Acceptable output, dies easily and too quickly, high toner cost
1 October 2014
Excerpt: Print quality is acceptable for everyday business use. Speed is OK. Printer looks nice, is in the midrange for noise. I have seven of the Phaser 6500 product line deployed at my location. I have two units unusable sitting on the shelf, both retired before 1 year. I have two units on a bench now, both with the same problem: Phaser 6500N: Deployed Nov 3, 2013. Retired September 30, 2014. Page count 7600. Magenta quit working and required replacement.
Xerox no longer seems to be the standard of printer quality.
Nathan O'Hara, Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: On the plus side, color graphics print out nicely, and photos come out much better than the HP's I have owned. On the negative, it does not work at all well with envelopes or specialty papers. It also prints out two full pages of nonsense every time I turn it on. Bottom line, I finally gave up on it and got a Brother HL 3170, which works much better all around.
Nice printer, but failed after 18 month and less than 2,000 prints
22 August 2014
Excerpt: Nice printer and quality was pretty decent. Unfortunately, the magenta color system failed after 1,500 prints and I didn't realize it wasn't just a empty astride, but a catastrophic failure. The end result, I have a large expensive paperweight that printed less than 2,000 copies and a compete set of toners that I ordered for a printer that no longer works.
Summary: I purchased this to replace an HP2600n that was behaving badly with Windows 7. Works fine other than the fact it can't print an envelope without scrunching one end of the envelope. To me this makes this printer a loser as I print envelopes enough that I have to look for a replacement.
I dot recommend this printer for professional office use
Greg Whelchel, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: not a commercial grade printer by any means, can not handle different paper thicknesses for check printing, etc. Our A/P person is fit to be tied using this printer as it cannot handle simplest of tasks without constant reprogramming & manipulation of settings. Can only process one check at a time, then needs to be reprogrammed again for the next check, for example. A Bust!
Summary: I wasted long hours to get this printer to keep working on my home office network. it got its own IP assigned, it was configured as a network printer. reinstalling it as a USB printer and trying to print locally from the machine it was connected to via USB didn't work - as simple as that. Stay away from this printer. I would never pay $400 for it.
Pros: - cheap (when on sale), solid color laser printer from a known brand - network connectivity or via USB - configuration options (network connection parameters, link speed etc.) - when it works, it works well.
Cons: - very difficult to keep this printer printing I've never had so much trouble to keep a printer functioning correctly. You can install it as a network printer or as a USB printer, and it still won't work. it will just not accept any print jobs sent to it. Xerox may know how to make copiers, but they know nothing about making software for printers.
Summary: I guess I should have known that this was a cheap product because of its price. Sometimes you just want to spend a little money. Xerox should be ashamed for selling this product. It works, but boy it is crummy. Unless you like your envelope addresses at an angle it cannot print envelope addresses. Last night it ceased printing. Error message read Waste Full Black Cartridge. We did not receive any warning and indeed it only printed half of the print job before quitting.
Summary: Print looks good. Seems to be better than average at cost. BUT: It curls paper like nothing I've seen before. I've used laser printers since 1995, and have used (owned) 5 different color lasers, two others being xerox phasers that handled paper very well. All paper weights come out curled... but 20lb & 24lb can be flattened fairly easily. But just ran 40 copies of cardstock. Feeds through quite nicely, no hang ups.
Excerpt: The printer prints fine. Easy wireless set up through my router. However, the LCD screen has been completely blank since I turned the thing on. No matter what button I push. I didn't even worry about it since I thought it would only need to be visible if any errors were to be read. However, an error needed to be read... and still just a blank green screen. I'm not out of the 30 day return period so I guess I'm just stuck with a mute machine. Really annoying.