Lexmark? I need to buy a printer. So please state your opinions.


C

Christina

Any opinions about Lexmark in general or specific experiences with the
x1180?

Which model is the most economic and reliable for cheap money? I'm looking
for a multifunction machine?
 
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jbuch

Christina said:
Any opinions about Lexmark in general or specific experiences with the
x1180?

Which model is the most economic and reliable for cheap money? I'm looking
for a multifunction machine?

Lexmark has the reputation of being the cheapest to buy and the most
expensive to operate.

Low purchase price.... absolutely.

Highest ink costs in the surveys that I have seen.

If you don't print at all, then Lexmark is the cheapest printer to buy,
and if you don't print at all, then all printers are equally reliable.

Jim

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MSu1049321

Lexmark is crap that falls apart quickly and the ink is outrageously pricy. I
would suggest you go with an HP or Canon.
 
B

Brendan R. Wehrung

MSu1049321 said:
Lexmark is crap that falls apart quickly and the ink is outrageously pricy. I
would suggest you go with an HP or Canon.

Some people must have been scared by a Lexmark at birth. Mine have held
up reasonably well (no serious problems) but their cost per page is
higher. Print quality is good. It depends on whether you are going to be
doing a lot of prints (go for cheap ink) or once in a while (higher
quality prints at a higher cost)

I bought my first Lexmark because there *weren't* many complaints here,
and that continues to be true, aside from a very small, devoted chorus of
nay-sayers. Considering the number of printers Lexmark sells, that says
something. Try doing a search for Canon or HP and see what people think
of them; ink problems, feed problems, etc.

Avoid Epson, despite excellent print quality, unless you like eventually
dealing with clogged, non-removable nozzles.

Brendan
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J

Jason Hillary

Taken from an article on Byte.com - featured on Wilhelm Institutes web
site - in regards to Kodak's 100 year durability claim on Ultima Papers:

"When I asked a Kodak representative if he flet comfortable making the 100
year claim with Lexmark's latest inks, he said that realistically six years
might be more like it."

Read the entire text here:
http://www.wilhelm-research.com/WIR_J_04/WIR_Japan_Hardcopy_2004_HW.pdf

I work for Office Max and we have Lexmark printers on our showroom floor.
I've never sold one. Ever. Office Max has tried several times to GIVE
1-year extended warrantees away FREE with Lexmark printers. I still have
never sold one. Personally I don't even try, but when a customer asks about
them (typically enticed by the price), I use above quotes like I mentioned,
mention cost of ownership, and they always end up going home with a Canon,
Epson or HP. Lexmark's are the cheapo units we use to lure customers into
the store. If you end up actually buying one, I say sux-2-b-u.

A Lexmark rep tried to talk to me when I went to Best Buy to buy my Canon
i960 (we only sell the i860 at my work--bummer). He was in for more than he
bargained for. His first mistake was trying to sell to a salesman. But his
biggest mistake was trying to sell crap to an informed buyer.

Read: this newsgroup
Read: http://www.wilhelm-research.com/
Read: http://www.steves-digicams.com/printers.html

The more you know, the happier you'll be with your purchase.

My printer recommendation is the Canon i960. Once you browse this newsgroup
a bit, you'll see I'm not alone.
 
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brane_ded

Christina said:
Any opinions about Lexmark in general or specific experiences with the
x1180?

Which model is the most economic and reliable for cheap money? I'm looking
for a multifunction machine?
To me...Lexmark is a bad word. I can't believe Dell uses them and has
cartridges that only Dell can sell!
I have an Epson C82, use PrintPal black and Epson color carts-no
clogs. This is my 2nd Epson and 3rd printer (1st was HP)

b_d
 

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