Xerox® VersaLink® C505 Color Multifunction Printer
Ratings and Reviews

Xerox® VersaLink® C505 Color Multifunction Printer

VersaLink C505 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Question this VersaLink C505/X is a Decent MFC I purchased this newly introduced C505/X mainly for its scanning capabilities, it's scanning functionality has met and exceeded my expectations. Its printing functionality and print quality from a computer file is above average in both terms of speed and in expected print quality. Overall print quality is above average and its print graphic user interface (GUI) is relatively easy to use for first time users who are not accustom to working with a high end MFC machine. The VersaLink C505/X copying function is a different matter. First for the good news, for any corporate enterprise or professional services office whose work product consists of legal size paper or copying onto legal size paper, that is 8 1/2" x 14 sized paper, you must opt for the more expensive VersaLink C505 or the C605 models, Do Not consider the less expensive but more popular C405 model. The C405 model has only the 8 1/2" x 12" letter sized glass plate for coping and scanning. Yes the C405 has a copying and scan paper feeder, but for paper bound filed documents, having a full legal sized glass plate is the only way to go. The copying function is relatively easy to use, but there is no contrast adjustment on the main user function screen which is terribly annoying. Obviously there is a "darkening and a lightening" adjustment but there is no document contrast adjustment. Xerox must correct this oversight in its future production machines. The enlargement or reduction size selection function works as well as any full sized office copier. Now for the bad news, the copying print quality leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. For some unknown reason the copying function output print quality is substantially different from that of the print quality from that of a printed computer file. To this user, this material difference in print quality from the two different document source functions is terribly incongruent, and doesn't make a lot sense in my opinion, I will forward and submit Case File Complaint to Xerox to request their support and intervention. Hopefully this print quality disparity issue can be addressed and resolved with some kind of upgraded software update. The scanning in and the production of PDF files functionality is exceptional, no problems no issues. The user programing needed to setup and send the newly created PDF files to their desired locations (i.e. to specific email locations with different email addresses) is difficult but not overwhelming. It appears the Xerox design and programming engineers did their home work and listened to previous Xerox customers in designing the scanning in process, making it as easy and efficient as they could without the need for the user to invoke Adobe's Acrobat DC program afterwards. This user was afraid that he was going to have to purchase the Adobe's Acrobat full DC version program to make simple changes to the created PDF files. However, the C505's built in software automatically recognizes different sized individual pages (i.e. scanning in a legal sized page in the landscape position among other letter sized pages all within the same created PDF file) and if necessary it rotates the odd sized page to the correct portrait visual position without any intervention by the user. Hats off to the Xerox design engineers. Now for the bad news, similar to the faxing function as stated below, the dpi setting for the scanning in function is NOT on the main user function screen, this user changes dpi settings for every single created PDF file. Xerox must put the dpi setting selection on its main user function screen. However, within the initial set up menu which is different than the user interface function screen, the standard 200, 400, and 600 dpi selection settings are available. The choice of full color or black and white and text verses photo selection settings are all on the main user function screen as they should. The "X" version of the C505 has the fax function capability. Again the output print quality is above average for this antiquated technology, my only complaint is that fax sending dpi selection is NOT on the main user screen for some unknown reason. The fax sending dpi setting is in an esoteric initial setup screen which you have to invoke MS Windows 10 to get to. It is a real pain to make any dpi adjustments, but the overall dpi print quality is exceptional and it has the upper limit of 600 dpi for sending high end print quality report faxes to the latest and greatest of all fax machines. Given Xerox's current price discount promotion program from Xerox Direct, the VersaLink C-505/X represents an exceptional value for this upgraded MFC machine. I highly recommend the C-505/X for a small office environment up to 10 users. Additionally, if any production of documents which requires or entails the consistent use of legal sized paper, only purchase the C505/X with the additional 550 page paper feeder. The bypass tray is only good for # 10 sized business envelopes and not adequate for the consistent use of legal sized paper.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a great product, it is easy to use and quick. I am able to get my work done faster to move onto other projects because of this printer. It takes me less time to complete tasks and I love it.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is just an average machine The color quality is not the best, certain colors will copy but not print, and it is very quirky printing some PDF documents. The bypass also can be difficult. I expected more from a Xerox product, I don't think I would buy another one of this model.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best printer for small business We've been using printers from several brands over the years. Never really happy with them. Xerox model C505 is finally a perfect fit!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable all in one for small business Setting up the scan to email feature was tricky, but otherwise we were able to get this printer set up without the help of an IT professional. Great printer/scanner/copier ( we do not use the fax feature so cannot comment on it) to get the job done at an affordable price.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Challenging Printer We have had this new printer since January 12th, 2018 and it is very different from our Xerox Colorcube 8700 and challenging. I have been searching for a video with step by step instructions and of course I don't see it. So I'm reading the instructions and playing with it so I can teach my co-workers how to use it. I will not stop trying until I understand almost everything about this multi functional printer.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 505 Hi. This multi-function printer is working perfectly as described. I have sent many copies to the printer from my computer and it works great. I spent about 2 hours with three Xerox people to get the equipment working, but it was worth the time. The copies are fresh and clear, the scanner is absolutely fantastic. I am very happy with this machine. You should get one! Thanks
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my old Colorqube, pleasantly surprised My old 8700 finally bit the dust so it was time to upgrade. Pros: prints faster than expected Really crisp print quality Easy to use from my phone Toner isn't as pricey as it was for the solid ink printers Setup was fairly straightforward (if you've ever set up a printer before you won't be surprised by this one) Cons: it was expensive Super heavy, it was a pain to get upstairs
Date published: 2018-01-26
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