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Dell Photo 926 Printer

Reviewing: Dell Photo Printer 926  |  Rating:
janetlynn By janetlynn on
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This Dell 926 Photo Printer belongs to the church that I was doing work for. It is easy to hook up to your computer and network and it was instantly recognized by my computer once plugged in. We did need to go to Dell and get the newest drivers of course, but that's expected with any new hardware.

I like the compact size of this printer but the paper tray is small, in my opinion. It feeds the paper through the top back of the machine.

The lid of the printer opens up to scan images or whatever you need. If you want to make a copy you can put that on the scanner too and press the start button.

To change the ink cartridges, right under the scanner there is a grip that allows you to pull up on the top and then a blue bar snaps into place. Changing the ink cartridges is quite easy but getting that blue bar to retract back down takes a little work and finger pressure. I think this is ok as a safety feature but for elderly folks, it may be hard to press the sides in to get the lid shut and then you have to be careful it doesn't immediately fall and catch your fingers or hand.

The one thing I don't like is that when you print from this machine, ink goes super fast. I have printed out sermons notes for our Pastor that consist of anywhere from 9-15 pages of black text, with several words highlighted in yellow ink. Even on "draft" printing, the ink needs to be refilled and to me, that's just too quick and very costly. Not only that, the pop up window needs to be overridden so that you can choose to continue printing in just black ink or cancel the print job and then it tries to force you to order ink through Dell. Fortunately, we found ink at our local Wal-Mart.

I can't imagine how often I would need to change ink cartridges had I decided to actually print pictures from it!

There are memory card slots in the front and they are easily accessible too. There is also a USB slot in the front.

I would not purchase this printer and will be gladly using my HP instead. The ink usage to me is a huge down side.