Rated 5 out of 5 by Greg I Really like this Printer...
First I will mention this is my first Laser Printer so I really don't have anything to compare it to. Here is what I can tell you from my perspective. Over all experience is great! The print quality is just awesome. The colors are vibrant and bright. It was relatively easy to set up. If you have used anything like this before I think it will pretty easy.
It is really not a heavy machine.
You definitely will have to learn the menu, learn to navigate it and how to understand the terms. The navigation is pretty much a basic pyramid type menu you start with a few main options each with their out set of options and so on....
There is an option to print out a menu map, this is very helpful. Sometimes you just don't remember where you saw an option at. So, you will probably need that.
The printer is very sensitive to movement. I have had to adjust the color alignment a few times now.
The paper jam sensor is very sensitive. Every time it senses a paper jam, you will need to open and close the front to get the warning off the menu. I have yet to have an actual paper jam but I have had to open and close the front probably 20 times.
I print out very detailed images, the print time for some of these images is very long. If you are printing out a form or letter head it will print very fast but if you want to print a detailed image it's going to take few minutes at least, to get it out. Also gradients are not a laser printers best friend, apparently. I have had it take more then 5 minutes to process an image before it prints. Fortunately I am not in a time crunch so I don't mind the wait considering the image is superb when it comes out.
I have had a few issues with printing, the thicker card stock I use which is Xerox brand and is compatible with the printer, occasional doesn't print right. The toner doesn't fully adhere to the paper and flacks off. It is always the black toner. This only happens on occasion. when it does though who need to run a few sheets of paper through the machine because the toner that came off is still in the machine and if you try to print anything it will pick up the loose toner that came off the bad print and ruin the next few prints. It is only the card stock that does this.
December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer New 6500 printer purchase
Great Home printer with amazing print quality for the money. Very good and acurate ink yeilds. Replacement ink is costly but compared to other printers ( I had them all ) not outrageous. No paper handing problems. One caution when printing on anything heavier the 20 lb paper, make sure to change the paper type and feed from by-pass tray or it won't fuse properly.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by basest A great printer for home office use
I use this printer in my home office. I'm a graphic designer. The color matching is very good, and has been acceptable for most proofing situations. No trouble at all to set up, and very affordable. I'm very happy with this printer.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Greg Print problem with black toner
In my previous comment I mentioned about the black toner not adhering to the paper and flaking off. I have read multiply similar complaints from users on different sites including this one. The solutions given didn't seem to fix the issues. What I finally realized to be the main culprit of this issue for me at least is, that when I design something in Adobe illustrator and then print it, if I use register black as my black I have problems with the toner but if I use 100% gray then I don't. The black may not be as dark but if you would like it darker it is best to adjust the darkness level by 1 to get a richer darker black without and issues with flacking. You also need to use paper that is some what porous. If you use gloss paper it will give you trouble. Also if you really want to use gloss paper I found that heating the paper before printing on it helps a lot. Also set the printer to, thick card stock. I think that setting turns up the fuser heat level a little. The black toner issue as been a on going issue but sense I starting using 100% gray it is not given me any issues. Other then that, the printer has be very good. The print quality is excellent.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ3854 Thumbs up
The print quality is excellent
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by etran147 good color laser printer
This color laser printer is excellent. The only thing that it was missing is a duplexer in my unit. However, I can live without it. I highly recommend this printer.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great product. Fast and print quality is excellent.
Ordered this printer to print flyers and letters. Printer is fast and print quality is excellent. The setup was so easy. The only problem I ran into was there were no Window 10 drivers so I had to downgrade drivers. No problems after this was done.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BootmanDC Excellent Value, Excellent color printing
This is an excellent printer for the money. My previous color printer (non-Xerox) was difficult to use because it was not WYSIWIG by any stretch of the imagination. I always had to lighten or color balance, which was a pain. This does an excellent job of printing color images that are true to the screen colors. I also like how compact the toner cartridges are and how easy it is to change. I work in a church office and use this to print between 80-130 bulletins every week and about 120 newsletters every month (this is about 2,000 pages per month).
June 21, 2016