Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer – You need to install two drivers

You need to install two drivers. Good output but i needed to install two win xp drivers for this printer: the regular one (pcl5) and the postscript 3 (ps3) one. The latter is needed in order to print out pdf documents at a reasonable speed. I downloaded the drivers from the lexmark uk website. I’m worried about the cost of toner in the future though.

It has very good quality print. Only negatives for me are that i do prefer a larger paper tray and also the printer is fairly large (looks like made for commercial use). But apart from that it is very easy to install and use, also very easy to change ink cartridges.

Very impressed for the price. The c540n is a heavy lump but neat and compact for what it is. I spent the best part of a day printing and comparing a test sheet of photos and graphics previously used for a brochure, which i then compared to the screen and the finished (hi quality) brochure. I also noted the print times for each. In the end, i got quick and superb results printing from in design (mac cs4) using the standard (for uk printing) euroscale coated v2 document profile, letting indesign handle the colour management and choosing the `document cmyk’ printer profile. I think this is because the printer is set up to accept euro cmyk profiles by default. I was further able to enhance the match (to the brochure) by adjusting the colour balance of each ink through the printer’s web interface. What i have ended up with is a set-up good enough for preliminary proofing prior to printer’s proofs, which has exceeded all my expectations of what i bought as an office work-horse. What’s more, the photographic quality of the output is only slightly degraded by using standard (cheap) office laser paper. Oh, and the machine is silent when not in use.

  • Very impressed for the price
  • Excellent product
  • Lexmark C540N Colour Laser

Lexmark c540n network colour laser printerĀ arrived and led to some headscratching when it came to connect to computer, as no lead is included. To be fair it does say this on the box, and there is a choice of connection options – direct to a pc (with lead ending in a usb connection), or networked via a router (with an ethernet cable). Fortunately i had a spare ethernet cable and was up and running quite quickly. Worth ordering a lead at same time as printer if you don’t have spares lying around. No problems once connected to router – and able to easily set up other computers to print to the networked printer using cd provided. Very pleased with speed and quality of print outs so far. Running noise when printing unobtrusive.

You need to install two drivers. Good output but i needed to install two win xp drivers for this printer: the regular one (pcl5) and the postscript 3 (ps3) one. The latter is needed in order to print out pdf documents at a reasonable speed. I downloaded the drivers from the lexmark uk website. I’m worried about the cost of toner in the future though.

Features of Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer

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  • Up to 20 ppm printing in black and colour
  • Rapid first-page-out
  • High-speed USB 2.0 and Fast Ethernet
  • PCL 6 and PostScript 3 emulations
  • True 1200 x 1200 dpi colour print quality
  • Optional Duo Drawer expands input capacity and includes a multipurpose feeder
  • Lexmark High Yield Toner Cartridges available
  • Recommended monthly volume: 500 to 1,500 pages

Lexmark colour printer c540n. The printer is compact in size and is not at present connected to the network in the office. The quality is fine and instalation was easy. The printer is slow to start up when colour printing but fine if you only want b & w copies. In more general terms it is good value for money and quieter than the one it replaced.

Lexmark c540n network colour laser printerĀ arrived and led to some headscratching when it came to connect to computer, as no lead is included. To be fair it does say this on the box, and there is a choice of connection options – direct to a pc (with lead ending in a usb connection), or networked via a router (with an ethernet cable). Fortunately i had a spare ethernet cable and was up and running quite quickly. Worth ordering a lead at same time as printer if you don’t have spares lying around. No problems once connected to router – and able to easily set up other computers to print to the networked printer using cd provided. Very pleased with speed and quality of print outs so far. Running noise when printing unobtrusive.

One comment on “Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer – You need to install two drivers

  1. This review is from : Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer

    Solid and dependable as an office printer, more than good enough for occasional flourishes. I work from home, and i’m often emailed large pdfs (200-300 pages) of a mixture of photographs and text which i then have to print off to take to clients. I bought this printer about three years ago, and have printed a couple of hundred pages a week since. It has never gone wrong, never messed me about, and never needed any parts replacing. I haven’t kept an eye on toner costs, but that very fact suggests that it’s not unreasonable. Whereas i mainly do office stuff, when my friends got married they used it to print c. 150 wedding invitations, in full colour, on bespoke shape and grain card, and guests assumed that it had been done at a professional printers. Once i foolishly put inkjet t-shirt transfer paper through it, not having checked the stuff to see if it could be used in laser printers. This had the hilarious result of transferring a fairly pornographic image onto the rollers, which then re-printed that image as a watermark onto all my printing for the next hundred sheets or so. But despite this, the printer soldiers on.
    1. Solid and dependable as an office printer, more than good enough for occasional flourishes. I work from home, and i’m often emailed large pdfs (200-300 pages) of a mixture of photographs and text which i then have to print off to take to clients. I bought this printer about three years ago, and have printed a couple of hundred pages a week since. It has never gone wrong, never messed me about, and never needed any parts replacing. I haven’t kept an eye on toner costs, but that very fact suggests that it’s not unreasonable. Whereas i mainly do office stuff, when my friends got married they used it to print c. 150 wedding invitations, in full colour, on bespoke shape and grain card, and guests assumed that it had been done at a professional printers. Once i foolishly put inkjet t-shirt transfer paper through it, not having checked the stuff to see if it could be used in laser printers. This had the hilarious result of transferring a fairly pornographic image onto the rollers, which then re-printed that image as a watermark onto all my printing for the next hundred sheets or so. But despite this, the printer soldiers on.
      1. I purchased this to replace an aging lexmark sc1275 color laser. It arrived very quickly, in fact the next day and was well packaged. Took 5 minutes to unpack and remove travelling restraints. Took even less time to install drivers on multiple operating systems. Print quality is excellent and is very quick. I have looked at other reviews of this printer and can add the following. The driver now offers a black and white only option, works across multiple platforms with no problems. Can’t see a problem about noise as in my opionon it is very quiet.
  2. This review is from : Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer

    I purchased this to replace an aging lexmark sc1275 color laser. It arrived very quickly, in fact the next day and was well packaged. Took 5 minutes to unpack and remove travelling restraints. Took even less time to install drivers on multiple operating systems. Print quality is excellent and is very quick. I have looked at other reviews of this printer and can add the following. The driver now offers a black and white only option, works across multiple platforms with no problems. Can’t see a problem about noise as in my opionon it is very quiet.
    1. I bought this to replace an elderly hp 2050 colour laser. The print quality is excellent, really crisp. The printer was a bit of a pain to set up as you have to dismantle the whole thing to remove the packaging pieces – you’ve definitely got to read the instructions for this. Having said which it was easy to do – just a question of following the instructions. Once the packaging was removed installation was a doddle – everything happened automatically. It set itself up on the network totally automatically and discovered all its ip addresses etc. Windows 7 had all the drivers installed already, so our pcs found the printer and configured themselves automatically as well. The lcd display panel is easy to use – much better than the old hp.
  3. This review is from : Lexmark C540N Network Colour Laser Printer

    I bought this to replace an elderly hp 2050 colour laser. The print quality is excellent, really crisp. The printer was a bit of a pain to set up as you have to dismantle the whole thing to remove the packaging pieces – you’ve definitely got to read the instructions for this. Having said which it was easy to do – just a question of following the instructions. Once the packaging was removed installation was a doddle – everything happened automatically. It set itself up on the network totally automatically and discovered all its ip addresses etc. Windows 7 had all the drivers installed already, so our pcs found the printer and configured themselves automatically as well. The lcd display panel is easy to use – much better than the old hp.

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