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Lexmark Unveils 4,800 DPI Printer

Software gets improved 3D data support By Dave Nagel
Lexmark International has beefed up the resolution of its "Z" line of inkjet printers. New models in the line will feature resolutions of either 3,600 x 1,200 DPI or 4,800 x 1,200 DPI. The new, higher-resolution printers are expected to ship later this month.

The new 2002 "Z" line includes the Z65, Z55, Z45, Z35 and Z25 Color Jetprinters. They offer dual paper trays, and the printers support a variety of media, including photo glossy paper and transparencies. The Z65 is the fastest of the lot, offering "up to" 15 pages per minute in color and "up to" 21 PM in black, depending on print resolution and options.

The Z65 has a print resolution of 4,800 dpi resolution, while the Z55 offers 3,600 DPI. Both also feature a 3 picoliter microfine color drop size. Other features across the entire line include "Accu-Feed Paper Handling" for media up to 150-pound stock and regional color tables, which automatically install by region.

The Z65 will be available for $199 and is compatible with Macintosh and Windows via USB. A network version of te printer (with an integrated Ethernet adapter will run $229. The Z55 will sell for $129. The lower-end models in the 2002 line will run $49 to $89, with resolutions ranging from 1,200 x 1,200 DPI to 2,400 x 1,200 DPI. For more information, visit

Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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