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Xerox Phaser 6280 - Feature Table

By Simon Williams

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Xerox Phaser 6280

Summary

Our Score:

9

project 2501

September 20, 2010, 2:03 am

I have had this printer (6280 VDN) for over 6 months. You can get it for a very good price if you search - but watch out for the expensive inks. Having said that the high capacity replacement toners should last longer than the "introductory" ones installed.





The printer is well built, and the software if robust and professional. A solid workhorse. Get the latest drivers if you have problems with MS Office on 64bit Windows. There are absolutely no problems on Linux - and true Postscript is probably why I now don't suffer from the issues I've had with other printers where the page is slightly stretched or misaligned on the page when printing from Linux.





Colours are good - its not a photo printer - for that you need an inkjet, this is great for fast "business" graphics.





Printing is fast - it takes some time to think but once its gets going the pages zip out.





I've been printing over the network (again built in) and no issues at all.





Built in duplex printing is great - a bargain at this prince. Hasn't chewed up any paper for me yet.





Overall - a solid built to last machine with solid sober software.





Only downside is the expensive toner cartridges (£150 approx per colour) and the beast is a little tall in a home office. I had some soft lines of printing about 2/3 down the page for a few prints but that seems to have gone away .. may have been the paper.

thierrybo

April 16, 2011, 6:28 pm

Contrary to what is written, there is a "Draft" mode and also a "Faster B/W documents" options.

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