"Disappointing Color - Constant calibrating frustrating - but it is cheap!"2.5 starson by Hypnotic1
Pros: Price is great, speed (when not calibrating) is good and networking makes it easy to set up.
Cons: Constant calibrating is obviously not taken into account when figuring speed of color prints. About every 30 pages or so it'll take 30-60 seconds to calibrate - causing the actual speed to be SLOW
Summary: Keep in mind that you'll only be able to get supplies for this printer from Dell - a fact that I wish I had considered. The colors are muddy and muted and it takes a lot of tweaking to get colors where they should be. Cost per print is high if doing large color areas. I switched from a Tektronix solid ink printer (the printer head went out and it was cheaper to buy this printer than a part for the Tektronix) and the color can't even come close to comparing. If you don't have any high quality/volume color printer to compare it to - you'll probably be happy - otherwise - I'd probably choose something else. It's a case of you get what you pay for. Take the total cost of ownership, and the only being able to get supplies from Dell into consideration before making this purchase.
Speed for graphic intensive work is about 1 page a minute for two sided printing! That's for a 13 MB .pdf file.