The Lexmark Z513 is a very inexpensive color inkjet printer that should appeal to bargain shoppers, but still provides solid functionality and speeds of up to 12 pages per minute in color and 9 pages per minute in black. High-capacity Lexmark Z513 printer ink is available, keeping the cost per page down, and the unit is compact enough for personal use.
The device measures 5.3x15.9x8.5 inches, and weighs just 5.3 pounds without the Lexmark Z513 printer ink installed. It can connect to either Windows or Mac computers via its single USB cable, but it lacks any type of networking support. Print quality is fairly good, thanks to a high resolution of up to 4800x1200 dpi that can provide a lot of sharp detail.
The paper tray can hold only 100 sheets, but this should be a good fit for the average home user with small needs. The device can handle multiple media sizes, up to a maximum of 8.5x17 inches, and it can also accept a wide variety of media types, such as cards, labels, transparencies, glossy paper, photo paper, and more. The tray is also able to fold into the unit to conserve space when it is not in use, though this will require reloading of paper later.
The standard Lexmark Z513 ink cartridge that comes with the device is a combined supply with cyan, magenta, and yellow. Users can and should add an optional black Lexmark Z513 ink cartridge for much better black text, as the composite black when using only the color supply won't be as dark.
The Lexmark Z513 would work well as a basic, home inkjet printer, but only for those with limited needs. Replacing the ink supplies is fairly economical, but the lack of black ink in the box is somewhat disappointing. Nevertheless, for home users on a budget, this is a winner.
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