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5.3 out of 10

Lexmark C530dn

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Overall 2
2.0

worst laser printer Ive ever used

Cat, Amazon
19 August 2010
  • Summary: Whenever I want to print something, it just takes so long and troubles so much. slow start(self detect every time it powers up),loud noise
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Overall 2
2.0

Problems, but no help from Lexmark

Colonel Canby, Amazon
19 July 2010
  • Summary: The LCD screen failed, and Lexmark gave us an estimate of >$800 to repair it! I took a chance and ordered a replacement "operator panel" for $75 from Lake Erie Systems, and figured out how to replace it myself in 10 min. I got lucky, that was all it needed but Lexmark was no help at all. Their absolute lack of concern for their customers is probably industry standard, but I'll give another manufacturer a chance next time.
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Overall 2
2.0

unreliable

T. David Mason "Dr. Dave", Amazon
11 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this printer for work. It is less useful than a cheap laserjet. It takes forever to warm up to do a print job. It goes thru toner cartridges like a wino thru cheap wine -- it is NOT cheap on a per copy basis. And it is very cranky: when the toner cartridge is low, it not only warns you, it makes you jump thru hoops to get it to print anyway.
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Overall 2
2.0

stupidly expensive at 15 cents per page

Dave D., Amazon
6 August 2009
  • Summary: I've owned this printer for over a year and it prints fine. However, I bought it because I thought it would be economical over the long run. I am going from memory, but when I bought it I think the promotional material claimed 4,000 pages per black cartridge and overall cost 4 cents per page. My last few cartridges I got way less then 1,000 pages. At $100 per, that's 10 cents a page right there. Add in all the other toners and I conservatively estimate 15 cents a page.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy

HistoryLover "S.M.", Amazon
1 July 2009
  • Summary: I would give it a zero if I could. We have had it for 3 yrs and strictly used it for personal use, so not heavy at all. It has now started giving all kinds of error messages. I contacted Lexmark and have chatted online and they just keep telling me to try replacing this part and that part. I contacted a service center and they want $100 just to look at it and $95/hr to fix it! Not worth the money we paid and this is the second Lexmark that has fallen apart.
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Overall 2
2.0

No more of lexmark

kamran arab, Amazon
22 February 2009
  • Summary: Cons: Very Loud, Excessive ReCalibration, Deteriorating print quality after few use, Inability to handle glossy paper, expensive replacements, Very low toner from manufacturer. Overall expensive product not worth it at all. Pros: features: network, built-in duplexing Overall feeling: Will stay away from lexmark from now on. There were cheaper products available but i vowed for a quality although expensive product. Turned out i was mistaken.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER

D. Hutchins, Amazon
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Please do not buy this printer. I can't tell you how disappointed you will be. We bought 4 of these printers and I regret the day that we chose them. Out of the box it seems like a great printer. The first photos we printed were great. However we have gone through thousands of dollars of toner cartridges in a year and a half. And setting everyone to just print black and white did not help - we are still loosing toner in the color cartridges as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great in a demanding atmosphere!

Barry Wilson, pcRUSH.com
26 October 2008
  • Summary: Comments about Lexmark C530DN: I love a color printer that can keep up in a very demanding office. We are a printing company and keep a few on hand. It hasn’t failed us yet after 6 months. It’s a very fast printer and for [$] you just can’t beat that price.
  • Pros: Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for small office

Mike, pcRUSH.com
17 October 2008
  • Summary: Comments about Lexmark C530DN: It's a good basic printer for a small office. We are not troubled by the paper size issue, mainly because we do letter size only. It is fast, quiet, and although it uses a lot of ink, it is less than our old printer.
  • Pros: Efficient, Fast, Quiet, Sharp Detail
  • Cons: Uses Too Much Ink
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Printer if for different paper type

restructuring, pcRUSH.com
28 July 2008
  • Summary: Comments about Lexmark C530DN: This printer has a driver that allows you to specify where to source the print material from such as Multi-purpose feeder or maintray, and also the paper type which is required to avoid jamming for thicker paper stock. This printer doesn't read the instructions in these menus, consequently the only way to change tray type and paper stock is to manually make the changes on the printer itself which makes the printer useless in a conventional...
  • Pros: Accurate Colors, Fast
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