Pros Color Laser under $300,
Offers (supposed) hi-speed printing and 1200x122 dpi.
Good service reputation.
Cons Slow Printing, not shipped with enough RAM for usual stuff inkjet can.
Original unit a defect, changed out image kit myself, +service visit, 2nd works.
118MB won't cover modest photo print in 1200x1200 setting, or on 8 x 10 color in "4800" setting.
Summary Plan on an extra $50 for memory, and the $250 to buy a round of real cartridges to cover year+ of printing.
Pass this unit up?
Pros Good print quality and speed
Cons May errors after 1000 pages printed / Page sensor snapped out of place and had technition fix it / Super expensive toner / No toner refill available and cartridges chiped
Summary Very DISAPPOINTED with lexmark c540 printer.. The price of toner is ridiculous and does not print the amount of pages mentioned... I have spent $600-$700 on 6 cartridges (high yield toner) and printed 1300 pages... I have looked into refilling toner and have not been successful since each cartridge has a chip. Buying this printer has been a complete fraud and would not recommend it to anyone.
Pros looks great in my office, easy to set up, prints great.
Cons Toner is very expensive.
Summary Looks good, works fine. I like the color, but I am not a color snob. Color toner is very low yield and very expensive.
"TERRIBLE-AVOID!!!"on by gfoos
Pros Trying really hard...it doesn't shed? Nothing. I can't think of a single thing.
Cons This thing EATS toner. Toner costs are high. VERY EXPENSIVE to own.
Summary THE most expensive printer I've ever owned. Toner cartridges don't last very long, and they are about $75 each. If one toner cartridge runs out, the printer does not function. Say you are out of Magenta..."That's OK, I'll just print in black and white"...Wrong! won't do it! I am literally giving mine away after 6 months of ownership. I would not recommend this printer to anyone for any application. Ever. Print quality is fine. Speed is fine-nothing spectacular, again, terrible purchase, wish I had never owned it.
Pros None None.
Cons Burns thru toner very quickly
Print quality so so at best.
Summary Stay away...real bad deal.