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New Lexmark lasers continue receiving accolades from top tech publications, labs

RICHMOND HILL, ON., Jan. 20, 2009 – Lexmark Canada, Inc.'s newest line of colour
and monochrome laser printers and multifunction products (MFPs) have earned nearly
70 industry awards and broad recognition from top technology publications and testing
houses. All of Lexmark's laser models launched in North America in October 2008 have
received awards.


Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), a leading printer and multifunctional testing laboratory, has
bestowed one of its top honors upon Lexmark – Most Outstanding Monochrome Printer
Line for 2008. Lexmark has achieved Monochrome Printer Line of the Year twice since
2005, the first year Line of the Year awards were given by BLI.

BLI also awarded two Fall 2008 Pick of the Year awards to Lexmark's new monochrome
laser printers. The Lexmark T650n was recognized as Outstanding Mid-Size Workgroup
Monochrome Printer, while the Lexmark T654 family was recognized in the category for
Outstanding Large Workgroup Monochrome Printer.


“For several years, Lexmark’s monochrome printers have performed admirably in our lab
testing, offering excellent reliability, productivity and commendable image quality,” said
BLI senior printer analyst Marlene Orr.

Better Buys for Business, an independent reviewer of document imaging equipment, and also granted the following distinguished product awards to Lexmark's new

laser printers and MFPs:

2008 Innovative Product of the Year

Winning more of these awards than any other manufacturer in 2008, Lexmark was given
Innovative Product of the Year awards by Better Buys for Business for the Lexmark
X543 and X544 families of colour laser MFPs, X656 and X658 families of monochrome
laser MFPs, E360 family of monochrome laser printers and C544 family of colour laser


Better Buys for Business also bestowed a number of 2009 Editor's Choice awards on

Lexmark's new models:

• The Lexmark E260, E360 and E460 Series: "New (mono) printers for small
workgroups with impressive speed, low cost and strong features."

• The Lexmark T650 Series: "These (mono) printers set a new standard for highend,
large-workgroup printing with outstanding new technology. … The Lexmark
models more than hold their own against the HP ones."
• The Lexmark C540 Series: "These are excellent entry-level colour printers with
competitive prices and a surprising set of features."
• The Lexmark X540 Series: "A bold new design allows for colour and excellent
functionality for the small workgroup."
• The Lexmark X650 Series: "High-speed black-and-white enterprise laser MFPs
set a new standard for the office."

Editors' Choice named the following Lexmark lasers as Editors' Choice award winners and
granted them a 4 Stars rating:

• Lexmark C544dn colour laser printer: "The Lexmark C544dn offers the right
balance of speed, paper handling, output quality, and size to fit nicely in a typical
small office, workgroup, or busy home office," said lead printer
analyst M. David Stone.

• Lexmark T650n monochrome laser printer: "For small offices and workgroups
with heavy-duty printing needs, workhorse monochrome lasers like the Lexmark
T650n are indispensable. As a rule, Lexmark printers are among the best in the
category, and the T650n is no exception," said Stone.

"Our success at Lexmark is determined by our ability to meet customers' specific
requirements and leverage our technology ownership to deliver products, solutions and
services that help them better manage and grow their business," said Tim Emens,
Lexmark Canada president. "We're honoured by this recognition and committed to
delivering industry-leading output solutions that are aligned with what our customers

The new Lexmark colour and monochrome printers and MFPs are available through
Lexmark's channel partners and on

About Lexmark

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than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and
services that help them to be more productive. Learn how Lexmark can help you get
more done at

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Tracey Doherty