Sunday, May 15, 2011
Lexmark Interact S605 Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer with Web-enabled Touchscreen Review
(More customer reviews)My boyfriend and I were using this printer to send out mass amounts of letters for his company. It works fine and everything, except for the occasional paper jam which can be frustrating, but what was really frustrating is how much we were paying for ink. We were printing letters that were all in black lettering except for our email which was in blue. For some reason however all of our ink levels were going down like crazy and we weren't even using those colors or should have been using very little. We would take the ink cartridges out and touch the sponge tip where the ink came out and it was still very much moist however the printer wouldn't allow us to print if any of the cartridges were "empty".
I ended up doing a lot of research and even taking apart one of the ink cartridges. I found that there is a small chip attached to each cartridge that has a small amount of memory to keep track of how many pages are printed with that ink cartridge. Once it reaches a certain number of pages it claims it's empty and needs to be replaced. When I found this out I was so frustrating since it wasn't actually checking the levels or amount of ink remaining. So here I was paying for the ink but I couldn't even use it all.
And there is no way to reset the chip and refill the cartridges yourself. It was such a waste of money. I guess most ink cartridges and printers use this kind of technology but some you can buy a chip re-setter and refill them yourself...which is what I plan on doing.
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Get more done with the Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One with web-enabled touchscreen interface.The web-enabled 4.3" myTouch interface improves efficiency by allowing you to create one-touch, custom SmartSolutions for automating repetitive tasks.The myTouch interface also allows you to connect to the web without the need for a computer. Tap an icon to copy, scan, send an e-mail and more.Get the news, view your favorite photo sharing sites, and discover the weather before you step outside, directly from your printer. It’s more than a printer - it links you to your world!Other unique features include WiFi-n (3X better wireless coverage and faster transfer speeds) and WiFi Protected Setup which allows you to sync the printer to a WPS-enabled router with the touch of a button.Installation is fast and easy – requiring approximately 10 minutes!Energy saving Eco Mode reduces paper usage by up to 50% with automatic 2-sided printing.Print fast with document speeds up to 33ppm and 4x6 photo printing in as little as 24 seconds.Lexmark’s own Vizix ink technology produces clear, consistent results and uses individual ink cartridges that can be replaced one color at a time.All of this is backed by an industry-leading 3 year warranty with lifetime phone support!