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Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z51

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Overall 8
8.0

Lexmark Z51

Consumer Democracy
16 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.
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Overall 10
10

Lexmark Z51

Consumer Democracy
15 March 2001
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Lexmark Z51

Consumer Democracy
7 March 2001
  • Summary: Easy to attach to computer but can't figure out how to use all features. The ink cartridages are extremely expensive! Does not come with the photo cartridge, it must be purchased seperately.
  • Pros: Hook up to computer was very easy
  • Cons: can't figure out how to use all features
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Overall 8
8.0

Lexmark Z51

Consumer Democracy
25 February 2001
  • 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
  • Cons: "Drinks" ink with 1200 X 1200 dpi
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Overall 10
10

User Review

sam1970, Dooyoo
2 July 2002
  • Excerpt: I am writing as a UK distributor for InkTec's multi award winning inkjet refill kits. I have found that after extensive testing of all types of printer cartridges InkTec refill kits 99.9% of the time offer superb print quality that is on par with the OEM cartridge. I am sorry that the original writer of the review had a problem but occasionally a few people do have problems when they refill.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

mark.collins, Dooyoo
27 April 2002
  • Excerpt: 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 everything you need to know is in the book that is supplied. it is also very easy to use with only two buttons, one for ON/OFF and the other for feeder. o0o PICTURES o0o The picture quality on this printer is great.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Options 8
8.0
Color and saturation 10
10

It's a Printer for Godsake...

mark.coll..., Ciao
25 April 2002
  • Excerpt: o0o INTRODUCTION 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.
  • Pros: Cheap, Fast
  • Cons: Expensive Ink
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

mdp97jes, Dooyoo
10 March 2002
  • Excerpt: Good choice if you want a printer for mainly plain text but with occassional use of colour - Advantages: Relatively cheap, Excellent black text printing on plain paper - Disadvantages: Poor colour matching for photos, ink cartridges quite expensive, No longer manufactured - replaced by Z53
  • Cons: "No longer manufactured - replaced by Z53"
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Options 2
2.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting.

markcolli..., Ciao
10 October 2001
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact design, good out put
  • Cons: Slow
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Options 10
10
Color and saturation 10
10

Excellent Printer but.....

ts2001, Ciao
1 June 2001
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good quality, fairly small footprint, extremely fast
  • Cons: Pricey cartridges
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