The Lexmark E342N is a monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It has fast speeds, good quality, and a generous amount of memory, making it a well-rounded printer. For homes or small offices with fewer needs, take a look at the Konica Minolta 2350, that uses Konica-Minolta 1710517-005 toner.
Many printers designed for the small office prioritize one aspect, such as paper capacity or speed, and as a result, the other aspects are disappointing. The E342N strikes a good balance of including all the necessary features users need, while not sacrificing quality in any area.
The design is relatively compact, with a small footprint for fitting into tight office spaces. It measures 9.8 inches by 15.6 inches by 13.9 inches, and weighs 22 pounds. This allows the printer to be easily moved around when necessary. The Lexmark E342N includes a 366 mhz processor and 32 MB of RAM, meaning it can handle graphics-intensive documents without slowdowns. The memory can also be upgraded to a maximum of 160 MB if needed.
The E342N doesn't skimp on paper capacity. It holds 250 sheets in its single drawer, and also has a single-sheet manual feed for alternate media. There is also a 550-sheet additional drawer upgrade that can be added at any time.
Lexmark E342N toner cartridges are very affordably-priced, resulting in a low cost per page. Each Lexmark E342N toner cartridge has a capacity of 2,500 pages, and a high-yield cartridge is available with a capacity of 6,000 pages. Combining the high-yield cartridge with the laser toner save mode of the Lexmark E342N can result in even lower per-page costs. The cost per page using this printer toner is much more affordable than similar toners on the market, like Xerox 106R01085 toner.
Print quality for the E342N is excellent, and print speed is very fast, at up to 30 pages per minute. Text is very sharp and dark and remains readable at small font sizes. Graphics quality is average for a laser, but still quite good even though it only prints in black-and-white. To print in color consider the Oki C3600, which features Okidata 43459301 toner.
Overall, the Lexmark E342N printer offers a great combination of excellent print quality and fast speed, and doesn't forget robust processing and generous paper capacity.
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