May 1
Lexmark Delivers 2,400 x 1,200 DPI Inkjet
Sub-$200 inkjet also prints 15 PPM

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Lexmark today announced an addition to its Z line of inkjet printers—the Z52 Color Jetprinter, which offers 2,400 x 1,200 DPI printing for less than $200. The Z52 can print at this resolution on any paper type, according to Lexmark. This is the first in Lexmark's Z series to offer Mac compatibility. This one includes both parallel and USB ports. It also offers prints speeds of 15 PPM in black and seven PPM in color. Other features include:

  • Accu-Feed paper handling system, which helps eliminate paper jams;
  • Highest duty cycle of any Lexmark printer;
  • The ability to print multiple copies of booklets;
  • Dual-side pages (prints the odd number pages first and even number pages on the reverse side of the paper after they are re-fed);
  • Media flexibility, including heavy-stock stationery and transparencies.

The Z52 also offers an optional photo cartridge for six-color printing, although the company says the printer's resolution and small picoliter droplet size eliminate the need for special photo inks. The printer will be available for $179. No date was available as of press time. For more information, visit

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