• Inexpensive
  • Automatic duplexer is standard


  • Graphics print slowly and look grainy
  • Company has subpar reliability record

At A Glance

This low-cost laser's standard duplexing is a bonus, but its graphics capabilities are limited.

Manufacturer’s Description

In addition to oustanding print quality and and rapid print speeds, the network-ready Lexmark C543DN has built-in duplexing for easy two-sided printing and it ships with high-capacity toner cartridges for great value. Lexmark guarantees, for as long as you own this printer, not to increase the price of toner cartridges for your Lexmark C543DN save even more when you enroll in Lexmark Rewards.

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The Specs

Part Number 26B0000
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646072182
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection Yes


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 19.8   ppm
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 20.49
Sports Action Shot (secs) 60.99
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 30.57
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.8
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 18.69
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 39.49
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 20.96
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 22.02
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.9
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 46.98