Conclusion: As for using Photo mode for photos: An 8 by 10-inch print on inkjet paper took 92 seconds and looked fair. The same print on glossy photo paper took 5 minutes and 7 seconds with four-color and 5 minutes and 40 seconds with six-color printing. The differences between the two -- like those between four- and six-color borderless 4 by 6-inch prints (2.5 and 3 minutes, respectively) -- were hard to detect without close scrutiny.
Summary: If you need a cheap combination of printer, scanner, fax, and copier for a home office in which speed and quality are of no concern, the Lexmark X5470 could be a good choice. But if you need to make a good impression, consider spending a little more money.
Pros: Low price, built-in fax and automatic document feed
Excerpt: The Lexmark X5470 is an extremely affordable, all-in-one, inkjet printer that includes some surprising features – a built-in colour fax machine and sheet-fed copier – not expected in bargain-basement models. Print times were on the slow side, and print quality, though good, won’t satisfy picky shutterbugs, but for people on a budget who just want to print email and the occasional photo, and send and receive faxes, the X5470 delivers more than its money’s worth.
Pros: Built-in colour fax, inexpensive, automatic document feeder, included media card reader
Cons: Must swap cartridges for photo printing, no individual ink cartridges, no preview LCD, software is inflexible, slow, lines appear in some images
Excerpt: The name Lexmark is not usually top of the agenda when discussing brands associated with high-quality inkjet printers, so its latest MFD (multifunction device) – the X5470 – came as something of a surprise.
Excerpt: The X5470 is designed for the international market. But instead of localising each unit for every country, the box includes a very impressive pile of mains leads, phone adaptors and multi-language clip-on front panels. This is reassuring if you’re planning an imminent move to Czechoslovakia or Switzerland, but seems wasteful otherwise.
Pros: Built-in fax transmission and reception, international connectivity and power accessories, OCR software, PictBridge support, waterproof inks.
Cons: No LCD photo preview, sticky black inks, light-weight construction,