Reviews and Problems with Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro4000
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Uses Ink Too Fast
Midwest Mom, Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: Saw this in Consumer Reports in 2012 and was excited to find one on sale in Jan 2013. No problems with installation and Wi-Fi connectivity is great. However, we purchased this for home use, and we only print occasionally. Eats toner much faster than anything else we've ever owned. Consumer Reports article in 2013 mentioned that some printers in hibernate mod seem to go through toner more quickly. Guess which model is one of the worst offenders!
Summary: I regret having bought this printer. The printing is fine, and the scanner is pleasingly quick, but the software and the user interface are clunky. You have to install the OCR software separately (you won't find out about this till you try to use it and discover it's not there), and while I've been able to do so on a PC, I have yet to succeed on my Mac.
Summary: I bought this printer this past February, and all ready I've had to buy toner 4 times!! Very expensive to keep up with my machines thirst for toner! Another thing I should have listened to were all the comments about the machine have "communication failure." It's so true, it happens all the time, without a failure Lexi would explode. I have come to the solution that it is best to leave the cable that connects the printer to my laptop, on top of the printer.
Summary: Price was right, but sometimes you get what you pay for. This thing does not recognize wifi easily for starters. Took me over an hour and about 7-8 attempts before it would connect wirelessly. Configuring profiles does NOT work properly either. I've entered a network profile that will not work, and I've entered a couple scan directly to computer profiles that the machine simply will not recognize, even though they appear in my web browser.
Summary: This thing is so big. After using it very much for about 3 months, the type is looking blurry in spots. For some reason, it will not print anything from the internet. If it runs low on color ink, even if you don't use color ink, it will stop working,. Then you have to go buy the darn color ink, plug it in, just so you can go back to black print.
Summary: Perhaps at home, or in an environment with a power user who doesn't mind spending a lot of time maintaining this thing's connection, I would consider this printer's performance nearly satisfactory. While I was surprised to find enterprise level security options in the wireless menus, the scan functionality was left wanting. I find the lack of WIA driver irritating, and the included scan interface seemed bulky and awkward.