Home users shopping for a bargain-priced printer may want to consider the Lexmark Z12. For its extremely low price, buyers won't get the bells and whistles of more expensive units but will get basic features, good quality and decent speeds, at up to 6 pages per minute for black and 3 pages per minute for color. Lexmark Z12 ink prices are high, though.
The Lexmark Z12 sports a compact design with a small footprint. It measures 8.6 inches by 14.7 inches by 4.9 inches and weighs only 9 pounds. This makes it a good choice for the tight spaces of homes and small offices, as well as dorm rooms. The high cost of Lexmark Z12 ink cartridges is perhaps the main drawback. In fact, paying so much for the Lexmark Z12 ink cartridges may eventually eat up the upfront savings, making it a more economical choice to go with a more expensive product with less expensive printer ink costs.
One nice feature of the Lexmark Z12 is its Accu-Feed paper handling, which the manufacturer claims will virtually eliminate paper jams, even when printing on thicker media. In fact, it supports paper stock up to 150 lbs. The included software is easy to use and helps guide the buyer through the installation process quickly and easily. Once installed, it provides status information and shows the printer ink levels remaining. With no control panel on the machine, the software becomes even more important, and in this case, it does not disappoint.
PCWorld reviewed the Lexmark Z12 inkjet unit, and was impressed with its low price. They also liked its versatility, allowing users to print on a variety of media. They found the need to switch the black and color cartridges disappointing and thought color images were mediocre.
Overall, the Lexmark Z12 is a very basic product for an extremely low price. Just don't expect much more than the basics, and watch out for expensive printer ink costs.
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