LEXMARK International has launched what it calls the industry's first true 1200x1200 dpi family of laser printers. According to the company, the Optra series boasts photographic-like images and four-time sharper graphics and text than the 600-dpi laser printers available in the market. 'Lexmark continues to set the standards for the printing industry being first with 600 dpi in 1991, and now first with true 1200x1200 dpi,' Norbert Kiss, general manager for Lexmark International said. 'With the launch of Optra, desktop printing has undergone another revolution.' With significant new features, the Optra printer family includes five models that meet a variety of user needs from standalone high resolution desktop publishing to complex multi-site networks. The Optra R and Optra Rx are high-performance printers designed for demanding single-user desktops and connected workgroups with moderate printing volumes. The Optra L and Optra Lx have larger paper capacities and greater duty cycles for larger workgroups and high-volume network printing. The Optra Lxi is network-ready, and configured with a pre-installed Ethernet network adapter, pre-installed extra memory and an additional second paper drawer. The Optra printers achieve 1200x1200-dpi output using a newly-designed high-performance laser print engine.