The Dell 3110cn is rated at 31ppm monochrome and 17ppm color. Those figures suggest it is a four-pass, not a one-pass.
Well, the 3110CN now appears on the Dell website at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/3110cn/
I was right it is a one pass color laser printer similiar to all the others. Hope this one will have the same or better quality as the 3100CN, its predecessor!!!!
A little bit of URL surgery revealed that the actual link to the English manual for the 3110cn is:
I assume that Dell will correct the link on their site eventually—it is currently broken.
I am a current 3100cn owner that is thinking about upgrading to the 3110cn. Things of interest to me from the manual:
Maybe an expert on laser printer design has a better explanation.
It doesn’t make sense to have functions available from the front panel that you can’t perform using the web console. What if the front panel is locked? This gives you no access to these functions short of unlocking the front panel first.
I am, as I’m sure many others are, most interested in whether the print quality, especially for photos, is equal or better to the 3100cn.
Message Edited by crushedhat on 07-19-200608:38 PM
I am also waiting to see any reviews of this new model. It will be interesting to see if the print quality is the same or better. And also whether the envelope wrinkling issue has been resolved.
I haven't seen anything on Dell's website about the optional duplexer for the 3110cn. It's not listed, at least not the price. Am I missing something?
I went ahead and bought the 3110CN. The duplexor is extra for $200. It fits under the transfer belt. I spent $499 for printer and 1 year service, plus $70+ for 512MB, plus $200 for duplexor. $770 is about $1300 cheaper than what I paid in 2000 for an HP Color Laserjet 4500N! Will let you know how it prints.
Wow, that's great you decided to order the 3110cn. I hope you will report back to this thread once you have a chance to set the printer up and test it out.
I am really curious about a) print quality b) envelope wrinkling
Good luck, DrDoolittleIII
Does your HP monochrome laser printer also wrinkle the envelopes? I am just thinking about why the Dell would wrinkle them if the Dell is supposed to be a single-pass engine like a monochrome printer....hmmm.
Also, since the duplexer you ordered is being shipped separately, does that mean you'll be installing it yourself?