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Lexmark Prevail Pro705
6.3 out of 10

Lexmark Prevail Pro705

Robust all-in-one with fax featuring 50-page automatic document Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Lexmark Prevail Pro705

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Overall 2
2.0

Money Sinkhole - don't buy this

RyanH "Ryan", Amazon
16 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this printer on huge discount as part of an incentive package. I wish I hadn't. It has been a pain in my side since the very beginning. To wit: + Despite being a 3-in-1 printer, don't bother printing photos because they're HORRIBLE quality.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ink is too expensive

mtg09, Amazon
30 March 2012
  • Summary: The printer works great! However, prior to purchasing it, I had been buying remanufactured ink from LD Products/4Inkjets for Hewlett Packard printers for many years. Lexmark designed the Prevail Pro705 to reject remanufactured ink. It damages the printhead, disables printing, and voids the warranty.
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Overall 2
2.0

Find a different printer

Bill, Amazon
21 March 2012
  • Summary: This printer starts off great...great quality and everything as advertised. Then the printhead goes. I'm currently on my third printhead. Apparently there is some sort of defect in the printheads that Lexmark manufacturers, because they send them out free of charge to anyone with an issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ends Up Being Way More Expensive Than Its Sticker Price

Customer, Amazon
16 December 2011
  • Summary: Buyer beware! If you end up purchasing this printer you will be spending a TON of money on overpriced official ink by Lexmark. This printer has tracking software which can detect whether your ink cartridge is refilled or unofficial.
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Overall 10
10

Lexmark Prevail Pro705 is highly recommended.

John, Amazon
27 October 2011
  • Summary: I found the Lexmark Pro705 to be very easy to install and to perform reliably with all the features I need. I especially appreciate the wireless functioning and the fax receiving feature, using the same phone number on which I receive landline calls.
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Overall 4
4.0

Black and Color Ink Required

Andrea, Amazon
22 June 2011
  • Summary: I have not had any problems with this printer until the color ink ran out. I do not print much in color and just wanted to print a black document. The printer is designed to NOT print anything, even if you have black ink, until you pay to replace the color ink as well.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware--Lexmark limits your ink choices

JMR, Amazon
20 June 2011
  • Summary: This is a decent printer with some nice features like automatic double side printing and power conservation. However, Lexmark uses a proprietary firmware code to assure that you can only purchase their ink.
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Overall 2
2.0

Overpriced ink taints this printer

John Mudd, Amazon
3 May 2011
  • Summary: The printer quality is acceptable, but the ink prices are ridiculous and drive the rating to one star. Lexmark offers identical ink cartridges for $5.00 that cost $15-$20 for this printer - the only difference being an RFID chip that marks the printer as one that requires the user to pay more.
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Overall 2
2.0

Will not print medium to large files.

J. A. Stone, Amazon
11 February 2011
  • Summary: I was initially happy with this printer that I have now had for about two months. When printing there is a propriety Lexmark progress bar that tells you need paper when you don't, and to order ink (from Lexmark of course). The bar is an irritation.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid Lexmark new Firmware Update

Tech Guy, Amazon
27 January 2011
  • Summary: I brought this printer because I needed an affordable and reliable printer (plus I thought it would be cool to have wireless printing). While I have had my ups and downs, and had some success calling a relatively helpful customer service, what has recently occurred with the new firmware update has...
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