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The Lexmark MC2535ADWE Color Laser Multifunctional Printer prints a graphic or a photo better than most other best laser printer or best all in one printer we’ve seen to date. This doesn’t mean the printer doesn’t have its flaws. The running costs can creep up if you’re not careful. Still, it’s going to be really hard to argue with the results.

Why We Like It – Lexmark MC2535ADWE

The Lexmark MC2535ADWE is a compact mid-range printer that offers fast print speed and the best output quality we’ve seen from a laser printer so far. Whether you need the printer for a busy work office or heavy home-office use, the printer should be able to suit your needs just fine.

Pros
  • Great Graphic Printout Speed
  • Graphic and Photo Output Are Exceptional
  • Ample Connectivity Features
Cons
  • Slow Photo Printing Speed
  • High Running Costs
  • No Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, or NFC

Speed

The Lexmark MC2535ADWE Color Printer has an impressive print speed and copy speed of 35ppm which makes it among the highest in its class alongside the Brother MFC-L2750DW. The Lexmark can even get up to 40ppm under optimal conditions! When adding graphics, the score is still an impressive 20ppm. Photo printing takes about 40 seconds for an average 4×6 photo which is almost 30 seconds longer than the competitors.

Print Quality

The MC2535ADWE Laser Printer Lexmark churns out excellent quality text printout with excellent letter color right down to the smallest point size. The color quality on graphics printouts were exceptional, with no banding and no toner distribution issues to speak of. It beats out every single one of our other printers, such as the Canon imageClass MF424dw. Photos too are stunning, with excellent detail and accurate colors.

Efficiency

Lexmark MC2535ADWE Multifunction Color Laser Printers, with their extra high yield black and color cartridges, still cost 1.8 cents per monochrome page and 11.7 cents per color page. After 125,000 pages you’ll need to replace the imaging drums, and running costs from cartridge yields to print and scan will increase to 2.1 cents per page monochrome and 12 cents color. This is about on par with the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw.

Advanced Features

The Lexmark MC2535ADWE All-In-One Printer has ample connectivity features like Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and Wi Fi. Mobile Connectivity includes Apple AirPrint and the Lexmark Mobile Print App. Unfortunately, there’s no Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, or Bluetooth. However, you can download or create various connectivity and workflow profile apps via the control panel’s e-Task interface.

Value

If you get the extended warranty, you’ll be eligible for onsite service next business day maintenance if something happens with your machine. They also offer a return program toner cartridge if you agree to use the cartridge only once and then return it for repurposing or recycling. The Lexmark MC2535ADWE also comes with duplex printing, is energy star certified, and has its output quality tested by the ISO IEC.

Lexmark MC2535ADWE Wrap Up

The Lexmark MC2535ADWE may not have as robust a feature set as many of their competitors, but they’ve traded that in for a laser printer that can print at near inkjet levels of photo and graphic quality. And after all, do you want your printer to be able to connect to everything and everyone, or to be able to print accurately and concisely?

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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