November 19th, 2013
The U.K.’s electronics review site Expert Reviews raved about our WorkCentre 6605DN multifunction printer.
The WorkCentre 6505DN received five stars (out of five) in a recent review. The device was praised for its print quality and impressive touchscreen interface that rates “among the best” seen by the website’s reviewers.
With its fast color output speed, exceptional print quality and optimized ease-of-use, the WorkCentre 6605 is ideally suited for small, busy workteams.
November 15th, 2013
For the second year, the Xerox ColorQube 8570DN is ranked No. 1 in the “Best Laser Printer Reviews and Comparisons” by TopTenREVIEWS. The device received a score of 9.83 out of 10, highlighting features such as automatic duplexing, wireless network capabilities and high resolution.
You can read the review in its entirety here.
For more information about the ColorQube 8570, visit the printer’s product page on Xerox.com.
July 18th, 2013
Xerox is well represented in PC Magazine’s most recent list of the 10 best color laser printers.
The Phaser 6600/DN and Phaser 7100/N are among the publication’s favorites, making Xerox one of only two companies to have more than one printer chosen among the top 10.
The Phaser 7100/N, which received an “Editors’ Choice” designation, was recognized for its print quality, including photos; good speed; tabloid-size capability; and low price for a tabloid color laser printer.
The Phaser 6600/DN won high marks for its print quality and paper handling capabilities suited for “a small office or workgroup with heavy-duty print needs.”
I also encourage you to learn more about the two printers, as well as other ways in which Xerox helps small businesses flourish, by visiting our small business section of Xerox.com.
May 1st, 2013
Now available for purchase in North America, the latest-generation ColorQube® 8700 and 8900 Multifunction Printers are the first letter-size devices to be introduced for workgroup productivity on the desktop, which also feature all the advantages of ConnectKey: unparalleled ease-of-use, industry-leading security, and easily integrated solutions that help mobile professionals work in sync with today’s on-the-go demands.
Plus, the ColorQube 8700 and 8900 also provide every advantage of our unique Solid Ink technology, including low-cost color printing and renowned sustainability advantages.
And there’s great news for those who already own devices from the previous generation of the ColorQube 8700/8900 family. Now you can download a free ConnectKey firmware upgrade. No additional hardware is needed.
Xerox and the ColorQube 8900 will be featured at the Photizo Transform 2013 Managed Print Services conference providing mobile printing for all conference attendees.
Visit the ColorQube 8700 and ColorQube 8900
product pages on Xerox.com to learn more about the many advantages of Solid Ink teamed with ConnectKey, and to download the ConnectKey firmware upgrade if you’re already a ColorQube 8700/8900 owner.
April 30th, 2013
In a PC Magazine review posted on April 29, the Phaser 6600/DN Color Printer received an editor rating of ‘Excellent’.
The reviewer cited the printer’s “Relatively high-quality output [and] ample paper handling for a small office or workgroup with heavy-duty printing needs” as cornerstones of the device’s overall excellence.
For small business owners who hope to control costs by producing more marketing communications material in-house, image quality is a paramount requirement. Whether you’re a Realtor who wants to create your own house-listing flyers or a florist who’s producing a Mother’s Day mailer, the photographs you include must accurately display the subject matter’s true visual qualities.
From the review: “Photos in my tests were above par, and just short of consistently true photo quality. More than half of the photos in our test suite were high enough quality so if you mounted them in a frame behind glass, they’d pass for the level of quality you’d expect from typical drugstore prints.”
Output quality is also critical for graphics and illustrations—any instance in which consistent accuracy is a must, such as your company logo.
As noted above, the reviewer also called attention to the Phaser 6600 Color Printer’s standard paper capacity, which at 550 sheets “lets you refill the drawer with an entire ream of paper even before it’s fully empty.”
Whether working at a frenetic small business or a busy workgroup within a larger company, we all know what a hassle it is when printing is interrupted by an empty paper tray.
If you’re in the market for an ultra productive color printing solution, I encourage you to read the complete PC Magazine review and then visit the Phaser 6600 product page on the Xerox website for more detailed information.
January 24th, 2013
Today a colleague from the Xerox Netherlands office, Dharminder Biharie, shared a compelling post on our Digital Printing Hot Spot blog about direct marketing best practices.
You can read Dharminder’s entire piece here: http://digitalprinting.blogs.xerox.com/.
Direct marketing is a powerful tool for small businesses, but it must be well-planned and properly executed. If you’re in the marketing communications business and are trying to convince customers to let you develop and implement their direct marketing campaigns, you need to demonstrate real, applicable expertise. What better way to do so than via your company’s own marketing efforts?
If you’d like to learn more about the ways in which Xerox can help your small business gain a direct-marketing competitive advantage, click here to learn about the power of personalization with our XMPie variable data software and the graphic-arts-class Phaser 7800 Color Printer.
January 14th, 2013
By Nathan Van Ness, Xerox Corp.
Now that we’ve had more than a week to shake the post-holiday blues and settle back into the workplace groove, I think the timing’s appropriate to discuss the ways in which the recently passed “Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” might impact America’s small businesses.
By no means is this a backdoor attempt to shove politics into our happy little blog. But because we’re here to provide tips, helpful information and food for thought for small-business owners, we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least comment on what the future might hold for small businesses as a result of Congress’ 11th hour agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
A quick search online uncovers countless reports and opinions on what the deal means for small businesses. And of course the voices that disparage the Act typically lean right, while the advocates are aligned more leftward.
But I’m more interested in the facts minus the political spin, and on Entrepreneur.com I found what I consider a solid overview of specific parts of the Act that relate directly to small businesses.
I recommend reading the whole article, but here’s one excerpt that I found especially noteworthy:
“…the fiscal cliff deal involves a 5 percentage-point increase in the capital-gains tax rate imposed on the highest earners. This provision will reduce the amount of equity financing flowing to small companies. By cutting the after-tax take of equity investors, Congress has lowered the incentive of investors to provide financing. At the margin, some companies that would have attracted angel and venture-capital investment in 2012 will not be able to get financing in 2013. While only a small number of companies will lose out on this investment — angels and venture capitalists tend to finance relatively few U.S. businesses — those companies tend to generate a disproportionate number of jobs.”
That’s of particular interest to me because so much of the small-business activity here in the greater Portland, Ore., area, as well as in my hometown of Seattle, is the result of high-tech start-ups receiving angel and/or venture capital financing. Had start-up financing been as limited in 1999 as it is today, it’s likely that I wouldn’t have landed my first post-college, career-oriented job at a Portland-based online retailer that relied almost entirely on venture capital to fund its hiring.
Regardless of the extent to which you expect the Taxpayer Relief Act to affect your small business, I think it’s safe to say that we’re still in an economic climate that requires a disciplined approach to business expenditures. So on that note I’ll share links to two services offered by Xerox that help small businesses affordably acquire and maintain their printers and MFPs.
Check out “Xerox FreeColorPrinters” and learn more about how we’re helping make color printing affordable for small businesses and organizations.
And if you’re already a Xerox customer—or even if you use a printer or MFP from one of our competitors—you still can take advantage of fast and easy online supplies ordering through our free eConcierge program.