Rated 4 out of 5 by James.Austin.TX Good as long as you don't expect perfection
This is the second "Phaser" type printer that I have owned. The first, a Xerox 8500 was very good. I fell for the Xerox upgrade to this new 8570 printer, thinking it would be even better. It isn't. Supplies cost more, which is probably the reason they wanted to upgrade us. It also have problems with streaking, much more than the old printer. You can get rid of the streaking, but it takes time and supplies. If you had not owned the older printer, you would be happy with this one, however.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer A high quality printer
We have been using this printer for over two years and love it. It is durable, efficient, and has excellent print quality. It will print anything from a brochure to a basketball roster to a letter or from printing jobs up to 5,000 pages. It even allows one to track the amount of ink use on each print job to estimate the cost of printing the document.
Xerox customer support and technical support has been fantastic with every question and problem that we have encountered.
I highly recommend this printer!
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Professional looking print quality AND environmentally friendly!
The ColorQube 8570 is my second solid ink printer, as I upgraded from a Phaser 8550. I love the glossy, professional look of everything I print. Besides my own personal correspondence, I use the ColorQube for creating materials for the students I teach and tutor, and also for print materials for my dance classes. I've learned that it is very important to select the specific type of paper being used (such as cardstock), and not to print any color in spaces where writing will occur, as writing tools don't work very well over the waxy ink. It is also necessary to use lower heat (or quicker speed) when laminating, as colors may bleed a bit. But, the ink never bleeds if it gets wet, a big plus. The ink sticks are expensive, but last a very long time. I wouldn't have any other printer!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best printer in the segment
I love the quality of the prints this machine produces. I really like the texture of the resin on the page. The texture has a more luxurious look and feel than anything an ink jet or laser printer can create. This is not a photo quality printer but it does create rich, bright colors with sharp graphics and text. Interestingly, the output of this printer looks great on a variety of paper weights and qualities. I use this printer at home. As a reference, I have been fairly dissatisfied with the printers that are typically sold at large volume retail outlets. That includes the high end color laser printers that I've used from these vendors. I think the colorqube 8570 is a step above the competition.
May 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Papa Joe Pros/Cons
I was looking for a color printer that was more cost effective than the ink jet printer. Because my printing is intermittent, the ink in my ink jet printer would dry up. It was also expensive.
I bought the Color Qube 8570 as an alternative. I have had the printer for about 3 years.
Print quality is very good. When printing photos, the printing is good close to photo quality.
Paper handling is good. I have been able to print on different sizes of paper without difficulty. I have printed 3"X5" cards, Christmas cards, letter size and legal size. I have printed card stock without problems. I like that the paper tray can hold an entire ream of paper.
The cost of printing color is comparable (probably less) to a color laser printers. But I have not seen a color laser that matches the print quality of the Color Qube for photos and pictures.
Because the ink is made of wax, the ink can melt if it gets hot. If you leave something printed on the Color Qube in a hot car in the summer, the ink may melt an run. I made the mistake of using a laser printer to print on the back side of a page printed on the Color Qube printer. Big mistake! If you want to combine Color Qube printing and laser printing, do the laser printing first. Another problem with the wax based ink is that you cannot write on it. If you want to mark up something printed on the Color Qube, you cannot write over the wax print.
October 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Joseph87 This thing always breaks
IT a good thing we got support because we know him by first name now and even hes tired of this machines. Maybe its a dud but either way were stuck with it! with support luckily.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marybethb Th Color Cube 8570 is a disaster
The worst....it has been a problem after the first 6 months......Ink is SOOOOOO expensive.....we have a deafening banging sound. Color is good but I will never buy from Xerox because after 3 months of having this junk we got a call asking if we were interested in upgrading to the newer version....I said no and I' m very glad I did...I do not trust Xerox any more and I especially do not trust the guys that I have spoke to at Xerox....they will say anything to get you off the phone.....beware this is so bad
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by drook Great printer
Have used these printers for years. Great for advertising flyers, general print work, color or black & white. Highly recommend.
June 21, 2016