Pros

  • Integrated Wi-Fi
  • Excellent photo quality on special paper

Cons

  • Pricey inks
  • Slow at printing color images

At A Glance

The Z2420 Wireless is cheap, and Wi-Fi makes it versatile, but it's otherwise a typical and somewhat slow machine.

Manufacturer’s Description

Z2420 Wireless Color Printer offers the convenience of built-in 802.11g/b wireless printing. Compatible with 802.11n. Share the Z2420 wirelessly among multiple computers. Connect with 802.11g/b wireless network and wireless computer or with USB cable. Print 25 black/white pages per minute and 18 color pages per minute with 4800 x 1200 dpi. Prints borderless photos up to 8 x 11. Printer offers thermal inkjet printing, 100-sheet paper input capacity and Accu-feed technology to eliminate paper jams. Energy Star qualified.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 13L0700
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646066563
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • Yes

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 10.1   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 12.66
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 106.87
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 39.03
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 38.03
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 77.22
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 111.52
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 47.28
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 47.87
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.7
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Line Art Output Quality Fair