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September 13, 2005 11:15:34 PM

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Anybody have an opinion on this multifunction printer as to overall quality
etc. I've heard Lexmarks consume a lot of ink.

Thanks

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September 13, 2005 11:15:35 PM

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> Anybody have an opinion on this multifunction printer as to overall quality
> etc. I've heard Lexmarks consume a lot of ink.

They don't nessicarly use "a lot" of ink but rather when you talk about
their sub £60.00 printers you end up spending for the ink than you
would for a model that costs more from the get go. For example the
x1190 takes the 13400HC tank @ £22ish per 600p (IIRC) or 3.7p/page.
Could be worse, but isn't all that good. A canon mp750/760/780 which
costs more from the get-go by a few buckets takes the bci-3e for the
black text and costs £12 per 500pages or 2.4p/page A HP PSC 1410
takes the 5ml C9351AN tank for £12 per 138p or so or 8.7p/page. The
HP Officejet 6210 i'm not sure so i'm guessing £14sih per 450ish pages
or 3.1p/page. HP PSC 1315 takes the old #45 tank rated at 833p IIRC
£20 or or 2.4p/page. This is an inkhog... but it's an inkhog that
costs little per page, and you could hardly tell the difference between
draft mode and standard mode.

These are just random printers I pulled out of the blue except the
canons which I own, and the HP that I discovered is still sold that
takes a known decent black cartridge with high volume and high yield of
ink.

Lexmark x1190 - £60 to £70
Canon mp750 - £175ish [£200 to £300 for other models]
HP PSC 1410 - not sure
HP PSC 1315 - £75 ish
HP Officejet 6210 £170ish

Prices by cartridgemonkey printer prices by amazon.

I'm not discussing the quality or features, only cost of ownership.
Lexmark cost of ownership is highish. There are worse... but there are
better. Most you'd have to spend more with the exception of the psc
1315 which is still sold on amazon for within a few pounds of the
lexmark. If you only print a few pages of text a year, let's say under
500p then you might not even care about cost of ownership... might as
well by a new printer every year.

In all fairness to lexmark the software compliment tends to be decent,
ease of use is very good. Reliablity... don't ask.

Without knowing your application... it's not possible to make any
reccomendation.
September 14, 2005 4:42:19 AM

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"Jim McColl" <j_a_mccoll @emMessSeN.com> wrote:
>Anybody have an opinion on this multifunction printer as to overall quality
>etc. I've heard Lexmarks consume a lot of ink.
>
>Thanks

Jim
I have no experience of this particular model but am of the opinion that
Lexmark ink printers are expensive to run compared to most other makes. I
recommend that you look at the Canon, Epson and HP ranges. They may have a
higher purchase price but I think you will find the cost of running will be
lower (cost of ink), this would not be true if you are only going to print
occasionally of course. The only other make I strongly recommend against at
this time is Brother until they sort out the woeful design of their printheads
(google for brother error 41 and see what I mean, this problem is ongoing and I
have heard of no redesign as yet).
Tony
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September 14, 2005 12:29:11 PM

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"zakezuke" <zakezuke_us@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1126660724.616197.281460@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Anybody have an opinion on this multifunction printer as to overall
> quality
> etc. I've heard Lexmarks consume a lot of ink.

They don't nessicarly use "a lot" of ink but rather when you talk about
their sub £60.00 printers you end up spending for the ink than you
would for a model that costs more from the get go. For example the
x1190 takes the 13400HC tank @ £22ish per 600p (IIRC) or 3.7p/page.
Could be worse, but isn't all that good. A canon mp750/760/780 which
costs more from the get-go by a few buckets takes the bci-3e for the
black text and costs £12 per 500pages or 2.4p/page A HP PSC 1410
takes the 5ml C9351AN tank for £12 per 138p or so or 8.7p/page. The
HP Officejet 6210 i'm not sure so i'm guessing £14sih per 450ish pages
or 3.1p/page. HP PSC 1315 takes the old #45 tank rated at 833p IIRC
£20 or or 2.4p/page. This is an inkhog... but it's an inkhog that
costs little per page, and you could hardly tell the difference between
draft mode and standard mode.

These are just random printers I pulled out of the blue except the
canons which I own, and the HP that I discovered is still sold that
takes a known decent black cartridge with high volume and high yield of
ink.

Lexmark x1190 - £60 to £70
Canon mp750 - £175ish [£200 to £300 for other models]
HP PSC 1410 - not sure
HP PSC 1315 - £75 ish
HP Officejet 6210 £170ish

Prices by cartridgemonkey printer prices by amazon.

I'm not discussing the quality or features, only cost of ownership.
Lexmark cost of ownership is highish. There are worse... but there are
better. Most you'd have to spend more with the exception of the psc
1315 which is still sold on amazon for within a few pounds of the
lexmark. If you only print a few pages of text a year, let's say under
500p then you might not even care about cost of ownership... might as
well by a new printer every year.

In all fairness to lexmark the software compliment tends to be decent,
ease of use is very good. Reliablity... don't ask.

Without knowing your application... it's not possible to make any
reccomendation.


Thanks for the replies. This will not be a high usage printer so usage cost
should not be too bad. Your comments were about what I expected, but just
wanted to confirm there are no major performance or reliability issues with
the printer. It is being given away ($100 mail in rebate) with purchase of a
computer. However, it does not come with a black cartridge, so you need to
spend money up front to get one. The fact that it is also a scanner is a
plus for the folks who will actually be getting it.

Personally, I have an Epson C84 which I have owned for two years, I use only
compatible cartridges for which I pay between $6.95 and $8.95 Canadian from
Atlantic Ink Jet. I have had an occasional head clog, but nothing I haven't
been able to clear. Since I do almost no photo printin, I am quite happy
with the current situation.

Regards
!