The Dell Laser Printer 1100 does not have to offer much else to generate interest. But the good news is that besides being very affordable, it provides good performance, good text quality, and graphics that look nicer than most monochrome lasers at any price. And at 8.5 x 14.1 x 11.7 inches (HWD) is small enough to be mounted on the table, taking up less space than most ink jets.
Setup is simpler than most ink jets. Install one toner cartridge, plug in the USB cable, select Typical Installation from the first screen in the setup program, and the other automatically. Press the Finish button on the second screen, and you are ready to print.
A very good 1100 value for text means it can handle text documents that need to be printed. More than half the test fonts are easy to read on 4 points, and nothing is needed over 8. The graphics are also impressive. We saw some small to medium dithering and a tendency for very thin lines to break down. But the good rating is near the top of the monochrome laser pile. The output is certainly good enough for things like school work and internal business use.
Photos are slightly better than newspaper quality, making them good enough for, say, family bulletins or clients. The reasonable end end of the rating is the midrange for monochrome lasers; But, of course, if you need better quality photos, you should look at an ink jet or color laser.
Paper handling is a potential Achilles heel, because the 1100 has only 150 page input capacity. But refilling the tray should not be a task unless you regularly print at least 50 pages a day. The more important issue we face is the tendency to feed two or more pages at a time. We saw this several times in our tests, resulting in a blank page in the middle of the document and once caused the paper to jam.
According to Dell, this indicates a problem with the particular printer we are testing. And, indeed, we only see one double feed in about 500 pages in the second unit. Dell also said that if customers call with the same problem, the company will only replace the printer, as well as for us. Even if this turns out to be a common problem with the 1100s, however, unless you print a lot, it should be nothing more than an occasional annoyance.
Another downside is that the bundled toner cartridge is only worth 1,000 pages, and low toner warnings start displaying on our screen after about 500 pages. Standard cartridge, which is rated 2,000 pages.
- Windows 10 (32-bit)
- Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- Windows 8 (32-bit)
- Windows 8 (64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit)
- Windows 7 (64-bit)
- Windows XP (32-bit)
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- Disconnect your Dell printer from your computer if you already connected an interface cable.
- Once downloaded, double-click on the downloaded file to extract it.If you are having problems with the download procedure, please click here for troubleshooting steps.
- Select your language with reference to the language list and click “OK”.
- Please follow the installation screen directions.
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- Go into your Control Panel
- Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon
- Select the Drivers from the list of programs.
- Click Change/Remove or Add/Remove button.
- Confirm with Windows that you wish to continue with the uninstall