The Lexmark Z2520 inkjet printer offers fairly good output quality at a very affordable price, and its maximum speeds are 25 pages per minute in black and 18 pages per minute in color. Reviewers note slower than rated speeds, however, and a tendency toward paper jams, and Lexmark Z2520 printer ink isn't the most cost-effective in its class.
The Z2520 is ideal for home use, with a compact design that measures just 4.9x18x9 inches. It weighs only 6 pounds with the Lexmark Z2520 printer ink cartridges installed, making it easy to move around or to store when not in use. It can connect via USB directly to a PC or it also includes support for wireless networking, allowing more flexibility in where it can be placed in the home.
The maximum resolution when printing in color is 4800x1200 dpi, and the unit supports borderless printing in several common photo sizes. Expert reviews mentioned that print quality can be a little lackluster, especially when it comes to text. Even worse, testing revealed that print speeds frequently come in well below the rated speeds, and the design of the printer requires a fairly steep bend in paper feeding that often leads to paper jams.
The saving grace for the unit would be if Lexmark Z2520 ink were very affordable. Unfortunately, while their purchase price isn't too high, the page yield of each Lexmark Z2520 ink cartridge is quite low, so they will need to be replaced frequently.
With a few too many flaws, from lower-than-rated speeds to paper jams, the Lexmark Z2520 inkjet printer is difficult to recommend. Its low purchase price and the inclusion of wireless networking would be appealing, but the disappointing output quality, slow speeds, and expensive supplies make other models in its class a much better choice overall.
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