Dell's new 7330dn printer is their first wide format A3 printer for large workgroups and offers high performance mono printing at up 50 pages per minute on A4 and 28ppm on A3. It offers economical performance, with a toner cartridge lasting for up to 35,000 pages, as well as durability with a maximum duty cycle of 300,000 prints per month.
The 7330dn uses Gigabit Ethernet to deliver fast transfer rates from PC to printer and allow large workgroups to produce professional quality documents quickly, while private data stays secure with 802.1x and IPv6. Dell’s Support Centre and Printer Configuration Web Tool allow administrators to monitor toner levels and configure the printer remotely using a web browser.
Print quality is assured with 1200 x 1200dpi resolution, while complex and graphics intensive jobs are handled easily by the printer’s 500MHz processor. Dell’s installation software installs and configures the printer automatically for easy network connection and a first page out time of 6.5 seconds keeps waiting to minimum. In addition to it range of on-board software solutions, the 7330dn comes with Online Diagnostics to deliver rapid solutions to technical problems and minimize downtime.
In line with Dell’s environmental policy, the 7330dn is Energy Start compliant, the casing is free of environmentally harmful chemicals and the toner cartridges can be recycled free of charge by Dell. Double-sided printing and the N-Up feature, which allows multiple pages to be printed on a single sheet, also help to minimise the impact on the environment.
The 7330dn comes with a range of optional extras, such as additional paper trays and finishing solutions which should make it a powerful and flexible proposition for any busy mono print environment. Whether the 7330dn can hold its own against the giants of A3 printing remains to be seen.
by Anthony Morgan