Lexmark C540n A4 Colour Laser Printer


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Key Features
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  • Up to 20ppm Colour Print
  • Up to 20ppm Mono Print
  • 12 Seconds First page
  • USB & Network
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi Print
  • 250 Sheet Input Tray
  • 417MHz Processor
  • 128MB (640MB Max) RAM
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • PostScript, PCL5, PCL6
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What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Lexmark C540n colour printer
  • AC Cable (UK)
  • CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals)
  • Setup Guide
  • Starter Toners CMY = 1000 pages Black = 1000 pages
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 20ppm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 20ppm Mono Print
First Page 12 Seconds First page
Product Group Output A4
Printer Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi Print


Interface Type(s) USB & Network
Network Interface 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX Network
Network Printing Protocols Network Printing Methods: LPR/LPD Direct IP (Port 9100) Enhanced IP (Port 9400) FTP, TFTP IPP 1.1 (Internet Printing Protocol)
Network Protocol Network Protocol Support: TCP/IP IPv4 AppleTalk TCP/IP IPv6 TCP UDP
Network Ready Yes
Preview Monitor Type 2-Line, 16 Character Front Panel Display
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Status Display 2-line, 16 character backlit LCD
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0

System Specification

Processor 417MHz Processor
Memory (Maximum) 128MB (640MB Max) RAM


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 250 Sheet Input Tray
Maximum Input Capacity 900 Sheet
Maximum Paper Size A4
Maximum Paper Weight 176 g/m2
Paper Handling Manual Feed Single Sheet Manual Feed
Paper Handling Standard Output 100 Sheet
Paper Size A4, A5, JIS B5, Executive, Letter, Legal , (Max.) A4/Legal
Paper Trays (Standard/Maximum) 2 (4)
Special Media Card Stock, Paper Labels, Plain Paper, Transparencies, Refer to the Card Stock and Label Guide

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle 35k Pages Per Month


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Technology Laser Printer
Dimensions 42.4cm (W) x 40.0cm (D) x 29.2cm (H) - Weight 21kg
Environmental Operating Temperature 16 to 32C - Humidity 8 to 80%
Noise Level 47dbA
Product Summary Lexmark C540n A4 Colour Laser Printer
Product Type A4 Laser Printer
Carton Dimensions 402 x 595 x 495 mm - 24.5 kg

Consumable Info

Colour Toner Life 1,000 Pages
Mono Toner Life 1,000 Pages


Printer Languages PostScript, PCL5, PCL6
Font Capabilities 3 of 9 scalable PCL 5e fonts in Narrow, Regular and Wide, 2 PCL bitmap fonts, 39 scalable PPDS fonts, 5 PPDS bitmap fonts, 84 scalable PCL fonts, 89 scalable PostScript fonts, OCR-A, OCR-B scalable PCL 5e fonts

In the Box

In The Box Lexmark C540n colour printer, AC Cable (UK), CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals), Setup Guide, Starter Toners CMY = 1000 pages Black = 1000 pages

Cartridges Included

Black 1000 Pages
Cyan 1000 Pages
Magenta 1000 Pages
Yellow 1000 Pages


Warranty 1 Year Exchange Service, Next Business Day

More Features

Certifications CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1, CSA E60825-1, ICES-003 Class B, BSMI Class B, VCCI Class B, US FDA, FCC Class B, UL 60950-1, EN/IEC 60320-1, CE Class B, CB IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, EN/IEC 61000-3, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN/IEC 60825-1, GS (T V), AR S (T V), S
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  • Julie Loynd 01 March 2012 4.25 / 5 Value 4 Features 4 Quality 5 Performance 4 Printerland and Lexmark c540n

    Sale Sharks have worked with Printerland for almost a decade now and have always received an excellent quality of service. As technology has developed over the years Printerland have always stayed one step ahead. Our current office printer is the Lexmark c540n which, although compact, is reliable and able to cope with the workload of 6 very busy departments. The display instructions are easy to follow and the quality of print is excellent. We are happy to use the Lexmark c540n for everything from day to day spreadsheets to sponsorship presentations.

Fast, top-quality prints, good running costs and a competitive price make the Lexmark our new favourite colour laser printer.

Review Date: 27 Nov 2009

Author: Dave Stevenson
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The C540n is the best printer for small workgroups we've seen. Not only is the cost of the unit bearable at less than £200 before VAT, but it’s also network capable, quick, and offers excellent quality.

Workgroup features run throughout the printer. The paper tray, for instance, has the joint highest capacity on test at 250 pages, and the single-pass engine means sheets need to run through its cavernous interior only once, no matter whether they’re printed in full colour or black and white. It’s a major part of the reason we’re recommending it.

The Lexmark hovered at a steady 20ppm in all our tests. The only time we saw a significantly slower speed was with our 24-page DTP document, whose complexities resulted in a 5ppm drop in speed. Still, at 15ppm for this demanding document, the Lexmark remains a very fast machine for the money.

It also produced decent quality. Text looked elegant, and it was superb when printing business documents. Colours appeared as they should and text on a coloured background – always tricky for cheap laser printers – looked great.

With all that power, it doesn’t come as a shock that the Lexmark is a on the expensive side to run initially. But after a few thousand pages those costs will remain lower than cheaper printers. These costs will be higher, incidentally, if you intend to print on the C540n from an Apple computer – Lexmark’s driver currently doesn’t support monochrome-only printing.

But that problem aside, the Lexmark is incredibly fast and produces great quality prints. It’s also network-ready, well built and reasonably thrifty. The huge 250-page paper tray means you can set it up and leave it, and the initial pain of buying it is less than with more expensive printers. The Lexmark is our well-deserved Recommended award.

All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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