If you are looking for a versatile workgroup laser printer for your small or midlevel office, the Lexmark T430 may be worth considering. A monochrome machine, it only uses one black Lexmark T430 toner cartridge that can last up to 12,000 pages before expiring. It has a small frame of only 16x16.7x10.2 inches, and its weight is 31.5 pounds. Parallel and USB connections are the only types offered, and Windows, Mac, Solaris, Novell and Linux are all compatible. When using this machine, you can print up to32 pages per minute, which should definitely keep up with the needs of your office. Resolutions as high as 1200x1200 dpi are possible, and duplex printing can be added for a small additional cost.
Overall, people tend to really enjoy what the Lexmark T430 brings to the table. Users find that it is capable of very clean, crisp images, and a lot of consumers find that its speeds are fast as well. Easy setup and installation are often praised, and most find that the cost per page is acceptable using the Lexmark T430 toner. Unfortunately, only genuine OEM Lexmark toner
is available for this printer. A few have complained that the multi-purpose feeder settings are a little confusing, but for the most part complaints were hard to come by.
One thing that is always a concern when purchasing a printer is the cost of maintenance. In this case of this particular unit, it shouldn't put you back too much; however, the upfront price of toners does seem expensive. Remanufactured versions of the replacement Lexmark T430 toner cartridges should ease your mind, though. These toners cost only a fraction of the OEM price, but they don't lag on page yields or resolution—you will get the same high quality using remanufactured Lexmark T430 toner as you will get directly from the manufacturer. When using remanufactured replacement printer toner, almost any printer can be affordable for any budget.