Lexmark? 200XL (14L0650) Black Ink Tank
Good Quality, good quantity, no qualms
I LOVE my Lexmark Pro-4000 printer, so much so, that I also bought one for my brother and one for my son. What drew me to this printer is the claim it uses less ink than most printers, and special features that make the ink cartridges less prone to drying if printing is done infrequently, which can lead to expensive waste of ink. I cannot give specific statistics on how many pages I can print, but I do feel the length of life in the 200XL cartridges is adequate. When the printer tells me one of the 3 colors or the Black ink cartridge is getting low, I still can print many pages before it refuses to print any more until the low cartridge replaced. My particular Lexmark printer makes it incredibly easy to change the cartridges. Just open the door on front of the machine, push the release button and the spent cartridge disengages, allowing it to be pulled out and the new one popped in. NO digging in the bowels of the printer to locate and replace the ink. As for the black ink ( or colored ink) drying, if I am in a hurry and grab a printed page the split second it comes out of the printer, I do notice some occasional smudges. So I consciously try to avoid touching the text on a page if I need a document the split second it spits out out of the printer. Or I remind myself to just wait one or two seconds longer before handling the page and then the ink is dry and smudge problems are avoided. I believe the ink simply does not get a chance to dry because this printer is blazingly fast (once it gets started, which is well worth the wait for my occasional big printing jobs). My only complaint about my Lexmark printer is not all its wonderful scanning capabilities work on my new Mac ( like scanning four photos at a time)...which is a major disappointment. So, I must keep my old Dell in order to take advantage of all the Lexmark's cool features. I appreciate Office Depot for selling Lexmark 200XL ink on line, because it is no longer sold in any stores in my area. Keeping stocked up on all the 200XL colors and Black ink is crucial. I am a bit concerned about receiving ink by mail in the winter. This current ink order was left in 20 degree weather for hours to possibly days before I noticed it was delivered. I will let Office Depot know if this affected the ink cartridges when I am ready to use them.
November 25, 2014