The Lexmark MS312 laser printer has a relatively compact design and an affordable price tag, but it still offers big performance, outputting up to 35 pages per minute. Its Eco-Mode can help reduce the usage of Lexmark MS312 printer toner, and built-in duplexing and networking features make it a solid choice for a shared office environment.
The model is often referred to as the MS312dn, highlighting the automatic duplexing and networking features that set it apart from some of the competition. Its design is fairly compact, with a size of 15x10.3x15.7 inches, and it weighs only 30.9 pounds with the Lexmark MS312 toner cartridge installed. The control panel is very basic, with only a two-line LCD for displaying info, and a small array of buttons. Users will access most of the advanced features from their computer instead.
Output quality is very sharp, thanks to a 2400 dpi resolution, though this higher quality setting takes more printing time. The standard paper handling setup is a good fit for small offices, with a 250-sheet main tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose feeder for alternative media types. The paper capacity can be upgraded to a maximum of 850 pages for offices with heavier workloads.
The cost of toners is quite a challenge, however, as Lexmark MS312 toner cartridges are some of the most expensive in its class. Even with several capacities for Lexmark MS312 toner supplies available, the cost per page is still pretty high, making it a less appealing choice for those on a tight budget.
With a great set of features that include networking and duplexing, and a compact design that is a great fit for small offices, the MS312 is an appealing choice. It is let down by high operating costs, however, which could be a big drawback for some buyers.
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