By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 3 Apr 2009
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I am getting a little concerned with your reviews of inkjet printers and all in ones…You take the manufactures to task about their overly hyped speed, which they deserve but then you take the manufactures yield as fact in your cost per page. When people ask me about inkjet yield I tell them to take at least 30 to 35% off of the manufactures stated single cartridge yield. The reason for this is that when you increase the resolution from draft mode, which is the resolution the yield is based on, to normal or default mode for inkjets then the unit increases the amount of ink per page. I also think that the multi color cartridge that manufactures use should be baned as they cost a lot more per page then single color cartridges do. This is because when you run out of one color then the whole multi color cartridge has to be replaced. The above is never mentioned in this review or others I have read. Please in the future mention this information when reviewing inkjet printers and all in ones and maybe deduct one point off of your review scale for any inkjet product that comes with a multi color cartridge.Thanks for letting me air my concerns.
lexmark have to be the most expensive cartridges to replace, it was cheaper to buy a new printer than replace the cartridge in my printer. will never buy another lexmark printer.
We have one of these X4975's.It has major problems working with Mac OSX, don't know how it works with those p.c. thingys...... "Looses" wireless connection regularly, cannot use paper feed for copying, often freezes out when scanning to the iMac - requiring the printer app to be "force quitted'.Drinks ink at an alarming rate, 6 x sets of no.43 and no.44 cartridges in a little over 3 x months.We are taking our X4975 back to Argos, and getting a refund, which we will spend on an Epson all-in-one.Hope this helps.;-)
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