I've not used the Lexmark but am still very happy with my HP psc2115. Still not had to change cartridges, despite both the colour and B&W geibing several "you will shortly need to replace yor cartridge" messages. Photo cartridge option gives excellent results. NB: I am an avowed HP enthusiast so may be considered biased? I know there are many fans of Epson (Edstow as main protagonist) and Lexmark. My suggestion, as always, is to go out with a couple of test photos and get them to show you how the print off on the machine. Better yet, in places like PCW you can often have a go yourself.