Thanks to PANTONE® calibration, embedded colour sample pages and Lexmark colour Replacement, you’ll get accurate, professional colour in-house. And you’ll save toner with included tools that let you choose when and how much colour to print, including mono-only print drivers, user-based colour print permissions and quotas, global colour density control, object-specific colour Saver, proof before printing and more.
Interact with ease
A 4.3-inch e-Task colour touch screen offers a precise, responsive, tablet-like user interface with multi-touch capabilities. The e-Task interface also opens a world of convenience and productivity apps. And the new front-panel power button and direct-print USB port, plus secure browser-based device management, make it even easier to get things done.
Make every watt count with energy management features that reduce power consumption whether the device is active or in sleep mode. Lower fusing temperature, automatic management of processor cores based on workload, and standard two-sided printing all help it achieve EPEAT® Silver rating and ENERGY STAR® (2.0) certification. That benefits the planet and your budget.
Classic connections, wireless convenience
Beyond included USB and gigabit ethernet, this device lets you connect wirelessly via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Mopria on any network with existing Wi-Fi access. An optional Wi-Fi card offers an additional secure, direct mobile print connection. And with Lexmark Mobile Print, printing’s as easy as hitting print, choosing your printer and picking up your job.
Engineered to perform—and last
Driven by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and up to 6 GB of memory, the CX522ade prints up to 35  pages per minute* and can scan up to 50  images per minute. With its steel frame, long-life imaging system, ease of upgrades and robust paper feeding system, it’s ready for lasting performance in any environment.
Lexmark's comprehensive approach to product security is a design and engineering mandate across our entire product portfolio. Our security features help keep your information safe—in the document, on the device, over the network and at all points in between. That’s why Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab honored Lexmark with a prestigious BLI PaceSetter award for Document Imaging Security***. And this Lexmark product enables you to be GDPR ready.
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 7
Apple Operating Systems Supported
Apple OS X (10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13)
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0, 8.0, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Fedora 23, 24, openSUSE Linux 42.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 6, 7, openSUSE Linux 13.2, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11, 12
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server running Terminal Services with Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server or Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0., Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Citrix XenApp 6.0, 6.5, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server running Terminal Services with Citrix Presentation Server 3.0, 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server running Terminal Services with Citrix Presentation Server 4.0
Novell Operating Systems Supported
Novell Open Enterprise Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Novell NetWare 5.1(SP 6+), 6.0(SP 3+) with Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS), Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 3, Novell NetWare 6.5 Open Enterprise Server, Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
UNIX Operating Systems Supported
Sun Solaris x86 10, 11, Sun Solaris SPARC 10, 11, IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1
Electrical & Operation
ENERGY STAR Typical Electricity Consumption
0.57 kilowatt-hours per week
Inaudible dBA (Idle)
52 dBA (Print)
56 dBA (Copy)
55 dBA (Scan)
Duplex Print Noise Level
0.2 watts (Hibernate Mode)
1.44 watts (Sleep Mode)
35 watts (Ready Mode)
530 watts (Printing)
485 watts (Copying)
28.5 watts (Scanning)
Specified Operating Environment
Humidity: 8 to 80% Relative Humidity
Altitude: 0 - 3048 Meters (10,000 Feet)
Temperature: 10 to 32°C (50 to 90°F)
ENERGY STAR, Blue Angel RAL-UZ 205, ICES-003 Class B, BSMI Class B, VCCI Class B, US FDA, UL 60950-1, FCC Class B, cUL CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1, CB EN/IEC 60950-1, CB EN/IEC 60825-1, CE DoC (EN 62301 Class B, EN 62311, CE EN/IEC 60950-1, CE EN/IEC 60825-1, EN 61000-3, EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, UL), EFTA (CE), KCC, CCC, CECP, CEL, C-tick DoC, UL-AR, KC mark, UL GS mark, EC 1275, MET-I, ISO 532B, ECMA-370, GOST-R, SII, TER
Harmonized Tariff Code
Country of Origin
Printers are sold subject to certain license/agreement conditions. See www.lexmark.com/printerlicense for details.
1-Year Onsite Service, Next Business Day
1Print and copy speeds measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734 and ISO/IEC 24735 respectively (ESAT). For more information see: www.lexmark.com/ISOspeeds. 2"Recommended Monthly Page Volume" is a range of pages that helps customers evaluate Lexmark’s product offerings based on the average number of pages customers plan to print on the device each month. Lexmark recommends that the number of pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including: supplies replacement intervals, paper loading intervals, speed, and typical customer usage. 3"Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle" is defined as the maximum number of pages a device could deliver in a month using a multishift operation. This metric provides a comparison of robustness in relation to other Lexmark printers and MFPs. 4Average continuous black or continuous composite CMY declared cartridge yield up to this number of standard pages in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. 5This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)
†"Recommended Monthly Page Volume" is a range of pages that helps customers evaluate Lexmark’s product offerings based on the average number of pages customers plan to print on the device each month. Lexmark recommends that the number of pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including: supplies replacement intervals, paper loading intervals, speed, and typical customer usage.
All information is subject to change without notice. Lexmark is not liable for any errors or omissions.