Summary: I originally bought because Cnet editors gave it rave reviews. Shortly after receiving it was printing gray backed pages. After tens of calls to Lexmark support they refused to fix or refund. They ended up sending me special toner cartridges which fixed the problem.
Summary: we got this printer for about 900 when they had a rebate for 800. so essentially we only paid 100. the printer worked reasonably well, until we had to change toner cartridge. that's where they get you. very expensive cartridges. paper capacity is okay if you don't do high volume.
Summary: I've had this printer for well over a year and am still on the original cartridges. I do not use it for business, just for our homeschool and general light home use. I also have a B&W Brother Laser we use for most of our B&W printing.
Summary: I initially purchased this printer based on price and quality reviews. The printer (when it is working properly) has very good print quality for my brochures and flyers as well as cards. I have been on the phone with technical support 4 times so far with varying problems.
Summary: ONE STAR BECAUSE YOU CAN'T CHOOSE ZERO. I would strongly recommend against purchasing this printer. I purchased a c534dtn December, 2006. I understood the unit would have a 5 year warranty. 1 year plus 4 years for registering.
Summary: I bought 3 of these printers a little over 1 year ago, and they started out printing very well. By the end of their 2nd week in service, one had already run out all 4 cartridges out of toner. This printer eats supplies and parts much faster than Lexmark had led me to believe.
Summary: This printer is exceptionally fast in both B/W and color and the quality of the color printing is outstanding. I just finished a church photo membership directory on this printer and I got a standing ovation, countless emails, etc. about the photos (both photography and printing).
Summary: FYI - I purchased a new Lexmark C524 Laser Printer from this website several months ago. The shipping box did not contain an Operator's Manual or setup instructions. The setup instructions contained in the printer's memory couldn't be pulled up.
Money Pit ! Not appropriate as an all around printer
Small Business Owner, Amazon
10 March 2008
Summary: I bought this printer to use as an all around printer for a small 3 person office. Most what we print are letters in black and white. Please be aware that this printer comes with "starter" toner cartridges, that only last about 1200 copies. OK.