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Lexmark's newest color printer family
by Rick Smith (April 30, 2001)


 

Lexmark continues its tradition of providing high quality printers at progressively lower prices. The new models for 2001 are the Z53, Z43, Z33 and Z23.

Key features of this printer line include:

  • One-click driver installation
  • Quick open-and-load cartridge install
  • Next business day exchange warranty
  • Accu-Feed paper handling

    I can personally attest to the great paper handling of the Z52, a predecessor to the Z53. When I have been in a hurry, and didn't want to open a new paper package, I have reused a page that had been printed on before. Sometimes the corner of this page was slightly bent, but it never caused a problem with the printer. Most printers, even laser printer over TEN times the cost, have trouble feeding and printing that very last sheet, much less a single used page.

    Specific details of the lineup are:

    Lexmark Z53


  • 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution
  • 16 pages per minute (ppm) in black
  • 8 ppm in color
  • Parallel and USB connectivity
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatibility
  • Enhanced peer-to-peer networking capability (you can check ink levels and print status from multiple PCs)
  • $139 street price

    Lexmark Z43


  • 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution
  • 12 ppm in black
  • 6 ppm in color
  • Parallel and USB connectivity
  • Windows and Mac compatibility
  • $99 street price

    Lexmark Z33


  • 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution
  • 9 ppm in black
  • 5 ppm in color
  • USB connectivity only
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatibility
  • Fresh new styling
  • $89 street price

    Lexmark Z23


  • 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution
  • 8 ppm in black
  • 5 ppm in color
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatibility
  • USB connectivity only
  • Upgradeable to dual-head (simply install a black cartridge)
  • Fresh new styling
  • $49 ($79 street price with a $30 mail-in rebate)

    All models will be shipping soon (by June 2001) and will be available at most major retailers.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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