Small offices and homes that have a limited number of daily tasks to perform should consider getting an inkjet printer rather than a laser device. Inkjet printers are designed to focus more on quality and reliability, whereas a laser printer is built to handle hundreds or thousands prints each day. The Lexmark Z80 is durable and can produce documents at a high speed, so long as the volume of pages is minimal.
Color capabilities are available with the Z80, which will be important for users that want to print pictures. The standard black-and-white resolution is 600x600 dpi using the Lexmark Z80 ink, while the color prints usually have a higher resolution. Speeds will not exceed 20 pages per minute, and the wait time for the first page to print out is low. This is a compact inkjet printer, with a smart design that allows it to fit on any desktop or table.
Four colors of printer ink are used, but they are held in only two Lexmark Z80 ink cartridges. Black is by itself and the cyan, magenta and yellow all share a tank. Though this system makes the cost of replacement Lexmark Z80 ink cartridges more affordable, it does create a lot of waste because when one color is empty, the whole thing must get tossed, thus wasting what was left of the other colors. Lexmark Z80 ink can be purchased online from the manufacturer or from third party vendors who create compatible options.
Overall, this Lexmark unit is a good fit for a number of low-volume users. The upfront price is reasonable and the replacement printer ink is affordable, especially with compatible options. The output rate is decent and the quality is above average. Users will be happy with the Lexmark Z80 and it will print reliably for years to come.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.