|Submited By: M. Lafferman on 05/11/2010|
I only purchased my Lexmark Prospect Pro 205 All In One Inkjet Printer from Amazon in Jan/2010. It came with 4 XL inkjet cartridges, which Iam still using now in May/2010. So, I have not replaced any inkjet cartridges for this printer as of yet, but I did buy this XL black inkjet cartridge just in case. I didn t want to run the risk of running out of black ink when I had a printing job.
I do keep a pretty close watch on my ink status. Iam using more black ink than colored. I like that Lexmark allows you to control how much ink you use. I have my printer set on the Quick Print Setting, which seems to be working out fine for text, and the occasional picture that is included with the text. I would not use that setting if I wanted to print a regular photo.
So, Iam saving on ink using my printer in that way too. You will use more ink if you set your printer on the other settings, so be aware of that. I had to send in a bunch of paperwork, and still did it in the Quick Print Setting. The person I needed to send the paperwork too actually thought what I gave her were the originals, which they were not, so the print quality is pretty good, even on the lower setting.
I do like that you have the option of buying either regular inkjet cartridges or buying them in the XL version, which is what I intend to do. It definitely seems to be more cost effective to buy them in XL than regular.
I also like that you can send them back to Lexmark, which if you go to Lexmark s website you can request up to 5 prepaid envelopes to mail the used inkjet cartridges back to them, which I have already received the envelopes.
They will send you one free if you send them back five I think it is. You should go to [...] to doublecheck that, but they do keep track of the inkjet cartridges you do send back. Good for you, and good for the environment too!!
I have had Epson inkjet printers for years, but didn t like how they held up. I did like that I was able to buy compatible ink tho, which as of yet you can not do with this Lexmark All In One Printer.
I was using one black inkjet cartridge about every 2 months, and only needed to replace the colored ones about every 3 months or so. Like my Epson printer, this Lexmark one allows you to replace only the inkjet cartridge that has run out.
I did not want another printer that had the colored cartridges as an all in one. I only wanted to replace the ink that had run out. I can do that with this Lexmark All In One printer.
So, in sumnmary Iam pleased with this Lexmark XL Black Inkjet Cartridge. It is alittle expensive, but when you weigh that with the fact that you won t need to replace ink as often, plus if you send back your used inkjet cartridges back to Lexmark to get a free product, I think the benefits are worth it.
To you and the environment!