Lexmark Impact S305

Lexmark Impact S305 is a Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer features 4 Color Inkjet – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black; Document print speeds of up to 33 ppm; borderless 4″x6″ photos in less than 24 seconds; Optical Scan Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi; USB 2.0 Specification Hi-Speed Certified (Type B), USB pass-through via PictBridge Port, 802.11g/b Wireless. The Lexmark Impact S305 measures (in. – H x W x D) 7.0 x 18.31 x 13.31 in. and weighs 14.32 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Lexmark Impact S305 Reviews

PCPRO reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“It’s also quick, producing mono text that’s only slightly thin and feathered at 9.4ppm, with colour at 4.5ppm. Better still is that best-quality 6 x 4in photos take just 30 seconds, with A4 prints just over a minute. That the quality remains high is remarkable. Scans and copies slow things down a little and scanned images aren’t totally sharp and colour-accurate, but it’s a solid all-rounder.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“Photos exhibited a slight greenish tint and high contrast that provided great detail in darker areas but made fleshtones look unnatural. Colour copies had a slightly brighter colour palette than the originals, and we noted moiré patterns in large areas of solid colour.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Gadgetspeak reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“While Quick Print did not produce a quality suitable for business correspondence, it would suffice for many other tasks. Checking out Normal and Best modes produced colour documents rolled out at 11ppm and 5.5ppm respectively. Both modes produced documents suitable for business needs and Best mode delivered laser quality print and excellent colour images.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“The Impact S305 is a surprisingly capable all-in-one for under £100. It uses the same core print technology as Lexmark machines costing three times the price and the new Vizix print engine shows its paces just as well in this cheaper model, producing better than average plain paper print and much better photo print than before. With a good set of data ports and wireless connection as standard, this machine stands its ground against its main rivals.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“If you have room for a larger printer in your home, the Lexmark Impact S305 is a surprisingly good all-round machine. We don’t like its rather fussy design, but we were more than happy with its print speeds and, more importantly, the quality of images it delivered.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cnet reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“..In fact, the S305 bested the competition in text speed, colour graphics speed, single-sheet photo speed and presentation speed. If all you’re looking for is an inexpensive and superfast printer, the Impact S305 deserves your undivided attention.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Computershopper reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“The copy’s colors were much more muted than the original’s. Copies of our text and text-and-graphics documents, however, fared much better. In most regards, it was difficult to tell the difference between the copies and their originals, though colored text was a bit more washed out.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Reviews.cnet reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“We maintain a similar opinion about the S305′s print quality. The black text prints aren’t lacking at all–in fact, they are close to laser quality, which we’ve come to expect from Lexmark. Lines appear rich, with a slight hint of wicking that produces a slightly blurred image, but such imperfections are acceptable with inkjet printers, especially ones at this price.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalversus reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“Overall, the quality of printed documents is very good. The results are accurate, with clear, sharp characters, but we have two tips. First of all, make sure you don’t grab office documents straight away, especially if you have clammy palms… Secondly, for photo mode, it’s best to specify exactly what paper stock you’re using…”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Techreviewsource reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“We found that print speeds are extremely fast across the board, with graphics, colors, and black and white. The black text quality of the Impact S305 is extremely good and color photo quality was also very good with little color misrepresentation or similar flaws. Scan quality was also very good, but more so with text scans. Scanning was also relatively quick, but it depends on what scan quality you choose for that particular scan.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Lexmark Impact S305 and writes;
“The Impact S305 performed satisfactorily in our tests. Plain-black text printed at a midrange rate of 6.2 pages per minute on the PC, but a lackluster 4.1 ppm on the Mac. On either platform, text output looked crisp and very black.”
Rating: ★★★½☆


Lexmark Impact S305 Brochure & User Guide

- Lexmark Impact S305 Brochure
- Lexmark Impact S305 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Lexmark Impact S305 Features

The Lexmark Impact S305 Wireless 3-in-1 offers superior-quality printing, copying, and scanning functionality with the convenience of a wireless connection. Ideal for home or small-office use, this multifunction unit features fast printing speeds and Vizix ink for crisp text and vibrant images, all in a space-saving package that can fit on your desk.

Print, Copy, and Scan with Outstanding Results
Ideal for the small or home business, the Lexmark Impact S305 Wireless 3-in-1 lets you print, copy, and scan with ease. This device features print speeds of up to 33 PPM (black) and 30 PPM (color)1, in addition to thermal inkjet technology to provide outstanding printing resolution of up to 2400 x 1200 DPI (black) and 4800 x 1200 DPI (color). There’s no waiting for 4×6 photos, either–they print in just 24 seconds2.

Tomorrow’s Wireless Technology Today
With the Impact S305, you can do your printing wherever you want without being tethered to the printer. A fast and easy wireless installation allows multiple users to print from virtually anywhere in the home or office3. Wherever you have a signal, you can print.

The printer’s WiFi connection also provides reliable coverage and fast transfer speeds, so you can depend on your printing jobs always going through.

Print Photos without a PC
The Impact S305 makes it easy to manage your photos with card slots and Pictbridge technology. Print photos and files directly from memory cards, digital cameras, and portable memory devices–no PC required.

Better Ink for Supreme Results
To ensure crisp, highlighter-resistant mono text, vivid, razor sharp images, and bold colors, the Impact S305 uses Lexmark’s patented Vizix ink cartridges, engineered for intense ink-droplet precision. And because this unit takes individual cartridges, you only have to replace the colors you need, which helps you save money and cut down on waste.

Go Green Automatically
The Impact S305 is Energy Star qualified, which means it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. And because it uses less energy, it can help lower your utility bills so you save money.

Warranty Information
The Impact S305 is backed by an industry leading three-year warranty (registration within 90 days required).

What’s in the Box
Lexmark Impact S305 Wireless 3-in-1; printhead; one each cyan, yellow, black, and magenta ink cartridges; quick set-up sheet; quick reference guide; networking guide; installation software on CD-ROM; power supply with cord; wireless set-up cable for USB connection; and warranty card.

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