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WHAT IS IT?
An ink jet printer that is made by Lexmark. It works either through a USB lead or off your wifi connection, that means you do not have to have it attached to your computer to perform a print job.
I thought this printer was quite easy to install but on one of our laptops it will not connect through wifi and I have to plug it in to print. This is not a problem for me because this is the laptop that is kept near to my printer anyway so I have tucked the lead behind it and plug it in only when I need to, I have mentioned it though because it is supposed to be a wifi printer and I wanted to tell you that it does not always work like that.
There are very good instructions that appear on your screen as you are installing it and that makes it very easy to do, the full installation takes five minutes only and I think that is very good because my husband regularly installs items onto our laptops and most things take a lot longer.
TO USE THE PRINTER
I think this is a very easy printer to use and I did not need to look at the instructions very much. I like that all of the options for printing are shown on the screen of my laptop because the printer I had before had got a display on it and I had to set some of the options using buttons on the printer that were hard to reach and understand. I like that on this one from Lexmark there are two buttons only and they are to turn it on and feed blank paper through if you think the printer is jammed.
When you have found something that you want to print you follow the instructions on the screen, most of the options are selected for you and you just have to click on a button that says Print to print single pages that are a standard size.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my printer and think that it prints very sharp colourful pages. I have just replaced the ink that came with my printer and I think it has lasted for a long time because I use my printer for personal and professional printing and my children use it to print out colouring pictures and stories they have written. I think writing is printed better than pictures if you are using only cheap paper but if you buy high quality photo paper and carefully choose the printing settings then you can print out photographs that are of an acceptable quality.
The printer is quiet and each page is printed quite fast, pages that have got pictures on will print slower but it is still fast I think. I like the way the flap at the front folds open and closed because when I am not using the printer I can close it to make it look neater, then when I want to print something out I open the flap and then it will collect the paper as it comes out it the printer to stop it from falling onto the floor or my desk.
I use quality printing paper because of printing things out for my business, I am very happy with how the printing always comes out and I have never felt like I am giving out paperwork that looks unprofessional. A recent thing I have printed is some vouchers to give to my customers to entitle them to a discount on treatments offered by me and another business I work closely with, I was not happy with these to start with because there was a lot of heavy patterns on the vouchers and they did not look so sharp as other things I have printed out that were not so full of detail. I used them because the quality was good still but I would have liked them to look more professional and clear.
I like the design of this printer and think it looks neat in my home even though I do not always keep it in the room where my office space is. It is quite slim and the colours are neutral, it will not fit in with a colour scheme or decoration of a room but it does not stick out like some of the bigger printers you can buy do. It has only one small light that is lit up so it does not shine and make the room look bright so that is a good thing.
This is a very cheap printer and costs only about £20 to buy, I am surprised that it prints so good because that is a lot cheaper than other printers that I have used that give worse results.
4 Dooyoo Stars.