The Technology Of The Xerox Phaser 4500 Printer

by erin on February 23, 2010

When it comes to technology, printers have never really been something to consider as revolutionary. They went from dot matrix to black and white, and from bubble jet to laser, but overall their purpose didn’t change, unlike computers. The Xerox Phaser 4500 printer is an example of an older model, still in use today, still producing a great end product with its Xerox Phaser 4500 toner.

This particular printer is a monochromatic printer, black text, no color. It’s a laser jet printer as well, so it prints rather quickly as far as printing goes. It’s a great machine if what you care about is making a hundred copies of your resume, or if you’re printing off reports or something of that nature.  If you are looking to print photos and portfolio-grade images, then it is not the model you need in your office.

Because it’s outmoded, you can’t buy them new anymore. The only way to get one is buying it used through some Internet source or an electronics pawn-shop type place. Chances are, if you’re in need of a new office printer, there are others out there that perform the same duties at the same price (or perhaps only a little more).

It is an office model, so the idea of printing color isn’t nearly as important, which is why this model was replaced by the Phaser 4510 and 5550, both of which are black and white. It doesn’t, however, put out the same pages per minute (or ppm) and other such specifications, so if you need a mass-quantity fast printer, then it’s best to make a switch to an upgraded model.

If you don’t want to make a complete switch, there are various offers for upgrading. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can have this particular model upgraded to have all sorts of things, from faster printing, to more efficient ink, to a bigger hard drive to hold a higher queue for printing. These are minor upgrades, so if you only want a few things, this might be cheaper. Or, it might be cheaper to get a new one in the end.

Making the switch is easy enough, however, as most places offer a trade-in policy. If you are trading in an older model printer (such as this one), then you can trade it in for a discount towards the purchase of a newer model. The only issue is that there isn’t really a promise that the money you get from your traded printer will be all that much.

If you’re worried that your model may be too old to be worth anything anymore, don’t be. So long as it’s a printer, they can use it in some way to make your transition easier, even if your printer doesn’t have a listed resale price. You’d have to see the retailer for details. But if you’re going to be throwing out the old printer anyway, you mine as well get something for it, right?

Maybe you only need something basic, like the Xerox Phaser 4500 printer, so shopping for used versions might be best. Maybe you’re considering trading one in for a newer model, but aren’t sure if the transition is worth it. It comes down to each person’s basic printing needs. Offices aren’t usually picky, so long as the printer works. Chances are, it will get the job done just as any other printer would.

If you have this printer and you need replacement Xerox Phaser 4500 toner, you have more options than just local retailers for Xerox toner.  Online merchants offer toner for nearly every model available, so this is always a source.

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