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Solid ink colour printer

  • Low total cost of ownership for high-volume workgroups
  • Cartridge-free solid ink technology generates up to 90% less waste than laser

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ColorQube 8870

Continuing the Xerox-exclusive tradition of advanced cartridge-free solid ink, the ColorQube 8870 colour printer is a high-volume, no-fuss and waste-conscious printing solution that’s simple and productive, and offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for colour printing.

At a Glance

Model 8870_ADN
Print speed Colour: up to 40 ppm
Black: up to 40 ppm
Duty cycle Up to 120,000 images/month
Standard paper capacity 625 sheets
Two-sided output Standard
Print memory (standard/max) 512 MB / 2 GB
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What’s in the box
  • Solid Ink Rainbow Pack plus a preloaded starter stick of each colour (total capacity: 3,000 per colour1)
  • Maintenance Kit (10,000 pages2)
  • Power cord
  • Software and documentation
  • NOTE: Some contents may be shipped separately

Competitive Edge

  • Low cost colour – the ColorQube 8870 printer offers low total cost of ownership (TCO) by providing color printing at black-and-white prices
  • Xerox solid ink printers generate up to 90% less waste than comparable laser devices and, from manufacturing to transport to end of life, solid ink printers have up to 30% lower lifecycle energy demand and up to 30% smaller carbon footprint
  • Unique solid ink colour technology is only offered by Xerox
  • Cartridge-free design means that loading ink is as easy as loading a stapler - no other printer manufacturer can make that claim
  • Bundled GreenPrint software helps you print only the pages you want, reducing paper and toner usage
  • Fastest first-page-out time (as few as 5 seconds) in its class
  • More powerful controller than competitive products, with 512 MB memory standard and 1 GHz processor
  • Small ink stick boxes conserve storage space compared to bulky toner cartridges
  • No need to purchase expensive paper – solid ink prints dense, saturated colour on a wide range of office media, including recycled paper
  • Colour By Words colour correction lets you select desired colour modifications from a simple drop-down list

Cost-Saving Features

  • Colour for black-and-white prices so you can afford to print all your documents in attention-grabbing colour
  • Flexible pricing plans let you pay for the colour you use. You’ll stop paying expensive per-page prices for low-coverage documents
  • The print volume advantage: If you print at least four reams of paper each month, the ColorQube 8870 will deliver a total cost of ownership that’s the best deal going
  • Save on shipping costs due to smaller solid ink packages compared to toner
  • Save real estate in your offices with ink packages that are small enough to fit in a desk drawer
  • Save paper with standard two-sided printing
  • N-up feature prints multiple pages on a single sheet, saving paper, ink and money

Print Quality Features

  • Incredible detail and halftones thanks to 2400 FinePoint™ print resolution
  • Solid ink gives your documents rich, vibrant colours on all media, including recycled paper
  • Wide media range, including plain paper, labels, envelopes, card stock, business cards, and glossy media
  • True Adobe® PostScript® 3™ and PCL 5c emulation print languages ensure your jobs are printed accurately every time
  • Consistent, vivid colour from the first page to the last – no colour degradation over time
  • PANTONE®-approved solid-colour simulations and Xerox colour correction technology deliver results that always match your expectations

Everyday Printing Features

  • Fast print speed gets your jobs out quickly – as quick as 40 ppm colour and black-and-white
  • Print when you’re ready with a first-page out-time as fast as 5 seconds
  • Two-sided printing is just as fast as single-sided – and saves paper
  • Easy expandability lets you add memory to enable more time-saving features, as well as a paper capacity that’s expandable to 2,200 sheets
  • Simplified driver management with Xerox Global Print Driver and Xerox Mobile Express Driver
  • Colour By Words colour correction lets you adjust the colours of your prints, ensuring you get the colours you want. Colour By Words now includes support for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • Feed heavy media through any tray
  • Full compatibility with Windows, Mac and Linux environments
  • Small ink stick boxes conserve storage space compared to bulky toner cartridges
  • High monthly duty cycle of up to 120,000 images means you’ll get a reliable colour printer that will last for many years to come

Environmental Features

  • Solid ink printer and consumable technology mean up to 90% less waste, up to 30% lower lifecycle energy demand and up to 30% smaller carbon footprint than comparable laser printers
  • Typical energy consumption on the ColorQube 8870 has been reduced by 30% from the Phaser 8860
  • Bundled GreenPrint software helps you print only the pages you want, reducing paper and toner usage
  • EarthSmart print driver settings make it simple to save paper with easy access to two-sided and 2-up features
  • The Intelligent Ready feature learns your usage patterns to optimize power consumption and productivity

Product Awards



Xerox-proprietary solid ink technology received the 2011 BERTL's Best award for Best Eco-Friendly Ink Technology. With solid ink's cartridge-free design and minimal packaging, there is less to manufacture, no empty toner cartridges to dispose of or recycle, and less storage space required than comparable laser devices. In fact, solid ink printers and multifunction printers produce 90 percent less waste during use than comparable laser devices.

October 11, 2011

1Average standard pages. Average Continuous Composite CMY Yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Yield will vary based on image, area coverage and print mode.

2Approximate pages. Declared Yield on Drums based on an average job size of 3 pages A4/letter size. Declared Yield on Fusers based on A4/letter size 20 lb (75 gsm) pages. Drum and Fuser Yields will vary based on job run length, media type, size, weight, orientation, and usage patterns.