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Universal ink cartridges

Apr 2, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

As a leader in the personal computing arena, Dell should reach out to other computer and accessory manufacturers and develop a printer that will use the same ink cartridge, no matter the brand.  This would be similar to the consultations that lead cell phone manufacturers to adopt the micro-USB as a standard charger, no matter the brand of phone.

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: IdeaStorm, Printers and Ink,

To compete with HP printers, partner with Xerox!

Oct 6, 2010

7 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

I've LONG admired the Tektronix line of COLOR printers, including their fast and more environmentally friendly SOLID INK printers. However, I'll take HP printers over any current DELL printer ANY DAY. In order to really compete with HP, I'd suggest Dell partner with Xerox and ESPECIALLY promote the SOLID INK line! I have always tended to be loyal to one company. My loyalty to Dell, however, has worn thin.

7 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Dell, Printers and Ink,

Printing from mobile devices to Dell products

Feb 25, 2012

3 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

I'm very pleased with the purchase of a DELL 1350cnw (color laser network printer) for our home and small business needs.  However as more mobile devices become the norm, it would be beneficial for Dell to provide support for printing from these types of devices.HP, Canon, and Epson all have apps in Apple's App Store for iOS devices to print to those brands' networked printers.  Where is Dell's app? It's difficult for me to recommend Dell printers to business associates, friends and family with such a limitation, "...cannot print from your cool new iOS (or Android) device."  I'm more likely to recommend one of those other brands with wide selection of solutions for network printing across multiple devices and OSs.It's going to be critical in the future for Dell to support on these OS's and alternative devices soon.  Without it, fewer people will even consider Dell as a possible solution provider.  The Dell network printers support a multitude of print server protocols.  It should take minimal effort to code an app to check the local network (or even support VPN) for Dell printers and allow users to send files to it.Overall, this should be an easy and low cost solution for Dell to expand their customer base.  As the number of mobile devices start to overshadow the number of humans, Dell needs to capitalize on the opportunity.  It would be a great selling point on all Dell's networked printers, "Print directly from your iOS or Android device."Staus Update:  Please see paul_n's comment for further details.  Thank you for posting!

3 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Printers and Ink, Mobile Devices,

Alternative to Printer Ink: Laser burning

Dec 27, 2008

5 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Dell should make a printer that can print on paper without using ink. Instead the printer could have a laser that burns the text/photo onto paper. I'm not sure what color the laser will print but if the laser burns the paper it'll probably be black or brown. The printer should still include ink cartridges but when people print they should be able to choose laser or ink cartridge. The laser burning should not make the paper catch fire. It should work on normal paper.

5 Votes | 12 Comments

Categories: Printers and Ink,

Make all your printers support PCL

Jan 16, 2008

29 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Printer Command Language, more commonly referred to as PCL, is a Page description language (PDL) developed by HP as a printer protocol and has become a de facto industry standard." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_Command_Language If you make make printers that support pcl these drivers shold work with your printers: CUPS-Compatible: pxlmono and pxlcolor drivers (GhostScript built-in) gutenprint (GPL (free software)) Edit: "Vista too. [...]Googling for "Vista PCL 64 bit driver" returns lots of results. Without a well documented interface like PCL, it's harder."(in a comment by jmxz ) Status Update Please see paul_n's comment

29 Votes | 19 Comments

Categories: Printers and Ink,

Custom Colors for Dell Printers

Feb 4, 2008

15 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

There should be modern colors for dell printers available, such as grey or black. Or any other colors that the customer would want to match their interior designs of their homes. Status Update Please see paul_n's comment

15 Votes | 7 Comments

Categories: Printers and Ink,

Bluetooth enabled printers

Aug 17, 2007

21 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

The technology is out, Bluetooth has demostrated to be a reliable and fast way to transmit data. D-Link even has a bluetooth printer adapter that sells for $99. Why not make a photo/laser printer with a built-in bluetooth adapter.? Less cables, less weight for shipping, less space for packing and ability to share the printer without having a network (and a print server) setup.

21 Votes | 4 Comments

Categories: Broadband and Mobility, Printers and Ink,

Every printer should duplex! (two sided printing)

Jul 2, 2007

52 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

As an environmentally aware company that makes long shelf-life products (not food or toys) you should be aware that the biggest environmental impact your products have are the results of their use, not their manufacture. Towards this end all your printers should duplex as standard, and if taken to the extreme the drivers should be set to duplex by default. They should also go into a very low power state shortly after going idle. Cheers, Luke Status Update We offer this capability in some printer products. We constantly seek improvements printers. Thanks for your great suggestions.

52 Votes | 10 Comments

Categories: Environment, Printers and Ink,

Make DELL Laser Printers with Separate DRUM and TONER kits - Cleaner, Greener, and Cheaper!

Jun 13, 2007

28 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

People are sick and tired of getting ripped off by expensive H.P. Laser Toner Cartridges. Samsung makes the TONER packs separate from the DRUM, making it very inexpensive to use: Make a DELL Laser Printer with separate Toner and separate Drum kits, it is cleaner, better for the environment, and much more affordable for the home laser printer user. DELL should partner with Samsung to make DELL Laser printers - they have demonstrated a very good design, and DELL can 'bring it to everybody' - and get 1 up on H.P.'s Toner EMPIRE. Status Update Please see paul_n's comment

28 Votes | 24 Comments

Categories: Environment, New Product Ideas, Printers and Ink,

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