Lexmark International announced three new multifunction products that can print, copy, fax, and scan documents to a network, giving schools the ability to move documents seamlessly from paper to digital formats. The new X632s, X634e and X634dte devices combine improved network printer technology from Lexmark’s family of laser printers with a number of additional enhancements, including color scanning, increased speed, and an easy-to-use, customizable e-Task interface–all at very competitive prices, Lexmark says. The X634e and X634dte can print and copy up to 45 pages per minute for a suggested price of $2,899 and $3,699, respectively. The more compact X632s prints and copies up to 40 pages per minute and costs an estimated $1,999. Lexmark also promoted its Print Art Educational Program, which donates art-inspired lesson plans, CD-ROMs, and printers to K-12 school districts across the country to help children learn history, language arts, math, and science. Through this program, Lexmark donates either a Lexmark Z53 or a Lexmark Z45 color art-quality inkjet printer to each elementary, middle, and high school in a district. The hardware comes with a warranty and the proper cabling. With this technology, Lexmark also donates a “Print Gallery” CD-ROM–the product of an exclusive collaboration between Lexmark and the largest consortium of art museums in Europe. The disc includes software and approximately 100 high-resolution works of art that allow the students to view, explore, and learn about art masterpieces from the great museums of Europe. Each school also receives a teacher’s guide with sample lesson plans. This guide includes academic exercises that put the CD to use in virtually every discipline, from art, language, and social studies to math and science. In addition, program participants are eligible to receive one donated inkjet cartridge for every three inkjet cartridges purchased. Shipping charges are waived for each order, Lexmark says.
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