Review of Lexmark’s Highly Capable MC3426adw Color Laser All-In-One Multifunction Printer

High-volume laser performance for midsize workgroups


By William Harrel, May 6, 2020
Editors’ Rating: EXCELLENT

  • Lexmark MC3426adw Review at PCMagPROS

  • Relatively fast
  • Terrific print quality
  • High maximum and recommended print-volume ratings
  • Highly expandable
  • Single-pass duplexing ADF
  • CONS

  • Somewhat expensive to use
  • Overshadowed by more robust MC2535adwe model



The Lexmark MC3426adw is a relatively fast, highly capable color laser AIO, but it’s overshadowed by a significantly more robust sibling priced only $100 higher, limiting its appeal.

MSRP $499.00

Lexmark’s MC3426adw ($499) is an entry-level-to-midrange color laser all-in-one printer designed for use in small-to-midsize offices and workgroups. Like its higher-end MC2535adwe sibling (a PCMag Best of the Year product for 2019), the MC3426adw prints well and comes loaded with features. But it’s also significantly slower and costs slightly more to use, which, despite its high volume ratings and paper input expansion options, makes it a somewhat less efficient high-volume print and copy solution—especially given the modest $100 difference in list price between these two machines. If your volume requirements are relatively low (say, fewer than 1,000 prints and copies each month), the MC3426adw makes a little more sense. If, however, you print and copy a lot of color pages, that $100 difference becomes insignificant.

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