Lexmark is an American company based in Lexington, Kentucky, and a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and supplier of laser and inkjet printers. It also makes products in business process management, managed print services, enterprise output management, enterprise content management, document management system, and toners. Lexmark International, Inc. was founded in 1991, coming from the printer, typewriter, and keyboard arm of IBM. Marvin Mann, its CEO, downsized the workforce to improve the new company’s production and efficiency. In 1992, Lexmark introduced a dot matrix printer for home and office use. In the same year, it launched a PostScript-compatible inkjet printer. This product provided the company the opportunity to leave a mark in the field of laser network printing. Made exclusively for Macintosh, these were the first Lexmark-branded laser printers released. It made the company stand out as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of printers. MarkVision, one of Lexmark’s most successful products, was then released in 1995. It was a thorough and comprehensive printer management system with a remote operator panel where users could utilize a local area network (LAN) to print and check printer job statuses from their desks. In 2003, Lexmark began supplying printers for Dell Inc. Then, it acquired Perceptive Software in 2010 to improve its software services. Although it has a name in the printer industry, Lexmark had to stop producing inkjet printers in 2012 to improve its profitability. It focused on other offerings instead. In 2015, Kofax became another Lexmark acquisition. It was a smart process applications provider. Despite its success in home, office, and printer manufacturing, Lexmark faced many difficulties. In 2016, the Chinese companies Apex Technology Co., Ltd., PAG Asia Capital, and Legend Capital Management Co. Ltd. acquired Lexmark.
With such a rich history, it’s no wonder the company has so many products out there, from new to used. Finding the right documentation can be difficult, especially in the English language. This is the reason why we opened up a section dedicated to Lexmark User Manuals, where you can view or download each PDF.