With the number of small office/home office professionals on the rise, Lexmark recently introduced four new All-In-One and inkjet printers to the US: the X5270, X1185, and X2250 All-In-One Printers and the Z816 Jetprinter. All of them feature Lexmark's new six-colour ink system that combines dye-based and pigmented inks for richer colours, especially in printed photos.

With the number of small office/home office professionals on the rise, Lexmark recently introduced four new All-In-One and inkjet printers to the US: the X5270, X1185, and X2250 All-In-One Printers and the Z816 Jetprinter. All of them feature Lexmark's new six-colour ink system that combines dye-based and pigmented inks for richer colours, especially in printed photos.

The $129 (around £70) X 5270 is capable of printing up to 15 pages per minute (ppm) in colour and up to 22 ppm in black. 4-x-6-inch and 8.5-x-11-inch borderless photos can be printed in as fast as 32 and 70 seconds, respectively. It comes with a 48-bit flatbed scanner that can handle 600-x-2400 resolution, and it can run off copies of documents in speeds up to 15 copies per minute (cpm) in black and 9 cpm in colour.

The $79 (£45) X1185 and $99 (£55) X2250 are low-end All-In-One Printers that both offer print speeds up to 14 ppm in black and 8 ppm in colour. Both also feature a flatbed scanner and copying ability, but the X2250 can copy documents even when not hooked up to the computer.

Finally, the $99 (£55) Z816 offers nothing but printing functions, with up to 22 ppm in black and up to 15 ppm in colour, as well as 4-x-6-inch and 8.5-x-11-inch borderless prints coming out as fast as 32 and 70 seconds, respectively. PrecisionSense technology automatically aligns the cartridge with the type of paper sensed while the Accu-Feed paper handling system just about eliminates paper jams.

Lexmark expects to ship all four printers soon in the US. Availability in the UK has not yet been announced.