Good printer, but has tendency to automatically choose 2 sided printing and sometimes has a mind of its own (wants me to use manual feed when I didn't select it)
Valarie B., Newegg
7 February 2014
Summary: I'd been contemplating purchasing a color laser printer for a while. I own a marketing communications company and have been producing marketing materials and proposal documents for clients. For the price, it can't be beat. I am, however, disappointed in Xerox's cartridge rebate offer. It was misleading.
Pros: Prints fast
Cons: Had to replace black ink cartridge within first week (printed about 1000 pages, though)
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
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.
Summary: Quiet when idle, fans go to sleep. Purchased from newegg in June 2012.
Pros: Very good print quality in this price range for a range of document types. My wife was in commercial print production for 20 years and has a more discerning eye than mine. She likes the Xerox more than our Konica Minolta 1690. We had a Minolta 2250 fail under only light use at home. So far the Xerox has done well.
Cons: Prints slower than expected from a large color photo submitted by our iMac 2013. Might be the LPD based network protocol used. We hear that HP JetDirect based protocol is faster in a CUPS print subsystem, but haven't tested that fully yet.
Great color-quality and cheap toner (as long as you buy from LD Products)
8 April 2013
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.
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: If you do not have a heavy printer load or if you do not print HUGE files, this is a very good printer.
Pros: Duplexer kit - Takes all of about 10 seconds to install.
Cons: Memory sucks, I replaced my 6130/N Phaser with the 6500/DN Phaser so I could do duplexing and add an extra paper tray but I gave up memory. I am part of a home school group so 256Mb is not enough for our printer load on some days. Try printing out two textbooks at the same time... ugh.