Best Small Business Printer: Lexmark MX410DE

Lexmark MX410DE: Overview

Lexmark sends us their offering for small businesses. Aimed at medium sized workgroups of 6-12 users with a monthly print requirement of up to 7000 pages, this monotone, multifunction device is a great option for mid-sized offices that have relatively higher print requirements who are looking for sturdy efficiency.

Retail Price: $779.00 CAD

Pros:

+ speed
+ high capacity toner
+ mobile printing
+ low cost, high capacity toner
+ vibrant 4.3” colour touchscreen display
+ convenient forward-facing USB 2.0 port

Cons:

– no Wi-Fi
– prints slowly when you first turn it on. Good after it warms up
– small 250 sheet capacity


The Breakdown

Lexmark’s MX410DE is a light (20lb) yet sturdy device that is easy to set up.  I should mention here that this multifunction printer/scanner/copier supports duplex (double-sided) printing and Ethernet (no Wi-Fi).  A good looking printer, all commands go through the huge 4.5” colour touchscreen which is fast, bright, accurate and actually fun to use.  Holding only 250 sheets of paper, an additional second tray can be purchased to increase that amount by 250 or 500 sheets.

My favourite question is the one of speed and the Lexmark MX410DE does not disappoint in this area! At 40ppm, the device is very quick (although slow to warm up). In my tests I found that draft quality prints at 44ppm and normal B&W prints at 36ppm.  The quality of print is good for text but I found that when printing images the shades of grey could be better defined. The blacks are nice and dark and the print is not grainy.

The in-box toner yields 5,000 pages.  Lexmark has a great “Return Program” for its cartridges which allows you to purchase a high-yield (10,000 page) toner for $243.81 as long as you promise to return the cartridge for recycling.  Outside of the Return Program, that same cartridge costs you $317.52. A significant savings and great for our planet too!

Final thoughts:

The Lexmark MX410DE gains your confidence right away when you pull the smart and sturdy machine out of the box.  The attractive touchscreen display is very pleasant to use and the print speed is great! Wi-Fi would be an excellent addition to this device.

Lexmark MX410DE Spec Sheet

** Thank you to Lexmark Canada for sending over this unit for review.

Manufacturer’s Description
Flexible. Fast. Feature-Rich. Get back to work and do more. The Lexmark MX310/410/510 Series fast processor, print, copy and scan speeds keep you moving, and productivity solutions propel your business forward.

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