Lexmark CS921de Review

Good: Tabloid-sized media handling, three optional finishers, ColorSaver feature that prints images in a lighter toner setting.
Bad: Too robust for a small office.
Bottom Line: New color printer with flexible paper-handling and other strong features that help companies improve productivity and save money.
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Lexmark
CS921de
$2,699
Medium workgroups
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35ppm
35ppm
1.2GHz
1GB

Product Overview

The new CS921de joins several other devices in Lexmark’s lineup aimed at medium-to-high volume market that includes productive features and tabloid-sized (12″ x 18″) media handling. It prints at up to 35ppm in both black and color and includes a fast first-page-out time of 7 seconds.

The CS921de ($2,699) includes a 1.2GHz processor and standard 1GB of memory, which can be expanded to 3GB. There is an optional hard disk drive. It also includes Lexmark’s eTask interface, which is a 4.3″ color touchscreen that works like a tablet with a 10-key number pad. The eTask interface includes a variety of apps, both standard and optional, such as Forms and Favorites for commonly-accessed documents.

PCL and PostScript printing languages are supported. Other standard printing languages include direct PDF, direct image, personal printer data stream (PPDS) and Microsoft XPS. USB and Ethernet connectivity are standard, while Wi-Fi is optional.

Mobile printing is supported via the Lexmark Mobile Print app, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Windows Mobile.

More details on the CS921de is in our Features section below.

Lexmark continuously upgrades its devices with faster engines and newer features, and the CS921de is no exception. It includes strong features and flexible paper-handling designed to help medium-sized businesses improve productivity and still save money.

Features

Paper handling starts with two 500-sheet trays and a 150-sheet multipurpose feeder. Lexmark offers optional paper input, such as an additional two 500-sheet trays, a 2,500-sheet tandem tray and a 3,000-sheet tray for a maximum capacity of 6,650 sheets. As noted above, the CS921de supports up to A3 (12″ x 18″) paper size as well as envelopes.

The output capacity is 250 sheets. Duplexing is supported. Lexmark offers three optional finishers. Firs, there’s a stapling finisher with a 5,000-sheet capacity and 50-sheet multi-position stapling. Then there is the stapling punch finisher with a 200-sheet bin, a 3,200-sheet bin, a 3-hole punch kit and supports up to 50 sheets multi-position stapling. Finally, there’s a booklet finisher a 200-sheet bin, a 2,200-sheet bin, a 3-hole punch kit and supports up to 50 sheets multi-position stapling and 20 sheets booklet-making.

The monthly duty cycle is 150,000 pages, however, Lexmark recommends a monthly page volume range of 4,000 to 20,000 pages.

Like other newer Lexmark devices, the CS921de uses Lexmark’s Unison Toner. The Unison Toner’s print system has a separate toner, imaging unit and fuser, using a multi-piece architecture design that leads to reduced toner waste and long-life system reliability. It also prints at up to 1,200 dpi for crisper print quality. And it alerts users when supplies are needed (e.g., low toner warning and number of pages left to print).

The CS921de ships with 5,000-page black toner and three 6,000-page color toner cartridges. Its aftermarket consumables consist of 18,500-page black toner and three 11,500-page toner cartridges. We estimate the cost per page (just on the toners and no other consumables) as 1.4 cents in black and 8.1 cents in color.

Lexmark also offers environmental saving features that includes Eco-Settings solutions and power saving modes. There is also a ColorSaver feature that, by default, prints images at a lighter toner shade while retaining the dark shade for text.

The CS921de contains strong security features, such as network and user authentication, port filtering, hard drive encryption, secure remote management and optional secure print release.

And finally, there is a limited one-year warranty with onsite service and next business day replacement.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The CS921de may be too robust for small offices. Those offices can check out our other reviews, such as the Lexmark CS310.

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