A color ink jet printer that ramps up the resolution to new heights is now shipping from Lexmark International Inc. Dubbed the Z52, Lexmark representatives say the company has cranked up resolution to 2400 by 1200 dots per inch, and that it can print at full resolution on plain paper. That’s the same resolution that high-end typesetting systems produce on film. Lexmark claims their new printer handles printing speeds of 15 pages per minute (ppm) in black, and seven ppm in color (twice as fast as Lexmark rates the Z52’s predecessor, the Z51. The unit has an optional US$40 six-color ink cartridge that is designed to produce superior photographs. The Z52 has Universal Serial Bus support and drivers, so it can be used with Apple Macintosh systems and has a street price of about $180.
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