Summary: Lexmark couldn't only offer advice such as "have you installed the latest software - do you use our own cartridges" and so on. Non of it was relevant. It is simply a bad printer and after a year, I am throwing it in the bin.
Pros: Good print quality
Cons: Continually drops connection with PC requiring reboot., Heavy on ink
Dear god. All of these horrible reviews are spot on.
25 January 2014
Summary: Finally decided to chuck it and buy another brand. Even if Lexmark printers are fine now I won't buy another based on my frustration bought this instead of a more functional daisy wheel.
Pros: Makes a good book shelf for junk mail and coffee cups.
Cons: Had this thing for 2 years and battle it everyday. Just trying to use up the ink I have. Constantly reboot my computer to get it printing, no wireless connection, printer head replaced and multiple ink errors.
Summary: I bought this product about a year ago. It has not worked properly since the day I bought it. Some days it prints perfectly and other days it won't print at all. Then almost exactly one year after I bought it, it stopped working all together and I ended up having to buy a new printer. I do not suggest this product to anyone.
Going into the garbage can. Thanks for nothing CNET.
17 September 2013
Summary: Don't waste your time or money. My experience with this printer makes me doubt every CNET review I read now. This printer has been nothing but problems since day 1. Constant paper jams, won't use non-Lexmark ink thanks to driver updates, crashes, freezes up, noisy, useless. Lexmark doesn't even make inkjet printers anymore, so good luck with support. I should have returned it, only paid $150 for it and I print mostly at work.
Pros: No pros in my opinion. Takes forever to warm up and get ready to print. Print speed isn't too bad but it will sit there for several minutes sometimes "preparing to print". Horrible user interface, constantly updating drivers,constant paper jams.
Cons: Lexmark updates have made it impossible to use non-OEM ink. Constant paper jams, buggy operation and a real disappointment overall considering I bought it based on CNET's glowing review.
Cons: Pricey cartridges do not last long in comparison to others., Several error messages., Proprietary chip prevents cartridge refills., Printer blocks printing even if ink is just low., Too sensitive print head is expensive to replace., No flat fold
I have never have had all colors working simultaneously
22 May 2013
Summary: I've been fighting this piece of junk for 3 years now. It has been a nightmare ever since I brought it home. I purchased it for business printing but the quality is so poor I can't use it for anything the customer will see. I do not think I've ever had all 4 colors working at once. It uses so much ink when prepping, cleaning and aligning there is no hope of changing just one cartridge.
Pros: I haven't found anything good about it.
Cons: 1.Prints poorly. Streaks after first week. Replaced print head, 2.Inaccurate ink levels. If it thinks it's empty even when full, it won't print, you have to get a new ink cartridge, 3.Numerous breakdows and paperjams, 4.More time broken than working.
Beware:you'll get sucked dry feeding it ink cartridges
21 February 2013
Summary: Would never buy a Lexmark printer again.
Pros: not any to brag about.
Cons: Found out the hard way,after reading reviews on Amazon when i bought print cartridges,there is a chip in printer cartridges that keeps count and even if their is ink in the cartridge the printer will refuse to use it. Lexmark has a great scam going.