Lexmark MX421ade Review: Is It Worth It?

Lexmark printers aren’t really all that well known in the printing world, but that’s not to say that they make bad products. It’s just that they’re not all that popular yet and they don’t really market their products all that much. But nevertheless, here we are with a Lexmark MX421ade review where we’ll see whether this product is worth it.

But first things first before we begin this Lexmark MX421ade review, it is clear that the MX421ade is meant for enterprise, and if you are one yourself, then you should already know the answer to the question we posed earlier.

As such, we wrote this Lexmark MX421ade review from the point of view of regular consumers who might be wondering whether it is worth it or not.

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Right from the get-go, the MX421ADE is quite large. Just from this alone makes this thing a bad choice for small or home offices. But the upside of that is that this thing packs a lot of punch.

It has a robust paper handling system with 100-sheet multipurpose feeder, 150-sheet output bin, integrated duplex, and a 350-pages paper input tray.

You can even add optional trays to it if you want. So, in terms of paper handling, this thing is a beast which means if you have a strangely busy print job in your home/small offices, the MX421ade won’t let you down.

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Print Speed

Considering that it can only print mono, the MX421ade is blazingly fast at printing monochrome pages. 

It scores at 43ppm, slightly higher than its claim in Lexmark website, and is indeed one of the fastest enterprise-level mono MFP out there. 

This combined with its impressive paper handling earlier results in a heavy-duty workhorse that will shred through everything you throw at it.

Print Quality

As it is a mono printer, there isn’t much to say in terms of print quality for this Lexmark MX421ade review. It is detailed and crisp, but that’s to be expected at this point for what you’re paying for this machine. 

You shouldn’t print grayscale photos with this thing though because you won’t get good results from it. 

Ink Economy

Everything from this printer screams enterprise, and the ink economy is not immune to that statement.

It has very high paper yield for its laser cartridges, but of course replacement for it is very expensive. Though for home office use, you might not even finish your ink for several years unless you’re using it to print thousands of pages every day, so that’s a plus, I guess.


Lexmark MX421ade review

And with everything out of the way, we can finally talk about this Lexmark MX421ade review verdict.

Is it worth it for home offices? No. Absolutely not. As a home office user, you probably don’t even care for its expansive paper handling, crazy high paper yield, and blazing speed mono print. If you’re thinking of buying printers for your home office, stick with the regular MFPs such as Epson’s EcoTank, HP’s OfficeJet, etc.

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But if you’re an enterprise who values robust paper handling coupled with ruggedness for your printer, then MX421ade is a worthwhile investment for your company.

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Overall, that’s everything we can say for this Lexmark MX421ade review. Thank you for reading, we hope you find it useful and we’ll see you next time.

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