/// - Introduction - ///
I've had one of these printers being actively used in my house for some time now.. The main reason for purchase was to simply save on Ink cost's as the inkjets were appearing to costly after monthly calculations. Anyway, after taking a leap to convert my Inkjet in to a Toner I went straight to Google and found quite a few which looked like they could do the part, however found this unit fairly cheap at just £135 as it had a damaged box. Bargain as they were still selling for considerably more at this stage!!
The printer is Mono only meaning prints just black ink to the page, the unit can deliver a rapid delivery rate of 18 pages per minute with a fairly good quality of 1200 x 1200 pixels. Not quite up to the standards of today's latest laser units but this works well for the cause and the budget..
/// - Technical - ///
Not much to say technically about the unit its pretty simple, plug and play device unload from the box connect mains power and data lead via serial port or ethernet network adapter, which also allows printing via a wired / interlinked wireless system. Example you could print from the bedroom to the office via the home network.
/// - Installation - ///
Once drivers are installed successfully then you are ready to insert your toner and warm up your unit ready for print.
/// - Specs Detail - ///
It holds roughly around 250 sheets of paper and feeds from the bottom tray. Remember to only use designated paper types as thicker types may jam the unit!! Not my idea of fun trying to drag all the bits of mashed up paper out of the rollers.
/// - Pricing & Recommendation - ///
This printer is now dis-continued so you may or may not find a unit which is brand new, however this should not be an issue as Lexmark products to date in my opinion can not be faulted. They have long run life cycles and apart from replacing consumables should be good to last for its intended purpose.
/// - Additional Comments - ///
There is no fancy gizmo's with this printer its just straight to the point to get your pages printed as quickly and efficiently as possible. I sometimes feel that we find it hard to use the older products when there's bigger and better around but for keeping the bank manager happy this is one which will be used until its hidden in dust.
Thanks for reading, Please rate fairly :)
When I have to buy a decent laser printer for one of the groups in my department, Lexmark is always the brand I go for. The are reliable, built to last and give excellent product. The page throughput is excellent (after warming up for the first page obviously) with about 10 pages per minute or so in real life situations. the print quality is excellent - text is spot on and photographs / images look like they should (albeit in monochrome). They can be easily networked with an additional internal card and when given an IP address, their status can be checked over an Intranet or the Internet. Additional paper trays can be very easily installed beneath, the only hassle is lifting the thing - they're not light. They are not cheap, but in this case, you do get what you pay for with a printer that, apart from changing the toner every 16 / 17000 pages or so and maintenance every 100000 pages can be left alone and not need much support, which is exactly the sort of product that an IT support person needs !
If you've got lots of money (like my office) and are after a very fast duplexing laser printer, this is the one. It can produce photoquality prints (but only in black and white) and at a very high speed.. whoooosh.. around 12 pages a minute (I clocked it the other day). The printer is fairly expensive, as is the toner, which is around £146 but, it can print 17600 pages from one cartridge (no I didn't count them). It's pricey fast and very high quality that's what you'll get with this printer.