The Lexmark X2530 is a multifunction color inkjet printer designed for the home or small office user. It offers solid basic multifunction features and excellent photo quality, though its text quality is not as sharp as competing models. Normal-quality print speeds are up to 12 pages per minute for black and 3 pages per minute for color, though draft speeds are much faster. Lexmark X2530 ink costs are higher than competing models, but high-yield cartridges are available.
The unit measures 14.5 inches by 19 inches by 9.4 inches, and weighs only 10.4 pounds. Its relatively small footprint will appeal to users in small spaces, and it still manages to pack a lot of functionality into its small size. Standard Lexmark X2530 inkjet cartridges are quite expensive. For this reason, users would be much better off using high-yield Lexmark X2530 ink cartridges, which keep the cost per page down overall. Using third-party compatible cartridges will help lower costs even more.
The Lexmark X2530 has printing, scanning, and copying functions included. There is a flatbed scanning surface that can handle media up to 8.5 by 11.7 inches. There is no automatic document feeder, so it will likely not appeal to users who do high volumes of scanning and copying. One-touch copy buttons make it easy to initiate a copying job in both color and monochrome, and the machine can operate as a standalone copier without a computer.
Compared to its competition, the Lexmark X2530 offers similar features for a lower price. Some competing models offer somewhat better print quality, especially for text, and many have more economical toner costs. In fact, factoring in the high cost of ink may make it more expensive in the long run than models with a higher price tag but lower ink costs.
Overall, the Lexmark X2530 has a lot to offer the home or small office user. Its affordable price and compact size make it a great choice, but users who do a lot of printing might be spending a lot on ink.
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