Those who want a basic multifunction inkjet printer with office capabilities will want to consider the Lexmark X5495 ink printer, especially for its low price. Print speeds are solid, at up to 15 pages per minute for black, though a little slow for color at normal settings at 3.5 pages per minute. The high cost of Lexmark X5495 ink and the need to purchase additional cartridges for black and photo printing may be a deterrent.
In order to get full photo quality, users will want to purchase separate photo inkjet cartridges. Also, the unit only comes with color Lexmark X5495 ink cartridges, which print with composite black instead of black ink. Therefore, buyers will opt to purchase a separate black cartridge as well. Ink prices are higher than competitor's prices, and buying three Lexmark X5495 cartridges will become an expense.
Printing, scanning, copying and faxing are all included in one machine. Faxing and copying can be done in standalone mode, without needing to connect it to a computer. Its control panel is a bit limited; however, getting the full feature set will require using the included software on the computer. For basic faxing and copying, it works well as a standalone machine. It has an automatic document feeder for scanning, copying and faxing multiple pages quickly and easily. The ADF only holds 15 sheets, but this should be enough for most home and small office users.
User reviews of the Lexmark X5495 inkjet are mixed. Many consumers praise its easy setup and intuitive software, which walks users through the setup process painlessly. Others complain of technical problems that were unable to be resolved by support personnel. A few mention its high ink costs as a serious consideration.
Overall, the Lexmark X5495 ink printer has a lot to offer for its low price. Its functions are well-designed, and print speeds are good, but high ink costs make it expensive in the long run.
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