The Dell 1250c colour printer

The Dell 1250c
colour printer
Big on colour — small on compromise
World’s smallest A4 colour laser-class printer*
For small and home offices (SOHOs) and small businesses looking for the best value in colour printing, the
Dell 1250c, the world’s smallest single-function A4 colour laser-class printer,* delivers the next evolution
in LED printing technology with excellent print quality, low energy consumption, and simple maintenance
compared to conventional laser printers in the same class.
The Dell 1250c performs efficiently at speeds of up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) mono and 10 pages
per minute (ppm)1 colour (A4) (actual print speed will vary with use) and can reliably produce high quality
printing at a maximum monthly duty cycle of up to 30 000 pages.
Ultra compact and efficient, the Dell 1250c is simple and easy to operate and offers the best value in colour
printing to your organization.
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Dell 1250c
colour printer
Big on colour—small on compromise: Dell 1250c product benefits
Superb print quality with Dell LED printing technology and
Colour by Dell
With the Dell 1250c, organizations can enjoy high-quality colour
printing with excellent colour reproduction and sharp, crisp text
quality. The breakthrough Dell LED printing technology represents
a significant technological advancement over conventional LED
printers, with small and intelligent self-scanning print head design
and greater accuracy, control and uniformity of light emission for
image transfer. Plus, Colour by Dell, a total print quality solution,
allows users to experience better colour reproduction, sharp
and crisp text, and eye-catching photo printouts displaying natural
skin tones.
Efficiency without compromise
The Dell 1250c, with innovative LED printing technology, was
purposely engineered to be compact for greater space efficiency,
energy savings, and operational efficiency over conventional
laser printers in the same class. You’ll enjoy lasting and reliable
performance because the Dell 1250c contains simple mechanical
parts compared to laser printers and conventional LED printers. And
you’ll minimize downtime and save money on printer consumables
as the Dell 1250c comes with a drum and fuser unit designed to last
the life of the printer.
Great performance—great functionality
No need to wait for your print job with the Dell 1250c which
features print speeds of up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) A4 in
mono and up to 10 pages per minute (ppm) colour (actual print
speed will vary with use). And with a maximum monthly duty
cycle of up to 30 000 pages, the Dell 1250c can handle your
organization’s colour printer needs with ease.
Solid warranty and service
Should your Dell 1250c need service, Dell’s standard 1 Year Next
Business Day Service after Remote Diagnosis3 can help get you back
up and running again promptly. Protect your investment even longer
with an optional Limited Hardware Warranty3 extension which is
available during the term of the warranty for up to four years.
Environmentally-conscious design—reduce, recycle, renew
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Energy
Star®-qualified products are up to 25% more power efficient
on average than conventional models.4 The Dell 1250c has been
designed to help reduce the use of materials and hazardous
materials. Dell printer users can return toner cartridges to Dell
for recycling at no additional cost (applies to major western
European countries only). Dell also helps customers dispose of old
printers and other computer equipment in an environmentallyconscious manner.
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Dell 1250c colour printer
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Dell 1250c toner cartridge
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Toner cartridges2Dell 1250c black and colour toner (CMY) toner standard and ship-with capacity: approximately 700 pages;
black toner high capacity: approximately 2 000 pages, colour toner (CMY) high capacity: approximately 1 400 pages
Memory (RAM) 64 MB standard
Standard USB 2.0 high speed supported
Paper handling
Input: standard 150 sheets; output: 100 sheet bin
Service and support3 1 Year Next Business Day Service after Remote Diagnosis; Optional: extended service options available during term of warranty for up to four years
Dell 1250c
colour printer
Product description
Printer specifications
Print speed1
Warm up time
From power on to Ready state on LCD
World’s smallest A4 colour laser-class printer for small and home offices and small businesses.
Up to 12 A4 pages per minute (ppm) mono and up to 10 ppm colour (actual print speed will vary with use)
Equal to or less than 25 seconds
First page out time
From Ready state
Print resolution
User interface
Data streams
Processor speed
Memory (RAM)
Memory expansion
Read-only memory (ROM)
Maximum duty cycle
Typical monthly print volume Equal to or less than 24 seconds (mono), 29 seconds (colour)
600 x 600 dpi
Two buttons and 11 graphically lit LEDs
192 MHz
64 MB standard
Not available
2 MB
Up to 30 000 pages per month
150 - 500 pages per month
Paper handling
Standard input sources
Additional input capacity
Maximum input capacity
Standard output destination
Maximum output capacity
Additional output destinations
150 sheet drawer
Not available
150 sheets
100 sheet bin
100 sheets
Not available
Supported media types, sizes and paper weights
Media types supported
Plain paper (normal, thick); cover (106-163 g/m2); coated paper (106-163 g/m2); label; envelope; recycled
paper; Hagaki (190 gsm)
Media size A4 SEF, B5 SEF, A5 SEF, Letter SEF, Executive SEF, Folio SEF, 8.5 in x 13 in Legal SEF, Com-10 SEF, Monarch/DL,
C5 SEF; Width: 76.2 mm to 215.9 mm; Length: 127 mm to 355.6 mm
Media weight
60 gsm to 216 gsm
Printable area
207.9 mm x 347.6 mm
Page layout options
Portrait or landscape orientation, multiple copies, multipage printing (N-up), manual duplex printing (only for
Windows Driver), Poster (only for Windows Driver), booklet printing (only for Windows Driver), watermarks (only
for Windows Driver), collate, rotation
Standard interfaces
USB 2.0 high speed supported
Print languages and fonts
GDI (Graphics Device Interface)
Operating Systems (OS) support
Toner management
Ship-with toner cartridge capacity2
Standard toner cartridge capacity2
High capacity toner cartridge2
Toner recycling
Microsoft® Windows® 7 32 bit/64 bit, Windows Vista® 32 bit/64 bit (Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate,
Business), Windows Server 2008 32 bit/64 bit, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP 32 bit/64 bit (Home &
Pro), Windows 2003 Server 32 bit/64 bit, Mac OS®: 10.3.9 or later (Power PC 32 bit), 10.4.11 or later (Power PC
32 bit/ Intel 32 bit), 10.5 with latest update (Power PC 32/64 bit/ Intel 32/64 bit), 10.6 with the latest update (Intel
32/64 bit)
Not available
In conjunction with the printer and software, features include toner level reporting, low toner alerts, autogenerated alert e-mails, toner conservation, and the Dell Consumables Management System
700 pages (black); 700 pages (CMY) (colour)
700 pages (black); 700 pages (CMY) (colour)
2 000 pages (black); 1 400 pages (CMY) (colour)
Dell’s Recycling Program (details included in product)
The Dell 1250c, 1350cnw, 1355cn and 1355cnw all use the same toner cartridges.
Dell 1250c
colour printer
Language and regulatory certifications
Printer firmware & software
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish
User guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish; Reduced Manual available on-line:
Greek, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Hungarian
Safety certifications
IEC60950-1:2005 2nd edition / EN60950-1:2006 2nd edition; IEC60825-1 (LED); CE Mark (EU); Nemko (Nordic);
GS Mark (Germany); GOST and Hygienic (Russia); SASO (Saudi Arabia); SABS (South Africa); UL/cUL listed
(UL60950-1:2007 2nd edition); FDA/DHHS (21CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter J); NOM (Mexico)
EMC certifications
CE mark (EU countries) [EN55022:2006+A1:2007 Class B; EN61000-3-2:2006; EN
61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005; EN55024:[1998+A1:2001+A2:2003]; FCC CFR Title 47, Part 15 Class B (USA);
ICES-003, (Canada); GOST (Russia); SABS (South Africa); C-Tick (Australia)
Environmental compliance and EU RoHS5, Energy Star®-compliant4, Blue Angel (Germany)
other certifications/compliances
Printer management
Not available
Warranty and service options
Standard service3
Service options
1 Year Next Business Day Service after Remote Diagnosis
Extended service options are available during the term of the warranty for up to four years
Printer options and accessories
Not available
Physical specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Operating environment
Storage (packaged)
Printer: 394 mm x 300 mm x 225 mm; Shipping: 525 mm x 431 mm x 380 mm
Printer: 10.5 kg (with consumables); Shipping: 13.0 kg
Temperature: 5°C to 32°C; Relative humidity: 15% to 85% RH, non-condensing; Altitude: ≤ 3100 m. above sea-level.
Temperature: 0°C to 35°C; Relative humidity: 15% to 80% RH; Altitude: ≤ 3100 m. above sea-level.
Average sound pressure (bystander position)
230 vac models:
Power consumption (Energy Star®-compliant)
Maximum current consumption
Typical energy consumption (TEC)7
Power Save options
Printing (simplex mode): 47.9 dB (A) (Ref); Standby mode: 23.3 dB (A) (Ref)
220 to 240 vac ± 10 %, 50 ± 3 Hz / 60 ± 3 Hz nominal
Continuous printing: 265W; Standby mode: 63W; Power Saver mode: Equal to or less than 11W;
Deep Sleep Mode: Equal to or less than 5W; Off mode: 0W
5A @ 220V-240V
1.01 kwh
User definable 5 - 30 mins. (default 5 mins.)
Service options3
2-5 years Next Business Day On-site Service after Remote Diagnosis
1-5 years Dell ProSupport™
Contents in box
Dell 1250c Colour Printer, Installation Software CD (Printer Driver & Dell Supplies Management Software), Dell
1250c Ship-With Black Cartridge (700 page yield2), Dell 1250c Ship-With Colour Cartridges (700 page yield2),
Power Cord, Placemat, Product Information Guide, Quick Reference Guide (DAO only), NoM Techsheet (DAO
only), Blue Angel Techsheet (EMEA only), GS-Mark Techsheet (EMEA only) and Hardware Recycle Program label
and instructions.
Print speed quoted refers to A4 Simplex (single-sided) page using default print mode. Actual print speed may vary depending upon system configuration, software application and document complexity.
Tested in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 testing methodology. Yields vary with usage and environmental conditions.
Service may be provided by third party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service
contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. Defective unit must be returned. Replacements may be refurbished.
For details on energy efficiency of Energy Star qualified products, refer to:
Meets the requirements of the EU Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) dated 27 January 2003.
Tested in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in accordance with ISO 9296, Acoustics—Declared noise emission values of computer and business equipment
For the Typical Energy Consumption value calculation details please visit:
Based on a comparison of printer volume, (W x D x H) performed by Dell in August 2010.
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