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
UPC Code 734646061438
Manufacturer Part Number 13L0700
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 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
    Standard Input Media Capacity 100 sheets
    Media Handling 1 x Feeder 100 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 25 Sheet
    Media Type Card Stock, Coated Paper, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Label, Plain Paper, Transparency, Banner Paper, Hagaki Card, Iron-on Transfer, Photo Paper, Borderless Media
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 18
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 25
    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
    Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.05
    Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
    One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Fair
    Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 1.71
    Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 27.62
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 52.08
    Sports Action Shot (secs) 61.69
    Line Art Output Quality Very Good
    4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 21.89
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.4
    Overall Scan Quality Good
    One-Page Webpage (secs) 27.56
    Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.3
    Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 28.26
    Color Output Quality Very Good
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 106.51
    300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 25.72
    Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.7
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 46.66
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
    Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.09
    One-Page Copy (secs) 24.38
    One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
    Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 27.59
    4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 21.55