LED Printer - Dell 1250c

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Snapshot

Price: Rs 17,000 (1 year warranty), Toner: Rs 5,000 (black, 700 page yield), Rs 5,600 (colour each, 700 page yield)
Key Specs: Compact colour LED printer, USB connectivity
Vendor: Dell India, Bengaluru
Tel No: 25068025
Write to: pcquest@cybermedia.co.in with the name of the product in the subject line for more info

Unlike laser printers, an LED printer's heads have no moving parts, thus making it more reliable and compact.

The control panel for the printer is simple with basic LED-based error info about the status of printer cartridges, paper jams, etc. At the back is a single USB socket, as the 1250c has no network support. To use the printer, you have to fold the front panel down. This reveals a 150-sheet feed tray. The output tray flips open from the top cover to hold documents as they come out. The right side of the printer opens a cover to reveal a stack of four cartridges which can be easily replaced.

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Print quality is very good and consistent. The text in black is easily legible and colors are quite vibrant. We observed a speed of 11 PPM for B&W text-based documents and 8 PPM for images and color docs. The printer is not very costly as compared to other LED-types but as expected, the black toner costs Rs 5k while the color ones come at Rs 5600 apiece.

Bottomline: An easy to use, quality colour LED printer which also saves on space in your office.

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