Anyone who thinks that all printers are alike needs only to look at the Lexmark Genesis S816 to see some innovation in the printer industry. This is an all-in-one printer that has both a unique shape and some interesting new technology.
The Genesis S816 comes in a large box, shown in Figure 1. The shape of the box and the picture of the printer on the box give you a good idea of the uniqueness of this printer.
The contents of the box are shown in Figure 2. They include four ink cartridges, the power cable, a telephone cable for the fax, a USB cable, and a large envelope containing a 55-page Quick Reference Guide, and a CD with the software.
We reviewed the Genesis S816 which, as shown in Figure 3, is an all-black device. There is also a silver version, the S815. As you can see in Figure 2, the Genesis S816 is taller than it is wide. It measures 17 x 15 x 13 inches (432 x 381 x 330 mm) with the paper trays closed. This shape provides a smaller footprint which is a welcome design for those short on desk space.
The Genesis S816 stands upright with the scanner cover opening to the front rather than the top, as shown in Figure 4. The entire front of the printer and most of the sides has a glossy black finish, which easily attracts fingerprints. We guess that Lexmark is aware of this as we found a small, gray cleaning cloth tucked in with the printer’s packing material.