The curved design is quite stylish and build quality is good. This has helped keep the cost of the printers design and development down but compromises the quality of printing possible. The footprint of the Lexmark is reasonably compact and the paper trays and holders fold up well. Here are some of the main features the Z65n offers. The print status window shows information on the remaining ink and can have its appearance changed through skins. Calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades:
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Producing the best results so far, skin details showed up very clearly producing an average photo-realistic print. The automatic head-alignment performed well, with there being no evidence of the banding commonly seen with mis-aligned heads.
Create a free account to like this page. The printer driver uses the same system as other Lexmark printers we’ve seen and it is sensibly laid out.
Twin paper trays offer extra convenience. Directory Pages Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories. Here are some of the main features the Z65n offers. Testing this for the first time I have to admit I was impressed.
Cookies help us deliver our service. The high quality mode produced a shadowed effect, making it far worse than normal mode.
Lexmark Z65n Inkjet Printer Review
This has helped keep the cost of the printers design and development down but compromises the quality of printing possible. However despite Lexmarks claims to the contrary, I do not feel this is a printer suitable for ‘Photography buffs’.
Nikon D Review 3 Nov USB, power and network connections are located at the rear. They are also not cheap, costing around 22 for the black and 25 for the colour and they also don’t offer a very large capacity. Search for all the latest photography gear and services in our dedicated photography directories. The zz65n to this was the draft text mode which spat out pages very quickly but with a significant sacrifice in quality.
Mediocre print quality combined with slow performance and high running costs mean appeal is limited. This feature will probably be of limited interest to the majority of photographers and most people would, I assume, want to save around 50 and buy the standard Z The biggest boast of these two printers is the Lexmark PrecisionPhoto technology that enables printing at xdpi. The same print with Lexmarj Photo Paper pro produced vibrant colours and a higher level of contrast.
Combined with the high dpi printing this means they won’t last long and the printer will be more expensive than average to run. The print status window shows information on the remaining ink and can have its appearance changed through skins.
Performance Despite the high figures quoted in Lexmark specifications, the majority of prints from the Z65 were slow. Also offering extra convenience is the automatic paper-type detection. In designing this printer Lexmark have looked beyond print quality issues and paid attention to other features users could benefit from. Yet a disturbing feature of the Z65n was the amount of detail being lost in the red area of the boys clothing shown above.
However these high figures alone don’t automatically qualify this as a printer ‘Photography buffs’ will want to own.
Lexmark Z65n Inkjet Printer Review
Using some ICI satin paper our standard test print showed the Z65 to be capable of producing fine details well but also exhibited poor levels of colour saturation with the print appearing dull. Those with more confidence in setting up and configuring inkjet printers would be far better off looking at offerings from Canon and Epson. It’s something that a lot of photographers may never need, but in a family environment with children using this printer it could prove very useful.
Verdict The Z65n has features that will be useful to those starting out in inkjet printing.