The Lexmark Z13 is a basic color inkjet printer designed for the home or small office user. Its compact size makes it a great fit for tight spaces, but its slower printing speeds of 7 pages per minute for black and 4 pages per minute for color might slow down busy users. Its low price is a plus, but the high cost of Lexmark Z13 ink makes it more expensive in the long run.
Lexmark Z13 inkjet cartridges tend to be more expensive than competitors' models, which results in a higher cost of ownership for the user. Lexmark also packages the cyan, magenta, and yellow colors into a single color Lexmark Z13 ink cartridge, which leads to wasted ink and higher costs, as well. Using third-party compatible cartridges will lower the costs, but users who do heavier printing might be better off with a model with lower ink costs.
The unit can print on a variety of media types, including glossy paper, envelopes, card stock, banner paper, photo paper, and coated paper, among others. It also supports a wide range of media sizes. All modern versions of Windows are supported, as well as Mac OS and many distributions of Linux. Input paper capacity is 100 sheets, which should be enough for a single user, and the monthly duty cycle is around 1,000 pages per month, so it is not intended for heavy users.
User reviews of the Lexmark Z13 inkjet are mixed. Users praise its low price and good print quality, but mention that the highest quality setting slows down printing significantly. Users criticize its high ink usage and its very high ink costs, which they feel makes the low upfront price less of a value.
Overall, the Lexmark Z13 is a solid, basic color printer with the features that a light user will need. Its low price is balanced out by high ink costs, however, and its high-quality setting is very slow.
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