrier over at Dell Support in India ??? The printer printed GREEN, instead of black. He kept telling me that it was supposed to print that way. I could not believe that. I got a supervisor, same thing. I finally convinced him to send me another cartridge.
Got it for free and I still feel like I paid too much
16 March 2007
Summary: I recieved this printer free when I purchased a new computer a few months ago. It is by far the worst printer I have ever used. Like the other reviews mention there is no black ink and the best you can hope for is dark green.
Summary: I would have bought a real printer that actually printed black if I would have known what this one was like, but I thought that the free printer would actually be worth using until the ink cartridge ran out. Now I need to print something so I will have to go look for a printer that prints black ink.
Summary: ... my customer service rep. at Dell had me send the first printer cartridge in to replace it as defective before telling me, after the second one also did not print black, that the printer would not be able to do so anyway.
Summary: This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen. Dell has sent out "free" printers that apparently are completely useless. I tried for a very long time to get this printer to print in simple black ink, but come to find out it only prints in "dark green, close to black.
Summary: Dell is giving away these printers and they would make good gifts for young children if you don't mind paying for cartridges. It is useless for anything where you want black ink, like photos or letters. As the other reviewer stated, black text and graphics print green.
Summary: I got this printer as an promotional item when a friend of mine bought DELL Inspiron notebook printer. He gave this printer to me. Well, I haven't seen color inkjet printer which does not have black ink since HP Deskjet 560 in 1995. This DELL 725 has only three inks; Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.