Xerox Introduces a Trio of New Printers

By Patricia Fusco | Posted September 17, 2003

Building on an expanded line of office products and services announced in April, Xerox today launched a new wave of offerings, including a high-speed network color laser printer, a powerful desktop monochrome printer and a versatile desktop multifunction device — all aimed at delivering more value to more customers.

"We're delivering on our promise to bring affordable Xerox products, software, solutions and services to offices of all sizes," said Ursula Burns, president, Business Group Operations at Xerox. "In April, we introduced 21 new and enhanced office products that have advanced our position in the office. Now we're taking another significant step to strengthen our position and better serve our customers."

Xerox is showcasing the newest additions to its office products this week at the PC Expo technology trade show in New York City.

For Mid-Sized Business
The Phaser 6250 is designed for today's busy medium-sized workgroups that demand top speed and performance from their printer. Starting at an estimated retail price of $1,999, the 26-page per minute color laser printer is 53 percent faster than similarly priced HP LaserJet printers, according to Xerox. It delivers value that can't be matched including impressive image quality, a 700 MHz processor, Xerox printer management software and utilities, and greater paper capacity.

The Phaser 6250's combination of speed, value, and image quality makes it easy for mid-sized businesses to make the transition from black-and-white to color laser printing. Speed is not sacrificed for quality, full 2400 dot per inch (dpi) resolution in all three print modes are available at rated speed. This translates into color and black-and-white output at the same speed, but the first page-out takes 12 seconds to print in full color. The Phaser 6250 is available in five different configurations, giving users even more options when deciding which features best fit their needs. Each configuration of the Phaser 6250 can handle printing up to 100,000 pages per month.

As with all Xerox network printers, the Phaser 6250 boasts easy installation and advanced Web-based printer management tools including CentreWare Web 3.0, PhaserSMART, and an enhanced version of PrintingScout, a system that alerts users to potential printer issues and provides instructions on how to correct them. TekColor Dynamic Color Correction and Automatic Color Calibration ensure that users get the color prints they want the first time, every time.

For Smaller Offices
The Phaser 3450 prints at a rate of 25-pages per minute. This black-and-white laser printer enhances office productivity by bringing the capabilities of high-speed printing to individuals and small workgroups. It has 1200 dpi image quality and automatic two-sided printing on two of the three available configurations. The Phaser 3450 starts at an estimated retail of $549. It also offers an easy to use front panel display and a large 500-sheet paper capacity.

The WorkCentre PE16 is an affordable all-in-one imaging product designed for personal use within smaller offices. It prints and copies in black-and-white at 17-pages per minute with 600 dot per inch resolution and includes built-in faxing and color scanning capabilities. It comes bundled with OmniPage SE optical character recognition software. The WorkCentre PE16 comes in a single, all-inclusive configuration with an estimated retail prices of $599.

It faxes at up to 300 dpi and scans at up to 1200 dpi in full color, which also enables the WorkCentre PE16 to send color faxes. It has a user-friendly interface and single customer replaceable cartridge for high-dependability. In addition, it offers manual two-side copying, in which the front- and back-side of a document are copied onto the same side of paper. Recommended printing volumes are 500 pages or 1,500 images a month, however the unit should be able to handle printing up to 10,000 pages during times of peak use.

The Phaser 6250 has a one-year, free onsite service warranty and the Phaser 3450 and WorkCentre PE16 have a one-year return to depot warranty. Xerox offers toll-free telephone support and online customer support. The Phaser 6250, Phaser 3450 and WorkCentre PE16 are available immediately through the Xerox reseller channel, and the Phaser 6250 and Phaser 3450 will also be available direct from Xerox.

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