Dell® V305 Printer Review
Dell V305 Printer has an intuitive design and bright easy-to-read control display. This helps in making personalized photo greeting cards, edit scanned photos and other convenient features by using Dell Imaging Toolbox software. With the Dell Ink Management System, the ink never runs dry on your V305 printer. DIMS is designed to track the number of pages printed with each cartridge and the alerts a user when a replacement is needed.
Dell V305 Printer is designed for easy operation at home or in the office. This reliable printer delivers simple set-up and outstanding support. It works as a printer, scanner and is a standalone copier. The photos are also easy to smudge with wet fingers, even after they have dried. It has a good count for the photo quality of occasional snapshots or the photos destined to live under a refrigerator magnet. With big versatility and value, the Dell V305 offers a complete printing solution in one compact, space-saving device.
Dell V305 Printer works as a printer, scanner, and is a standalone copier. It can scan a e-mail by opening a new e-mail message on your PC and attaching the scanned document as a file. The e-mail feature is a welcome touch for a home and office users. But the lack of an automatic document feeder limits its usefulness for document scanning to light-duty needs. This printer also offers the photo-centric features including the ability to print from the PictBridge cameras, memory cards and USB keys. It lacks a LCD for the previewing photos but it lets you print a proof sheet. You can then fill in circles on the sheet to give the instructions and let the printer scan the sheet and print the photos. It also has a bright, highly readable OLED that the printer uses for its front-panel menu. It is a vast improvement on the hard-to-read text-based LCDs.
- FIVE – One-Stop Print Shop
With high versatility and value, Dell V305 offers a complete printing solution in one compact, space-saving device. It provides 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution for precise printing. It can copy speeds upto 17 ppm1 and 1200 x 2400 dpi flatbed scanner. It uses Dell ink for optimum photo print performance. Proof sheet functionality is available for red-eye reduction and easy photo editing. You can also go for borderless photo printing with optional photo cartridge.
- FOUR – Output Quality
The printer scores better on the output quality than the speed, although text and the photos are both below par for an inkjet. Most of the fonts on the text were tested. These were readable and well formed at 8 points with the same readability at 6 points. A heavily stylized font with the thick strokes need 20 points. However, other printers can not pass both thresholds even at 20 points. Overall, the quality is good enough for schoolwork and even for the business use.
- THREE – Black Print Cartridge
The High Capacity Black Print Cartridge from Dell is specifically designed for the Dell All in One Printer. This cartridge offers a great value with a lower cost per page than standard capacity print cartridge. It features microscopic ink-drop size for the incredible clarity and the detail. The cartridge supports Dell Ink Management System for the low ink detection and the easy online ordering.
- TWO – Color Print Cartridge
The Standard Capacity Color Print Cartridge from Dell is specifically designed for the Dell All in One Printer. It produces the high-resolution printouts with colorful images and sharp text. It features microscopic ink-drop size for the incredible clarity and the detail. The cartridge supports Dells Ink Management System for the low ink detection and the easy online ordering.
- ONE – Photo Quality
The printer scores better on output quality than speed, although text and photos are both below par for an inkjet. Most of the fonts on our text test were both readable and well formed at 8 points, with some readable at 6 points. One heavily stylized font with thick strokes needed 20 points, however, and another couldn't pass both thresholds even at 20 points. Overall, the quality is easily good enough for school work, and even for business use.
Dell System supports Dell V305 Printer. It produces the high-resolution printouts with the colorful images and sharp text. The printer also offers the photo-centric features including the ability to print from the PictBridge cameras, memory cards and USB keys.