Pros

  • Inexpensive; integrated Wi-Fi
  • Automatic duplexer

Cons

  • Mediocre speed; confusing control panel
  • Confusing control panel

At A Glance

A raft of features makes this unit tempting, despite middling performance and a few design flaws.

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 CB029A#ABA
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Lexmark International, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 13L0700
UPC Code 734646061438
Brand Name Lexmark
Product Name Z2420 Inkjet Printer
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model Z2420
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lexmark.com
Product Series Z
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Z2420 Inkjet Printer
  • 1 x Two meter installation cable for wireless setup/USB connection
  • Windows/Mac installation CD
  • Power supply and line cord
  • Wireless install guide
  • User's guide on CD
  • 1 x Color cartridge
  • 1 x Black cartridge
  • Setup sheet
  • Additional Information

    Custom Media Size: Up to 8.5" x 17"

    Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 4.9"
    Width 18.0"
    Depth 9.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 95.2 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Type Card Stock, Coated Paper, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Label, Plain Paper, Transparency, Banner Paper, Hagaki Card, Iron-on Transfer, Photo Paper, Borderless Media
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Media Handling 1 x Feeder 100 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 25 Sheet
    Standard Input Media Capacity 100 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
    Media Size Envelope No. 10, Envelope No. 7 3/4, Envelope No. 9, A4, A5, B5 Envelope, C5 Envelope, DL Envelope, Envelope No. 6 3/4, A2 Baronial, A6 Card, B5, C6 Envelope, Hagaki Card, Index Card, Executive, Legal, Letter, 4" x 6", Statement, L, 2L, Chou 3 Envelope, Chou 4 Envelope, Chou 40 Envelope, Kakugata 3, Kakugata 4, Kakugata 5, Kakugata 6, 5" x 7", 5.12" x 7.09", 3.94" x 5.91", 3.94" x 7.87", Custom Size
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 25
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 18
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 3000 pages per month

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Very Good
    Print quality: Color photo Superior
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
    Copy quality Very Good
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 7.3   ppm
    Performance
    300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 25.72
    Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 1.71
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 52.08
    Color Output Quality Very Good
    One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
    Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.09
    4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 21.89
    4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 21.55
    Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.05
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 106.51
    Sports Action Shot (secs) 61.69
    Overall Scan Quality Good
    Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 28.26
    Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
    One-Page Copy (secs) 24.38
    One-Page Webpage (secs) 27.56
    Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.7
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 46.66
    Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 27.59
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
    One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Fair
    Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.3
    Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 27.62
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.4
    Line Art Output Quality Very Good