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Lexmark printer C910dn

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Lexmark C910dn has until today been the most costly printer which is almost 50 percent more compared to the second expensive model. However what you receive from this high price is the lowest cost per colour page since claimed and also a lot heavier duty handling capabilities when studied with both the primary unit and the options available. The Lexmark C910dn has the standard paper capacity of about 1,200 sheets which is nearly twice more than other colour printers. It comes with a maximum input capacity of nearly 5,300 sheets and it also includes an additional finisher which offers features like hole-punching, stapling and offset-stacking. In case you need a huge level of paper handling capabilities then odds are right that you would print enough for a lower cost per page to make a huge difference. This means that you might save nearly 1 cent over per colour paper and if you would be printing around 6,000 colour a month then you can save nearly $720 a year.

There is also an additional physical setup but you might probably not have to handle the 237 pound device. The included IPP setup, network setup and administrative tools are almost the same like the monochrome Lexmark T620dn but are considerably less automated than any Xerox or HP tools. It is up to you to get its IP address and enter the numbers and also decide whether you need to install Lexmark ports along with the driver installation or install them later from the driver properties option.

The Lexmark C910dn falls second regarding its speed tests in colour printers as it was around 5 ppm less than its higher speed mode. This printer took around 10.7 ppm on the tests which was much closer to that of HP colour LaserJet which is rated at around 21 ppm and is clocked at nearly 10.1 on average. However the print quality of Lexmark C910dn ranged average on the tests but the pictures or photos delivered from the device seemed very film quality while the text also seemed easily readable. Regarding its graphics the colours were rightfully saturated and were brilliant. You will face no problems with its registration like those in some previous LED engines. This device can be placed third among all the colour printers which are available as the tests showed some scatter and background problems but the output delivered was an outstanding solid area uniformity as there was a measure of difference in its overall amount of toner used for the solid areas.

However, the bottom line is that the Lexmark C910dn itself makes a classis device. if you might not be printing much pages to take advantages from this heavy duty paper capacity and from its cost per paper savings then there is no reason you should opt for it. However if you have a lot of printing requirements then the aforementioned two mentioned features are perfectly combined to offer you an great looking output with acceptable performance which is just good enough to justify its high price.

Lexmark T650n laster printer for SOHO

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Most workgroups and small offices that have heavy duty printing needs, the monochrome laser printer from Lexmark T650n is the perfect option. Lexmark printers are among the best printer manufacturers in today’s market and their T650n is no exception. Designed with fast speed and being combined with several papers, handling capabilities makes it a worthy replacement for anyone.

The Lexmark T650n is from the three T650 printer models and all are built with the same 45 page per minute engine. However the T650n includes 350 sheet standard input capacities which are divided into 250 sheet drawer with 100 sheet multipurpose tray. The other T650dn adds duplexer while the T650dtn builds over the T650dn while also updating its input capabilities to 900 sheets. All the comments in the review about output quality and print speed would apply to all the three models as they are built with the same engine design. You can even start with the T650n printer and later add options to turn it into any of the other models. Additionally you also have the option to add even more options to the models which include trays which increase the input capability to around 4,000 sheets.

Apart from this duplexer the paper handling options also include a 2,000 sheet drawer, 550 sheet drawer, 250 sheet drawer, an output expander offering additional 550 sheet output, a five bin mailbox, an 1,850 sheet output stacker and a stapler finisher. If you need to reach the 4,000 maximum sheet capacity mark you should add 2,200 sheets along with the 550 sheet drawers. You will also be surprised to find the small to medium size workgroup or office in an enterprise for this matter which require heavier duty printers that what T650n and its plus options can handle. Additionally it is also worth knowing that the T650 printer series also include a variety of T654 and T652 models with faster and similar engines. They basically provide the same paper handling features like that of T650 models but have faster speed.

The Lexmark T650n is typically a monochrome laser printer which is small enough to find place on your desk. The printer is built on around 45 ppm engine and is appropriately faster for speed printing. When compared to other printers the results you get is a much faster printer which makes it a perfect choice for offices that printer mainly text files. The output quality of Lexmark T650n is typically clear for a monochrome laser printer for photos and graphics. It is a touch below par for the text yet it is more than good enough for office use. The tests conducted with most of the fonts and sizes, they were petty readable and well formed. The graphics are also good enough for standard internal business user. However Lexmark T650n did a good job compared to most printers in retaining thin lines. The picture quality was also good enough for printing familiar images from the web pages with photos which was what you can expect form a monochrome laser.