Xerox Joins the Sub-$700 Color Laser Club

By SmallBusinessComputing.com Staff | Posted April 07, 2004

Xerox extended its Phaser product lineup this week with the addition of its lowest-priced laser printers yet, providing small- and mid-sized offices with two more entry-level printing choices.

Both products — the Phaser 6100 color laser printer starting at $699 and the Phaser 3130 monochrome laser printer starting at $299 — offer a great value with a combination of speed, quality and features for the price.

Xerox Phaser 6100 Color Laser Printer

According to Xerox, the Phaser 6100 surpasses the competition in print speed and delivers more features than comparably priced offerings. With a black-and-white print speed of 21 pages per minute, the Phaser 6100 is reported to be 30 percent faster than HP's Color LaserJet 1500 and 2500. The Phaser 6100's color print speed of 5 ppm is 25 percent faster.

Xerox Channels Group President Emerson Fullwood said the Phaser 6100 is the best-priced option for small businesses that depend on professional-looking prints.

"We're breaking new ground today for businesses that need low-priced, high-quality color printing," Fullwood said.

The Phaser 6100 offers features not commonly found in entry-level color laser printers, including standard two-sided color printing and 64 MB of memory — twice the memory of what's available in several comparably priced printers. People can choose from two print resolutions for their documents — 600 dots per inch for crisp text or 1200 dpi for photo-quality images.

The Phaser 6100 can support virtually any office environment, delivering both parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces. A networked configuration is available for customers needing to provide print capabilities for several workstations.

Xerox Phaser 3130 Monochrome Laser PrinterAlso announced today, the Phaser 3130 is a black-and-white laser printer designed for use in a variety of business environments, such as banks and hotels, where desktop space is scarce but quick and easy access to a printer is necessary.

As one of the industry's smallest laser printers, the Phaser 3130 packs value and performance into its compact design. The Phaser 3130 delivers a productive printing solution with a print speed of 17 ppm, 32 MB of memory, a 166 Mhz processor and 1200 dpi resolution. The Phaser 3130 offers out-of-the-box PC and Macintosh compatibility, connectivity via USB and parallel ports, and an available external network adaptor.

The Phaser 6100 and Phaser 3130 are available immediately through Xerox resellers, dealers and agents in North America and Europe. Both products are also available online through Xerox Direct.

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