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Shan W.

Shan W.

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LEXMARK Z series Z611 18k6572 Up to 14 ppm Black Print Speed Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Personal Color Printer
LEXMARK Z series Z611 18k6572 Up to 14 ppm Black Print Speed Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Personal Color Printer

Pros: This printer has done well for me over the last year. Although I don't use it daily, it probably prints approx. 200 pages a month, and without complaint. It also has a small footprint on your desktop.

Cons: This printer is not compatible with Vista yet. According to Lexmark, the drivers are 'coming'.

Overall Review: While most people want to scoff at the lack of an installed black cartridge, and missing USB cable, it's not that big a deal. I haven't seen a printer manufactured in the last 5 years that included a USB cable, no matter what the price. As far as the ink.. this printer prints blacks extraordinarily well with the color cartridge only. It isn't a mish-mash brown like old printers produced, and if black is the bulk of your printing, you can add a black cartridge along with your color, and print away. Also, this is not a photo printer, and Lexmark does not market it as such, so if you are looking for photo prints, look elsewhere, you aren't going to get them here. That being said, it does photo-type output reasonably well, without color aberrations or obvious deviation. Finally, the ink is more costly than the printer, but that has pretty much been so for several years now. If companies hadn't figured out the profit was in consumables, this printer would cost 10 times as much.