With high-quality photo printing as its focus, the Lexmark Z818 comes in at a very affordable price. Its compact size will be a good fit for small spaces, and its print speeds are quite fast, at up to 22 pages per minute for black and 15 pages per minute for color. The high cost of Lexmark Z818 ink is its major drawback.
While the color Lexmark Z818 inkjet cartridges included with the printer do an adequate job of printing photos and black text, users may want to purchase separate photo Lexmark Z818 ink cartridges and separate black cartridges as well for the most flexibility. Unfortunately, all of these extra cartridges add extra costs to a printer that starts at a low price. This makes it much more expensive to own in the long run.
The Lexmark Z818 has a sturdier build quality than some budget models, with a reinforced input paper tray and a solid frame that doesn't have the cheap plastic feel of many budget inkjets. One of the main features of the printer is its ability to print borderless photos, but don't expect fast speeds; thses borderless prints tend to be very slow. Setting up the printer is quick and easy with well-designed software walking the user through the process. There is no USB cable included in the box, so users may have to make another purchase.
Cnet's review of the Lexmark Z818 is generally positive. They gave it a 3 out of 5 star rating, praising its modern design aesthetic and fast printing speeds. They criticized its print quality, however, and finding that it was average and lacked a few extra features common in competing models.
Overall, the Lexmark Z818 is a good basic photo printer, but many users might opt to spend more on a model with more features and less expensive ink.
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