Summary: I always had an HP but was upset about the expiration dates on their ink cartridges so I bought the Lexmark Pro205 instead. This printer has been trouble from the beginning...printhead issues; need to deepclean about once a month; the quality of copies is very poor; printing draft quality instead of "normal" produces almost illegible documents. I HATE this printer and am going to replace it with an HP.
Summary: This printer is horrible, especially for how much it costs! Half the time I try to print it says communication not available. The other half it looks like it will print but it just feeds the paper through and nothing actually prints. To get it to work you have to go through and unplug everything and restart the computer. If that doesn't work call customer support. An hour later you have a working printer...for about a week. Then it starts all over again.
Summary: Nothing but problems since day 1. Uses too much ink, unreliable network operation (I have to use the USB cable to print most all of the time), the home screen has not worked since I installed it - I simply don't have the time to waste with this printer. Going to eat the cost and scrap it (I wouldn't even bother giving it away) and go back to old reliable HP.
Summary: Do not buy this printer if you are using a Mac. Apple automatically sends out Lexmark updates once every two to three weeks and these updates corrupt the printer driver. I have had to reinstall the printer driver about 6 times and each time the tech support person believed they had been able to override the update issue. Not so!! I am returning this printer and buying an Epson recommended by Apple.
Summary: This piece of you know what is one of the worst printers I've ever used. It's cheap, $100, and its not worth 20 bucks, so if you think you are saving money, you are not. My advice, is shell out a few more dollars and get something that doesn't break down all the time.
Summary: Purchased prospect Pro205 from Amazon. Stopped working 3 months after purchased. Return and replacement process is a nightmare with Lexmark since everything is done out of the Philippines. Ended up with a refurbished printer from Lexmark Customer Care and wireless function still doesn't work. Warning...don't buy this printer.
Summary: Pros. Nice looking unit and it is wireless, I really wanted to like this printer. Now the rest of the story. This printer comes with what has to be one the best ink wasting systems ever devised, it goes through this long ink wasting process every time you turn it on, but wait there's more, it will turn on all by itself and waste ink for no apparent reason, and if your power flickers during a storm or for any other reason the Lexmark will go through this process with...
Summary: This thing has been the biggest headache ever. It continually has printer head alignment problems, drinks ink by the gallon, and is absolutely worthless as a wireless printer. And forget about easily upgrading operating systems; if you even utter Windows 7 within earshot of this thing, it requires a reinstallation. Sad because I've had decent luck with Lexmark in the past. I'm moving on--and moving up--to something else. Good riddance.
Miserable - at least $3 a page, when it decides to work AVOID
14 June 2012
Summary: This printer has been an intolerable piece of junk from the start. I should have known when the flip up screen broke in the "up" position, not 10 seconds out of the box. Never fed paper correctly, either. Had to help it along with a pencil eraser. Every time I turn it on it's got a new complaint, brand new error, etc. And the ink somehow runs out on its very own, without my even printing. It has cost us roughly $3 per page to use this thing.