Lexmark 2455 Printer Review
The Lexmark Optra S 2455 is a monochrome laser printer, similar to the hundreds that have some before and after it. This series was once considered innovative. In 1998, when Lexmark introduced the Optra S, there were few printing devices that offered comparable speed or quality. The most current market, however, offers units that are faster and are comprised of more features and functions that the 2455. But, for small work environments, it should meet daily needs.
With only one Lexmark 2455 toner cartridge, maintenance should not be a costly burden. Only black printer toner is used, and it produces professional-quality documents. Each Optra S 2455 toner cartridge has a page yield of 17,600 prints, providing a low cost per page. Replacement toners can be purchased from the manufacturer or from third party vendors. The Lexmark 2455 toner can reach resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi.
With a 14 second warm up time, the 2455 should not slow down a fast-paced environment. The 66 MHz Intel processor will provide an output rate of 24 pages per minute. Duplex printing is an optional feature whereas networking will require an ethernet adapter. The maximum paper capacity is 1,250 sheets, and the Optra S 2455 toner is capable of adhering to various types of paper, providing users with versatility in the projects they can perform with this unit.
A built-in memory of 8 MB should handle standard daily needs, but it can be upgraded to 136 MB for larger tasks. The monthly duty cycle is 100,000 pages, so if it used to maximum capacity, replacement Lexmark 2455 toner will be needed about four times a month. There is an LCD screen on the top panel that will make it easy for users to monitor printer toner levels and manage print jobs. Overall, though the 2455 is a bit outdated, it will still improve productivity in a large office with basic printing needs.