Excerpt: At first the printer to appears to be a bit flimsy compared to my former Phaser 8560 but is actually very solid. I would strongly suggest that if you are going to use this USB and network connection, that you do them ONE at a time. Do the USB connection FIRST and the when securely printing, print a print map to install the network connection and change the name of the network connection slightly different.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Set Up, Fast Print Time, Less Messy Than My Other, Sharp tones & colors
Excerpt: The pictures we print on the letters we send out are amazing quality with this printer. We have a HP that we used to use and the difference in picture quality is clear as can be. Sharp, vivid images. The only reason I didn't give the final star is it does go through toner fairly quickly (which would be expected with printing that many pictures) however we go through this toner quicker then the HP we used.
Pros: Compact Design, Durable Construction, Easy To Set Up, Fast Print Time, Reliable, Sharp tones & colors
Excerpt: Print is excellent and quick. Cartridges are easy to replace with no mess. Love the ease of printing envelopes right at the front of the printer. My only issue has been the disk that came with the printer has everything in Spanish, so all of my print menus are difficult to navigate as an English speaker and there doesn't seem to be a way to rectify this. Otherwise, I love this printer.
Excerpt: We use this printer on a daily basis with an average capacity use for a small office. We have had two issues with it; however, when we called for service, someone showed up the next day and fixed it at no charge. Besides the downtime for the fixes, this printer (as far as ease of use, speed and quality) has been wonderful!
Summary: The print quality is great, I'm using this printer for my printer and so far so good. I will let you know if any problem arises. But I'm expecting this to last for quite a while. I'm planning to buy another one, just in case this one fails me.
Summary: As of June, 2013 this has to be the best value for a home office or small workgroup printer. Currently, the 6500DN can be had for around $310. Comparable printers are typically double that cost and may not even have real Postscript or ethernet. The quality of the 6500DN is very good. Certainly good enough for small volume promotional or presentation materials. It's also very quick.
Great color-quality and cheap toner (as long as you buy from LD Products)
24 May 2012
Summary: I got this printer to replace a Dell color laser that came with our computers for free. The Dell printer was a piece of garbage and never had as good print-quality as this Xerox 6500. The toner from Xerox is a little overpriced, but LD Products makes perfectly-working toner cartridges for a fraction of the cost (about $18/color). At that price this printer is extremely budget-friendly and will pay for itself in toner savings within the first year for us.