Summary: First, the toner is $250+ per cartridge. You can find better prices at Costco then other places. The toner fragments are round, I am told, rather than square. This increases the image quality and price of the toner. It's cut, not shredded and therein lies the rub. The worst problem is the printer driver for this printer. If you want 40 copies of the same page, the printer driver will image the page 40 times and then send 40 images to the printer. This can take awhile.
Pros: Prints exceptionally good quality images and text., You never misprint for lack of toner.
Cons: Very slow to start printing., Toner is expensive., Requires support contract for serious use., Requires toner replacement before toner is out.
Replacement toner is VERY expensive and wastes color toner.
3 March 2009
Summary: We use this printer for our business which prints only black and white pages 90% of the time. However, unless you go in and make some manual changes, the printer will use color toner even though you are only printing a black and white page. Since each replacement cartridge (there are 4 total, 3 color and one black) costs $200 that becomes a HUGE waste of money.
Summary: this printer is missing a basic and useful feature that all other printers have. Basically if I put paper in the manual feed then the printer should automatically gets paper from the manual feed instead. But this printer you have to remember to choose the manual feed tray from the computer setting otherwise it will always get paper from from tray 2 (the standard tray).
Purchase price good, overall cost of maintenance bad
14 September 2007
Summary: The color prints come out fine; the printer has very little memory, so you'll have to wait for a while. Toner is expensive. Duplexing is a real bonus and the purchase price is low. If I had a second chance, I would have shopped around more.
Image Quality is good, toner for this very expensive
D. Delong, Amazon
26 June 2007
Summary: I like the image quality that this printer puts out. It doesn't take to long for a job to print out. I had trouble printing on some laser photo paper, I don't know if I had a setting wrong or not but it was like part of the image wouldn't stick to the paper. A big issue I have with this phaser is the prices of the toner cartridges. Paying to replace all the toner cartridges will break your bank. The high capacity go for around $200 per color.
Summary: For one color page with 5% coverage, it takes anywhere from 4-10 minutes to process. Printing is lightning quick, once it finishes processing. I thought I change from Spooling to Print-Directly-To-Printer, but its still very slow. The duplex module usually goes in the back, this one goes under the transfer belt and when it prints on two sides..... Keep your fingers away from the output tray unless you want to have a huge paper cut. It grabs the paper back in.
Excerpt: I needed a colour printer which did not require expensive ink cartridges every 90 pages or so. I choose the Xerox 6180N which cost me under £200. It is very economical. it prints all types of paper formats and is very fast. The network facility works well with my 6 computers on the network and seems to accept documents from one computer running SuSe Linux The toners can be expensive , but firms like Toner Giant offer very good compatibles.
Pros: Fast, economical,good for pictures, easy to connect to a network
Cons: size, paper tray hard to open if kept on the floor