Product Type: Lexmark inkjet printers
Newest Review: ... deficiencies at all. When it comes to a solid piece of equipment + reasonable price = Lexmark Z43. If you are looking for a new printer, yo... more
Good little printer at a bargain price
Lexmark Color Jetprinter 43
Member Name: poet831
Lexmark Color Jetprinter 43
Advantages: Runs well, easy to use, prints well, good value
Disadvantages: Somtimes slow on cancelling projects
I like Lexmark because they are the everyday people version of IBM - one of those dinosaurs of the printing world. They evolve with the times and create solid products that can handle the workload that you put on them.
So, when I walked into my local Staples, it was a choice of buying another cartridge for my older Lexmark, which still worked fine but was slow and noisy, or blowing money on a new printer. Ever the cheapie, I opted for the Lexmark Z43 as it only cost me $45 ( £30 approx) more than the ink cartridge for my old machine would have done, and I wanted to stay with a Lexmark.
They have served me well over the years!
My husband wanted to go with a laser printer, but I really couldn't justify that expense. So, the Z43 it was. Cheap machine at $99 (about £65), came with black and colour cartridges - I thought I had a bargain! We took it home, unpacked and hooked it up to my computer. Very easy to programme the driver in too.
I still feel the same way, that I got a bargain - in fact, maybe that I got MORE than what I paid for! This is a no-frills machine, yet it prints clear copies, quickly and efficiently and has done marvellously well on the reprints of old photographs, which I have been doing a lot of recently. I was really surprised - I had expected it to not perform as well as a more expensive machine, but to be honest, I can't see any deficiencies at all.
When it comes to a solid piece of equipment + reasonable price = Lexmark Z43. If you are looking for a new printer, you really can't go wrong if you choose this machine.
2400 x 1200 dpi (black and color) on all paper types.
(That's nearly 40% higher than 2880 x 720 dpi models, apparently)!
Up to 12 pages per minute black and 6 pages per minute color
(They say) Accu-Feed(tm) paper handling virtually eliminates paper jams while handling a wide range of paper from envelopes and transparencies to paper stock up to 150 lbs
Features one-click printer driver software installation, simple cartridge loading and convenient ink level indicators
And it's both PC/Mac Compatible
The only complaint I have about this printer is that sometimes, when you hit cancel to stop the print, it just has a mind of its own and carries on printing to the end. I could see this might be a bit of a problem if you were dealing with some kind of a paper jam.
Summary: Good little printer at a bargain price
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