Product Type: Lexmark inkjet printers
Newest Review: ... though. For a budget printer it is excellent. It prints black and colour and peper jams are very rare indeed, something which was a partic... more
Member Name: homeworker
Date: 25/08/00, updated on 25/08/00 (45 review reads)
Advantages: a cheap printer if you are only going to use it very occasionally
Disadvantages: very slow, very expensive ink cartridges
OK - so I picked up the printer in my local Sainsbury's for 50 quid, so I wasn't expecting a lot, but it was worse than I expected. Yes the quality is OK but it's so slow - forget 4 pages per minute, each sheet takes more than a minute and that's just black and white text, no graphics, nothing fancy. On sheets with a lot of text it takes more than two minutes!
Then there's the ink. The Lexmark cartridges are by far the most expensive I've come across - retail about £22 for black (about £15 mail order compatibles) which I could live with if they were economical but I'm a third of the way through the first cartridge and I haven't even printed 50 sheets yet