Many offices want the benefit of a color laser printer with great output quality, but don't want to spend a lot. The Lexmark CS310 offers a balance of somewhat slower speeds, at 25 pages per minute, but features the same high-resolution color printing as similar models, with a lower purchase price. The cost of replacement Lexmark CS310 printer toner might make it too expensive for offices that do a lot of printing, however.
The unit comes in two flavors: the CS310n is the base model with networking, and the CS310dn also adds automatic duplexing. Both models feature the same compact design, with a height of 11.5 inches, a footprint of 17.4x16 inches, and a weight of 44.3 pounds without the Lexmark CS310 toner installed.
When it comes to networking, the CS310 can integrate into any Windows, Mac, or Linux network environment, among others, which is good news for the cross-platform office. A USB port is included as well, and wireless support is available as an optional upgrade. An Eco-Mode can be enabled from the front panel, which helps to extend the life of toners.
Lexmark CS310 toner cartridges benefit from the PANTONE color calibration system for color matching, which is particularly beneficial for businesses with brand colors that need to be accurate. The cost of replacement Lexmark CS310 toner cartridges can be pretty high, however, and even the high-capacity versions only provide 3,000-4,000 pages, so the cost per page is higher than many competing products.
For smaller offices that don't need the fastest speeds but are instead looking for affordable prices, the Lexmark CS310 could be a good fit. Its output quality is excellent, and features like networking and duplexing add a lot of value. High running costs make it an expensive machine to operate, however.
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.
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