For home users who skirt the line between consumer and office use, the Lexmark 7100 is a multifunction inkjet that doesn't make you choose. It can handle the photo printing and creative projects home users need, as well as provide serious scanning, copying, and faxing functions. Print speeds can reach up to 22 pages per minute for black and 15 pages per minute for color, but prices for Lexmark 7100 printer ink can sometimes be high.
The main design feature that will make buyers take the 7100 seriously is the 50-sheet automatic document feeder. This can be used to copy, scan, or fax multiple pages at once very quickly. Users who want to convert their paper documents to digital will appreciate the simple Scan-to-PDF function, and OCR software is included for turning scans into editable text as well.
When it comes to photo printing the 7100 doesn't disappoint. It can handle six-color printing at a high resolution of 1200 dpi, though this does require an additional Lexmark 7100 ink cartridge designed just for photos, which is not included in the box. This replaces the dedicated black cartridge and provides even more colors to work with, but can be a bit of a pain to swap in and out on a regular basis.
Prices for Lexmark 7100 ink can sometimes be a bit high, which reduces its value somewhat. One solution to this problem, however, is to use compatible Lexmark 7100 ink cartridges, and the high-capacity versions can offer an even lower cost per page for printer ink, for the most cost-effective solution possible.
Buyers who want the best of both worlds when it comes to photos and office functions will like the dual nature of the Lexmark 7100 inkjet. Its large document feeder and fast speeds make it an excellent value, but buyers should beware of high running costs.
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