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Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z42

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z42. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and usability. The reliability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z42 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the noise and usability are on the whole positive. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, reliability, usability, noise

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lexmark Z42 Color JetprinterLexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter

May, 2018

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Lexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter


The Z42 prints both text and color graphics smoothly and evenly.

Fast text performance and reasonable black ink costs make the Z42 a good candidate for printing business memos and reports.

Oct, 2000

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Lexmark Z42


Product Specifications

Are you looking for a reliable, easy-to-use inkjet printer? Do you need an affordable option for school or home? Try the Lexmark Z42 Color Jetprinter. Lexmark's reputation for quality products ensures that your Lexmark Z42 will serve you well. With a 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution in both color and black, text and images are clear and sharp, and color is brilliant. The Z42 prints at speeds up to 10 pages per minute black, up to 5 pages per minute color. Accu-Feed paper handling virtually eliminates jams while handling a wide range of paper from envelopes to transparencies and everything in between. The printer features one-click printer driver software installation, simple cartridge loading, convenient ink level indicators, and online product registration. The printer is PC and Mac compatible. The SnapScan e20 is newest member of the popular "e" series, like it's siblings, it is USB compatible, easy to use and great for home or small office scanning. It provides 600 x 1200dpi resolution and scans with 36-bit color.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Lexmark International
Model:42 Color Jetprinter
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lexmark Z




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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / A5 (5.83 in x 8.25 in) / A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in) / B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in) / Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):10ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Index cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages/Less than 1,000 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


PPM color:5
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10
Resolution color:2400


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Technical Details

Infrared data port: No
Interface:USB, parallel
Networking features:N