Pros Super sharp, great pictures
Cons Unreliable, extremely poor Dell service
Summary I've been a Dell user for many years; unfortunately, over the past two years or so, I've seen Dell service go to pot. My Dell Photo Printer 540 failed to print standard 4x6 photos on Kodak paper because it continued to say there was a paper "size mismatch" despite the fact that 4x6 was selected. Then, to top it all off, the hardware would not let me into the printer's Menu; to see if I could reset the paper size there. After staying in the Dell Chat queue for fifteen minutes, I was told I was in the wrong line; that the Chat service rep didn't do "high end" printers.
Value: Terrible, this low-quality, limited printer has very little value for the serious digitographer.
Features: Had the features expected, but one: apparently it only works well with Dell photo paper because there is text to that effect in the Users' Guide. But that is not shared in the Dell ads and promos.
Ease of Use: not intuitive; never did upload card images into the PC from the printer; had to use my HP All-in-One to load my flash cards.
Service: Can't be overstated, the service is horrible. Too bad, it used to be one of the best for service.
Pros The pictures that it prints turn out really nice. I just bought the printer used from one of my dad's friends. It had four prints left, so I tested it out. They look great.
Cons It's difficult to find out exactly what ink cartridge I need I know I am supposed to order Dell Photo Print Pack but when I look for that on the Dell accessory website the part number for that name on the website is different from the one in the book
Summary I love the quality of the prints that the printer produces. It is a small printer - I store it in a little tote bag on a shelf. It does require a little more space when using it, but it is easy to pack it up and store it in a small amount of space. Be sure to keep the back clear, as stated in the manual, for printing. My only complaint is not being able to find the ink and paper I need. This is probably not a problem for most users, I just may not be looking in the right places. I would suggest this printer if you want quick, easy prints at home, but it does require an electrical outlet for use, so do not plan on taking the printer on the road. It's great that the printer can keep track on how many prints you actually have left and that it warns you when you get to 5 or fewer prints remaining. The screen for viewing the pictures is excellent. It does take a while for the printer to load the pictures onto that screen, however, when using memory cards or connecting it directly to a camera. I have not tried to connect it to my computer, so I cannot say how it works that way. If you plan on printing only certain pictures, I suggest the USB slot and save the pictures to a flash drive first.
Pros Quick and easy to use
Cons AC dependant, costly operating cost
Summary This is a good beginners load and print, printer. However, approx. 15 prints per catridge could end up being more expensive then visitng your local store printer kiosk.
"good printer"on by kenny1963
Cons used with out a computer