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ColorQube 8900

The first Solid Ink device completely engineered for true desktop multifunction performance, the ColorQube 8900 color multifunction printer delivers real cost savings, environmentally preferable features and exceptional color quality. Powered by Xerox® ConnectKey® Technology, the ColorQube 8900 simply and securely streamlines how you communicate, process and share important information. It simplifies complex, paper-driven tasks, drives down costs and keeps your data secure.

At a Glance

Model 8900/X
Starting at $4,999
Print speed Color: up to 44 ppm
Black: up to 44 ppm
Standard functions Copy, Email, Fax, Print, Scan
Duty cycle Up to 120,000 images/month1
Recommended monthly print volume Up to 15,000 pages
Maximum print resolution 2400 FinePoint™
Standard paper capacity 625 sheets
Two-sided output Standard
Processor 1.33 GHz
Print memory (standard/max) 1 GB / 1 GB
Detailed specifications
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What's in the box
  • One each of Xerox® Genuine Solid Ink sticks (capacity: 2,250 pages black2; 2,100 pages color2)
  • Cleaning unit (standard capacity: 10,000 pages)
  • Staple cartridge (installed)
  • Power cord
  • Fax cord
  • Software and documentation

Cost Control

ColorQube 8900 Cost Control
Solid Ink total cost of ownership (TCO) advantage over 4 years
How low can your TCO go?

The ColorQube 8900, featuring ConnectKey® Technology, delivers a low total cost of ownership (TCO) unmatched in its class of products.

  • Flexible pricing plans give you the luxury of no longer paying expensive per-page prices for low-coverage color documents.

  • No need to purchase expensive paper – Solid Ink prints brilliant, saturated color on regular office and recycled papers.

  • Choose the perfect combination of speed, savings and image quality for any output with flexible print speeds.

  • Print jobs in house with superior print quality, uniformity and brilliant, saturated color, saving you time and money.

  • User permissions let you restrict access to print features by user, group, time of day or application. For example, rules can be set so that all Outlook emails automatically print in duplex mode and black and white while all PowerPoint presentations print in color.

  • Application defaults reduce waste and user frustration with resetting driver settings by allowing users to define driver defaults based on application.

Print Quality Features

ColorQube 8900 Print Quality Features
Original photo not right? Use the Color By Words drop-down list and choose “yellow-green colors a lot more green” and “red colors a lot more saturated.” You'll get picture-perfect results.
Vivid print quality

The ColorQube 8900 features Xerox-exclusive Solid Ink technology, which gives your documents rich, vibrant colors on a wide range of media, including recycled paper.

With up to 2400 FinePoint™ print resolution, you're assured exceptional print quality, with consistency you can count on page after page, year after productive year.

PANTONE® calibrated solid-color simulations and exclusive Xerox color correction technology deliver results that always match your expectations.

The ColorQube 8900 also includes the Color By Words feature, which makes color correction fast and easy, allowing you to select desired color modifications from a simple drop-down list.

Environmental Features

ColorQube 8900 Environmental Features
Solid ink: 19 lbs/8.6 kg; Laser: 223 lbs/101.2 kg. Total waste produced from printing 4,000 pages per month for 4 years.
Environmental benefits

The ColorQube 8900 gives your sustainability efforts a boost with a host of environmentally conscious features and design considerations:

  • Cartridge-free Solid Ink sticks come with minimal packaging, and generate up to 90% less printing waste than comparable laser printers.

  • The ColorQube 8900 uses less energy over its lifecycle versus comparative laser printers.
  • Easy-to-use EarthSmart print driver settings let you select the most environmentally conscious print options.

  • Intelligent Ready technology helps you optimize energy usage by learning your workgroup's usage patterns and moving to low-power mode during downtime.

Convenience Features

ColorQube 8900 Convenience Features

The ColorQube 8900 multifunction printer, featuring ConnectKey® Technology, gives you a host of powerful solutions that can keep you connected in the office or on the go – for more flexibility regardless of location. It can connect wirelessly, allowing you the freedom to place the device in more accessible locations without additional network infrastructure costs.

Load ink on the fly

Each Solid Ink stick color is uniquely shaped for simple drop-in loading. And ink can be topped off at any time – even if the device is running.

Easy-to-use touch screen

The brightly illuminated color touch screen provides quick access to a wealth of workflow-optimizing capabilities.

Single touch scanning

Use the Single Touch Scan feature to create a dedicated, easy-to-locate scan button directly on the color touch screen interface. Assign the Single Touch Scan button its own scanning workflow for fast document distribution and archiving.

Scan and create multiple, single-page PDFs that can be distributed to different repositories for large, transactional processing. Also, create a multi-page, single PDF for easier storing and emailing of documents.

Apple AirPrint™

Print email, photos and important office documents directly from your iPhone® or iPad® with no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. With AirPrint, your iPhone or iPad automatically locates and connects to the ColorQube 8900 multifunction printer over your office Wi-Fi network.

Xerox® Mobile Print and more

Take the mystery and anxiety out of wireless and mobile device printing when you purchase our software. Xerox has all the options to enable secure, accurate printing from any Apple iOS or Android mobile device, to any printer or multifunction printer, regardless of brand. Get industry-leading accuracy when printing native PowerPoint, Word and other standard files. Plus, Xerox offers IT-friendly optional capabilities such as PIN code access, multiple mobile operating systems and more.

Mopria™ Certified

Mopria certification ensures you can print wirelessly from your Mopria supported smart phone, tablet and other mobile devices instantly and easily without any setup.

Customize your workflows

Built on the Xerox EIP platform, Xerox Workflow Solutions let you install productivity-enhancing software directly on the device for fast, easy access via the color touch screen interface.

Productivity Features

ColorQube 8900 Productivity FeaturesColorQube 8900 Productivity Features

With the Xerox ColorQube 8900 multifunction printer, featuring ConnectKey® Technology, you'll experience unparalleled ease-of-use while working faster with features and capabilities that simplify the way you complete daily office tasks.

  • The ColorQube 8900 produces print jobs as fast as 44 ppm in both color and black-and-white, with a first-page-out time as fast as 8.5 seconds for color documents. Plus, two-sided printing comes standard – and saves paper.

  • Experience longer print runs when you increase paper capacity to 3,475 sheets of letter, A4 or legal-size media. Add the 650-sheet finisher and get 50-sheet stapling plus offset stacking.

  • Solid Ink technology has reliable operations with a simple paper path and minimal moving parts.

  • Helpful walk-up features, such as embedded help videos, are available on the color touch-screen user interface.

  • Unified address book with Favorites lets you seamlessly import your existing contacts and roll them out to multiple ConnectKey devices.
Train users and provide Helpdesk support remotely
  • Remote Control Panel lets you operate the ColorQube 8900 multifunction printer's control panel from any office workstation as though you were standing at the device.

  • Online support lets you access printing help, maintenance, and troubleshooting information by touching an icon on the control panel touch screen.
Smart scan productivity

Onboard scanning solutions come standard, and require no extra software or middleware:

  • Single Touch Scan

  • Optical Character Recognition with searchable PDF creation (see list of supported languages)

  • Secure PDF

  • Print from and scan to USB device

  • Scan to Email, Mailbox, and Network

Security Features

Minimize your risks by protecting vulnerable access points and critical business information with the most complete set of features, technologies and solutions from security-industry leaders.

Powerful partnerships

We realize not everyone understands security, so along with the many standard security features, Xerox ConnectKey Technology also includes a built-in McAfee® technology agent, resulting in the industry's first lineup of multifunction printers that protect themselves from potential outside threats. McAfee's whitelisting technology ensures only safe, pre-approved files or functions are executed on your devices, eliminating the need to manually update software levels against new security threats.

Plus, automatic Cisco® TrustSec integration provides comprehensive visibility into which people and what devices are connecting across the entire network infrastructure. Cisco TrustSec also enables an exceptional level of control over where those with proper permission can go and what they can access.

ColorQube 8900 Security Features
  • Safeguard all sensitive data with encrypted PDF files for scanning; complete hard drive encryption, compliant with the 256-bit AES FIPS 140-2 standard; and Image Overwrite with a 3-pass scrub process to ensure total deletion of all data fragments.

  • Permit only authorized users to access the device with Xerox user permissions, network authentication, IP filtering, and smart card, role-based and function-level login

  • As new threats emerge, Xerox proactively monitors security clearinghouses for new vulnerabilities and provides patches when necessary, ensuring your equipment stays current and your data is kept safe.

  • ColorQube 8900 devices comply with the latest security standards across industries, including government, finance and healthcare. These include Common Criteria, HIPAA, Data Protection Act, COBIT and more. These devices can conform to any standard, with controls available to match your needs.

  • Prevent IP theft and ensure non-repudiation by having total visibility into the device and network. With security policy management and tracking of all activity on the device, you can know who accessed what, when and details of every interaction with the device.

Product Awards



Xerox was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape 2014-2015 Smart MFP report; the third time Xerox has achieved this position. According to the report, Xerox's brand equity, R&D, and sales/marketing strength are among the top in the industry. The report specifically calls out Xerox's channel breadth and depth as being the widest in the industry, with special mention to Xerox's strong legacy in direct selling to the enterprise.


Xerox office technology devices and solutions have won numerous awards from third party vendors such as BLI, Frost and Sullivan, and Better Buys for Business. This video highlights those awards as well as our placement as a leader in the IDC MarketScape 2014-2015 Smart MFP report, the third time Xerox has achieved this position.
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Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan recognized our growth, innovation and leadership by presenting Xerox with the 2013 Global Excellence in Technology Innovation Award for ConnectKey. Frost & Sullivan’s report says ConnectKey "represents a very significant step forward in the quest for improving document workflow within an enterprise."


Buyers Laboratory, Inc.

Buyers Laboratory, Inc. (BLI) recently tested the Xerox ColorQube™ 8900X and rated it "highly recommended". They praised the ColorQube 8900 as an economical choice for mid-volume color users, and highlighted its ability to integrate with productivity-enhancing software solutions, "green" features, and simple scanning functions. "The Xerox ColorQube 8900X gave a stellar showing, demonstrating flawless reliability throughout testing."

April 2012

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Extended Warranty Offerings

Part #DescriptionPrice
E8900S32 Addl Yr Svc; Extended On-Site Service For Total Of 3 Yrs When Combined With Any 1 Yr Warranty During 1st 90 Days Of Product Ownership For The Cq 8900. Electronic Service Agreement.$1,599.00
E8900S43 Addl Yr Svc; Extended On-Site Service For Total Of 4 Yrs When Combined With Any 1 Yr Warranty During 1st 90 Days Of Product Ownership For The Cq 8900. Electronic Service Agreement.$2,349.00
E8900S54 Addl Yr Svc; Extended On-Site Service For Total Of 5 Yrs On-Site Service When Combined With Any 1 Yr Warranty. Applicable During 1st 90 Days Of Product Ownership For The Cq 8900. Electronic Service Agreement.$3,009.00
E8900SA1 Yr. Service; Annual On-Site Service, Available On An Annual Basis For The Cq 8900. Electronic Service Agreement.$899.00
XECONCIERGEFree service for the life of your printer through Xerox eConcierge™, plus easy supplies ordering$0.00

Pricing Details

Prices do not include applicable taxes, shipping, or handling charges and are subject to change without notice. Products are available to qualified business customers installing in the US; subject to applicable terms and conditions. Products may be either New or Newly Manufactured, Factory Produced New Model ,Remanufactured; which have been produced to a Xerox pre-determined standard and may contain both new components and recycled components that are reconditioned.

1Monthly volume capacity expected in any one month. Not expected to be sustained on a regular basis.

2Average standard pages. Average Continuous Composite CMY Yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Yield will vary based on image, area coverage and print mode. Read our Consumable yields guide (PDF) and ISO Test Reports for more information.

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