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Lexmark answers Fortune 1000 thirst for color with new MFPs

Press release from the issuing company

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 20 -- In response to the Fortune 1000 thirst for color printing and copying, Lexmark International, Inc. today unveiled the Lexmark X752e and the Lexmark X912e multifunction products (MFP). These products capitalize on the growing demand for quick color output in the workplace. With billions of color impressions being created each year, Lexmark is poised to meet the growing demand for high-performance color laser MFPs. The Lexmark X912e MFP helps feed businesses' growing demand for color and delivers a versatile, affordable and reliable color MFP. The Lexmark X912e is the only color laser MFP in its class to feature a standard, customizable interface. The Lexmark e-Task interface is a simple to use touch screen that can be customized to access document workflow tasks unique to a specific business or industry. The company also announced the Lexmark 5500 MFP Option, which gives businesses an affordable path to add scanning, copying and faxing capabilities to already installed C912 and C910 printers. Building from the award-winning heritage of Lexmark's color laser printer and MFP solutions, the Lexmark X752e provides printing, copying, scanning and faxing in a single device. "Businesses are pushing the use of color printing to capture the attention of their customers and create a competitive edge," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. "Lexmark is keenly aware of our customers' needs to produce large volumes of color prints and copy jobs on devices that are affordable and simple to use." Powerful and affordable The Lexmark X912e builds upon the highly acclaimed C912 color printer, known for its near-photo quality output, productivity and high-end features at an affordable price. The Lexmark X912e consolidates high-performance printing, copying, faxing and scanning capabilities into a single space-saving unit. The Lexmark X912e produces up to 28 pages per minute (ppm) in both print or copy mode, has a 33.6 Kbps fax and comes standard with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder with single-pass duplex scanning. The Lexmark X912e's wide- format capability enables the device to print, copy and scan A3 or 11x17-inch documents. And with optional high-capacity input trays, the Lexmark X912e is perfect for enterprises where oversized documents such as maps, drawings, color proofs, large banners are used. The Lexmark X752e produces up to 20 pages per minute in both print and copy mode. It also includes a 50-page automatic document feeder featuring a scanning speed of up to 23 ppm in monochrome and 14 ppm in color, a 33.6 Kpbs fax, and a 10/100 Ethernet network connection. A custom user interface and advanced workflow solutions The real power of the X752e and the X912e lies within the unique Lexmark e-Task interface. The e-Task interface can be tailored to a customer's needs and business requirements specific to their industry. The Lexmark e-Task interface harnesses the power of Lexmark's newly enhanced Lexmark Document Solutions Suite of offerings, enabling the Lexmark X752e and the X912e to boost worker productivity with electronic document- routing capabilities that make traditionally paper-based processes significantly more efficient. Flexible and easy to use - the 5500 MFP Option The Lexmark 5500 MFP Option is a wide-format, full-color scanner that can be used to upgrade Lexmark C912 and C910 printers to full MFP functionality. Bringing copy, scan and fax capabilities to these printers allows customers to leverage their current printer investment. And the Lexmark 5500 MFP Option features the Lexmark e-Task interface, bringing simplicity and industry- specific tailored solutions to enterprise customers. "Each one of our customers is unique," Rooke said. "And the flow of business information within their environments is unique. Lexmark is focused on tackling the complexity of our customers' specific document workflow processes and providing high-value solutions that streamline their everyday business operations." The Lexmark X752e, X912e and 5500 MFP Option are available immediately. The X752e is priced at $7,699, while the Lexmark X912e is $11,499 and the Lexmark 5500 MFP Option has a price of $4,999. More information about these products, as well as other solution enhancements -- including finishing features and options that enable Internet printing and bar code printing -- can be found at www.lexmark.com/us/solutions/business .