Home users who want excellent photo printing quality and options should take a look at the Lexmark Z812. It has fast printing speeds, at up to 20 pages per minute for black and 14 pages per minute for color. It also offers borderless printing and other great photography features. Lexmark Z812 ink costs are a bit high, however.
Maximum resolution is 4800 by 1200 dpi when using photo paper and 2400 by 1200 dpi when using regular paper. This results in sharp prints. The unit is fairly compact as well, making it a solid choice for small office spaces. The input and output paper trays can fold into the unit for an even smaller footprint.
Printer ink expenses could be an issue for some. A color inkjet cartridge is included in the box, but photography enthusiasts will likely want to purchase additional photo Lexmark Z812 ink cartridges Buyers who want true black prints will want to purchase the separate black ink cartridge. With so many Lexmark Z812 ink cartridges to add, printer ink costs could get very expensive.
The inkjet printer connects via USB 2.0, but sadly, a USB cable is not included. This means many users will have yet another additional expense. The included software helps guide users through the installation process, and once installed, it helps users create and print a variety of photo projects such as scrapbooks and albums. There is an SD slot included for inserting a digital camera card for either direct printing or uploading to an attached computer. The machine is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms.
Reviews of the Lexmark Z812 are somewhat negative. A few consumers praise its affordable price and mention that it works very well out of the box. Other consumers mention problems with paper jams and print head alignment problems, however.
Overall, it is a solid photo printer, but for a little more money, buyers could get a printer with more features and less expensive Lexmark Z812 ink costs.
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