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Lexmark Impact S305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the noise and size get critical views.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, design

reliability, ink consumption, paper handling, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Lexmark Impact S305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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I am disappointed that when I scan a document I cannot get a preview with a chance to edit and adjust before saving the document. My last Lexmark printer was better for scanning. In addition the printer is noisy, it comes on even when I don't want to print anything. We had to install a separate switch to switch the darn thing off. What is a dorm room? I am guessing that I will soon run out of ink involving expensive new injets. Very crafty of the manufacturers.

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Not user friendly . No clue how to setup scan to E mail or to Computer. No instruction that helps with anything. I have Windows 7 and it is impossible to setup

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Lexmark Impact S305


The Lexmark Impact S305 ($99.99 direct) is an inexpensive multifunction printer (MFP) that provides good speed for its price and decent text and graphics output. It doesn't give you a lot of frills, but it provides solid performance.

Good business printing speed for the price. Fast photo printing. WiFi

Limited feature set. Sub-par photo quality. Awkward printing from memory cards or USB keys

The Lexmark Impact S305 is a no-frills multifunction printer (MFP) that provides good business-printing speed for its price, fast photo printing, and decent text and graphics quality.


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Lexmark Impact S305


The Lexmark Impact S305 inkjet multifunction printer (for printing, copying, and scanning) offers a basic set of features and capabilities for just $100 (as of June 7, 2010), which would make it a real bargain except that its ink prices are extremely...

Good output quality ; Low initial purchase price

Minimal configuration ; Extremely expensive inks

It's nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

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Lexmark Impact S305


The Impact S305 is Lexmark's budget printer for homes that don't have a lot of money to spend but still want the added functionality of a multifunction printer. We hesitate to slap the "all-in-one" label on it, as the device has no dedicated fax...

Fast print speeds; inexpensive; easy wireless setup; comprehensive driver features.

Lacks automatic document feeder; small LCD screen.

The Lexmark Impact S305's low price tag, simple setup, and straightforward features are sure to draw in budget customers with intermittent printing needs. With extra features like wireless printing and a media card reader, the Impact earns a solid...

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Review: Lexmark Impact S305 multifunction printer


It's nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Lexmark's setup routine can guide a novice through every step of printer setup; savvier users can skip through at a faster pace. The wireless installation we chose required a brief connection via USB. Lexmark installs exactly one shortcut to the...

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Lexmark Impact S305


The Impact S305 multifunction printer from Lexmark is their latest model with an amazingly cheap price tag of around $75. It comes with many features too despite its low price tag, including wireless printing and media card slots. It does have a few...

Inexpensive ; Wireless printing ; Fast print speeds ; Excellent print quality

Small LCD display ; No auto-document feeder

We found that print speeds are extremely fast across the board, with graphics, colors, and black and white. The black text quality of the Impact S305 is extremely good and color photo quality was also very good with little color misrepresentation or...

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Lexmark Impact S305


Its features reflect its budget price, but this solid all-in-one printer will satisfy most home users who need decent speed and quality.

Good-quality text, photos for the price; speeds on some jobs faster than on pricier printers; easy-to-use interface

Inconsistent speeds; features are bare-bones; no document feeder, duplexing option

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Lexmark S305 Impact All-in-One Printer


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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"Beware of Sleep Mode! Do not buy this printer!"


After 4 hours, printer will go into sleep mode and will not automatically wake up when you try to send a print job. After consulting with a tech support rep online, he said you need to disconnect and reconnect the AC power adapter after 4 hours! Even...

When it does print, the quality seems good.

Printer will not automatically wake up from sleep mode (after 4 hours) when you try to send a print job.

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"Best printer i have ever own so far. Easy setup."


Best printer I have ever own so far. I don't look forward to buying a new one anytime soon.

The wireless printing and scanning.

The ink can be a little high but it is worth it in the long long.

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"All printers suck, especially this one."


I bought this printer because it looked chunky, simple, and durable. That didn't stop it from having issue after issue. I've already used my warranty to return it once because the menu flap in the front got stuck and wouldn't close.

It looks pretty.

It's a sassy little diva.

Product Specifications

Lexmark innovation at its best: you'll change only the color you need. It's easier on you, your budget, and the environment. Print right from your memory card, camera, or flash drive. Lexmark International's patented Vizix ink cartridges are engineered for intense ink-droplet precision - vivid, razor sharp images and highlighter-resistant mono text, page after page after page.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:21ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 17 in
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Manufacturer:Lexmark International
Model:Impact S305
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lexmark


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):5000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):30ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi