Lexmark Prospect Pro205

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 is a Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer features Print Resolution Black Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi, Color Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, Print Speed Black 33 ppm, Color 30 ppm, Copy Speed Black 25 cpm, Color 21 cpm, Scan Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi, 2.4 inch (60 mm) Color LCD display. The Lexmark Prospect Pro205 measures 8.03 x 18.78 x 14.09 in. (H x W x D) and weighs 7.98 kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 and writes;
“The Pro205’s text quality was average for an inkjet. It was good enough to be used for internal business documents, but you might not want to use it for a resume or other document you want to visually make a good impression with. Graphics quality was on a par with the vast majority of inkjet MFPs we’ve tested; that is, good enough for schoolwork or internal business use, including PowerPoint handouts.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Computershopper reviews the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 and writes;
“Our 4×6-inch and 8.5×11-inch photo prints portrayed colors accurately, for the most part. The photos were reasonably sharp compared with other AIO printers, and the contrast range, though limited compared with stand-alone photo printers, was evenly balanced. As for the copier function, the Pro205’s photocopies would be adequate for most business purposes. Both text and graphics held up fairly well. The colors were distinct and mostly accurate, though considerably lighter in tone, and text was still clearly legible.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 User Reviews

I Am Impressed
“The main tasks that I perform with a printer is printing, copying, and printing pictures. Then there is the occasional fax. The text quality from the printer is excellent. I am still impressed by printing quality for having this machine for just under a month. I have printed about 50 4×6 and 15 8×10 with the printer. The picture quality is excellent. You have a choice of either the printer detect what type of paper that printer has or you can set it up manually, (photo, regular, letter size, etc…) I have used it both way and the printer does a good job of knowing what you have. “ – by bobguy421
Rating: ★★★★★

fantastic machine
“This is the best printer I have ever owned. It is also my fifth printer. It installed so easy that a fifth grader could have done it. Sorry I did not get it sooner. If you want a trouble free printer with simplified installation instructions then by all means get this printer. It is fantastic. “ – by William R. Schier
Rating: ★★★★★

Impressive in every way
“I got a great deal on this Lexmark Prospect Pro205 on Black Friday and am even more impressed now that I’ve had a chance to use it. It installed, found my secured network, updated and was working in minutes. After loading the software on my 2nd computer in a different part of my house, it tested the fax program and printed a test page perfectly. I’m quite happy with this 4 in 1. Wireless is the only way to go, I wish I’d done it sooner.” – by techygirl
Rating: ★★★★★

Superb quality and functionality
“That said, once the wireless function is set up, it works well. I can print things from anywhere in my house. So far, I have mostly used the printer to print documents and make photocopies. It does a nice job at both with blacks being true and the fonts being sharp. I recommend this printer to anyone who is a bit technically savvy and wants a sturdy, wireless printer.” – by Quoad Toad
Rating: ★★★★★

Best Out of The Box experience ever
“After 15 years of HP only printers, I took a chance on this one.. really based on user experiences here. After the first day of use, here’s my recommendation: Buy this printer, if for no other reason than to experience the best unpacking and setup up I’ve ever seen, truly the most well thought out and easy to understand ever. It made me think: If Lexmark built this printer to the same standards they used to pack it and write the setup, I’m going to be a happy camper. Everything works as advertised.” – by D. Smith
Rating: ★★★★★

A Good Purchase
“The Print quality is outstanding, I have always had ink jet printers and it’s print quality is as good as any of them. It’s not a laser printer but if you are concerned about the difference in print quality between the two types, you need some real problems in your life. The set up is quick and brainless, the Wireless feature is far better than any wireless HP AIO I have ever used or owned (Please see updated reviews below). I have had some communication issues but they seemed to be related to the timing of trying to print at the same time my security software was updating. The Scan feature, again outstanding. Scan to a flash drive, file, PDF or email whatever, it all works excellent.” – by FY Woodwerks, Inc.
Rating: ★★★★★

What a DEAL
“I have been an HP Printer user for over 15 years; I had tried other brands (not Lexmark) and kept going back to HP. This Lexmark Pro205 blew me away! I use it as a wireless device, connected via my router. That’s convenient, but the performance and quality are remarkable! So, too, was the support I received when I had questions regarding how to connect to my router. The support technician was quick to answer the phone, was knowledgeable and courteous, and got me up and running immediately! I love the duplex printing. I am enjoying a fast scan, fast copy, fast fax, fast printing.” – by John B. Moss
Rating: ★★★★★

Wow! A very pleasant surprise
“As for quality: B/W printing is beautiful, and fast. Color doc printing is great. My daughter printed out a couple of photos on high-gloss photo paper and they looked terrific. Print, scan, copy, fax–this does it all and does it well. Now we’ll just have to see if the ink prices are affordable over time. I’m a bit worried about that.” – by J. Friedman
Rating: ★★★★☆

A quality built printer with great features and price
“This is a solid printer, well built. It’s fast and quite. I love the wireless capabilities. It supports numerous PC’s (I have four using its multifunction capabilities wireless). The print quality is very good. It has 4 printer cartridges. You can scan a document and/or picture to an email and PDF file. The installed software and toolbar are very helpful and productive. Other features include business card scan and memory card transfer and two side printing. It supports several types of memory cards.” – by USC Gamecock
Rating: ★★★★☆

Was surprised with the features
“This printer’s features have surprised me no end. It comes with full (XL sized) ink cartridges, which is a big plus. Its a true wireless multifunction. I can scan and send the PDF to any of my desktops / laptops wirelessly. It does dual side printing. Its controls are very intuitive.” – by E. Iyer
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great print quality, packaging, and warranty
“As for print quality, on premium inkjet paper, I’m very impressed. I printed out maps from Bing 3D using “Best” quality setting, and friends could not believe how sharp the prints were (you could see tennis court boundary lines). The cost of the “Best” setting is high ink usage – you can see the ink drain quickly using the software’s ink monitoring graphics, but that’s probably true for all inkjets. On regular paper, the color quality was not so impressive even using the “Best” option, with pictures lacking vibrance and loosing color accuracy compared to premium paper. The drop-off in photo quality is I think mostly due to the paper. Black text is so-so on either paper – obviously not laser-sharp, probably about average among other inkjets. “ – by Woody W
Rating: ★★★★☆


Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Brochure & User Guide

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Brochure
Lexmark Prospect Pro205 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Features

Boost productivity and expand your business options with the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Wireless 4-in-1. This multifunction unit includes a full-feature fax, offers fast print speeds of up to 33 ppm, and produces vibrant, laser sharp prints. And thanks to Wireless N technology, the Pro205 can be accessed wirelessly by multiple users from virtually anywhere inside the home or office.

Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax with Outstanding Results
The Lexmark Prospect Pro205 Wireless 4-in-1 isn’t just a printer: it also functions as a scanner, copier, and fax machine, making it an ideal one-stop solution for the home or office. This device features thermal inkjet technology to provide outstanding printing resolution of up to 2400 x 1200 dpi (black) and 4800 x 1200 dpi (color), with speeds up to 33 PPM (black) and 30 PPM (color)1.

Using 48-bit depth technology, the Prospect Pro205 can scan images at resolutions of up to 1200 x 2400 dpi, ensuring that digital reproductions are faithful to the originals. It also has a multi-page document feeder that lets users scan or fax up to 35 pages at a time.

Tomorrow’s Wireless Technology Today
With the Prospect Pro205, you can print from wherever you want without being confined to the printer’s location. A fast and easy wireless installation allows multiple users to print from virtually anywhere in the home or office2. Wherever you have a signal, you can print.

The printer’s WiFi-n connection also provides up to three times the coverage of traditional wireless networks, and its quick transfer speeds ensure that your print jobs will always get through.

Better Ink for Supreme Results
To ensure crisp, highlighter resistant mono text, vivid, razor sharp images, and bold colors, the Prospect Pro205 uses Lexmark’s patented Vizix ink cartridges, engineered for intense ink-droplet precision and resolutions of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. 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.

XL Cartridges Save Time, Resources
To save even more money, this efficient unit takes 100XL black ink cartridges, which let you print three times more paper between cartridge changes3. And because you get more yield between changes, you’ll get more done in less time.

Convenient Business Card Scanning Software
The Prospect Pro205 includes exclusive Business Card Scanning software that allows you to easily scan and save information from business cards, such as name, address, and phone number. Scan up to eight cards at once and sync them with your address book software. That’s real time saved.

Go Green Automatically
The Prospect Pro205 is Energy Star rated, which means it meets rigorous requirements for energy 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.

To help reduce paper usage by up to 50-percent and save 8-percent on energy costs, the Prospect Pro205 also offers one-touch automatic two-sided printing4 and an eco mode that’s accessible with the touch of a button.

Fast, Easy Installation
The printer comes with a full installation guide, making wireless setup fast and easy. A USB cable is also included for users who want a direct connection to their printer.

five-year warrantyWarranty Information
The Prospect Pro205 is backed by an industry best five-year warranty (registration within 90 days required).

What’s in the Box
Lexmark Pro205 printer; printhead; XL black ink cartridge, and one each standard-yield cyan, magenta, and yellow ink cartridges; quick setup sheet; installation software on CD-ROM; quick reference guide; fax guide; networking guide; power supply and cord; USB cable; service information; and warranty card.

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