Home users who want photo-friendly features and also want copying and scanning should consider the Lexmark X4530. It has a nice combination of features and functions for the price, and its compact size is a good fit for tight spaces. Print speeds are decent, at up to 24 pages per minute for black and 17 pages per minute for color, though printing at high quality settings will be much slower. The high cost of Lexmark X4530 ink will probably be a deterrent for users with higher-volume printing needs.
The Lexmark X4530 is certainly not the most economical model on the market. Lexmark X4530 inkjet cartridges are quite a bit more expensive than those of competing models, a black cartridge is not included in the box, and getting the best photo quality requires purchasing a third photo Lexmark X4530 ink cartridge. This all adds up to quite an extra expense, making more expensive models seem more valuable by comparison.
The copy function of the Lexmark X4530 is quite robust for a budget machine. It can operate as a standalone copy machine, without the need for a computer, and there are one-touch buttons on the control panel for black copy and color copy, which makes it easy to make a fast copy. There are a number of useful features for photo printing, including memory card slots which can accept digital camera cards for transferring to the computer for printing. There is also a PictBridge-compatible USB port for connecting PictBridge cameras directly to the machine.
User reviews of the Lexmark X4530 are mostly positive. Users praise its affordable price and its small footprint. Some users mention its minimal ink consumption, while other criticize the high cost of replacement cartridges, especially the need to buy extra cartridges almost immediately.
Overall, the Lexmark X4530 is a very capable multifunction device, but for a little more money, users may find more to like in competing models.
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