Depending on the printing needs of a particular household or office, different printers would be considered top-of-the-line. For a large business with high-volume printing and scanning, copying or faxing needs, a larger multi-functioning laser printer would be the best option. However, that kind of machine would be complete overkill as a personal printer, and thus would be a waste of money. Someone looking for a simple inkjet unit that prints at a steady pace, produces acceptable text documents and creates above average color photos, should look towards the Lexmark 5000.
There are three Lexmark 5000 ink cartridges that can be used in this device, but only two are necessary. The standard printer ink tanks are black and tricolor, which is cyan, magenta and yellow. These will produce black-and-white and color documents with decent resolution. However, the additional Lexmark 5000 ink cartridge is specifically designed for enhanced photo printing. It will up the resolution a lot.
This inkjet printer has the ability to print on plain and photo paper, greeting cards, envelopes, transparencies and even iron-on transfers. There are various creative activities provided by the included software, which has been reviewed to be some of the best for low-budget devices. Unfortunately, there is no banner printing, but that will not be missed by most. Weighing less than 10 pounds, it is easy to move across the room or pack in the backseat and take across country.
The black tank of Lexmark 5000 ink has a page yield of 600 pages, while the color can only yield about 275 pages. Due to these low capacities, replacement printer ink will need to be purchased at some point. When that day comes, look online for compatible or remanufactured Lexmark 5000 ink. Purchasing these rather than OEM will save money and keep the lifetime cost of the 5000 at a reasonable amount.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.