Home users looking for a lightweight color inkjet printer that is easy to set up and use should consider the Lexmark Z11. It has good text quality and decent photo quality, but needs an extra cartridge for true black. Print speeds are slow, at 4 pages per minute for black and 2.5 pages per minute for color. Lexmark Z11 ink is more expensive than competing models.
The unit is compact and lightweight, measuring 14.7 inches by 8.4 inches by 6.1 inches and weighing only 4 pounds. The control panel is sparse, with only a power button and a paper feed button, but most of its features and options are controlled through software, so this isn't much of an issue. Lexmark Z11 ink cartridges are expensive, and only a color cartridge is included. Those wishing to use both Lexmark Z11 ink cartridges will have to purchase the black printer ink separately, and they cannot both be installed at once, requiring users to swap cartridges.
Included with the inkjet printer is a nice software bundle that gets buyers started with basic photo editing and creating print projects. There is also the ability to choose extra software titles with a voucher in the box for extra functionality. The driver software provides convenient access to necessary features and options, and it gives a detailed look at the remaining printer ink levels. Print quality is generally good, but print speeds are very slow. Getting the best text quality requires purchasing the additional black cartridge, which could be inconvenient.
In their review of the Lexmark Z11 inkjet unit, Amazon.com praised its 1200 dpi printing, its low price and its compact design. They disliked the need to swap cartridges and the printer's slow speeds, however.
Overall, the Lexmark Z11 may be a good choice for light-duty printing in spaces where a compact printer is needed, such as a dorm room. For users who do more printing, the high cost of Lexmark Z11 ink won't be very economical in the long run.
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