Product Type: Lexmark inkjet printers
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Lexmark Color Jetprinter 43
Member Name: techno_man_37
Lexmark Color Jetprinter 43
Advantages: pretty cheap
Disadvantages: not much features, pretty slow
This ones one of them printers I would describe as a home printer. Its not amazing, but it is good for the simple things most of us want to do with our printers, e.g. print off word documents and maybe even the odd photo too.
The price of this, depending on where you get it from will be round £20, some coming over a little at about £25 too. This is really very cheap for a printer, and is even cheaper than the ink is on most printers and I bet the ink for this printer is actually more expensive than the printer its self.
The reason why its this cheap is simple, it doesn't have much, if any features built in. it does do simple things though so if you can live without some special features most printers now have, then maybe the price will persuade you into buying this one.
In terms of printing speeds, its really not that fast however it depends on how you look at it. Because I test a lot of printers, 12 ppm, (pages per minute) really doesn't seem fast to me. However that does mean about one page of black and white writing every 5 seconds which will seem fast to most people and doesn't seem slow to me, however I know printers that can do a lot better, but are probably a lot more expensive.
It can also handle 6 pages per minute of colour printing, so that's one page every 10 seconds which is pretty reasonable too.
The paper is stored in the top of the printer at a 90 degree angle sticking out of the top, this flap that folds out acts as a back rest to keep the paper in place and can fold away when there's no paper in the printer so that its easier for storing.
This paper feeder can hold 100 sheets of paper which is around the average amount.
The actual print quality Is defiantly above average, and noting that this is a cheap printer is amazing.
The black text printed over this really looks like it stands out from the page and is really sharp and clear to read.
The photos printed on normal paper appear of quite good quality however sometimes there was lines in the photos if they were too bright or dark.
When printing onto photo paper, (glossy paper), the print results were a lot different. They were really good quality and I had no problems with lines or ink splotches anywhere on the page.
Altogether this is a great printer, which is really cheap and Is defiantly a steal.
However the features or should I say, the lack of features this printer has really is a turn off for me and probably a lot of people too.
Also it doesn't look that great, just like an ordinary and quite boring printer.
But if you can get over the downsides of this printer and just need something cheap for simple home printing then this is a great one to have.
Summary: ok printer, but pretty basic
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