Most of the recent digital cameras offer the PictBridge support which means that users can directly print photos if the camera is connected to a PictBridge-enabled printer, without the need of a computer. Lexmark did not miss the chance to equip its products with this feature in order to attract potential buyers. The X2470 all-in-one device uses the thermal inkjet print technology to print photos directly from digital cameras.
Capable to output up to 17 both monochrome and color pages per minute, the X2470 is intended to impress buyers with its PictBridge support as well as with the built-in scanner using a 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution. Photo enthusiasts can say goodbye to computers because they are no more forced to copy the contents of the camera’s memory card onto a PC then print the pictures with the attached printer.
The process has been simplified; you just connect the camera to the printer, select the desired picture by browsing the using camera’s control and LCD screen and finally, with the push of the button, it gets printed in a 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution.
However, if you feel more comfortable viewing and analyzing your photos on a big 17 in computer LCD monitor you can transfer the photos on your computer while connecting the X2470 to a USB 2.0 port. Whether you are using the PictBridge support or the USB cable the results are superb. Lexmark’s creation can output borderless photos in various sizes from the common A4, A5 or A6 to Hagaki. Nevertheless, for professional results you will need to utilize photo paper.
Measuring only 6.0 x 14.8 x 11.3 inches and weighting about 5 kg (10.8 lbs) this stylish and capable model can be purchased for about 60 US dollars, which makes it very accessible. No more individual scanners, copiers and printers, just one single device skillful enough to do all the tasks.