Review of Lexmark’s C3426dw Color Laser Printer

A small, sturdy, and secure color laser printer

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By William Harrel – March 3,  2021

Review of Lexmark's C3426dw at PCMag


The compact and well-built Lexmark C3426dw color laser printer has security features that make it ideal for handling sensitive data, and it works well with just about any device.

MSRP $399.00

    • Lean and compact
    • Well-built and sturdy
    • Good print quality
    • Robust security for the price
    • Supports many platforms and apps
    • Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    • Myriad connectivity options
    • Somewhat high running costs
    • Sluggish two-sided printing
    • No thumb drive support

The $399 Lexmark C3426dw is a single-function color laser printer that’s right on the border between entry-level and midrange. It stands up well against both our 2017 Editors’ Choice pick, the Brother HL-L8260CDW, and the 2019 Editors’ Choice winner and Best of the Year selection for inkjet alternatives to color lasers, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5290 Network Color Printer. The C3426dw produces sharp prints at a reasonable pace (though its two-sided printing is slow), it can accommodate two optional paper trays, and it works with older operating systems as well as modern Android and iOS. It also has an array of security features usually found on much more robust high-volume printers. The only snag: Its per-page toner cost is too high for printing more than a few hundred pages a month.

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