Lexmark today announced four Z-class colour inkjets.

They comprise the Z13, Z33, Z43 and Z53 ColorJetprinters. All four feature Lexmark's colour-printhead technology, and three boast 2,400-x-1,200dpi resolutions, with the Z13 offering 1,200-x-1,200dpi. Each printhead contains 192 nozzles that can produce a maximum of 2.88 million ink-drops per page.

The printers feature a paper-feeding system called Accu-Feed. This helps prevent paper jams and supports a range of print media, including envelopes, transparencies, card stock, labels and iron-on transfers.

The £110 USB Z53 offers print speeds of 16 pages per minute in black and 8ppm in colour. It offers double-sided and multi-page printing.

The £84 Z43 also offers USB connectivity at up to 12ppm in black, or 6ppm in colour. It offers all the features of the Z53.

The Z33 uses exclusively licensed pigmented black ink to deliver laser quality sharpness. It reaches print speeds of 9ppm in black and 5ppm in colour, and costs £67.

The USB Z13 is an entry-level printer with 1,200-x-1,200dpi resolutions at print speeds of 7ppm in black and 4ppm in colour. It costs £50.