Review Of The Lexmark X560 Printer

by erin on June 15, 2011

In recent years multifunction office machines have replaced several office machines. These machines allow one device to do the work formerly performed by a fax machine, copier, scanner and computer printer. By combining the multiple functions with the speed of a laser printing device the machine is able to serve several computers used by a medium work group without employees continually waiting for their prints. The Lexmark X560 printer is one such multifunction device.

Network Connection

Users will appreciate all the connectivity built into this machine. Whether the work group connects to the device using a parallel port, USB2 port or a network port, they will find the correct connectivity. In addition the device is set up for use with both Mac and PC systems. It also includes an internal memory of 384 MB which can be expanded.

Review Offers

In the business world, time is money and the device being reviewed offers top speed printing. Most text documents are produced at 31 ppm while color prints are completed at 20 ppm. Data for fax transmittals is sent at 33.6 Kbps. Documents being sent or received by fax can be stored in the memory of the system. There is also a speed dial option that allows most used fax numbers to be stored in the machine.

Media Types

Several different media types can be accepted by this machine. In addition to plain paper (both legal and letter size) the device prints transparencies and labels. Envelopes and card stock do not present difficulties for the device. The paper tray can hold up to 400 pages while the feeder offers a capacity of fifty sheets. Documents can be enlarged to 400 percent or reduced to 25 percent.

Laser Printers

One great advantage of laser printers is the savings on consumables such as toner. With this particular device, black toner cartridges produce 10000 sheets before needing replacement and color cartridges last for 4000 sheets. In addition to the savings on cost of supplies, employees are not constantly spending time replacing ink cartridges for the machine.

Print Quality

Documents that require the absolute best in print quality can be produced at 2400 dpi in both color and black. Photos or brochures advertising the company are produced at a very high resolution at this setting. For normal documents, consumers will choose the lower resolution that saves both time and money.

PC Systems

Machine setup is simple, especially for users of PC systems. With the Mac systems, several users report difficulty in setup, especially for scanning. Even help from tech support failed in some instances with the Mac system. On the other hand, with PC systems, the printer is a plug and play device and should install quickly and easily.

Multifunction Device

When shopping for a multifunction device to serve several employees in a work group, the Lexmark X560 printer should be considered. It is able to replace up to four other office machines. Prints produced are clean and clear. The device saves money on toner costs. It offers the capacity to meet the needs of medium work groups while providing several options not found in most work group printers.

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