Summary: The printer is okay, the quality of the prints is very nice although the cubes are pricey. The biggest issue for me is that the technology doesn't fuse to the paper like powder toner and if you try to laminate anything the colors run and change color. Have to send things out to printer now.
Summary: I like the concept of the solid ink, but even in my small home office, I will spend $1000+ a year in supplies. No matter what Xerox says, when a freshly printed sheet is printed, many ball point pens will have trouble writing on it. And don't even try printing business cards and carry some in your wallet, you will end up embarrassed trying to give out a smudged card. And sheets don't hold color well when placed in the sun.
Summary: They are a lot better than the 8560 both in ink usage and not breaking down as often. The Xerox warranty is excellent and should be renewed every year..parts plus labour are too expensive to be without a contract!!
Two businesses without a fully functioning printer, office.xerox.com
23 December 2013
Summary: and I cannot manually change the tray to pull from tray 1. Even though I can select it and the screen shows that it will pull from tray 1, it will pull from tray 2. This has ruined many print jobs and has waisted much ink. I have searched the support menu online and if you take a look at that, there isn't much there. For that reason, I would not recommend the 8570.
Has issues with 500+ page print runs and really eats up the ink sticks
Lone Staar, office.xerox.com
12 November 2013
Summary: When I purchased this ColorQube 8570DN, I ordered, what I calculated to be, a year's worth of ink sticks, based on Xerox's claim of 4400 pages per box of 2 sticks and the number of pages I typically print in a year. In less than 4 months, with fewer than 5000 pages printed, I have gone through almost all my ink sticks! The documents I print are only spot color, letters with a logo or b/w booklets and reports.
Summary: With my older model, I was able to laminate the copies - this one doesn't let me do that. It is also very slow to get ready to use and stops for short periods to warm up or something when I run a bunch of envelopes. I do like the way it does the envelopes, but not how they look when you get them back after mailing them. The ink smears when going through the postal machines. I really liked my older printer which is why I got this one.
Summary: Had to replace the print head once (under warrenty). Very slow on start-up and dumps a lot of waste ink. Front cover is always slipping down and needs to be pushed back into place. Very noisy for in-office use. Might not be bad if placed in a common area.
Summary: Wax based inks look very clean and professional - except when printing light colors. Light colors pixelate and appear grainy. Also wax based ink is not optimal for envelope printing, as the ink will melt and smear when sent through mail barcoders. In essence, I love my xerox for certain things, and hate it for others.