Reviews and Problems with Lexmark C544n / C544dn / C544dtn
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dont buy lexmark printers
Masoud Doolabi "tech-rev", Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: please dont buy any color laser printer from lexmark, this company's color laser printers have many parts that you need to replace ever few thousand pages in order to work, this makes these printers very very expensive to use. we have three of C544 in 20000 pages, we replaced PC-UNITs twice, now they need print head ($220 part).
Summary: I purchased this printer in 2012. I have had constant problems with this printer. Lexmark has replaced it 4 times!!!! Each replacement had the same problems. Finally after a year of problems they refused to fix the fourth replacement printer because the original purchased printer was no longer covered by the 1 year manufacturer's warranty. This company is dishonest and they manufacture garbage products. Save your money and stay away from Lexmark products!!
Lexmark would rather lose a customer than respond to problems
16 March 2013
Summary: I had a great experience with this printer for the first several months, then printing through a network router suddenly stopped working. I spent 3 hours on the phone with a consultant who concluded that the network card was faulty. He said he'd send a replacement part. Two days later, a new printer arrived, but it was not really a replacement: it came with a warning about unpacking the new printer carefully, taking certain items out of the old printer and putting them...
Summary: Replaced our old Samsung color laser with this one. It's been great! It's VERY fast, especially the first page! It's quiet. It doesn't make a burning smell. It's small (compared to the old Samsung). The output looks great. We don't print THAT much color, so all the complaints about toner prices haven't hit yet. All in all, I'm very happy with it.
Summary: Did a lot of research and there was a lot to recommend the Lexmark 544. Unfortunately, the reason I bought the printer was to print laser transfers for a home business. I tried 4 different types of transfer paper and each one was an absolute mess. The toner would not even adhere to the paper in most cases and when it did there were also multiple "ghost" images as well. Emailed Lexmark support and they replied that the printer is not made to use with transfer paper.
I highly recommend this Lexmark c544 color laser printer.
21 February 2012
Summary: The Lexmark c544 is an outstanding network color laser printer. It was easy to install on a network with XP, Windows 7, and Windows 7 x64 all sharing this fast, crisp, quiet workhorse. We were sharing a networked color inkjet. It died after a year. As did the inkjet before it. Now we have an utterly reliable color laser printer. The quality of the inkjet was very good, we thought, with photo quality graphics. The color laser amazed us with life-like graphics.
Summary: Not a lot to add to what is on other reviews which I think fairly describe the pro's and con's of this printer. This printer replaces a Xerox 8500 which broke down and would have cost more than the Lexmark C544DN to repair. The Xerox color was subpar, especially compared to the Lexmark, which I hope will maintain its color accuracy.
Summary: Suggest looking for a different printer. We have had the Lexmark C544dn for four days and I can not get it to stop jamming. We have printed a total of 600 pages through the machine and at the moment it jams on average every five pages. Every job we send to the printer requires keeping the source pdf open and sort through the good a bad pages to figure out what needs to be reprinted - very time consuming. We can not hit print and walk away from the machine.
Summary: Received the printer yesterday. Easy to set up. Print quality unacceptable - half the page was smudged. Have asked for a replacement - will review replacement separately. Received the new printer. Set it up again. Works fine. Printing quality seems good (using the quality test settings). Will use different weight papers to test print quality.