Pros

  • Fast; very inexpensive
  • Glossy-paper photos look good

Cons

  • Prints photos slowly
  • Plain-paper print quality dissapoints

At A Glance

With mediocre text and plain-paper graphics output, the Z845 serves best as a cheap way to start printing glossy photos.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lexmark.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 21G7286
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646054492

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.4   ppm
Performance
Color Output Quality Poor
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 83.11
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.92
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 107.61
Sports Action Shot (secs) 117.06
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 57.51
Line Art Output Quality Poor
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 40.34
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
One-Page Webpage (secs) 49.71
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.5
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 39.62