In any case, loading the ink is a lot faster and easier than loading toner cartridges in a laser. Looking at just the color cost, that’s a saving of at least 6. The other two models differ mostly in their paper handling features. Xerox says that as you use the printer, it adjusts how long it stays in Ready mode based on how often you print. Xerox Phaser Laser Workgroup Printers. The availability of a loading dock or a forklift.

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Xerox ColorQube 8870DN

Turning it off, you’ll be wasting ink when it powers up and clears the nozzles of stale ink. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Connect a cable and run the automated installation routine. In case you’re thinking of gaming the system by buying the and then using the DN xetox blocks, be aware that Xerox says that the less expensive inks won’t work in the less expensive printer.

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Color output is excellent, with a slightly glossy sheen on the final prints. When I set the printer to 870dn in Ready mode, however, it still insisted on dropping into Standby mode.

Read full review Verified purchase: Most color laser printers claim a cost for monochrome printing of 2. While you’re waiting for it to melt, you can add the four additional ink blocks that come with it. This item may or may not be in original packaging.

Xerpx the DN, which is available in only one model, the comes in three versions: Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you might consider the graphics quality good enough for marketing materials like one-page handouts and colorrqube brochures.

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With the ability to increase its RAM and a media capacity that maxes out at 2, sheets, this laser printer is ideal for those that want to print things out in a large volume.

Save on Printers Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. I installed the driver on a system running Windows Vista. According to Xerox, the only significant difference between the and DN is that the follows the traditional pricing model for printers, with a low price for the printer but a higher running cost, at 2.

In any case, I timed our business applications suite using QualityLogic ‘s hardware and software for timingat a disappointing total of 24 minutes 27 seconds. Looking at just the color cost, that’s a saving of at least 6. Solid ink printers are generally most appropriate for small to medium-size offices and workgroups, if only because you need to leave them on continuously.

The lowest-priced item that has been restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’. Printer Fuses for Xerox ColorQube.

Graphics and photos were a match for typical laser output. More than half the fonts in our text suite were both well formed and easily readable at 8 points, with most of those passing both 88700dn at smaller sizes as well. The photos are easily good enough for printing Web pages with photos. Not only does it takes power to keep the ink melted, but if you turn the printer off at the end of the day or over weekends, it will use up enough ink in the power on cleaning cycle to eat up much if not all of the savings in ink costs.


The claimed cost per page for the DN is 1. The Ccolorqube ColorQube printer has two trays for different types of sheets. Xerox’s warranty also counts as a significant plus, with one-year onsite support anywhere in the U. I also saw slight posterization in some images, with colors changing suddenly where they should change gradually. The printer melts the colorqune and then prints by spraying the ink on a drum and rolling paper against the drum to transfer the ink to the paper. If you want to save money and time, this printer will be much cheaper than Kinkos, and the output will be much higher quality than the toner-based color colroqube in stores.

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Fastest Mobile Networks Another Choice If you’re more concerned with initial costs, or have relatively light-duty printing needs, you should also be aware of the nearly identical ColorQube series. PCMag reviews products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

But, even assuming that’s a real issue and not just a problem with the particular printer I tested, it’s likely that Xerox will get that solved quickly. Cons Text quality is below par for a laser class printer, although good enough for most business needs.

However, all of the comments in this review about the DN’s speed, print quality, and features other than price should apply to the series as well.