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
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
Purchased it, since the first week it has had issues, been serviced numerous times. Had scanner parts changed then the scanner completely replaced.and it was about 1 month old. It still continues to have issues almost daily and is extremely slow to print and at times we can't even get it to print,,Xerox is coming again tomorrow to fix another problem and we have only had it 4 months. I would not reccomend this printer at all-the issues can't seem to get fixed while new ones keep popping up!
May 30, 2013
Awesome printer, love this one, also have a phaser both great!!!
Really love my color cube, color is great, we have an hp printer and they don't even compare color wise. the color cube does a great job. Not anything negative I can say about it. Just plain ol love it.
May 30, 2013
Love the Print Quality
We've already had a part replaced; the side paper tray has never worked; it's slower to print from our very old HP BUT we do enjoy the quality of the printing and ability to print 2-sided. Also ink is much more expensive than we anticipated and seems to disappear more quickly than we'd like.
May 16, 2013
Problems with Scanning, Strange Ink Cubes, Poor Printing on Cardstock
We purchased this to replace a less expensive HP printer. The solid ink technology is certainly interesting, but at least on this printer it was problematic.
We used it for printing color charts on thick cardstock. The "ink" peeled off or scraped of like wax.
The scanner stopped working frequently, and it wasted quite a bit of ink every time the machine turned on. I don't think that solid ink technology works well, or at least not on this machine.
May 16, 2013
Issues are solved and then return
Our machine was installed with no instructions on how to use it. Will not print when coping a 1/2 sheet of paper, keeps sending "Original size not detected" message. Xerox installed new software for this problem, worked for 1 week,now it's back to not coping small notes. No notification of update needed from Xerox. Have to call several people and fight to get a technician in to look at it. Overall poor service.
May 16, 2013