The Lexmark Z31 offers all the necessary features for a basic color inkjet. It will appeal to home and small office users looking for a compact and affordable color printer. Print speeds are a bit on the slow side, at 8 pages per minute black and 3.5 pages per minute color. Lexmark Z31 ink is expensive.
Most home users tend to shop based on price, as they often have limited budgets. For this reason, many often buy the cheapest machine they feel will fit their needs. Unfortunately, most buyers don't take into account the ongoing cost of printer ink. Lexmark Z31 ink cartridges are more expensive than those of most in its class, which makes it more expensive to own than printers with a higher upfront price tag, in many cases. Also, buyers should ensure they can find Lexmark Z31 ink cartridges in a local store or online retailer at a reasonable price before making the decision to purchase.
The Lexmark Z31 has an "Accu-feed" system for reducing the likelihood of paper jams, which is perhaps the most common problem. The printer connects via parallel port only, which could be a problem for those with no parallel port available, as is the case with many modern computers. Its design is very compact, making it easy to keep on a desk or large shelf, and its input tray can fold down for easy storage when not in use.
In their review of the inkjet printer, Amazon.com praised its quick and easy setup, and they found its text printing to be very sharp. They disliked its slow color printing and found that high quality settings took much longer than the rated speeds to finish printing.
Overall, the Lexmark Z31 is a good balance of features and price, and its compact size should be appealing to buyers with limited space. The high cost of printer Z31 ink will be expensive, making competing models a more economical choice.
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