Reviews and Problems with Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z51
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7 March 2001
Summary: It's a good printer, really it is! I only wish it got along better with my laptop computer and that I could use it in our home network. When it works, it's great. When it doesn't, it's a pain.
Pros: It is a dependable product that delivers high quality copies
Cons: This printer doesn't like to work with my laptop or network. Can't use USB port at all.
Summary: I really like this printer. It has high quality output - 1200x1200 DPI and prints very quickly. It uses a liquid based ink (some inkjets have a powder based ink) so drying times for prints are a little longer - you can smudge a print for the first few minutes. I did have problems with the CD included with the printer and had to download the driver from Lexmark's web site. I am pleased with this printer and would suggest it to anyone looking for a high quality printer.
Pros: Quick, quiet, high quality prints
Cons: Ink dries a little slowly, so you have to be careful with prints at first
Summary: I purchased the Lexmark Z51 after reading excellent review in PCComputing. My original model Epson Stylus Color, which had provided very good output at 720 dpi, developed a problem printing sharp resolution in the 720 dpi mode. Repair costs would have been $187.00. Lexmark Z51 was less, with $50 rebate. I design and illustrate book covers. The output from the Z51 on glossy paper is outstanding!
Pros: High, laser quality Photo output on glossy paper
Excerpt: "...o0o I am writing about the Lexmark z51 Inkjet Printer. I have written about this under my previous username (markcollins) but I would like to say that this opinion is, well, an updated one at that! o0o THE PRINTER o0o The Printer was launched back in late 1999 and was billed to be the top selling Ink-jet on the market. It precedes a long line of printers, currently being marketed by Lexmark. Installation of the driver takes about 5 minutes and ...
Excerpt: "The Lexmark Z51 was launched as the latest Ink Jet printer back in 2000 and since then the popularity has reached boiling point. Over 1 million of these have been sold in the Uk and Ireland alone. The printer comes with all of the connections (USB) and is quite a cheap printer as it is only £120 at its most expensive. My father bought ours for £99 at Costco and we have had it now for just under a year. The printer uses the Lexmark Black cartridge ...
Excerpt: "I bought a Lexmark Z51 printer nearly 2 years ago. It was heavily used, and performed very well during this time. The quality was excellent, although the 1200×1200 setting was only used once (to test it when it was first bought!) 18 months after buying it, I went on holiday for a week, and switched off the power at the socket. When I came back, I switched it back on, but the printer simply flashed it lights and would not respond. The buttons did ...
Pros: Good quality, fairly small footprint, extremely fast
Excerpt: "...schoolwork, so we went for the Lexmark Z51 at just under £150 it has proved to be a real bargain. It has coped well with printing loads of information of the internet for the kids school projects. The quality of the print on normal paper is excellent. On photo quality paper you find it hard to distinguish from the actual photo,it is that good. The main expense is going to be replacing the ink cartridges,at about £27 pounds a time for the ...
Excerpt: "We needed a good photo-quality printer at a reasonable price, and the Z51 fulfilled both criteria. Additionally it had the advantage of being connected via a USB hub. Print quality is very good, and speed of print pretty fast - even if the paper take-up is somewhat agressive and alarming! Like the pull-out paper support tray. The print control panel (on the PC screen) is very useful - giving information on the status of the print and quantity ...
Pros: Good quality printing, reasonably fast, ink level indication
Excerpt: "...high, I kept seeing the Lexmark Z51 on the internet in the reviews at CNET and other places. I talked to a lot of people I know about print quality and Lexmark kept popping up. I have a daughter in college, she's very picky about a good grade point average. Good texts on term papers, kind of gets points with the professor. So I bought a Lexmark Z51 from OnSale.com , they had at the time about the cheapest prices and free shipping. When our new " Z51" ...