The Lexmark Z23 is a color inkjet printer designed for the home or small office user. Its affordable price and compact size make it a great basic computer for light-duty printing environments. Its print speeds are a bit slow, at up to 8 pages per minute for black and 5 pages per minute for color. Lexmark Z23 ink is also on the expensive side, making its low price less appealing overall.
The machine measures 8.1 inches by 17.5 inches by 5.1 inches, and weighs 7 pounds, making it a great printer for tight spaces. It has a paper capacity of 100 sheets, which should be enough for a typical home user, but users who do a large amount of printing will probably find its paper capacity too small. Lexmark Z23 inkjet cartridges are more expensive than most competing models. The three colors are also contained in a single color Lexmark Z23 ink cartridge, meaning users must replace all three colors at once, leading to wasted ink.
Printing is straightforward, and print quality is generally good, though printing at higher-quality settings will slow down print speed quite a bit. Its 1200 dpi resolution does not produce images as sharp as one might expect, however. The machine supports both PC and Mac platforms, and even some distributions of Linux. It can handle a wide variety of media types, including envelopes, transparencies, banners, cards, and labels, among others.
User reviews of the Lexmark Z23 are generally negative. Many users had the printer included free with a computer purchase, but found its build quality to be a little cheap. They also found its ink prices to be much higher than expected, and found its ink consumption to be very high as well, leading to a high cost of ownership.
Overall, the Lexmark Z23 is a decent printer for light printing needs, but its high ink costs and lackluster print quality make it a poor choice for anything more.
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