Reviews and Problems with Lexmark C544n / C544dn / C544dtn
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not totally convinced
30 December 2012
Summary: little disappointed at myself that I did not research it enough before I hit buy button. this printer is really fast and wifi works great but it lacks all the other features such as scanning. I wished I had selected something different like a better all in one printer. it is pretty big so the size is an issue, but I picked it because I really needed a good reliable printer. It has lasted about 3 months with about 3 to 4 times a week usuage.
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: There are about 7 of these printers networked in my workplace ( both wired and wireless ) They are fast, print crisply and are consistently reliable. I highly recommend spending the extra money for the wireless version which is just as fast, but allows much more freedom when rearranging work spaces.
Lexmark 544DN is excellent for a small office, fast and quiet.
Alice Sanders, Amazon
8 January 2011
Summary: This printer is quiet and fast. Excellent for a small office. Changing paper sizes is a pain as you have to extend the back of the closed paper tray. This could have been engineered better.Outside of the paper tray problem I am very pleased with the quality and performance.
Summary: Set up was a snap.... ethernet cable power cable and that was it. Instruction to unpackage was clear and easy todo. Make sure the ink carthridges are seated in place. Hooked up to a MacPro OS10.6.4 Open up Print/Fax Preferences and add printer... that's it! dual sided printing , althought slower than single page printing was very good. I printed a two sided document with 100% ink coverage and it took aprox 35 seconds. Color is proof quality.
Summary: Very pleased with the printer. It's a little noisy but I understand there is an option to actually decrease noise level. Quality on documents, in color and in black and white, is excellent. I am having a slight problem with photos but they have sent me a replacement part. Lexmark customer service/ technical support has been stellar. I made a simple mistake at home in hook up and they worked with me extensively until we figured it out.
Summary: I purchased a pair of these. Unboxed both and found the toner had exploded inside. There was yellow, magenta and black dust covering the printers. It was also all over the inside of the printers. Trying to get them replaced seemed somewhat complicated for reasons that elude me now. Anyway, Amazon sent me a replacement pair and one of them had the same issue... I sent back 3 printers total and now I still need another.
Summary: I've had this printer for over a year in my workplace, and it has been excellent for everything except printing envelopes. This is our networked printer, so our 5-person office all use it. We do a lot of printing and a lot of it is graphical and colorful. When it comes to printing a single envelope, it jams the printer. We get around that by printing labels instead or using a different network printer to do envelopes.
Summary: I replaced an aging tank-like Konica-Minolta color laser which never worked right and cost a fortune to maintain. This printer has worked fine with Mac OSX in a wireless Airport Express environment for two years. It did have a failed power supply for the fuser which gave error messages. It was fixed in home for free. I have been pleased with the cost of replacement cartridges. They seem to last longer than my former color laser and cost less than half to replace.
Summary: I was very impressed with the speed and quality of the color printing when using the standard page sizes. However, when I added the 650 page add on tray in order to get the statement sized paper feeder, (5.5" X 8.5"), the printing slows down to about 8 - 10 ppm. I have been in contact with Lexmark regarding this issue, nothing that I have tried has helped the speed, and I have the feeling that this is simply the best it will do.