The Lexmark Z600 color inkjet is designed for the home user. Its compact size makes it an easy fit for small spaces, and its affordable price is appealing. High costs for Lexmark Z600 ink may result in a high cost of ownership for frequent printers, however. Print speed is solid, at 14 pages per minute for black and 8 pages per minute for color.
Users who plan to print a lot of black text, which covers most users, may be surprised that they have to purchase a separate black Lexmark Z600 inkjet cartridge. The Lexmark Z600 ink cartridge included with the printer is only the single color cartridge. While it is possible to print black with this cartridge, it is "composite" black, which is not as dark as a dedicated black cartridge, and is also more expensive. Users also must purchase a USB cable, as there is not one included. Add to that the higher cost of ink compared to competing models, and the machine's low upfront cost starts to seem less appealing.
The printer can accept a wide variety of media types, including photo paper, transparencies, labels, envelopes, iron-on transfers, and others. It supports printing on paper sizes up to legal, at 8.5 by 14 inches. While it does not include automatic duplexing, manual duplexing is possible, and the included software walks users through the process of feeding pages back through.
User reviews of the Lexmark Z600 inkjet are very mixed. Many users praise its low price, but mention its high ink costs as a negative. Users report reliability issues and printing problems that could not be resolved. Many users complain about the starter cartridge and lack of a USB cable.
Overall, the Lexmark Z600 is a decent printer for a home user with light printing needs, but high ink costs and other necessary extras will quickly eat up its upfront savings on price. Most users will want to spend a little more for a printer with more economical ink costs.
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