Summary: The printing is beautiful but they are unreliable. The first had a gear break and the second had the printer head die. The cost to repair would have been three times the cost to replace. It's a huge printer too and feels solid, so I wonder why it's so cheaply made on the inside.
Summary: The Xerox Phaser 8560 MFP does it all: prints (bw & color), faxes, and scans (pdf, jpg, tiff, png). I had purchase this via Xerox's contract-to-own program which they supply all the inks, maintenance kit, and complimentary repair routine maintenance.
Summary: After 2 years of use, it started giving a "system error". We have to reset it every time. When I finally tried to call Xerox, they said it's about $300 to send a technician and $563 to replace the scanner assembly. My husband did some research and said it's some kind of broken sensor.
Summary: The Xerox 8560DN has awesome graphics and the toner pucks are a lot nicer to use than big cartridges and liquid ink. Duplex printing is flawless. The images also don't smear if wet, since they are made of wax. We paid about $900 for ours, plus another $350 for the duplex printing option.
Summary: I have acquired the 8560MFP through the XEROX FREE COLOR Printer program. This requires purchase of solid ink through Xerox. While the solid ink is very convenient and easy to change, the ink life does not seem to meet the stats of Xerox.
Inkjet circa 1995 print quality, uses more power than laser
Grenlock "Grenlock", Amazon
30 September 2010
Summary: I really thought this would be the printer for me because of the 2400 DPI "Finepoint" print quality, but when comparing it to Xerox's other color lasers, the print quality just isn't there. It looks like output you would expect from a high quality inkjet printer from the mid to late 1990's.
Summary: My laser quit so I went to a Staples store to see an output page example of this less expensive wax-ink technology. They had a unit in store to save on the cost of printing. I print from 1 to 2 reams of double sided paper per month for research so I can't fool around with a poor printer.
Summary: I have owned this printer for maybe a year, and it was great for a while. You have to appreciate Xerox's bold design of using a high temp wax for the ink. Unfortunately, there is an inherent flaw in this design.
Summary: I purchased my 8560 almost 2 years ago and printed thousands of pages on multiple media. I am home office user and usually print a few times a day with print jobs of up to 100 pages, but averaging 4 or 5. First off the good: The print quality is spectacular.
Summary: i am disappointed with my purchase. after trying the HP Photosmart C8100 ($400), and the Epson Artisan 800 ($300), i decided to purchase a color laser printer to print flyers and to print on card stock.