Lexmark Prospect Pro 205 A4 Colour All-in-One Inkjet Printer


Key Features
Back Key Features
  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • Up to 30ppm Colour Print
  • Up to 33ppm Mono Print
  • USB & Wireless
  • Automatic Double Sided Printing
  • 4800 x 1200 dpi Print
  • 150 Sheet Input Tray
  • 35 Sheet ADF
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • 33.6Kbps Fax
  • 2.4" Colour LCD Screen


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What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Black Ink Cartridge (510 pages)
  • CMY Ink Cartridges (600 pages)
  • Printhead
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Network Guide
  • Fax Guide
  • Installation Software CD
  • Power Supply
  • Service Information & Statement of Limited Warranty
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 30ppm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 33ppm Mono Print
Product Group Output A4
Double Sided Printing Automatic Double Sided Printing
Printer Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi Print


Scanner Optical Resolution 1200 x 4800 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
Colour Copier Yes
Copy Facility Present Yes


Fax Speed 33.6Kbps Fax
Fax Facility Present Yes


Interface Type(s) USB & Wireless
LCD Screen 2.4" Colour LCD Screen
Wireless System Wireless 802.11 b/g Wireless
Direct Printing Port 1 x PictBridge
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Ready Yes


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 150 Sheet Input Tray
Paper Handling Input 2 35 Sheet ADF
Automatic Document Feeder Yes
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 Handling Manual Feed 100 sheets Automatic Document feeder
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 35.6cm
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

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 734646148672

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle 5k Pages Per Month


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Multifunction Summary Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
Technology All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Case Colour Black
Dimensions 47.7cm (W) x 35.8cm (D) x 20.4cm (H) - Weight 7.98kg
Noise Level 50dbA
Product Summary Lexmark Prospect Pro 205 A2 Colour Inkjet Printer
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Carton Dimensions 441 x 579 x 264 mm - 10.93 kg

Consumable Info

Number of Print Cartridges 4 (black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

In the Box

In The Box Black Ink Cartridge (510 pages), CMY Ink Cartridges (600 pages), Printhead, Quick Setup Guide, Quick Reference Guide, Network Guide, Fax Guide, Installation Software CD, Power Supply, Service Information & Statement of Limited Warranty


Warranty 1 Year Replacement

More Features

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
Questions & Answers

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Overall Customer Rating

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  • Chris 06 September 2012 3 / 5 Value 3 Features 4 Quality 4 Performance 1 Shame about the ink

    Had printer for some time now and used it very infrequently, still on original cartridges. Despite black showing 1/3rd full and having cleaned and deep cleaned printhead it is still very streaky. Colours are OK.

Review Date: 12th October 2010

Author: Nicholas James


The Lexmark Prospect Pro205 is feature-packed and keenly priced. It's more accomplished than machines in Lexmark's consumer-focused line-up, but our tests show it to be considerably slower. The choice you must make is between capabilities and speed, as the output is hard to fault in either case

An all-in-one inkjet printer with a scanner, copier, fax, card slots, built-in Wi-Fi, a duplexer, individual ink cartridges, a sheet feeder and great output should cost about £300. So why does Lexmark want just £170 for the Prospect Pro205? It has more features than you can shake a sizeable number of sticks at, but the elephant in the room is its cheaper, less ambitious sibling.

The 'Pro' in this printer's moniker points to its business focus. As well as standard scanning and printing capability, it has a built-in fax with dedicated dialling buttons on the front-mounted panel, and a sheet feeder on top of the scanner so you can let it get on with the job while you head off to make coffee. Unfortunately, in many cases, there's no need to hurry back.

Compare the Pro205 directly to the cheaper, less feature-rich Lexmark Impact S305, which lacks a fax and feeder, and it trails by a considerable margin. While the S305 completed our 10-page text test in just 58 seconds at draft quality, the Pro205 took 1 minute and 43 seconds. When the quality was raised to normal, the Pro205 took 2 minutes and 6 seconds to complete our test, while it took 5 minutes and 44 seconds at best quality. Comparatively, the S305 took 1 minute and 24 seconds at normal quality and 4 minutes and 39 seconds at best quality. The Pro205 has a duplex facility, confusingly invoked using a button labelled 'eco', that increased the draft print time to 2 minutes and 24 seconds.

Quality output
On a brighter note, the Pro205's results are excellent, so you may not mind waiting for them to arrive. We'd be perfectly happy using the draft results in a business context, and using the highest quality settings gives results as good as a laser printer's output.

White text on a black background looks sharp and unfeathered right down to eight points at the normal- and best-quality settings on photocopy paper, and the blacks themselves are solid. Set to draft quality, we saw some misalignment in blocks of solid colour where the head passed in each direction, so business graphics should only be printed in this mode for testing and proofing purposes.

There was no evident bleeding when we printed black characters on a coloured background, but we did notice a lack of differentiation between mid-tone greys. On a 21-step scale running between white and pure black, the steps between 35 per cent and 50 per cent were difficult to differentiate, running into one another. Likewise, 95 per cent and 100 per cent black were both rendered solid black. Colours look realistic, though, with strong primary and secondary tones, even on cheap office paper.

Home appeal
Despite being so well-suited to business use, the Pro205 is an excellent photo printer, which immediately adds to its appeal for home users. Again, taking 3 minutes and 12 seconds per page, it isn't fast when compared to the S305, which takes less than half the time to produce identical results. But, if you don't mind waiting and use appropriate photo paper, you'll be rewarded with bright, realistic colours, satisfyingly strong blacks, and super-smooth transitions between neighbouring, similar shades. We saw no sign of stepping in broad swathes of graduated sky, fine detail was handled with aplomb, and areas in shadow retained definition, without the muted colours being lost in the dark.

The Pro205's build quality is excellent, and there's no denying that it's a visually attractive device. It's compact and unobtrusive, and, although we conducted our tests on a PC, it looks great beside a MacBook or MacBook Pro, thanks to its complimentary silver and glossy black details. Our only complaint is that the mechanics of the scanner's sheet feeder don't allow you to raise the lid to scan fat originals, like magazines, in the way you can on the S305.

Judged on its output alone, the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 is a great printer, and its extensive feature set -- in particular the sheet feeder, built-in duplexer and fax -- more than justify the price. It's a shame, then, that direct comparison with the cheaper Impact S305 dents its appeal.

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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