LEXINGTON, KY. —
Lexmark reported it will start shipping its Genesis all-in-one printer in early 2011.
Unlike most printers, the $399 Genesis stands upright on a desk and opens like a manila folder to admit paper. It has a 10-megapixel imaging sensor and a 4.3-inch preview touchscreen LCD along with connections to Facebook and Twitter.
The company said the printer’s unconventional upright posture is to limit its desktop footprint. Lexmark claimed it reduces the footprint by 30 percent. To ensure items being printed or copied do not shift, there is a ledge on the bottom of the glass copy surface and clips to hold photos and paper in place.
The web-enabled Genesis can directly upload images to the social-media sites or give users direct Internet access to Lexmark’s SmartSolutions printing software. It also utilizes the company’s Vizix print technology that features separate ink cartridges.
The Genesis uses 802.11n Wi-Fi for web connectivity; it has a maximum color print speed of 30 ppm and a resolution of 4,800 by 1,200. Other features include a copy speed of 25 copies per minute, duplex printing, a 100-page capacity and full photo-printing capability.