Lexmark Continues to Lead the All-in-One Market with New Feature-Rich X5150 All-in-One Design Center

The Lexmark X5150 seamlessly integrates colourprint, scan, and one-touch copy technology to offer a remarkable combination of quality, value and ease-of-use

Having created the home mass-market category for the All-in-One user, Lexmark International, the printer manufacturer, today introduced its latest inkjet all-in-one (AIO) - the Lexmark X5150 AIO Design Centre. The Windows- and Mac-compatible X5150 features high quality print, scan, and copy capabilities and ease-of-use features to maximize productivity, as well as powerful software tools that help unleash creativity.

The Lexmark X5150's feature set is high performance and easy to use. With the touch of one button, you can make accurate copies of colour photographs - even without having to use the PC. PrecisionSense™ offers auto media type sensor technology which automatically determines the type of stock in the paper tray and adjusts the printer driver to enhance output. The automatic cartridge alignment feature ensures the best print output without manual adjustment. With the intuitive operating panel and Lexmark's renowned ease of setup, producing stunning output has never been simpler than with the Lexmark X5150.

In addition, the X5150's grey and silver exterior with metallic accents makes the product perfect for consumers who want their work and home areas to look as eye-catching as the material they print.

“Lexmark has always developed products based on what our customers tell us they want - and the success of our All-In-One line reflects the wisdom of that approach,” said Tony Hall, Director, Consumer Printer Division, UK. “The X5150 sets new standards in performance and reliability, offering the best combination of functionality, ease-of-use features and striking appearance. In November 2002, Lexmark was the number one supplier in Flatbed All-in-One market and the number one in Flatbed 3 in 1 with a retail share of 52%. We are looking forward to continuing our success and maintaining our number one position in the total AIO market.”*

Photo quality and ease of use
The Lexmark X5150 boasts the inkjet technology that has put Lexmark to the forefront of the consumer imaging market. PrecisionPhoto™ technology offers 4800 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) in black and colour on photo paper, inkjet paper and transparencies, and 3600 x 600 dpi on plain
paper, the Lexmark X5150 will impress consumers and home office users with its photo-realistic output and precise text. In addition, variable colour drop size technology - 3 picoliters (pL) for textured areas and 10 pL for solid areas - allows for smooth colour transitions and beautifully rich detail.

The X5150 makes it simple to generate great photos:
• Integrated Photo-Editing Software - performs image editing, such as cropping and resizing, ‘red-eye' removal and colour manipulation - without any additional software.
• Photo Sizing - automatically adjusts images to print in popular picture sizes: wallet, 3”x5”, 4”x6”, 5”x7” and 8”x10”, perfect for sharing your photos.

The X5150 is capable of fast print speeds up to 19 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 14 ppm in colour and with laser sharp black text. Also, Accu-Feed™ paper handling technology accommodates a wide range of media, including labels, envelopes, index cards, greeting cards and iron-on transfers.

Standalone black and colour photocopying at the touch of a button
The X5150 All-In-One Print Center lets users copy any document - including text documents, colour graphics and even colour photographs using special “photo copy”- at the touch of a button, without having to turn on the computer. Consumers also have the option of reducing or enlarging images 25 to 400 percent. In draft mode, the Lexmark X5150 can generate up to 16 copies per minute (cpm) in black, and up to 12 cpm in colour.

Dynamic flatbed scanner
With industry-leading flatbed scanning technology, the Lexmark X5150 can handle photographs and books of varied thickness. This high-resolution scanner captures the finest detail, with 600 x 2400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit true colour.

Added capabilities
Bundled software further enhances the Lexmark X5150's functionality to improve the efficiency of home-office users:
• BVRP Fax Software - consumers can edit, store, send and receive documents via fax through their computers' fax modems. Users simply select “Scan-to-Fax,” which launches the fax software and scans the file, and then input the fax number to send. This can also be accessed by the one touch fax button on the control panel.
• ABBYY FineReader Sprint Optical Character Recognition - FineReader converts scanned paper documents into editable computer files with minimal customer input.

Pricing and availability
The street price of the Lexmark X5150 All-In-One Design Center is £179.