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.
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.
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.
Ends Up Being Way More Expensive Than Its Sticker Price
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...