Dell 1250C Colour Laser Printer £39 at Tesco Direct
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Dell 1250C Colour Laser Printer £39 at Tesco Direct

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Found 5th Sep 2012
From site description: "... delivers the next evolution on LED printing technology. Superior print quality at speeds of up to 12ppm for mono and 10ppm for colour, the 1250c also has lower energy consumption and maintenance free performance than conventional laser printers in the same class. Enjoy high-quality printing with outstanding colour reproduction and sharp, crisp text quality. The Dell 1250c features an intelligent self-scanning print head design and greater accuracy, control and uniformity of light emission for image transfer."

Seems to have dropped in price. Cheap re-manufactured ink widely available I think.
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Seems a reasonable deal for a colour laser printer. Have some heat.
HOT!! I paid £50 for mine last year and thought that was a bargain... Excellent printer, toners can be bought (whole set) for just over £32 on egay.
Is this capable of printing on both sides?
bigpapa

Is this capable of printing on both sides?



Manual Duplexing only, but it's a piece of cake to do. So if you're happy to flip the paper half way through the printing process it's not hard.

As for the toners I've picked up some for £34 the other week but not yet used them yet, still on the original ones.

I paid £49 from tesco for mine about 2 months ago so this price is a total bargain as cheaper than an inkjet overall, especially if you dont really need photo printing and need to print infrequently like I do.
Edited by: "Astec123" 5th Sep 2012
You can do the clubcard exchange on this, if you can russle up £20 worth of clubcard vouchers... hot from me
and 5% quidco, making it £37 ish..
Anyone know how many pages to expect from the toners that come included?
anyone know if this comes with starter toner cartridges or full capacity ones? cheers
Does it work with the Nokia Lumia New fone with 10 times better foto Res on BBC business today
Edited by: "redbiro" 5th Sep 2012
SHOWMAN36

The 5% cashback is only available for the following sellersCrocus, Fred … The 5% cashback is only available for the following sellersCrocus, Fred Aldous, Maplin, Nomans Musical Instruments, Purely Gadgets, The Nutri Centre, Thompson & Morgan, Trove and WayfairNOT Tesco Direct themselves.

mmmmm I think that's the free delivery bit you're referring to
alexbouca

mmmmm I think that's the free delivery bit you're referring to



You could well be right which is why I removed my comment
Hey...cool. Thanks for that. I've been watching a few printers over the past week and this is one of them.

As has already been said, part of the reason is it's cheap toners.

Cheers
Great price. Have an old office HP Laserjet 1320 myself as I don't really print color and needed a duplexer. Toners costs are comparable which is a testament to this printer.
How many pages of colour can you expect from a full set of toners?

Thanks
I would also like to know roughly how many prints you get from a full cartridge also if you print on photo paper is the quality ok? Also does the ink dry out if not used like inkjets do? Sorry for all the questions but I've never looked into laser printers before. Cheers
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I also paid c£50 for this a couple of weeks ago and I am impressed.
Bal

anyone know if this comes with starter toner cartridges or full capacity … anyone know if this comes with starter toner cartridges or full capacity ones? cheers



Dell website in the USA states: "Consumables Included: Toner cartridge ( black ) - up to 700 pages ¦ Toner cartridge ( color ) - up to 700 images".
thanks op, got a second for a spare
I have one of these very reliable and a lot more eco than inkjet and no ink to dryout
trustedreviews.com/Del…e-2

"Toner cartridges are available in a standard yield of 700 pages and a high yield of 2,000 pages black and 1,400 pages colour."
50 quid for the toners, 1400 yield - sorry, pisspoor in the long run - better off with most inkjets.
alexbouca

You can do the clubcard exchange on this, if you can russle up £20 worth … You can do the clubcard exchange on this, if you can russle up £20 worth of clubcard vouchers... hot from me


I just checked and it turns out the voucher exchange doesn't apply to this.
Thanks just purchased. Am sick of my inkjet blocking up continously as its used so infrequently and always blocked whenever I come to use it!. Hope this is a good replacement.
Strange, the product page says Clubcard exchange can be used but when you click the FAQ link printers and computers are not in the exchange scheme?!

Edited by: "splender" 5th Sep 2012
Aser

I just checked and it turns out the voucher exchange doesn't apply to … I just checked and it turns out the voucher exchange doesn't apply to this.



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It does, but the exchange has ended. You can use exchange vouchers if you already have them but you cannot change anymore clubcard vouchers into them.

I remember the booklet that was instore said stationery (including printers) and most back to school stuff was all included!
Edited by: "ToneEQ" 5th Sep 2012
Doctor Mesmer

Dell website in the USA states: "Consumables Included: Toner cartridge ( … Dell website in the USA states: "Consumables Included: Toner cartridge ( black ) - up to 700 pages ¦ Toner cartridge ( color ) - up to 700 images".


Up to... nice considering my Canon MP495 does less then 200 on a £20 worth of ink cartridges, this certainly looks like better value.
'With 16.3" x 14.7" footprint, it fits almost anywhere' That's bloody huge, it's even bigger than the Samsung CLP-320 and that is the size of a mini-fridge.
MaximusRo

Up to... nice considering my Canon MP495 does less then 200 on a £20 … Up to... nice considering my Canon MP495 does less then 200 on a £20 worth of ink cartridges, this certainly looks like better value.



You have to remember that an inkjet will produce better photo prints than this laser will as the image will be less defined.

To help you get an idea I'd compare the quality between inkjet and laser printers as follows

colour magazine or book ≈ laser
colour photo ≈ inkjets

So it really depends what you want to do, if you need photo printing inkjet wins, if you want long lasting cartridges and print a lot of text with basic images that don't require photo quality then laser wins out totally.

'With 16.3" x 14.7" footprint, it fits almost anywhere' That's bloody … 'With 16.3" x 14.7" footprint, it fits almost anywhere' That's bloody huge, it's even bigger than the Samsung CLP-320 and that is the size of a mini-fridge.



You need to compare to some of the kodak ESP printers 16.5 × 6.8 × 12.3 in so it's not that bad a footprint. You also need to consider that laser printers have always and likely always will be larger than their non toner cousins as there are a huge array of rollers inside to feed the paper and even more so for colour machines. Ink powered printers have usually one moving part and the cartridges are usually quite small (most inkjets entire range of cartridges would fit into the average black toner of a laser machine).

Edited by: "Astec123" 5th Sep 2012
Astec123

You have to remember that an inkjet will produce better photo prints than … You have to remember that an inkjet will produce better photo prints than this laser will as the image will be less defined. To help you get an idea I'd compare the quality between inkjet and laser printers as followscolour magazine or book ≈ laser colour photo ≈ inkjetsSo it really depends what you want to do, if you need photo printing inkjet wins, if you want long lasting cartridges and print a lot of text with basic images that don't require photo quality then laser wins out totally.

You need to remember that ink jets block unless used very often. I have had many lasers and recently saw an all in one ink jet so gave in and purchased. After using a laser it was very poor, every time I came to use it the print head was blocked. I shall never buy another ink jet.
Not really, depends on what type of laser and what type of inkjet you are comparing, the Canon inkjet produces washed out colors.
Also we have to come again to the price per page issue, I only used fast/draft quality on mine and didn;t print one single photo, just normal text with some color, and I just got 200 pages.
synaesthesia

50 quid for the toners, 1400 yield - sorry, pisspoor in the long run - … 50 quid for the toners, 1400 yield - sorry, pisspoor in the long run - better off with most inkjets.



£32 for a full set on e-bay with high yield
2nd one bought as a spare.... in-case first one explodez
Cracking!
wow, amazing price! and this printer is great, I bought it when it was £50... for £40 it's a super bargain!
Ordered thanks OP Heat added, ideal, i think for my son off to uni.....
Hope Tesco will not cancel!
steviecross

You need to remember that ink jets block unless used very often. I have … You need to remember that ink jets block unless used very often. I have had many lasers and recently saw an all in one ink jet so gave in and purchased. After using a laser it was very poor, every time I came to use it the print head was blocked. I shall never buy another ink jet.



Thus my use of the approximately equal to sign. Some inkjets are damned awful for photo quality, but I posted the comment that the regular idiots we see here on HUKD dont buy in expecting some awe inspiring photoprinter that this is not. And I know well the issue with inkjet blocking and the cartridges running out at random, as it was the main reason I bought one of these myself as I was sick of paying £10 for ink and then a few weeks later finding it dry as a bone when I needed it most to work.
Astec123

You have to remember that an inkjet will produce better photo prints than … You have to remember that an inkjet will produce better photo prints than this laser will as the image will be less defined.



I used to say this, but technology has moved on a long way. It's still a true fact, but the difference in quality is minimal now... with some cheap 80mg paper: inkjet = soggy paper and dull picture, laser = bright and vivid.

In a technical metaphor, I'd say an inkjet is like an expensive high resolution CRT monitor, and a modern colour laser is like a cheap/mid-range plasma screen with 500,000:1 contrast ratio.

Obviously with some high quality inkjet photo paper, a good inkjet produces flawless crisp photos... and if you're mostly printing photos, then an inkjet will be cheaper too.
Edited by: "Andaho" 5th Sep 2012
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