The Dell 3000cn printer is a color laser type that’s ideal for a small workgroup of PCs. It carries with it some essential features an office can take advantage of to come up with quality printouts. Operating this machine is easy, but without sacrificing its performance. Because it comes competitively priced, an office that’s budget-conscious will find this very practical. And when used with 3000cn toner, this device will never fail to provide you with the highest quality documents possible.
It has a compact form factor which permits it to be placed on a table or any surface that can support its 53-pound weight. However, moving it from one area to another may be a bit impractical. It has a dimension of 16.7 inches (W) x 16.5 inches (D) x 17 inches (H). Even a printer should match the rest of the office to achieve a consistent appeal. Good thing that this machine comes with two colors which can easily complement the office interior: midnight gray and ion silver.
The performance if this machine is influenced by the 300-MHz processor within it. Monochrome printing speed is 25 pages per minute. On the other hand, color printing speed is 5 pages per minute. However, printing speeds will vary with actual use. An optical resolution of up to 600 x 600 dots per inch is enough to produce sharp details and vibrant colors each time.
A 64-MB memory is pre-installed upon purchasing this Dell offering. However, such may be expanded to a 576-MB memory via its built-in expansion slot. It also makes use of the innovative four-cartridge system (2K black, 1K cyan, 1K yellow and 1K magenta). Duty cycle is around 20,000-49,999 impressions per month for optimum performance. Duty volume is 45,000 pages per month, which makes the 3000cn suitable for a small workgroup of PCs.
Up to 900 sheets can be handled by this machine at a time, for both input and output. A variety of media sizes can be used: letter, legal, folio, executive, statement, JIS-B5, A4 and A5. Media types supported include: regular paper, coated, cards, transparencies, envelopes, etc. For back-and-front printing, there’s an optional duplex available. Such allows for conservation of paper and meeting increased output demands.
The integrated Ethernet (10/100 BaseT) port makes it easy to install your 3000cn to a network. It’s also possible to attach this machine to a singular PC, thanks to other interfaces available, like the high-speed USB and IEEE1284 parallel ports. For hassle-free installation, setting up and configuration, Dell has thrown in the Printer Web Tool. But since it’s a web-based application, an internet hookup is necessary.
There are a couple more tools included for maximizing the functionality of this office equipment. The Dell Toner Management System allows for monitoring toner and consumables. For instance, an e-mail alert is sent to the administrator if the toner runs out, and also provides easy replacement ordering online. Then there’s also the Dell Color Track that allows for lowered total cost by designating specific printing conditions to a workstation or the entire workgroup.
Having all these features makes the Dell 3000cn with Dell cartridge suitable for a small network. It can handle printing tasks of everyday office documents efficiently. It’s compact, functional, easy to use and affordable – all these without sacrificing notable color laser performance of its Dell 3000cn cartridges.