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New Lexmark laser printers offer SMBs performance usually reserved for large corporations

  • 21 October, 2003 10:25

<p>Please find below a media release announcing the Lexmark E220 and the Lexmark X215, the latest in laser printing technology from Lexmark.</p>
<p>As an affordable offering to the small business market, the Lexmark E220 monochrome personal laser presents the efficiency and quality of a high-end laser printer. The Lexmark X215 laser MFP allows users to scan, fax, copy and print using quality colour laser printing.</p>
<p>If you require any further product information or would like to speak with someone at Lexmark regarding this announcement, please contact Alex Hill or Claire Plasto at Howorth Communications on +61 2 9904 4533 or pr@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>Please note there is product photography available on request.</p>
<p>New Lexmark laser printers offer SMBs performance usually reserved for large corporations</p>
<p>Lexmark E220 and Lexmark X215 offer corporate printing performance and features at a price affordable to small businesses</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 21 October 2003 – Lexmark today announced two new laser products to bring increased printing functionality and productivity to the vast small and medium businesses market.</p>
<p>The Lexmark E220 monochrome personal laser printer and the Lexmark X215 laser All-in-One are easy-to-use and offer small and medium businesses (SMBs) the opportunity to achieve high-performance printing results usually associated with large corporations – all at an affordable price.</p>
<p>“The SMB market in Australia is increasingly demanding high-value devices that can provide more functionality and faster speeds, to improve business productivity”, said Tim Champion, Marketing and Partner Development Manager of the Enterprise, Corporate and Government division of Lexmark Australia and New Zealand. “Today’s release of the Lexmark E220 and Lexmark X215 is testament to our commitment to this market.”</p>
<p>Lexmark X215</p>
<p>The A$899 Lexmark X215 laser Multifunction Product (MFP) is Lexmark’s first sub-$1,000 MFP and further extends Lexmark’s comprehensive range of laser and inkjet MFPs. The Lexmark X215 is a fully-functional MFP delivering, print, copy, fax and colour scanning functionality, with a 30-page Automatic Document Feeder standard, to give SMBs the functionality demanded by corporate customers, at an affordable price. The Lexmark X215 has the lowest cost per page in its class at just 3.8 cents per page.</p>
<p>The Lexmark X215’s key attributes include:</p>
<p>· Fast printing: Provides high-quality laser printing at 16 pages per minute, with a 250-page integrated paper tray.</p>
<p>· Versatile copying: Comes with both a 30-sheet automatic document feeder and flatbed colour scanner for greater copying versatility and features reduction and enlargement capabilities between 25 and 400 per cent.</p>
<p>· High-speed faxing: Features a 33.6 kilobytes per second modem and includes such capabilities as group faxing, broadcast faxing, an integrated phone book and delayed transmissions.</p>
<p>· Easy scanning: Accommodates scanning of both colour and monochrome documents. The accompanying ScanSoft PaperPort software package simplifies the transformation and management of scanned images and documents.</p>
<p>Lexmark E220</p>
<p>At A$417, the Lexmark E220 monochrome personal laser printer offers the speed, efficiency and print quality typically found in high-end laser printers, in a sleek and compact design. With its value price, space-saving design, fast print speed and quality, the Lexmark E220 caters to the needs of the home office users through to SMBs.</p>
<p>The Lexmark E220’s key attributes include:</p>
<p>· Fast Printing: At 17 pages per minute, the Lexmark E220 has the fastest rated print speed of any laser printer in its category. The Lexmark E220 is the fastest laser printer under $450 as well as the fastest in its class, delivering the fastest time to print first page, at 9.5 seconds.</p>
<p>· Easy to Use: Features simple set-up, a one-touch job cancel button that saves time and a print cartridge that is easy to install and replace.</p>
<p>· Business Class: With 1,200 Image Quality resolution, PCL5e emulation, 100 MHz processor, 8 MB memory standard (upgradeable to 72MB), 150-sheet input tray (with an additional 250-sheet second drawer available) and a single-sheet manual feed for envelopes and cardstock, the Lexmark E220 has the features that business customers require.</p>
<p>Lexmark also announced today the Lexmark N4000e, a low-cost print server that networks USB printers. “The Lexmark N4000e is an excellent example of our push to meet the growing demand for affordable network printing in businesses of all sizes,” said Champion.</p>
<p>The Lexmark N4000e expands the company’s print server product line to make network printing more affordable and easier to use specifically in small and medium-size businesses. The Lexmark N4000e incorporates the Apple-certified Rendezvous technology for simplified set-up in Apple network environments. It is priced at A$295.</p>
<p>LexExpress Warranty</p>
<p>Lexmark offers the unique LexExpress national onsite exchange warranty program for its E Series laser printers and the Lexmark X215. LexExpress is the alternative to the traditional customer carry-in service for laser printers under warranty.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>The Lexmark E220 and X215 are available in Australia immediately.</p>
<p>-ends-</p>
<p>About Lexmark</p>
<p>Lexmark International, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing solutions - including laser and inkjet printers, multifunction products, associated supplies and services - for offices and homes in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1991, Lexmark reported approximately US$4.4 billion in revenue in 2002, and can be found on the Internet at www.lexmark.com.</p>
<p>For copies of this and other Lexmark releases, visit the News Room at www.lexmark.com/ap</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Alex Hill or Claire Plasto Rachel York</p>
<p>Howorth Communications Lexmark International Australia Pty Ltd</p>
<p>Tel: +61 2 9904 4533 Tel: +61 2 9930 3500</p>
<p>Email: pr@howorth.com.au Email: ryork@lexmark.com</p>
<p>Howorth Communications | an Ogilvy PR Worldwide Company | Level 3, 357-359 Military Road Mosman NSW 2088 | T +61 (2) 9904 4533 | F + 61 (2) 9904 9460 I www.howorth.com.au</p>
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