I've had quite a bit of trouble with my Lexmark 3200 printer. One day, a few years ago, the printer "gulped" several pages and ended up "choking"...making a horrible grinding noise. It was past the warranty, so I've tried to make do all these years.
What this means is that I've had to stand by my printer and feed it a page at a time. Otherwise, it would "gulp" several pages and make the same grinding noise--and I'd have to abort the print job. Not only that, the 3200 was very noisy and quite large.
Today, I finally broke down and got myself a new printer. Since I don't do a whole lot of printing--but don't like to be aggravated to death when I do--I chose the Z615.
I was totally blown away! It took my husband just a few minutes to unplug the other printer and hook up the new one. Installation using the CD-ROM that comes with the printer is a breeze. When it printed a test sheet, I couldn't BELIEVE how quiet it was! I almost thought it wasn't printing until I peeked over and saw the print! I've used the Quick Print setting (the same as Draft Copy on the Lexmark 3200), which is the lowest setting. Surprisingly, the printing is better than the Normal (medium) setting on the Lexmark 3200!
Not only is it quiet, it's quite fast. At least, much faster than my last printer (before it had broken). It prints about 14 pages per minutes--maybe a little faster. Very speedy for my purposes. It's also very compact--much smaller than the Lexmark 3200.
A color cartridge and black cartridge comes with the printer, so you don't have to worry about buying ink right away.
I'm amazed at how well this printer works, especially considering the very affordable price!
As you can see, I'm thrilled with this product. :o)
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MODEL- 18K6286 VENDOR- LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL FEATURES- Z615 Color Jetprinter Print 35mm photo quality resolution! Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi on photo Paper in best mode; Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi on All Other Paper Types. Print Fast! Up to 14 ppm black; up to 8 ppm color. Accu-Feed Paper Handling - virtually eliminates paper jams. Quick Pick Paper Feed System prints multiple page jobs faster. Convenient on-screen ink level indicators. Includes Printer USB cable Setup Sheet Power Supply with cord Online Users Guide Installation Software CD (Drivers and Software) Color Print Cartridge Black Print Cartridge. -- SPECIFICATIONs ------------------------------------PRINT TECHNOLOGY- Thermal inkjetCOLOR TECHNOLOGY- 4 color inkjet- Cyan Magenta Yellow Black.INTERFACE - USB 2.0 portDROPLET SIZE - 7 picoliter PRINT SPEED - (letter black): Up to 14 pages per minute (draft) (letter color): Up to 8 pages per minute (draft)RESOLUTION - Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi (black) Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (color)PAPER HANDLING - 100 page Automatic Sheet Feeder (20 lb) or 10 envelopes Media Types: Plain paper Envelopes Coated paper (A4 or letter) Photo or Glossy Paper (A4 or letter) Transparency (A4 or letter) Index Card (3 x 5) Photo/Post Card (4 x 6) Hagaki Card Iron-On Transfers Banner (A4 or letter) Labels. Media Sizes: A4 (210mm x 297mm) A5 (148mm x 210mm) A6 Card (105mm x 148mm) B5 (182mm x 257mm) Executive (7.25 x 10.5) Legal (8.5 x 14) Letter (8.5 x 11) Index Card (3 x 5) Photo/Post Card (4 x 6) L (3.5 x 5 89mm...