Our dell printer is hooked up to our computer, we got the it years ago with the computer, so they're both old. I've always just ordered ink off dells website, buy can i just go out and buy any kind of ink??
Answer on How do I know what ink I can buy for my printer?
ink cartridges are to be specific to the printer. you may find compatible non-dell cartridges cheaper than dell though. I would google your printer and see if there are any compatible cartridges available