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very high maintenance if it or your computer has been sleeping
on April 23, 2009
PRO: Very easy to set up wireless. It goes to sleep (which I presume conserves energy) and quickly reconnects to the wireless network when woken up, which doesn't even require pressing the power button, just printing to it will wake it up. I also love that this is only a 3-in-1 machine, since I have no use for a fax function. Not having the number pad for the fax function enables a very clean design.
CON: Apparently in order to scan, the stars must be aligned on the 2nd monday of the month while you stand on one toe and touch your nose. But seriously, if either the computer has dropped from the network since the last time it talked to the printer, or the printer has gone to sleep, or the computer has gone to sleep (hence dropping from the network), the printer is unable to download the 'scan to' application list from the computer. Since the computer that I primarily use is right next to the printer, I've tried even having the printer directly connected to the printer in case it was a wireless bug. Same problem. And unfortunately, I have to scan a lot as design student taking some courses on-line.
One of the reasons I bought this printer is that I love Lexmark's ink cartridge return program, where for every 5 used cartridges returned, you get one free. It would be nice to be fully satisfied with their printers, as well, though.