Home users who need a compact and affordable printer, but have light printing needs may want to consider the Lexmark Z645. With a very low price and compact frame, it is perfect for small spaces and small budgets. While it lacks some of the advanced features and print quality of more expensive models, it is good for basic printing tasks. Print speed is up to 17 pages per minute for black and 9 pages per minute for color. The higher cost of Lexmark Z645 ink may decrease its value for users who do a lot of printing.
There are two Lexmark Z645 inkjet cartridges included with the machine. One is a black cartridge, and the other is a combination color cartridge which includes all three colors in one unit. The fact that individual cartridges are not available raises ink costs, but is more convenient for the user. High-yield Lexmark Z645 ink cartridges are available, for a lower cost per page.
The Lexmark Z645 has a vertical tray for paper input that can fold down, and a front tray that can slide in when not in use. This makes the machine very compact, though it could be inconvenient to have to reload paper for frequent users. With its Accu-Feed paper handling system, users should experience fewer paper jams. Maximum printing resolution is 4800 by 1200 dpi, though using its highest quality setting will slow down printing quite a bit.
User reviews of the Lexmark Z645 are generally positive. Users love its low price and compact size, especially its ability to fold up for a smaller footprint. Some users recommend printing in draft mode for faster speeds and less ink usage. A few mention that its build quality seems a little cheap, but doesn't seem to affect printing.
Overall, the Lexmark Z645 will be a good fit for light-duty home use, but its higher-than-average ink costs make it a poor choice for heavy-duty users.
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