90T3036 | Print/Scan/Copy
|Review Date: 28th May 2010
Author: Michael Browne
The Lexmark Impact S305 is a rather fussy-looking device. It's quite large and heavy, but with the added attraction of having a built-in scanner and Wi-Fi connectivity, and also being a decent all-round photo printer.
You'll find a paper feed tray on the top of the Lexmark and an input tray at the front. Controls are via a small mono LCD display on the front. There is a wide array of buttons, but setting up the printer is straightforward, with clear onscreen instructions.
Along with a USB port and built-in Wi-Fi support, which we found easy to use, you'll also find a PictBridge port and media card slot down on the right-hand corner of the printer, making this a fully rounded device.
The scanner has a 1200dpi (dots per inch) maximum scan mode and we found that scans were far more acceptable than on the HP PhotoSmart C4680. However, printing can be a slightly loud affair.
This is the first printer we've seen to make the most of Lexmark's new Vizix print technology. Our test prints showed a great balance between colours and even blacks looked sharp for such an entry level machine. The main reason for this warmth of colour is that this is a four-cartridge inkjet printer, packing in a double-capacity black and three separate cartridges for cyan, magenta and yellow.
If you have room for a larger printer in your home, the Lexmark Impact S305 is a surprisingly good all-round machine. We don't like its rather fussy design, but we were more than happy with its print speeds and, more importantly, the quality of images it delivered.
|Speed Monochrome||Up to 33ppm Mono Print|
|Printer Resolution||4800 x 1200 dpi Print|
|Speed Colour||Up to 30ppm Colour Print|
|Product Group Output||A4|
|Scanner Optical Resolution||1200 x 2400 dpi Scan|
|Scan Facility Present||Yes|
|Scanner Bit Depth||48-bit|
|Scanner Type||CIS (Contact Image Sensor)|
|Copy Speed Colour||8ppm Color Copy|
|Copy Speed Monochrome||16ppm Mono Copy|
|Copier Reduce/Enlarge||25 to 400% Copy|
|Copy Facility Present||Yes|
|Interface Type(s)||USB & Wireless|
|Wireless System||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wireless|
|Direct Printing Port||1 x PictBridge|
|USB Ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows & Mac Compatible|
|Paper Handling Input 1||100 Sheet Input Tray|
|Maximum Paper Size||A4|
|Media Supported||Card Stock Envelopes Labels Plain Paper Transparencies Banner (A4 or Letter) Hagaki Card Iron-On Transfers Photo Paper Heavy Weight Matte Paper|
|MultiMedia Card||MultiMediaCard (MMC) RS-MMC (with adapter) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Mobile (with adapter)|
|Paper Size||10 Envelope 7 3/4 Envelope 9 Envelope A4 A5 B5 Envelope C5 Envelope DL Envelope 6 3/4 Envelope A2 Baronial A6 Card B5 C6 Envelope Custom (Up to 216 x 432 mm) Hagaki Card Index Card Executive Legal Letter 4 x 6 inch L 2L Chokei 3 Chokei 4 Chokei 40 Kakugat|
|Paper Weight||75g/Sq m|
|Scanner Document Size||21.6 x 29.7cm|
|Secure Digital||Mini Secure Digital (Mini SD) Card (with adapter) Micro Secure Digital (Micro SD) Card (with adapter) Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card (with adapter)|
|Sony Memory Stick||Sony Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO Secure Digital (SD) Card Sony Memory Stick Duo (with adapter) Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo (with adapter)|
|xD-Picture Card||xD Card xD Card Type M, Type H|
|Monthly Duty Cycle||5k Pages Per Month|
|Mono or Colour Printer||Colour|
|Technology||All-in-One Inkjet Printer|
|Dimensions||46.5cm (W) x 33.8cm (D) x 17.8cm (H) - Weight 6.51kg|
|Product Summary||Lexmark Impact S305 A4 Colour Inkjet Printer|
|Product Type||Inkjet Printer|
|Number of Print Cartridges||4 (black, cyan, magenta, yellow)|
|In The Box||Black Ink Cartridge (170 pages), CMY Ink Cartridges (200 pages), Printhead, Quick Setup Guide, Quick Reference Guide, Network Guide, Installation Software CD, Power Supply, Service Information & Statement of Limited Warranty|
|Warranty||1 Year Replacement|
|Certifications||Energy Star, CSA, c-UL-us, ICES Class B, Executive Order 132221, CE Class B, CB IEC 60950 IEC 60825-1, GS (T V), SEMKO, C-tick mark Class B, V85, CCC Class B, BSMI Class B, METI(PSE), VCCI Class B, FCC Class B, UL 60950 3rd Edition, CCIB|
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