After all this time, those of us who are both owners of the much-beloved 1600n Dell printer AND users of the Linux operating system, we still need Dell to build and provide a 1600n driver for Linux OS.Obviously this isn't a fancy new idea, but it's an even more pressing one: an idea that's long overdue.
Dell needs to have a "reorder" option for past orders. I have several staple products (ie.. printer toner) that I order every month and what a hassle it is to find the toner I need. Right now I go to: Shop > Assessories & Peripherals > Printers, Ink and Toner > Color Laser > Model > Select Item > Order, done.Why not have an option within past orders and/or within your profile have a list of prevously ordered items with the "Order Again" option. Future menus then would be: Shop > Previous Ordered Items > Select Item > Order, Done.Better yet, also give customers an option of "automatic" reoccuring ordering and shipping. Send this shipment every month or whatever the timeline the customer sets. My time becomes more efficient and Dell still gets a sale on a reoccuring order. Customer satisfaction.
My idea is to create a 3D printer using paper. There are two type of papers involved... thin and thick.The thin paper is to print items like origami. You can print a 3D folding plane to a 3D Japanese dinosaurs origami. I'm sure all kids would love this.Using thicker paper an architect or engineer can print parts of building with ease. These prnted parts can then be attached together. It is much cheaper than using the current printer technology.This is my dream. Every house will have this soon.
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.
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.
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!
I own a very nice Dell all-in-one that works fine. But it goes through printer cartridges like no tomorrow. Why can't Dell provide bigger/fuller/better cartridges, and why can I buy them only from Dell? I feel like I have a Barbie doll for a printer--initial acquisition cost low, but buying the dresses has been very expensive. Why can't Dell, which set the standard in home use years ago (I am on my fifth home Dell), set the standrd for printers?
I am not sure if Dell realises but not all families and more importantly offices are windows only. We have a mixed household and because of the lack of support for osx I have to get my printers from hp or canon. I would love the have the facility to at least print to my dell printers from my daughters laptop or then again allow my creative team to get dell printers. Considering that the manufacturer of the printers supplies osx drivers... it woudl be awesome if you did too!! Status Update Please see paul_n's comment
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.
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