Printer indicates problems OFTEN when there is none=added steps to print.
3 February 2012
Summary: I am very disappointed with this printer. Sometimes it prints multiple copies when only programmed for one. It almost always tells me there is a paper jam when there is none. It also often tells me there is an issue with the magenta cartridge--again when there is none. Several times it has told me it cannot communicate with my computer when there should be no problem and I must go through all the steps it tells me in order to begin printing.
Summary: I have only had this printer for about a week, so I am writing this reviw based on limited usage, but so far this is an excellent printer. I bought an HP initially and the preview screen was broken, as annoying as that was, it led me to exchange for this printer. Setup was simple (once I took the time to pop in the CD), I tried to figure it out on my own, but their tutorial that comes with the drivers is great.
Lexmark's corporate greed kills a good all-in-one printer
14 January 2011
Summary: As far as features and function the Pro205 has served me well for over a year now. I really have not found it to be an ink hog per se, however, the printer prematurely indicates a low ink status and will stop printing if you do not change the cartridge in question. That is a problem, especially since Lexmark has instituted a firmware change that mandates use of only OEM cartridges which are very expensive.
Summary: I bought this printer about 6 months ago and have used it for maybe 100 pages worth of printing. The black XL cartridge is already out of ink -- this despite the ink level indicator saying it's still half full. Usually ink level indicators underestimate the ink left. Besides, the XL cartridge advertises 500 pages. Even if that's overstated, I expect 250 pages out of the thing.
Summary: Update 8-29-11: Since my last update, I have had numerous paper jams and still have issues where the ink on the pages seems to overlap one another as they come out of the printer. This really is a cheap product and when I see how fast the printers at my office work, I believe I will spend a little more next time and get a quality product! Update 3-21-11. I no longer recommend this model.
Summary: Bought this printer for 4 reasons. 1. I needed a wireless printer 2. The reviews were mostly very positive. 3. The price was right and 4. It included lifetime support. Now I am seeing reviews that are not so positive and I am about to write one myself. The printer was rather difficult to set up, (wi-fi that is). It stays in standby mode and when you need to print a document, you send the print job to the printer and it turns on and prints, theoretically.
Summary: I purchased this printer because it seemed to be a good buy. I am returning this product for a full refund. I received this printer broken. I then called and the company sent me a new cartridge head to fix the problem. I installed the new head and still had problems with it. Since receiving the new head I have had to clean it atleast 1 a week. Every time this happens you can't print anything until you take the time to fix it. This cleaning also uses up ink.
Summary: i bought this for my husbands small real estate business and it seems that he prints 5 copies of something and all of the ink is gone. he's had it for two months, and we've already spent 120.00 in ink cartridges. when researching this product before purchase i read all the reviews and it sounded as if it would be great for his small business needs; like wireless printing, and the 5 year warranty.