Product Type: Lexmark All in one Printer
Newest Review: ... here and a kilowatt there and this addition to the printer makes it all the more appealing. The quick mode also does exactly what it says o... more
Not All That Good
Member Name: MattyTM
Advantages: Looks ok, quick, energy saver
Disadvantages: terrible print quality, that should be enough to deter you...
Simply bought this printer as it was cheap and cheerful, literally.
Firstly the ink transfer on the paper, even on the highest setting is pretty dire. If you're printing a lot of black expect nothing but bad results. It is quick to set up, easy to install and looks sleek enough all be it cheap & plasticky.
The energy saving mode is a neat feature. Nowadays everyones trying to save a kilowatt here and a kilowatt there and this addition to the printer makes it all the more appealing. The quick mode also does exactly what it says on the tin and will smash out a full a4 page in but a few seconds, perfect for those last minute shopping lists or recipes.
Main use for ours is for recipes and shopping lists, as a photographer though I would never dare to use this in any professional capacity or to even go as far as use it for family photos taken in and around the home as the quality is simply to low.
For £25 you get what you pay for, it's cheap, can be quick, nice enough to look at and won't drain your electricity. Sadly it is also poor in the one area it should at least have had a go at, image quality. This is perfect for buisness's and home admin that's about it. If you want to print your family photos go to Boots and fork out the additional cost to have them done professionally.
It does also have a scanner, it scans stuff what more can I say. Hasn't got an amazingly high resolution but still good enough for everyday things. I used mine to scan my driving license and it did the job to a good enough standard.
The ink cratridges (2 of them) aren't amazingly expensive, you can find them for £10 each although RRP is closer to £16 (so a replacement set is more than the printers price tag). Saying that they'll last a couple hundred pages worth dependant on what your printing.
My advice though, pay out for a better printer.
Summary: My advice though, pay out for a better printer.
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