Though it has recently been discontinued, the Lexmark T640 is a decent laser printer made for the midsized office. Weighing 38 pounds, it will definitely seem quite heavy, but this monochrome printer will suffice the needs of many offices looking for quick printing. Although many offices don't need fancy features for simple prints, it is pretty versatile. The T640 can print on plain paper, bond paper, envelopes, transparencies, polyester labels and vinyl labels. It offers USB and parallel connections, even with its compact size of 16.6x19.6x13.6 inches. The price tag of the Lexmark T640 toner is affordable when you calculate the cost per page, making the T640 a great addition to any business.
For this monochrome unit, only a black Lexmark T640 toner cartridge is needed. This black printer toner lasts for up to 21,000 pages, and even though the cost of the Lexmark T640 toner seems expensive with its upfront price, since it lasts that long, it really is quite affordable on a cost per page basis. Unfortunagely, compatible Lexmark toner cartridges
are not available for this printer to help lower costs even more. High quality text is always the result using the Lexmark T640.
Cnet reviews rave about the fast graphics and text printing speeds, as well as the direct printing form a USB. They also find it to be very business-friendly with its low printing costs and the low cost of Lexmark T640 toner cartridges. The toners also last a long time. Cnet finds that the graphics only print fair, and they find the great expansion options to be too expensive. Users who have reviewed the T640, for the most part, don't like it. Many dislike the bad design, constant paper jams and crooked printing that occur when using this unit. It crashes often and has long warm-up times, according to consumer reviews. Another complaint that comes often is that documents print crooked pretty often. With so many positive and so many negative reviews, the jury is still out on the T640.