60S0002 | Print/Scan/Copy
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Review Date: 21st Jul 2010
Author: Sophie Freeman
It seems like buttons on gadgets may soon be facing extinction.
Touch-screens appear to be taking over – on phones, cameras and now printers.
One such piece of equipment is the Lexmark S605, which has a touch-screen to rival any iPhone, with simple easy-to-use icons helping you through every application, whether it’s scanning, photocopying or just bog-standard printing.
It’s wireless too – so although you can connect it to your PC or Mac via a conventional USB hook-up, it also gives you the option to use it in a way that prevents those pesky cables getting all tangled up.
Its wireless nature also allows you to print and scan from virtually anywhere in your home, as well as share the printer among multiple computers.
And for full-on interactivity, you can even use Smart Solutions to download applications – or iPhone-style ‘apps’ – such as business card scanners, doctor’s note templates, or even up-to-the-minute news and sports stories.
Headlines run across the touch-screen and you can then choose to print whole articles – for free - should you wish.
They may be a bit basic but it is handy and distracting enough to have a few passing words to read, while you wait – like Snow White – for your prints to come.
Lexmark’s ambitious aim is to make the S605 a ‘home hub for the whole family’ and promise to keep adding new, downloadable Solutions to their website all the time.
Setting up the equipment is incredibly simple, too. You just pop the instructional CD in your disk drive and it starts communicating with the printer immediately, talking you through the steps with a mini instructional video that you follow on the touch-screen.
A photo reprint option allows you to make high-quality reproductions of your existing hard-copy pictures, while digital pics can be printed directly from memory cards and USBs.
Ink quality is good, on the whole (although the red did smudge slightly on one of the standard paper copies I made).
And you can’t argue with the printing speeds - up to 33 pages per minute with the black ink and 30 with the colour option (4 x 6 photos print as quickly as 24 seconds).
The S605 isn’t exactly tiny, but for the combination of technology you get, it’s surprising how little space it actually does take up.
It’s a pretty good-looking machine, too, with its black and silver colour combination a much-welcome break from those insipid beige-grey ones usually found lurking around in home offices.
For those who like their technology as green as possible, the S605’s ecomode option should suit. It automatically dims the printer display lights, puts the printer into power-saver mode after ten minutes of inactivity and prints on both sides of the paper.
|Speed Monochrome||Up to 33ppm Mono Print|
|Printer Resolution||4800 x 1200 dpi Print|
|Speed Colour||Up to 30ppm Colour Print|
|Double Sided Printing||Automatic Double Sided Printing|
|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|
|LCD Screen||4.3" Web Enabled Touch Screen|
|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||Supported: MMC, RS-MMC (with adaptor), MMC Mobile (with adaptor)|
|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||Supported: xD Picture Card, xD Picture card Type M, xD Picture card Type H|
|Monthly Duty Cycle||5k Pages Per Month|
|Mono or Colour Printer||Colour|
|Technology||All-in-One Inkjet Printer|
|Dimensions||51.4cm (W) x 35.8cm (D) x 17.8cm (H) - Weight 7.5kg|
|Product Summary||Lexmark Interact S605 A4 Colour Inkjet Printer|
|Product Type||Inkjet Printer|
|Carton Dimensions||431 x 525 x 242 mm - 8.67 kg|
|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|
**Page yields are declared by the manufacturer in accordance with ISO/IEC standards or occasionally estimated based on 5% per page coverage. Yields will vary greatly depending on image, area coverage, print mode and environmental conditions.
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