Summary: My designs looked good on the screen, but when not when printed. I tried downloading different drivers. No change. I tried looking at the print settings, letting the printer be in charge of printing, and letting the software dictate the printing setup. Nothing changed. Once in a while I get what I want.
Summary: I own one for almost a year. It was repaired 4 time the Xerox decided to replace it with a refurbished printer after 4 months. The replacement has been repaired twice so far in about an additional 5 months.
Ok for average printing, but NOT good for quality stuff
23 August 2013
Summary: We have been very disappointed in this printer. I am like another reviewer: The gray shades are just not there! And don't tell me I don't have pictures with gray shades, I am a professional. I DO!
A Downgrade from previous model - Noisy, broken-sounding paper feeding
16 May 2013
Summary: I previously owned an Phaser 8400 and then owned a Phaser 8560. Unfortunately the ColorQube 8570 is not up to par. It is a significantly worse product compared to the older Phaser 8560. Besides the more expensive ink, there seems to be a major defect with the page feed roller system on this new design. After about 700 copies my machine developed a loud grinding sound every time it made a print. As a prior owner of this product line, I knew this was not quite right.
Summary: I thought that going the solid ink route would be great. The ink size saves on space and is more eco-friendly. The printer is good if you are doing basic printing on traditional plain paper. It does print well on non-gloss cardstock. However, if you plan to print a lot of photographs, especially on gloss paper I would not recommend. You can see the color dots that make up the image. It does not look photo quality.
Summary: Don't be fooled by the inexpensive initial price of this printer. They'll get you over and over on the Dry Ink later. With a Price Tag of $600 to replace the Ink (all colors), this printer might make sense if it used the Ink in small amounts. But instead, It slowly looses all the ink to the "Waste" tray. I've used my printer only a couple times per month, but cannot turn it off, (Instructions recommendation) which end up wasting my electricity and printer electronics.
Summary: Folks at Xerox probably won't publish this review, even though I was sent an email asking for oneu2014partly because I have an older product (Phaser 8400), but mostly because of the bad experience. Printer was great when first out of the box, although solid ink problems existed from the outset. Ink smears long after printing, especially if, say, a postcard must go through the Postal Service.