The Lexmark Z1420 is a color inkjet printer designed for the home or small office. It has built-in wireless printing capabilities, and its print speed is fast, at up to 24 pages per minute for black and 18 pages per minute for color, which is faster than competing ink, such as Brother LC61M ink. There is a strong focus on photo printing, but the high cost of Lexmark Z1420 ink may be a problem for those who do a lot of printing.
The printer is very compact, especially when its input and output paper trays are folded over and pushed in. It measures 4.8 inches by 18.1 inches by 7.8 inches, and it weighs only 5.7 pounds. It is a good fit for small office spaces or college dorm rooms. Lexmark Z1420 ink cartridges are a bit on the expensive side, and users will find that it requires multiple Lexmark Z1420 ink cartridges to get the best prints, much like a printer that uses Canon CLI-8C ink. There is a photo cartridge for the best photo quality and an additional black cartridge for printing in true black printer ink. This adds up to an expensive cost of ownership.
The standout feature of the Lexmark Z1420 is its Wi-Fi capability. It can connect directly to an existing wireless network, which is the easiest to setup, or it can act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices to connect to directly. This is a somewhat more complicated setup routine, but once it is set up, it works well. The included software does a decent job of helping users create photo projects, such as scrapbooks and greeting cards.
In their review of the Lexmark Z1420 inkjet printer, CNET gave it a rating of 3 out of 5. They liked its low price, its fast speeds and its wireless networking capability. They disliked its print quality and its limited software options.
Overall, buyers who want a very basic color unit with wireless capability for a low price may like the Lexmark Z1420. Others may want a printer with better print quality and more affordable printer ink costs, such as the HP 3320 print with HP 28 ink.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.