Summary: I have had a number of issues with this printer, ranging from long setup time, paper jams and now print head errors. I try not to print to many things but when I need to print something I want the printer to work. The last thing I need is a hour or more of trouble shooting to get the printer working. Last night I needed to print out 2 shipping labels for books I sold. I got the first one printed out, no problem.
Summary: I was shopping at Fry's and they had a video on the Lexmark pro printers showing how the Black and white ink cartridges were five dollars. I was intrigued but didn't want to spend three hundred dollars to get five dollar cartridges. I've owned about ten printers since I got my first computer fifteen years ago. I am so tired of buying an inexpensive printer to find out that the cartridges are almost the same price as the printer!
Summary: I bought this printer because of the cheap ink, good warranty, and wireless capabilities. The ink is cheap (comparatively), but you MUST keep replacement cartridges on hand. When the printer says one of the cartridges is empty, it COMPLETELY stops working! Say the magenta cartridge is empty and you want to print a black and white document? Nope. Say the black cartridge is empty and you are desperate, so you want to just print it in blue? Nope.
Summary: Summary: Two great features make this printer worth considering: a penny per page (black ink cost) and ease of use powered by a touchscreen and one button "smartsolutions." Unfortunately, the implementation of these features involves a lot of setup complication, both for smartsolutions and the delicate printhead/cartridge system.
Some initial hiccups, but works fine on Mac and Vista
Jim Carson "http://www.jimcarson.com", Amazon
21 February 2010
Summary: Having had HP printers the last 15 years, I was expecting a pictorial guide to setting up the printer. Lexmark lacked this. I hoped there might be something useful on the installation media. Unfortunately, the DVD wasn't recognized by my MacBook Pro, nor would it eject. At this point, I set up the printer using my inner-Jedi. Connection to the wireless hub was painless. During the printer's 25-minute initialization, it decided the cartridges were misaligned.