For affordable monochrome printing for mid volume businesses, the Lexmark T642 is worth consideration. Though recently discontinued, it is still easy to find new and used on the internet or in stores, so don't write it off just because it's no longer being manufactured. T642 Lexmark toner
is easy to find and inexpensive to buy. Compact, this printer has dimensions of only 16.6x19.6x13.6 inches, making it an easy fit no matter the size of the office. It is a little hefty with its 38 pound weight, but most businesses probably won't be looking for portability as a main priority.
Only one Lexmartk T642 toner cartridge is needed for this monochrome printer. This printer toner is black, and it has a page yield of 21,000 pages. Though the price tag on toners seems much more expensive than Lexmark ink
printers, printer toners last much longer and do not need to be replaced often. Over all, due to this and the low cost of Lexmark T642 toner, the cost of maintenance on this laser printer is pretty affordable.
The Lexmark T642 gets just as many positive reviews as it gets negative reviews. The experts tend to be all about it, while users have negative opinions. Experts from Cnet love the unit's fast printing speeds whether printing graphics or text, and they love all of the easy expansion options that are offered. The direct printing via USB and low printing costs due to inexpensive Lexmark T642 toner cartridges make this monochrome printer a hit. User reviews aren't so praising though. Consumers find the machine to have a bad design, as well as long annoying warm-up times. Many users have complained about the T642 printing crooked and crashing often too. Paper jams are a constant complaint, and some buyers complain that the speeds are too slow as well.