Dell 1250C colour laser printer £49 at Tesco Extra
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Dell 1250C colour laser printer £49 at Tesco Extra

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Found 20th Nov 2012
had loads in Haverfordwest Extra,must be some in other stores.
receipt in post 1

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "biggysmalls" 20th Nov 2012

Installed mine last week. Very nice little laser, good price if you can find it.
Heat added.

The barrow-in-Furness store had 4 two weeks ago, went last night to collect another HUKD deal and they now have 8, they are priced at £49 and also have the yellow labels on the boxes to say discontinued item.

I bought mine for £39 when on tesco direct a couple of months ago

These are not stacked by the printers but 2nd row from the lift at the back of the store behind the pillar.

bpught it off ebuyer for £5 more, fantastic printer, couldn't get over the quality of the prints, cheap compatibles on ebay too, but i've yet to us them

I too managed to get one of these the other week when they were £40 and I am more than satisfied with it.

Easy to setup and very quiet.

I have also found a complete set of 'compatible' toners on fleabay for under £35.

Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB print servers cannot wake them from sleep mode which is very frustraiting. Google '1250c sleep problem' for more info.

Simulacra

Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB … Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB print servers cannot wake them from sleep mode which is very frustraiting. Google '1250c sleep problem' for more info.



Ah, not just me then. I thought it was the dodgy vista machine I'm using as the printer host

Still worth it for the price though.

Got one a bit back from Tesco.

Very slow to print but good quality and very good price.

I've got it connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 system and there's no sleep issues. Wakes up fine every time I use it over the network.

Got one of these for my daughter for uni. No complaints so far

Is this wireless?

is there a possibility to find it in homeplus?

smithers

Is this wireless?



USB only.

I have this printer (bought for £55) and I am really happy with it, I will never have an inkjet again after the last two dying and clogging up after not being used for a few weeks. My dad also has one (he recommended it to me) and he says it is the best printer he's owned for value and print quality

Simulacra

Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB … Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB print servers cannot wake them from sleep mode which is very frustraiting. Google '1250c sleep problem' for more info.



Sleep problem has been fixed with latest firmware and driver for me.

Simulacra

Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB … Good printer. I have one, but unfortunately they have a bug where USB print servers cannot wake them from sleep mode which is very frustrating. Google '1250c sleep problem' for more info.

Hiya

I have one of these and was having a problem getting it to print reliably i searched all over the Internet for people that had problems with theres and found a new firmware update on the uk dell support website, just put in your model identity number which comes out when you hold the green button on the printer down for a few seconds, here is the site to start at : support.euro.dell.com/sup…spx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen&~ck=pn

I think mine is on version 0.69 this removes the sleep problem but i would still suggest going into the settings and setting the sleep and deep sleep function to 1 hour. After this it works fine , with small problems like it going offline so you have to right click on the printer to set it go online, and as it takes about 15 seconds to start printing after a printing job has been sent to it it can look like it is not working. Overall a very nice printer that just needs a little love and attention now and then.

I too got this in the last deal when it was £39 from Tesco Direct.

Im a light user of printing, only once every few weeks, and my old inkjet would ALWAYS be blocked up when I went to use it. But with this laser printer I have had no such problems. The sample toners they come preinstalled with seem to be lasting as well.

Worth every penny imo, just wish Id ditched the ink jet sooner!.

Havent looked too much myself, but from the last deal people were saying cartridges for this printer are cheap and widely available to purchase on ebay.
Edited by: "anthony69" 20th Nov 2012

munchkins14

I have this printer (bought for £55) and I am really happy with it, I … I have this printer (bought for £55) and I am really happy with it, I will never have an inkjet again after the last two dying and clogging up after not being used for a few weeks. My dad also has one (he recommended it to me) and he says it is the best printer he's owned for value and print quality



Agreed the print quality is absolutely amazing and better than most inkjets i think, I worked out that 2 full color photos on an A4 page will cost in the region of 2-3p per page or 1 to 1.5p per photo. Amazing price in my opinion.

Great printer for students to take to uni. Buy full sets of remanufactured toners cartridges for £31 from fleabay. (A set is 4 cartridges).

flubaluba

Agreed the print quality is absolutely amazing and better than most … Agreed the print quality is absolutely amazing and better than most inkjets i think, I worked out that 2 full color photos on an A4 page will cost in the region of 2-3p per page or 1 to 1.5p per photo. Amazing price in my opinion.



Just found this on another site.. Looks like your way out on the price per print...

Print costs, speed and quality

There are normal and high-capacity versions of the cartridges. The high-capacity black version delivers 2,000 pages, while the high-capacity colour cartridges are good for 1,400 pages. Using these cartridges, a black and white page works out at 4.1p per page and a colour one at 15.6p per page, including 0.7p for paper costs. That's quite expensive, especially in terms of colour printing. The running costs of Brother's HL-3040CN are slightly lower.

How much do the cartridges cost ?
2000 pages at 4.1p per page (black version)
works out at £82 which seems quite a lot.

any good to print photo's??

This should just be a fixture... I'm sure I've seen in on about once a week! (_;)

DON'T FORGET to call Tesco and ask for a refund because of the missing USB cable (yes, it is mentioned on the box it is included).
Most got £10 refund, others like me were offered £5. In the end, they refunded, the whole £39, don't know why.

The printer works great, very fast, very good quality.
There is a setting to print with toner saving settings, which I use for most prints to extend toner life. I printed about 300 hundred pages and black shows more then half full, color almost full.

It consumes 40W even in stand-by so I turn it off when not used. I would say it takes much less then 15sec to print from off.

Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in power saver mode and less than 5W in deep sleep mode.

Minstadave

Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in … Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in power saver mode and less than 5W in deep sleep mode.


You might be right, I think that 40w was from another laser printer. Dell is LED printer so consumes less.

If you keep pressed on the green button you get a report, I printed 347 pages according to the report.

I upgraded firmware today manually using the method described a few posts above.

None in Tesco Extra Lakeside

flubaluba

Hiya I have one of these and was having a problem getting it to print … Hiya I have one of these and was having a problem getting it to print reliably i searched all over the Internet for people that had problems with theres and found a new firmware update on the uk dell support website, just put in your model identity number which comes out when you hold the green button on the printer down for a few seconds, here is the site to start at : http://support.euro.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen&~ck=pnI think mine is on version 0.69 this removes the sleep problem but i would still suggest going into the settings and setting the sleep and deep sleep function to 1 hour. After this it works fine , with small problems like it going offline so you have to right click on the printer to set it go online, and as it takes about 15 seconds to start printing after a printing job has been sent to it it can look like it is not working. Overall a very nice printer that just needs a little love and attention now and then.


Thanks very much Flubaluba - have also updated firmware.:D

MaximusRo

It consumes 40W even in stand-by so I turn it off when not used.


Minstadave

Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in … Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in power saver mode and less than 5W in deep sleep mode.


MaximusRo

You might be right, I think that 40w was from another laser printer.


Personally I'd like people not to post facts that they aren't sure of.... Maybe just me though.
Edited by: "OB1" 21st Nov 2012

MaximusRo

It consumes 40W even in stand-by so I turn it off when not used.

Minstadave

Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in … Have you checked that power consumption? The product spec says 11W in power saver mode and less than 5W in deep sleep mode.

MaximusRo

You might be right, I think that 40w was from another laser printer.



You must be very bored to post something as useless as that. I posted a lot of useful facts about this printer in about 5 topics this Dell had on HUKD. The fact that I got one number wrong and then apologized for it in the very next post makes your post plain stupid. But keep up the good work of posting nothing useful but chasing mistakes that were already dealt with ?????
Mind you, the basic idea is the same, that laser printers have high power consumption and you should turn them off to save. I use mine 5 min a day, why should I keep it on all day? And I doubt people really remember exactly how many W it consumes, but they sure might get the general idea.
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 21st Nov 2012

Wife couldnt find any in coventry arena store today unfortunately

Original Poster

no more inkjets for me,this is a brilliant printer,fast quality prints.

MaximusRo

You must be very bored to post something as useless as that.


No, not bored at all. Just taking the time to make the point that stating something as a fact, without knowing that it is a fact, can be rather unhelpful. I consider it good practice to put "I think" or "I believe" when stating something I am not sure about.

Not judging in any way your contribution to the forum beyond that. Thanks for the insults, feel free to PM me with more. Sorry my point wasn't clear enough for you.

OB1

No, not bored at all. Just taking the time to make the point that stating … No, not bored at all. Just taking the time to make the point that stating something as a fact, without knowing that it is a fact, can be rather unhelpful. I consider it good practice to put "I think" or "I believe" when stating something I am not sure about.Not judging in any way your contribution to the forum beyond that. Thanks for the insults, feel free to PM me with more. Sorry my point wasn't clear enough for you.


I think you miss a lot, not just a point. But thanks for YOUR contribution to the forum. Ups, there is none. Just the making of your points that you believe are worth to be made. I didn't realise I insulted you. Still can't see where and how. Now lets get back to taking about the printer, shall we? In the future, when you see someone already clarified a mistake don't try to bring it up again, it is pointless. Sorry my point wasn;t clear enough for you. If I didn't clarified afterwards, you might have a point. But in this particular case, you have no point what so ever.

MaximusRo

But thanks for YOUR contribution to the forum. Ups, there is none.


Please PM the insults to me MaximusRo, I'll happily respond there. Thanks.

Original Poster

they still marked up at £49 in Haverfordwest,but scanning at £69,=double the diff refund of £40=printer for £29
Edited by: "biggysmalls" 26th Nov 2012

Not in the edinburgh store

Original Poster

priced at £69 now.

just got DTD heeeeyy final cost £29
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