The Lexmark Z1300 is an inkjet printer designed for the home user. It offers excellent color and photo quality as well as sharp text printing in a compact, affordable machine. Print speeds are very good at 16 pages per minute for color and 22 pages per minute for black. The high cost of Lexmark Z1300 ink somewhat balances its unbelievably affordable price, however.
The unit measures only 4.8 inches by 16.9 inches by 8.3 inches, and it weighs 5.1 pounds. This makes it ideal for light-duty use in a small space such as a college dorm room or small home office. Its paper trays fold in for a very small footprint when not in use. Lexmark Z1300 ink cartridges are more expensive than competing units, which may explain the unit's low upfront price. There is only a color ink cartridge included, though a photo and black Lexmark Z1300 ink cartridges can be added later.
The real standout feature of the Lexmark Z1300 ink printer is its price. It is incredibly affordable to the point where if something goes wrong with the printer, most users would probably simply purchase another one rather than repair it. It connects via USB 2.0, though there is not a USB cable included in the box. The software included with the printer includes features to help users create photo albums and scrapbooks and print them easily. Borderless printing is supported for many popular photo sizes, making it easy to produce photos for gifts or framing.
In their review of the Lexmark Z1300 inkjet, Cnet gave it a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. They praised its low price and fast print speeds. They thought its print quality could be a little better and found its software a bit limited.
Overall, users looking for a basic printer at the lowest price possible should consider the Lexmark Z1300. Users who do a lot of printing might find its high ink costs to be a problem. Spending a little more will get faster speeds and better quality from competing models.
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