The Lexmark X342N laser unit comes from a long line of multi-functioning monochromatic machines. Reliable and dependable, each model in this series is as good as the last—and the X342 is no exception. Its fast speeds, compact size and high resolutions will impress everyone in your home or small office, and with its abilities to print, scan, fax and copy, you won't find much to complain about. It has a compact size too of only 20.9x15.5x20.5 inches that will be very easy to find space for. Though it is a little heavy at 35.9 pounds, with the Lexmark printer toner
installed, most will find that its weight isn't really an issue. The Lexmark X342N has a monthly duty cycle of around 15,000 pages.
Only one black Lexmark X342N toner cartridge is used in conjunction with this printer, and this printer toner can last you about 2,500 pages. If that's not enough, you can always purchase a high capacity Lexmark X342N toner cartridge that will yield around 6,000 pages. Resolutions of as high as 600x600 dpi are possible using the printer toner, and up to 27 pages per minute can be printed or copied. Toners can be found remanufactured from third party vendors or OEM from the manufacturer.
Consumers who have used this machine tend to give it very high reviews. Users love the low upfront price and the low cost per page using Lexmark X342N toner. The setup and installation are simple, according to consumers, and warm-up is fast too. Its quiet nature, size and capabilities are all praised often , and the scan-to-email function is a nice addition to most. One complaint that users have, though, is that the automatic document feeder jams from time to time. Other than paper jams, there aren't very many negative things to say, and overall it is quite a machine for homes and small offices.