The footprint of the Lexmark is reasonably compact and the paper trays and holders fold up well. Login Join for Free. Here are some of the main features the Z65n offers. Get the latest photography news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter. The exception to this was the draft text mode which spat out pages very quickly but with a significant sacrifice in quality. Nikon D Review 3 Nov Verdict The Z65n has features that will be useful to those starting out in inkjet printing.

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Combined with the high dpi printing this means they won’t last long and the printer will be more expensive than average to run.

With printers available on the market such as the Canon S that turn out a colour photo in a quarter of the time it takes the Z65, things don’t look good.

Z5n quality Our print samples varied considerably. Using some ICI satin paper our standard test print showed the Z65 to be capable of producing fine details well but also exhibited poor levels of colour saturation with the lecmark appearing dull.

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Lexmark Z65n Inkjet Printer Review

Create a free account to like this page. Nikon D Review 3 Nov What is Plus Membership? Automatic print-head alignment is another feature making this printer easy to setup for the first time user. Also offering extra convenience is the automatic paper-type detection. The text performance of the Z65n was average, with the normal quality mode being reasonably sharp. The printer driver uses the same system as other Lexmark printers we’ve seen and it is sensibly laid out.


Also included is an automatic driver updater that connects to the Internet for prinrer latest software.

You must be a member to leave a comment. It’s something that a lot of photographers may never need, but in a family environment with children using this printer it could prove very useful.

Lexmark Z65n Inkjet Printer Review

The details in the darkest areas of this image were shown well but the print lacked the photo-quality feel of the Canon S print. The biggest boast of these two printers is the Lexmark PrecisionPhoto technology that enables printing at xdpi. Printer settings in the driver are set accordingly but this feature can’t be relied upon with all paper types. Testing this for the first time I have to admit I was impressed. Normal text printing was reasonably fast but things from then on got worse, with a very slow best quality text mode performance.

Producing the best results so far, skin details showed up very clearly producing an average photo-realistic print.

Those with more confidence in setting up and configuring inkjet printers would be far better off looking at offerings from Canon and Epson. In designing this printer Lexmark have looked beyond print quality issues and paid attention to other features users could benefit from. Mediocre print quality combined with slow performance and high running costs mean appeal is limited.

Overall, despite having easier to spot ink droplets the S produces a more pleasing to the eye print. The automatic head-alignment performed well, with there being no evidence of the banding commonly seen with mis-aligned heads. The Z65n was unveiled with a press release that included such bold statements as ‘Photography buffs will appreciate the superb detail and vivid colour’.


They are also not cheap, costing around 22 for the black and 25 for the colour and they also don’t offer a very large capacity. Get the latest photography news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter. The curved design is quite stylish and build quality is good.

TerryMcK and 59 others liked this. Ultimately this printer would be suited to those wanting a small amount of reasonable quality prints with a high level of ease of use. Despite pfinter attempts I could not get the Network printing function to work and then the printer had to go back.

Verdict The Z65n has features that will be useful to those starting out in inkjet printing. Today, everyone gets the gift pringer free Plus membership for 1 month as a ‘thank you’ from the ePHOTOzine team for your continued support! By using our service, you agree to our use of cookies. The Z65n uses a basic tricolor cartridge system.