Oct 05 2015

Dell 1720DN printer info

Description : Dell monochrome laser printer (EPSON parts inside) with duplex, LAN port, paralel port. Speed is up to 28 pages per minute.

Specs :

Dimensions (mm) printer : 396 mm W x 345 mm D x 254 mm H;

Weight : 11.4 kg including toner cartridge;

Power consumption : continuous printing 400 W, Ready mode 10 W, Power Saver mode: 9 W;

Additional memory : optional 128 MB memory – one memory expansion slot available;

Toner cartridges : Dell 1720/1720dn toner cartridges available in standard and high capacity versions: standard toner yield is 3000 pages, high-capacity 6000 pages, based on 5% page coverage ;

Interfaces : 1720 – USB 2.0 (full speed) port, IEEE 1284-B compliant Parallel port (cables not included). 1720dn – 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, USB 2.0 (full speed) and IEEE 1284-B compliant Parallel ports;

Processor : 366 MHz ARM9 processor

Memory : 1720 – 16 MB RAM standard, 144 MB maximum (one memory expansion slot available). 1720dn – 32 MB RAM standard, 160 MB maximum (one memory expansion slot available)

Duty cycle : up to 25 000 pages per month;

Print speed : up to 28 A4 pages per minute (ppm) . Actual print speed will vary with use.

First page out time ~ 7.5 sec (Simplex print, Standby or Power Saver mode)

Warm-up time from power on to ready state on LEDs ~ 20 seconds

Print resolution : 600 x 600 dpi (printer default), 2400 interpolated image quality, 1200 interpolated image quality (driver default), 1200 x 1200 dpi True (half rated speed)

User interface : 2 button, 6 LED layout with icon-based labels;


Driver pagehttp://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/dell-1720dn/drivers

Driver download : local (evilbox.ro)

How to install aditional RAM memoryhttp://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN291086/EN

Note : My Dell 1720DN printer has a metal cover fixed in place by 4 screws. It’s not shown in the instructions.

Memory slot for RAM upgrade

You need 128MB SDRAM 100 pin PC133 memory.


Dell 1720DN side view

Dell 1720DN side view 2

Dell 1720DN side view

Dell 1720DN side view 1


Dell 1720DN printer RAM upgrade

Dell 1720DN printer RAM upgrade


  1. Dell Toners

    Installed additional 128MB memory on Dell 1720dn laser printers creates problem sometimes.

    1. Bogdan

      I couldn’t find a 128MB memory, so i can’t test that. What type of problems do you have ?

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