A Basic Xerox Phaser 8560 Printer Review

by erin on August 17, 2010

If you have been considering purchasing a printer, it is generally a good idea to read a few reviews to help you decide. Once you understand some of the capabilities of the printers that you are interested in, it will be easier to find a printer appropriate for your tasks. Here is some basic information related to the Xerox Phaser 8560 Printer with Phaser 8560 ink.

Mainly the Phaser line was created for use in the office, though it isn’t uncommon for people to purchase these for use in their home office instead. The printer is able to create prints quickly and in great quality. This type of printer uses solid ink which gives glossier and more professional looking results in comparison to what you might experience with an ink jet printer.

Another noteworthy factor is the lack of waiting time related to using this printer. With laser printers, it is more common to have to wait 30 seconds or even a few minutes before the printer is ready to perform the task. Due to the difference in mediums, this printer is generally ready to print within 3 seconds. However, because the printer uses solid ink, it takes a few minutes to melt the ink initially at the beginning of the day.

Because the printer was originally intended for most office settings, it weighs around 60 pounds. Because of this, you can expect that it will take up some space, though it isn’t an entirely large printer. In consideration of the weight, it would be better stored below or beside a desk. This way you will not sacrifice any space and your prints will still be readily available.

It comes with an easy to understand manual and is very simple to setup. Many users have some problems knowing which cartridge should slide into which location, however, it is less of a problem with this model. Each cartridge and the slot that it is assigned to is uniquely shaped so that there is no confusion about which cartridge should be placed in a certain area.

Something that should be noted are the add-on features and the maintenance kit. If you want to add in additional paper feeders at the bottom, the option is available for an extra price. This is generally not necessary, however, because the feeder that is already included is able to manage various types of paper jobs. The maintenance kit needs to be replaced every 10,000 to 30,000 pages printed, depending on which capacity kit that you need for the printer.

It is important to understand that since this is an office model printer, it tends to use more energy than most typical printers. This may be a concern for someone who is using it in a home office, though commonly there are not many complaints. Likewise, though many desktop printers are now silent, this particular model is moderately silent during use, which should be considered for those in a home office setting.

These things considered, the Xerox Phaser 8560 Printer would be a good choice for anyone who needs to accomplish a large volume of prints or just someone who is looking for professional results. The printer and Xerox toner itself is capable of a variety of unique tasks and is great for professional presentations of any kind. If you want a printer that will likely last for a long time with continued high quality print outs, this would be a great choice to consider.

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