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Colour laser printers Reviews
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Xerox Phaser 6180 colour laser printer

£219 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Xerox

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 4 out of 10

Xerox may be closely associated with photocopiers, but copier and laser printer technologies are very similar, so it's not a surprise to see Xerox making an impression in this market with the Xerox Phaser 6180.

Xerox may be closely associated with photocopiers, but copier and laser printer technologies are very similar, so it's not a surprise to see Xerox making an impression in this market with the Xerox Phaser 6180. Visually, the Xerox Phaser 6180 is very much a corporate product, and looks and feels as if it could be much more expensive. The packaging, the supplied manual and the software similarly look as if they've been put together with some thought.

The Xerox Phaser 6180's build quality is solid. The styling isn't outstanding, but it's a step up from most of the competition, and the vertical format gives the Xerox Phaser 6180 a smaller footprint than average. There are plenty of thoughtful touches, such as a door at the rear that makes it easy to add more memory, and a clever damper on the front door.

The Xerox Phaser 6180's drivers provide a minimal selection of extra tools, but include ColorConnection - a template pack designed to work with Xerox paper - and a remote management utility called PrintingScout. The on-printer features are limited to a two-line LCD that indicates toner levels, plus a pair of LEDs to indicate running status and errors.

Xerox Phaser 6180 Expert Verdict »

600x600 hardware resolution
mono print speed quoted/actual = 25/22
colour print speed quoted/actual = 20/17
time to first print 1 minute, 40 seconds
standard paper input 250 + 150 sheets (max 550)
USB/parallel interface
ethernet
standard toner = £58, 2,000 pages, 2.9p per page
hi-cap toner = £128, 6,000 pages, 2.1p per page
493x400x470mm
28.3kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 6 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

Although the Xerox Phaser 6180 is the budget choice, it offers slightly better than budget-level performance - although watch out for some fairly slow print speeds.

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