The Lexmark i3 is an inkjet unit that will fulfill basic printing needs—and that's about it. Weighing only 9.5 pounds, it's easily portable, but the dimensions of 16.3x4.2x9.5 inches leave a large footprint hindering its mobility. Though it is compatible with Windows and Linux, Mac users will have to look elsewhere for a basic, color inkjet printer.
Built with a standard USB interface, this printer must be wired in order to work properly. In this day and age, most people are looking for the ability to print wirelessly; however, this unit must be connected to a computer in order to print. Its printing speed is also somewhat lagging, printing only 9 pages per minute using color Lexmark i3 ink and it prints a slow 5 pages per minute using color printer ink. For large volumes of documents, this could become quite a slowdown.
Many media types can be used in accordance with the Lexmark i3 inkjet unit—cards, coated paper, envelopes, labels, greeting cards, coated paper, transparences, envelopes, glossy photo paper and plain paper. Its monthly cycle ranges anywhere from 1,000-9,999 pages.
Two Lexmark i3 ink cartridges are used in this model. One contains black printer ink with a 410 page yield, and the other contains color with a page yield of 275. These Lexmark i3 ink cartridges are somewhat expensive for their low ink consumption; however, their print quality is high.
The Lexmark i3 is nothing special, according to user reviews. Buyers have been frustrated with how little it does in comparison to other products on the market. High Lexmark i3 ink consumption is a con to some consumers, but many find the finished product executed from it to be worth the wasted ink. One thing that is unanimous is that quality is excellent. This unit won't scan, it won't copy and it won't print directly from media interfaces—but if simple printing is desired, there might not be a better product out there.
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.