5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2014
I have used an Epson Photo printer for many years but after yet another session de-clogging the ink jets I decided that a laser printer might be the way ahead. This offer was just too good to ignore. For £230, I have now got a colour printer with a RRP of £639. To just buy the toner alone would have cost me over £400. There must be a catch: if there is, I can't find one. The printer itself was a breeze to set up with an ethernet LAN connection with the latest firmware from the Lexmark site. Printing quality and speeds are exceptional. If I do no more than print the anticipated 6000 page capacity in black and then throw the printer way, the cost per page will be less than 4p. The only downside that I have found so far is that ICC profiles with colour turned off in printer do not quite give the result that I was expecting. Information on colour matching is somewhat lacking and, as I was expecting, colour prints lack the depth of colour that one can get from a good inkjet. Finally, I should also comment on the service from Amazon's partner - Printerland. I placed an order on a Sunday evening and the printer arrived in a timed slot on the following Tuesday.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2014
After my latest inkjet failed I decided to switch technologies and purchase a colour laser printer. After some research I came across the Lexmark CS510de that appeared to satisfy all my requirements and many more besides! I purchased the printer from Printerland`s Amazon store for £230 + free delivery. This to me was a real bargain especially as the printer`s starter cartridges were rated as 6,000 pages black and 4,000 for colour.
I ordered the printer late Friday evening, it was dispatched Monday and arrived 10am on Tuesday. I thought that was very good service from Printerland.
Setting the printer up was very easy - after the unpacking/removal of internal travel components etc. All that was needed was to plug the device into our network, load the driver from the website and print a test page. I then printed a couple of mixed text/graphics/photo documents and finally tried to print an image. Not sure why but I could quite happily print images from Picasa but not natively through Windows 8.1 (right-click print). However I did notice that there was a firmware upgrade for the device and upon updating the printer the problem (if it was) cleared itself.
The quality of the output is very professional. I could not fault the crispness of the text or the colour matching of the device. I did print out some photo`s and was very pleased with the results. Again the colour matching seemed very good and the output was quite passable even if only on normal paper. To be clear this is not a photo printer :-)
In conclusion this a solidly constructed printer with great output, many features and it comes at a very good price. The order/delivery time from Printerland was excellent. Obviously it is early days but the start has been very promising.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2014
I selected this printer after looking for a while to replace my 5 year old Samsung for a few reasons, firstly it had the features I wanted, including automatic duplex, ethernet network port and AirPrint support.
But the real deal clincher is the inclusion of full high capacity toner cartridges! You get a 6000 page black and 4000 page colour toner cartridges already fitted in the printer. Just take it out of the box, remove the transport retainers form inside and your ready to go. The included toner mans the cost of this printer is actually much lower than cheaper printers, which often come with starter toners or low capacity toners (1500 pages). By the time you buy a few replacements you will have spent more than the cost of this printer.
Another benefit is the fast speed and higher resolution than cheaper units, this is fast and fairly quite in operation.
Just make sure you have somewhere to fit it and able to carry the 20 kg weight of this unit, it really feels like it costs the £600 list price!
Lexmark support seems to be good with regular firmware updates. The latest one in November 2014 fixed the SSL vulnerability.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2014
I am very happy with the speed and quality of the second one delivered. The first had a fault, Lexmark support took only two exchanges of info, and they replied quickly, to tell me I should ask for a replacement. Printerland replaced it very quickly and were very helpful.
The only problem was getting Windows to forget the first printer before I installed the second one.
on 21 May 2015
Unbeatable for the money. Installed very quickly on home network, and drivers loaded onto Apple Mac from cd without a hitch. Up and running literally within minutes of unboxing.
For those of you who bought an iPad, and have been frustrated by the fact that Apple make it virtually impossible to print on your home network, this printer is AirPrint compatible, and so you can now print directly from any iPad on your network.
Print quality for documents is really good, and even makes a nice job of colour photos. (Although this probably isn't the printer you would be buying if that was the main reason for purchase.) Speed compared to my old inkjet printer for black and white documents is significantly faster, and start-up from sleep is fairly quick as well.
This comes with the 6k black and 4k colour toners installed, which means that it actually costs less to buy this printer than it would be to buy the equivalent toner cartridges alone...
In summary, you probably won't find a better colour laser for the money.