Makes me feel good
We were looking at several copiers during our buying cycle. The sales rep really sold us on two key points.
1. Easy to use and load ink is so easy I still can't believe it. No mess and we never run out because we just add another stick. Color is great too.
2. Most environmental product. The other competitors told us how much energy is used on the 8700 and was not environmental. But Xerox said it is best carbon footprint and showed us reports from multiple 3rd party companies and backed it up. Plus there is no waste because there is no toner cartridges.
We are really happy. A little louder than the other products but benefits outweigh the noise.
October 31, 2012
Xerox 8700 Great for Networked Office Environment
We run a high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. We have a network of PC's. As a high volume service we needed a fast printer that could easily and quickly print client records, certificates and receipts. We also needed to print big colorful flyers advertising our services. We also needed other standard office equipment: copier, fax machine and scanner. However we didn't have room for each individual machine, so an All in One was our best solution. We've worked with Xerox Phasers before and were very happy with the outputs.
The ColorQube 8700 was basic set up pretty easy to install and set up. It has a pretty fast warm up time and so far very few problems with paper jams, etc. It has tons of capabilities in terms of networking with the office network, our web server and the internet in general. However, in order to get some of the options working you do need more than basic knowledge about your network and sever.
October 31, 2012
This product has great priniting quality
I would recommend this product for the efficiency and the quality of the printing it produces. The only complaint I would make is that the printer does print slowly and prints rather delayed at times.
January 15, 2015
Excelent for Small Business Needs
The color cube is very efficient with the "ink" cubes. I feel they have a much longer life span than our previous Phaser solid Ink Multifunction Machine. The Interface is extremely easy to use!
January 14, 2015
The product does everything I need it to do
Good machine. I like the Xerox quality.
December 9, 2014
The quality is by far one of the best I've seen in a long time for this type of technology. The only problem I have is speed. It is very slow to heat up once this is done it takes a few seconds to produce the print. Other than speed the price of the replacement color cubes is a little high.
December 8, 2014
Nice Machine, expensive to run
This machine meets all of our business needs however the ink is crazy expensive. We are happy with all features otherwise.
December 8, 2014
A worthy upgrade from the 8560?
After 5 years, my 8560 seemed worn out and I decided to spring for the expensive replacement (double the price). For starters, the Colorqube is a beautiful machine and the control panel is gorgeous! Despite comments I've read here, the machine is fairly quiet - much quieter than the 8560. Print quality is very good and the speed is adequate.
My peeves: the dimensions given for the machine do not include the extra 9" required to open and use tray #1 (opens to the side of the machine). I had intended to use it within the cabinet I used previously - this extra space requirement nixed that idea! Also not mentioned by my salesperson: ethernet is almost a necessity to access many of the features, including "unlocking" the USB ports on the machine for use. Customer-friendly idea: In the event one uses a USB connection, this unlocking should be able to be done by a technician. Additionally, the CentreWare services require the use of an ethernet connection, web access and Mac OS7 (I'm very happy with OS 10.6.8 but I will have to upgrade).
Another software "headache": To use tray #1, you must designate the content in the desktop driver (each time) and also change the setting on the machine itself otherwise the machine will just sit there like a 100-lb. brick flashing the ambiguous "resources required". Since the machine is in a different room from my desktop, I'm getting lots of back-and-forth exercise.
As you can see, this upgrade has created several major problems for me. I have been using it for about a month - I hope all the changes and accommodations required will prove to be worth it. As a customer, should I be
adapting to the machine?
June 26, 2013