Dell B1160 & B1160W Laser Printers


The Dell B1160 and Dell B1160w laser printers

Easy-to-use, reliable and affordable monochrome laser printers

Perfect for small and home offices and small businesses

Get outstanding value and reliability with the compact Dell™ B1160 and wireless B1160w printers. Affordably priced, both printers deliver excellent print quality at a low cost per page, fast print speeds and a high monthly duty cycle. Easy-to-use and maintain, they come with a lifetime fuser unit, so the only part to install is the single toner cartridge. For added convenience, the Dell B1160w wireless printer comes with built-in Wireless 802.11 b/g/n that is fast to set up and share within a wireless network1 . Space saving and reliable, the Dell B1160 and B1160w printers are simple and easy to operate and offer outstanding value in printing to your organization.

The Dell B1160 and B1160w laser printers offer a reliable, basic printing solution for the cost-conscious Small and Home Office and/or Small Business customer.

Easy and efficient

• Compact, space saving design

• Easy-to-use with simple control buttons and only one replaceable toner cartridge

• Fast print speeds of up to 20 pages per minute (ppm)2 (A4), (actual print speed will vary with use)

Wireless printing (Applicable to Dell B1160w only)

• Built in Wireless 802.11 b/g/n1 with quick and easy set up

• Print directly from Android mobile devices using the Dell Mobile Print app

Outstanding value

• Affordably priced printers which deliver excellent quality laser prints (up to 1200 dpi image quality) at a low cost per page

Reliable performance

• Maximum monthly duty cycle of 10,000 pages

• Lifetime fuser unit to minimise downtime and maintenance

Designed with the environment in mind

• These Energy Star qualified8 printers have low energy consumption without compromising on print speeds.

• Reduce paper usage with manual two-sided printing. Outstanding service and warranty Dell’s excellent Limited Hardware Warranty3 and service is worldclass with well-established installation, maintenance, and service offerings.

• Gain peace of mind with Dell’s standard 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty3 and 12 months Next Business Day On-Site Service After Remote Diagnosis4 . Protect your investment even longer with an optional limited hardware warranty extension up to a total of 5 years3 .

Toner cartridges

Dell B1160/B1160w black toner cartridge standard capacity: approximately 1,500 pages5

Standard memory

8 MB (B1160); 32 MB (B1160w) (RAM)


High-speed USB 2.0, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n (B1160w only)

Standard warranty

1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty3 and 24 x 7 online Technical Support plus 12 months Next Business Day and service On-Site Service After Remote Diagnosis4, 7

Product description

Affordable, compact and reliable single function laser printers designed for small and home offices, and small businesses.

Printer specifications

Print speed Up to 20 pages per minute (ppm)2 (A4), (actual print speed will vary with use)

First page out time From ‘Ready’ state: Less than 8.5 seconds; Sleep: Less than 15.5 seconds

Print resolution 600 x 600 dpi (printer default); 1200 dpi image quality

User interface Two LEDs and a two-button keypad

Data streams SPL

Processor ARM926EJS (300 MHz)

Memory (RAM) B1160: 8 MB SDRAM; B1160w: 32 MB SDRAM

Memory expansion Not available

Maximum duty cycle Up to 10,000 pages per month

Average monthly usage rate 75 pages per month

Paper handling

Standard input sources 150 sheets via standard tray

Additional input capacity Not available

Maximum input capacity 150 sheets

Duplex unit Not available

Standard output destination 100 sheet bin

Supported media types, sizes and paper weights

Media types supported Plain, thin, thick, bond, cardstock, cotton, colored, pre-printed, recycled, archive, transparency, label, envelope 150 sheet standard tray

Media size: A4, A5, US Letter, US Legal, Executive, Folio, Oficio, ISO B5, JIS B5, Monarch, No.10, DL, C5, postcard 4 x 6

Minimum size (Custom): 76.2 x 127 mm

Maximum size (Custom): 216 x 356 mm

Weight: 60 to 163g/m2

Duplexer Manual

Page layout options Portrait or landscape orientation

Printable area Within 4.32 mm of all edges of the media

Connectivity Standard interfaces High-speed USB 2.0; Wireless 802.11 b/g/n1 (B1160w only)

Print languages and fonts SPL, Host based XPS. XPS driver can be supported by either on Web.

Operating Systems (OS) support Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32/64 bit), 2000, XP (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), 2003 Server (32/64 bit), 2008 Server (32/64 bit), 2008R2 (64 bit), RedHat® Enterprise Linux® WS 4, 5, 6 (32/64 bit), Fedora 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (32/64 bit), 14, 15; SuSE Linux 10.1 (32 bit); OpenSuSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 (32/64 bit); Mandriva 2007, 2008, 2009, 2009.1, 2010 (32/64 bit); Ubuntu 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, 7.10, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 11.04 (32/64 bit); SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, 11 (32/64 bit); Debian 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 (32/64 bit); Macintosh version (OS X 10.4 - 10.7); B1160w only: Novell NetWare 5.x, 6.x and later (TCP/IP)

Network protocol (only applicable TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6 (Transportation:Ipsec, ICMPv6, Printing: Port 9100, LPD, DHCPv6, DNSv6, HTTP, to B1160w) SNMP (v1 v2 v3))


Toner management

Dell Supplies Ordering Utility Ship-with toner cartridge capacity5

The printer ships with a toner cartridge (approx 700 pages)

Toner cartridge capacity5

Standard capacity (approx 1,500 pages) toner cartridges are available for both the B1160 and the B1160w.

Toner recycling

Toner cartridges are recyclable using Dell’s recycling program. For details, visit

Mobile printing (only applicable Print from Android device: download/install Dell Mobile

Print app from Google Play to B1160w)

Printer management

Software included B1160 and B1160w: Dell Printer Manager: helps easily customise the printer’s settings; Dell Supplies Ordering Utility: intelligent monitors toner status and proactively notifies you before you run out of toner; Firmware Download Utility: effectively manages firmware update; Lite StatusMonitor: tracks printer status; B1160w only: Wireless Setting Program: simplified wireless setup.

Service options 2 - 5 Years Next Business Day On-site Service After Remote Diagnosis7 1 - 5 Years Dell ProSupport™ available during the term of warranty

Physical specifications

Dimensions – W x D x H Printer: 331 mm (W) x 215 mm (D) x 178 mm (H)

Shipping carton: 380 mm (W) x 267 mm (D) x 228 mm (H)

Weight Printer: 4.0 kg (with toner); 3.4 kg (without toner)

Shipping carton: 4.9 kg

Operating environment

Operating: air temperature 10 to 32°C, Relative Humidity 20 - 80%, altitude 2,500 m Storage (unpackaged): air temperature 0 to 40°C, Relative Humidity 10 - 80% Storage (packaged): air temperature -20 to 40°C, Relative Humidity 20 - 95%, altitude 10,300 m

Acoustics6 Printing: Less than 50 dBA Standby Mode: Less than 26 dBA

Voltage 230 vac models - input voltage range: 220 - 240 volts (V) at 50/60 ± 3 hertz (Hz) nominal.

Power consumption B1160: Ready mode less than 30 W; Power saver mode less than or equal to 0.9 W; Off less than or equal to 0.5 W, Energy Star® v1.2-qualified8 B1160w: Ready mode less than 30 W; Power saver mode less than or equal to 1.2 W; Off less than or equal to 0.5 W, Energy Star® v1.2-qualified8 Average current consumption 120 vac: 5.0A; 230 vac: 2.5A