Lexmark C543DN reviews: Colour Laser printer

10 customer reviews

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8.9 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Lexmark C543DN: A4 Laser printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is an excellent printer for the money, and ships with 2k pass colour cartridges. The software is good. This is a heavy unit, and quite large. Easy to set up AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW EXACTLEY WHAT THE INSTRUCTIONS TELL YOU.

Print quality is excellent on text and graphics, and above average on colour photos for a Laser Printer.

If you looking for a Colour Laser, with good capabiltiyes and a bargain price, look no further
Bad points:
The print driver will be displayed as Lexmark C543 XL. This driver is GARBAGE. On average it was taking nearly 3 minutes to produce a colour photo. I contacted Lexmark who advised to to visit http://support.lexmark.com and download the Postscript Driver - for me this appeared as '64-bit Postscript Level 3 Emulation Print Driver'

This is not an overwrite of original driver, it has an installer. When installed you will now have two versions of your printer, C543 XL and C 543 PS3. Using the PS3 now returns prints at about 15 seconds, which is good for a laser printer as full colour A4.

There is an option to unistall the C 543 XL from Start/Programs/Lexmark/Unistall. This does remove the XL driver and when you view the printer in evices and printers (with the printer in the off position) it only displays the PS3. But turn the printer on and it shows it being the XL and you have to select PS3 when you print. Nothing to get worried about, but have contacted Lexmark to see if it can be permentently deleted.
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2013

Colin, Cambridge Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Speed, ease of setup, value
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jun 2012

David, Scarborough Business user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Does what it says
Bad points:
very heavy
Overall rating 7.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2013

IAN, Lincoln Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheap (bargain) with the full 2k pages toners
Easy setup (Win 7 64bit)
Print Quality good
Auto Power Saver
Bad points:
Noisy (than my previous HP Laserjet)
Expensive replacement toners - cheaper to buy new printer!
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Aug 2012

This Lexmark C543DN is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Print technology Laser
Extra functions LCD Display
Connections Ethernet
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot No
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 20
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 20
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Borderless printing No
Postscript Yes
Release date 2008-12-16

Also known as: C543dn, LEXMARK C 543dn, "Lexmark C543dn

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Manufacturer's Description


In addition to high-quality colour and rapid print speeds, the Lexmark C543dn ships with a 2,000-page colour toner cartridge, and helps you save paper and money with integrated duplex printing.

- Integrated duplex printing: saves paper and money

- Ships with Lexmark High Yield Toner Cartridges (2.5K Black, 2K Colour)

- Network-ready with easy set-up

- Recommended monthly volume: 500 to 1,500 pages

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