Lexmark™ Z715 Printer review
The Lexmark Z715 Printer is part of the Z700 series and possesses features geared towards digital photographers who wish to generate photo quality prints of their work. Lexmark Z715 printer is capable of printing at resolutions up to 4800 x 1200 dpi on a variety of media, including photo paper, banners, envelopes and index cards. It prints documents at a rate of 17 monochrome or 10 color pages per minute, and could print borderless documents that fill the entire page.
Lexmark Inkjet cartridge includes the quality of the printer and gives the best results. It works efficiently with your printer and maintains quality. This cartridge is especially recommendable for your Lexmark Z715 Printer. Lexmark Cartridge delivery systems use the relatively less concentrated water and inks in order to provide more intense colors for sharp text. Its ink features comparatively minor role distortion.
The Lexmark Z715 Printer is glossy gray scales and has a strong purplish cast. Contrast makes the lighting in your photo look harsh, and objects appears sharp edged. The color glossies has an unnatural pinkish cast, a dotty texture, and some loss of detail. Printing with the standard inks on plain paper, the Z715 is text looks somewhat rough and grayish, with pale dropouts noticeable on large letters. On your line art test document, narrow parallel lines suffers from severe banding and overlapping. Coated inkjet paper lessens this effect significantly, but it does not improve the quality of any other document type. In short, the Lexmark Z715 Printer does not support a standard for printing directly from a digital camera. The Lexmark Z715 Printer prints text at 4.7 ppm, just a tad faster than the average of recently tested inkjets.
- FIVE – Photo quality
The photo quality of Lexmark Z715 Printer is up to 4800 x 1200 dpi on photo paper in best mode, up to 2400 x 1200 dpi on all other paper types. It prints faster, up to 17 ppm black, up to 10-ppm. Print borderless 4 x 6 and 8.5 x 11 photos that look just like traditional photographs print a 4 x 6 photo image in normal mode on photo paper in about 60 seconds. The 6 colors printing with optional photo cartridge produces professional quality output.
- FOUR – Easy to use
Lexmark Z715 Printer is easy to use. Easily edit, print and manage your images with the exclusive Lexmark Photo Center Software, Exit print compatible. Precision Sense achieves optimum results with automatic cartridge alignment and paper type sensing. Lexmark Z715 Printer is very easy to load. It does not take up any extra space on your computer desktop and the cartridges are easy to replace.
- THREE – Fast and automatic cartridge alignment
The Lexmark Z715 Printer features a unique automatic cartridge alignment system plus automatic paper-type sensing to reduce delays, while Lexmark's Accu-Feed paper handling system virtually eliminates paper jams by providing a smooth paper path. The Lexmark Z715 Printer offers fast USB 2.0 connectivity as well as compatibility for both Mac and PC users. This provide convenient onscreen ink-level monitoring, and a generous 3,000-page per month duty cycle.
- TWO – The good stuff
The printer does print nice looking photos if you use high quality gloss or semi-gloss photo paper. The photos are good enough to frame and should last a lifetime if protected in a glass frame out of direct sunlight. The color text is brilliant and sharp; the printer does a great job for color fliers, draft publishing and temporary use banners. Black text is equally as sharp and good enough for office memos, letters, resumes, draft publishing and fax printing.
- ONE – Small office user
It is an extremely affordable color inkjet printer for photos and light duty printing. It is aimed at budget conscious home or small office users, and has fairly fast print speeds for the price, at up to 17 pages per minute black and 10 pages per minute color. For using high yields Lexmark Z715 Printer ink cartridges offers the most economical printing cost, but all printer ink is expensive.
The Lexmark Z715 Printer offers fast USB 2.0 connectivity as well as compatibility for both Mac and PC users. Lexmark Z715 Printer is capable of printing at resolutions up to 4800 x 1200 dpi on a variety of media, including photo paper, banners, envelopes and index cards.