The printer has a maximum printing resolution of 4800 by 1200 dpi for very sharp prints, but printing at its maximum resolution will slow down printing speed considerably. The unit measures 7 inches by 17.8 inches by 12.8 inches, and its modern design is very eye-catching. Users will likely need to buy a separate black Lexmark X4550 inkjet cartridge, especially those expecting to print black text. There is also a separate photo Lexmark X4550 ink cartridge, which must be switched in and out for photo printing. Adding both of these extra cartridges to the upfront price starts to become much more expensive.