Lexmark Z 25 Color Jetprinter

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Lexmark Z 25 Color Jetprinter

The Lexmark Z25 is a versatile, high-performance printer perfectly suited for small business, home office and individuals who demand the highest quali...

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Review of "Lexmark Z 25 Color Jetprinter"

published 03/07/2004 | duncannichols
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"Lexmark Z25-Approach with caution"

Firstly, this printer is incredibly cheap (I got mine for about £25, and worked out that if I got two ink cartridges free instead of one, then it would worth buying the printer just to get the cartridges as it would be cheaper!) However, I have outlined a few problems with the printer that I would like to bring to the attention of potential buyers:

1. I found that after a while, the drivers for the printer uninstalled themselves. I didn't know why, and have not been able to get to the bottom of the problem since, but I do know that it has never happened to me before with any piece of hardware, and it was certainly very annoying, especially if you have misplaced the CD with the drivers on it!

2. I found that after having the printer for a mere couple of weeks, it failed to respond when I tried to print. I would press the print document button, and the Lexmark printing window came up, but the computer froze up and the printer refused to print, which, needless to say, was incredibly frustrating. Again, I have never encountered this problem with any other printer I have ever had. I was unable to resolve this problem and in the end had to get rid of the printer and buy another because it simply was not doing anything!

Along with these two specific problems, I found that with the Lexmark Z25 printer the quality was not of a particularly high quality, it wasn't very quick and the reliability of the printer was pretty poor. I personally feel that you would be better off spending a little bit more cash and buying a better quality printer, perhaps one of the higher level Lexmarks, an Epson (which I have always found to be of a good quality) or a Hewlett Packard.

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  • mdstone published 04/07/2004
    These software problems may very well be your Operating System and not the fault of Lexmark.
  • cbzcbz published 04/07/2004
    Good review, but I think its better to go for a mid-range printer as cartridges are cheaper :-)
  • Kingseany published 03/07/2004
    Cheap printers are a false economy generally unless you rarely use it for more than a letter or so..
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Product Information : Lexmark Z 25 Color Jetprinter

Manufacturer's product description

The Lexmark Z25 is a versatile, high-performance printer perfectly suited for small business, home office and individuals who demand the highest quality possible from a color inkjet printer. With 1200 x 1200 dpi, the Lexmark Z25 easily outclasses its competition. The Lexmark Z25 delivers higher definition than ever achieved before delivering output so sharp and vivid, that photo quality prints and laser sharp text are possible, right out of the box. Accu-Feed paper handling virtually eliminates paper jams while handling a wide range of paper from envelopes and transparencies to paper stocks.

Product Details

Product Description: Lexmark Z25 Color Jetprinter - printer - colour - ink-jet, Lexmark Z25L Color Jetprinter - printer - colour - ink-jet

Printer Type: Personal printer - ink-jet - colour

Weight: 2.3 kg, 2.2 kg

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Print Speed: Up to 9 ppm - B/W ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 1200 dpi

Interface: USB

Processor: 24 MHz

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, iron-on transfers, coated paper, photo paper, banners, cards

Total Media Capacity: 100 sheets

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 2000 pages

System Requirements: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Red Hat Linux 7.0, Linux Mandrake 7.2, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, SuSE Linux 7.0

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 44.5 cm x 20.6 cm x 13 cm, 44.5 cm x 21 cm x 13 cm, 44.5 cm x 45.7 cm x 31.2 cm

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, German / Germany

General

MPN: 15j0202, 80D0991, 15J0218, 80D1063, 15J0070

Printer Type: Personal printer - ink-jet - colour

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, German / Germany

Enclosure Colour: Grey, white

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 9 ppm - B/W ¦ Up to 6 ppm - colour

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 1200 dpi

Processor

Processor: 24 MHz

Media Handling

Media Path Type: Straight

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, iron-on transfers, coated paper, photo paper, banners, cards

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm

Media Sizes: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm), Executive (184 x 267 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm)

Envelope Sizes: US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm), US A2 (111 x 146 mm), International DL (110 x 220 mm), International C6 (114 x 162 mm), Com-10 (105 x 241 mm), International C5 (162 x 229 mm), International B5 (176 x 250 mm), Monarch (98.4 x 190.5 mm), US No 9 (98.6 x 225.6 mm), US No 6 (92 x 165 mm), Japanese Chou No 3 (120 x 235 mm), Japanese Chou No 4 (90 x 205 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Card / Label Sizes: US 4 x 6 Card (10 x 15 cm), Hagaki Card (100 x 148 mm), US 3 x 5 Card (76 x 127 mm)

Total Media Capacity: 100 sheets

Media Feeder(s): Autoload - 100 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm), 1 x autoload - 100 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm)

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 2000 pages

Cartridge / Printhead Included Qty: 2, 1

Cartridge / Printhead Duty Cycle: 275 pages

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type B

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x ink cartridge ( colour ) - up to 205 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( black ) - up to 410 pages

MTBF: 26,280 hour(s)

Mounting Kit: Not required

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external

Power Consumption Operational: 21.8 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 8.5 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities

OS Required: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Red Hat Linux 7.0, Linux Mandrake 7.2, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, SuSE Linux 7.0

Additional Requirements: USB port

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - replacement - 1 year - on-site, Limited warranty - replacement - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission: 44 dB, 44 dBA

Sound Emission (Operating): 44 dBA

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 44.5 cm

Depth: 20.6 cm, 21 cm, 45.7 cm

Height: 13 cm, 31.2 cm

Weight: 2.3 kg, 2.2 kg

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