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Lexmark C736dn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Lexmark C736dn. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the usability and durability are overall positive. The print quality and price are also appreciated.

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Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Lexmark C736dn


This workgroup colour laser from Lexmark has a high capacity and excellent print quality.

The C736dn is what a workgroup colour laser printer should be. It has plenty of capacity, even in its default state, and a huge expansion path. It prints fast, though still not as fast as the published figures, and is no more expensive than its rivals...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Lexmark C736dn workgroup colour laser printer


Expandable print capacity with good duplex speed and secure, front-panel printing.

This is a robust, workgroup workhorse, with plenty of room for expansion. It's fast, even in duplex mode, and the print quality is more than adequate for general business use. PIN-protected, walk-up printing is a useful bonus and the machine is widely...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Lexmark C736dn - colour laser printer review


Lexmark wants to supply medium to large workgroups with fast, and cost effective quality colour printing. Has it succeeded with the Lexmark C736dn?

This is a well-designed colour laser printer for medium and large workgroups. It's fast, produces good quality text and colour graphics and includes modern facilities, such as walk-up printing from USB drives. It's particularly strong on paper...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The Lexmark C736dn gives you total confidence in color printing, delivering excellent color quality, fast print speeds and business-class reliability to keep up with all your high-volume needs. Designed for midsize to large workgroups in busy office environments, this printer fits easily on your desktop or in a small workstation and offers a wealth of big-business benefits, including tremendous input capacity, paper-saving duplex printing and much more.


Certification:Blue Angel (RAL-UZ-122), CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1, CSA E60825-1, ICES-003 A, BSMI A, CNS 13438, VCCI A, US FDA, FCC A, UL 60950-1, IEC 320-1, EN/IEC 60320-1, CE A, CB IEC 60950-1, EN 62311, EN 60950-1, EN/IEC 61000-3, EN 55022 A, EN 55024, EN/IEC 60825-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, UL AR, CS, TÜV Rh, SMA C-tick mark A, CCC A, CISPIR 22 Class A, EK Mark, N Mark, ECMA-370, TED / Blue Angel (RAL-UZ-122), CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1, CSA E60825-1, ICES-003 B, BSMI B, VCCI B, US FDA, FCC B, UL 60950-1, EN/IEC 60320-1, CE B, CB IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, EN/IEC 61000-3, EN 55022 B, EN 55024, EN/IEC 60825-1, GS (TÜV), AR S (TÜV), SMA C-tick mark B, CCC B, CISPIR 22 B, MIC Mark, EK Mark
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Grey, White / White
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):4.69
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix/PC / Mac / Unix
Manufacturer:Cisco Systems/Lexmark International
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cisco Small Business Pro/Lexmark C

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:4300
Maximum number of paper inputs:6
Maximum number of paper trays:6
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:650


Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:1250 / 1280
Maximum memory:1250 / 1280


CE Product Type:Wall mount kit
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Type: None


Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Management protocols:HTTP, HTTPs (SSL*/TLS), SNMPv3, WINS, IGMP, BOOTP, RARP, APIPA (AutoIP), DHCP, ICMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour, DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger / HTTP, HTTPs (SSL/TLS), SNMPv3, WINS, IGMP, BOOTP, RARP, APIPA (AutoIP), DHCP, ICMP, DNS, SNMPv2c, Bonjour, DDNS, mDNS, ARP, NTP, Telnet, Finger
Network ready: Yes
Security algorithms:802.1x RADIUS, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, PEAP / LEAP, MD5, PEAP
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP IPv4, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, LexLink (DLC), TCP/IP IPv6, TCP, UDP / TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk
Supported network protocols (IPv6):TCP/IP, TCP, UDP
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):16 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):16 - 32

Other Features

Authentication method:MD5, MSCHAPv2, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, TTLS
Average power consumption while printing:530
Cabling technology:10/100BaseTx
Compatible operating systems:Apple Mac OS X/9.2\nLinux Desktop 9.2, 9.3/WS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0/Enterprise Server 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11\nMicrosoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/Server 2008/7\nNovell NetWare 5.x, 6.x
Connection to PC:
Country of origin:
DVD/CD printing: No
Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):4.69
Finishing option: / No
Legal: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Number of power supplies:1
Number of power supply units:1
Power consumption (printing):530
Quantity per pallet:8
Safety:SNMPv3, IPsec
Standard input trays:2
Wireless Technology:N

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:300
Standard output capacity:300

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:7 3/4, 9, 10, B5, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media types supported:Card Stock, Envelopes, Glossy Paper, Paper Labels, Plain Paper, Transparencies, Vinyl Labels
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Oficio / Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Oficio, Statement / Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Statement
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies


Linux operating systems supported:SuSE Linux 10, SuSE Linux 10.2, SuSE Linux 10.3, SuSE Linux 11, SuSE Linux 9.3, Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04, Ubuntu 9.10, Yes / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Other operating systems supported:Novell NetWare 4.x, Novell NetWare 5.x, Novell NetWare 6.x, Novell Open Enterprise Server
Processor frequency:900
Server operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Parallel, Serial (RS-232)
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):4.69
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:100000 / 85000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:10000 / 2500
Standard printer languages:Microsoft XPS, PCL 5c, PCL 6, PDF 1.6, PostScript 3, PPDS, XHTML / PCL 5c, PCL 6, PDF 1.6, PostScript 3, PPDS, XHTML


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Direct print USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Direct print USB
Language Simulation:IBM PPDS / PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PDF 1.6 / PostScript 3 / xHTML / XPS/PCL 5C / PostScript 3 / PCL 6 / IBM PPDS / XPS / PDF 1.6 / xHTML
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):35ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Glossy paper / Cards
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):100,000 pages and more/50,000 - 99,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:650sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.165
Print quality (color, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Time to first page (color, normal):9


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1280MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Duplex printing noise level:54
Noise level (quiet mode):47
Print noise level:54
Printing noise level:54
Standby acoustic emission:33

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X / Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 / HP-UX 11.11 / HP-UX 11.23 / HP-UX 11.31 / IBM AIX 5.2 / IBM AIX 5.3 / IBM AIX 6.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Novell NetWare 5.x / openSUSE 10.2 / openSUSE 10.3 / openSUSE 11.0 / SunSoft Solaris x86 10 / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Novell NetWare 5.x / IBM AIX 5.2 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows XP / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / HP-UX 11.11 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / HP-UX 11.23 / openSUSE 11.0 / IBM AIX 5.3 / SunSoft Solaris x86 10 / Microsoft Windows Vista / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 / Microsoft Windows Server 20

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 18.5 x 17.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.1 x 21.8 x 21.5 / 24.9 x 21.8 x 22.4
Package weight:1086.4 / 67.9
Weight:56.7 / 906.5