Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer – So far very good

This is an excellent printer – very neat and compact size. The installation software included animated diagrams on how to install and set up the printer. Installation of the networking driver went very smoothly. There is a small delay in printing the first page as the printer warms up; thereafter it has a good print speed. Print quality is excellent, with crisp, clear detail in printed maps. I have also used it for printing gummed address labels, which many other laser printers will not accept. The first printer i received was dead on arrival but it was quickly replaced by xerox and i am now very pleased with the replacement.

Good printing but flawed software. Printing is very good quality though not fast. I had problems with the set up (kept wanting to print double sided) not sure how i changed it, certainly wasn’t simple. When i connected it to the router, installation of the drivers on one computer was fine but when i put the disc in the second computer it changed the settings on the first, totally naff. I’m now using it on usb until i feel strong enough to face trying to network it again. I don’t believe the people who write the software ever test it in real world situations.

Initial view is favourable – now updated. After being exasperated with inkjet printers that continually failed to do the 2 things asked of them, namely feed paper, and print on it, i decided to upgrade to a laser (or in this case what i understand to be a led printer which is somewhere in between a true laser and an inkjet). A useful tip to help you wade through the 1000s of choices in this saturated market. Many printers have the letters c or n or d or all 3 in their model numbers. This means colour, networkable, and duplex. Ideally i wanted all 3 attributes but found that the d came at a price and also meant a much bulkier machine at almost twice the size (but more on that later). . First impressions (i’ve only had it 3 days so can’t comment on long term reliability or economy of the cartridges although the cartridges do look small so i hope they don’t run out too quickly) :-1. Excellent delivery from printerland (next day). Paper trays seem flimsy and prefer to rest on a flat surface (mine overhangs a desk).

  • Initial view is favourable – now updated
  • Great printer for the price
  • An excellent printer

Having received this in very quick time, ordered sunday, arrived tuesday. Easily set up, quality of print, even photos on plain paper, far better than expected. Double sided print easy to do. Update feb 2013after over 6 months, still very pleased with this printer. I’ve seen other reviewers complain about the cost of the ink. For me it’s cheaper than the inkjet i owned. I would buy new ink, print a couple of pages, a few weeks later i’d go to print and have to print numerous test pages after cleaning the heads,. This didn’t always work, do would have to buy new cartridges. Hours of frustration, a page print from the inkjet probably worked out at £5 a pagenow i know that when i print a page it will print first time and good quality, saving time and money.

No complaints so far with this printer, we have used this in our design department so they can print visuals off for us and its very good quality.

Features of Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

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  • Business Class performance – 12 ppm Colour & 15 ppm B&W A4 LED Printer
  • Ultra small footprint of WxDxH 394x304x233mm means it can fit most environments
  • Print resolution up to 600 x 600 x 4 dpi delivers amazing 16 colour shades per pixel
  • Unique Xerox EA Eco toner offers crisp text & images with superior detail & clarity
  • Choice of USB or network connectivity for office flexibility

Print quality looks good, but to be honest, i’ve hardly used it. It was out of action for a while as one of the dogs chewed the usb cable lol. Then it was out of action for longer, i suspected the dog had shorted the usb connection in the printer as the pc just didn’t pick it up. So decided to try a network cable, but i just couldn’t get it in the network port, so decided to pull the printer out for better access. That’s when it hit me, the usb cable was in the network port lol. My excuse was that it was in a tight space and i had to feel round the back for the port, and only realised it was in the wrong one when i couldn’t fit a network cable in to test it, lol. One thing i don’t like is that the paper tray sticks out a bit and collects dust, we have plenty of dust in our house. Can’t complain though at this price.

Great printer for the price. I’ve just paid £79 delivered for a brand new, colour laser network printer, what’s not to like?. I pulled it out of the box, plugged it into my router (it came with a euro and uk cable, but not network or usb cables, just like all other printers),my w7 laptop found it in network folders instantly and installed the drivers, box to printing first page, about 30 seconds. Installing it on my pc with xp on it wasn’t quite as quick (needed the cd or downloaded drivers), and first time i installed it something went wrong and i had to un- and re-install the software, but, unlike many printers i’ve owned, it uninstalled cleanly, and everything went right this time. Btw it comes with mac and linux drivers, so i’m going to give my old ubuntu-driven lappie a tickle later. Print quality is as expected, it wouldn’t threaten a £1000 mono laser, but it’s better than an inkjet for text and graphics(everything has an appealingly professional look to it), not quite up there with the best inkies for a photo, but still perfectly acceptable, pics coming out a touch dark by default, but a little fiddling fixes that. Ok it’s not all plain sailing, if i’m being picky i do have one or two criticisms: firstly the cover for the paper tray actually is the paper tray when opened, this is a pretty flimsy affair, and when open adds about 10-12cm to the overall dimensions; then there’s the design, it’s kind of white, with transparent blue bits, fine in your office, but you wouldn’t exactly want it pride of place in your living room (where mine is – damn). Oh, yeah, and there’s the small(?) matter of toner cartridge replacement cost: i think the best word to describe this is – ouch. – it’s about forty quid for an original cartridge, £30 for a compatible, and just to add insult to injury, the cartidges that come with the printer are only half full ‘starter’ carts. However, if you do a lot of printing, it is possible to refill these cartridges to ‘high yield’ for about £17 without too much trouble.

One comment on “Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer – So far very good

  1. A great printer with crisp clear black and white or colour. A great printer with crisp clear black and white or colour printing. Excellent printer for small office/home use. Cartridges are very pricey to replace – ok if colour print outs are only done occasionally. Can produce very professional documents on this little printer.
    1. A great printer with crisp clear black and white or colour. A great printer with crisp clear black and white or colour printing. Excellent printer for small office/home use. Cartridges are very pricey to replace – ok if colour print outs are only done occasionally. Can produce very professional documents on this little printer.
  2. Xerox phaser 6010v_n colour printer. When i printed photos the colours were very faithful and the printer is very simple to use.
    1. Xerox phaser 6010v_n colour printer. When i printed photos the colours were very faithful and the printer is very simple to use.
      1. New printer, only set up today. . Having had inkjet printers in the past and living and working here in greece, where the ink cartridges are not readily available, i have ordered from amazon for over 12 mths now. I have got so fed up with having to drive around the peloponnese looking for ink or waiting for orders from amazon that i have just bought this xerox phaser 6010_n and only set it up today. Early days yet but was able to set up via wifi and no need to use the disc supplied as using on a netbook at home at the moment. Driver loaded automatically, so very pleased with that aspect as not so technically minded and was worried i would need to get a technician and trying to find one of them here in the area at the moment is proving difficult. Xerox have an excellent reputation and for the price, i thought it was very good, especially as i needed it today for work purposes and my very good but old canon “died” whilst the last order of ink was in transit. The printer in my office is an epson and is slow, noisy and the ink is not economical; bought 2 years ago in error. Should have bought a xerox then but don’t think this model was out then. Am very pleased so far but as i only set it up about an hour ago, will have to wait and see. Will give full review at a later date.
  3. New printer, only set up today. . Having had inkjet printers in the past and living and working here in greece, where the ink cartridges are not readily available, i have ordered from amazon for over 12 mths now. I have got so fed up with having to drive around the peloponnese looking for ink or waiting for orders from amazon that i have just bought this xerox phaser 6010_n and only set it up today. Early days yet but was able to set up via wifi and no need to use the disc supplied as using on a netbook at home at the moment. Driver loaded automatically, so very pleased with that aspect as not so technically minded and was worried i would need to get a technician and trying to find one of them here in the area at the moment is proving difficult. Xerox have an excellent reputation and for the price, i thought it was very good, especially as i needed it today for work purposes and my very good but old canon “died” whilst the last order of ink was in transit. The printer in my office is an epson and is slow, noisy and the ink is not economical; bought 2 years ago in error. Should have bought a xerox then but don’t think this model was out then. Am very pleased so far but as i only set it up about an hour ago, will have to wait and see. Will give full review at a later date.
  4. This review is from : Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

    Very good printer, it comes with toners (starter toners) will see how long toner will last. The drivers for linux fedora 32 bit are available from the manufacturer web site but i could not find drivers for the fedora linux 64 bit. I hope xerox will pull finger out and provide drivers for 64 bit gnu/linux soon. Otherwise this seem to be quite good printer.
    1. Very good printer, it comes with toners (starter toners) will see how long toner will last. The drivers for linux fedora 32 bit are available from the manufacturer web site but i could not find drivers for the fedora linux 64 bit. I hope xerox will pull finger out and provide drivers for 64 bit gnu/linux soon. Otherwise this seem to be quite good printer.
      1. Great workgroup laser printer. Update – 2xerox support very good – engineer on site next day and fixed a simple little ‘clutch’ issue. The support company service samsung, xerox, hp plus others. My issue was the third call out for the same problem. Seems to be a small batch build and was easily resolved. Back to printing in quality :). . Update – 1 weekwell all was well with the printer – installed easily – some reasonable software for monitoring – good email alerts. However, today it has developed a hard fault 075-100 paper feeding mechanism. It’s basically failed and after no more than 25 printed a4 pages.
  5. Great workgroup laser printer. Update – 2xerox support very good – engineer on site next day and fixed a simple little ‘clutch’ issue. The support company service samsung, xerox, hp plus others. My issue was the third call out for the same problem. Seems to be a small batch build and was easily resolved. Back to printing in quality :). . Update – 1 weekwell all was well with the printer – installed easily – some reasonable software for monitoring – good email alerts. However, today it has developed a hard fault 075-100 paper feeding mechanism. It’s basically failed and after no more than 25 printed a4 pages.
  6. This review is from : Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

    Good home office (first time laser) printer. I’ve had a number of inkjet printers over the last twenty years and was getting a little fed up with their general flakiness. I have avoided epson printers of late as i have had several which have ‘broken down’ after, say, eighteen / thirty months. My latest inkjet printer was a canon i865 which i have had for a few years but it was starting to produce iffy results (lines despite cleaning / deep cleaning / changing carts etc) please note that i don’t exactly flog these to death: we’re talking home use / preparing stuff for school (that’s actually easier / more convenient to do at home than use printers at work) and occasional bursts of activity regarding photos etc. Right, let’s have a look at the laser market, thought i. It’s confusing out there, that’s for certain. You need to price the printer alongside a set of replacement carts / toner / whatever and work out at least vaguely how much you’ll use per year. I chose this printer because it’s a known brand (), it was a very good price, which i couldn’t find matched anywhere else online (although i did source my set of replacement carts from elsewhere – prices vary considerably)the printer was delivered within a couple of days – less than the time expected or advertised. Very easy to ‘set up’; i agree that it wouldn’t be a device you’d want used by a load of different people (kids) as the in / out trays are a bit ‘fema’ as we say up here (northumbria) – fragile / likely to break etc. The results are excellent: i ‘accidentally’ (my fault – didn’t check the settings after changing a few things) printed a full brochure about the canon 7d camera and was amazed at the quality of the images contained therein. Using ordinary copier paper, they were very good; with decent paper, they’d be excellent. There is a hint of glossiness that is extremely pleasing to the eye. There’s a separate photo setting which i haven’t used yet but the ordinary ‘colour’ setting is fine for me. Paper transport is good; there is a limit to the amount of paper you can load (150 sheets) but i don’t normally find that a problem.
  7. This review is from : Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

    Good home office (first time laser) printer. I’ve had a number of inkjet printers over the last twenty years and was getting a little fed up with their general flakiness. I have avoided epson printers of late as i have had several which have ‘broken down’ after, say, eighteen / thirty months. My latest inkjet printer was a canon i865 which i have had for a few years but it was starting to produce iffy results (lines despite cleaning / deep cleaning / changing carts etc) please note that i don’t exactly flog these to death: we’re talking home use / preparing stuff for school (that’s actually easier / more convenient to do at home than use printers at work) and occasional bursts of activity regarding photos etc. Right, let’s have a look at the laser market, thought i. It’s confusing out there, that’s for certain. You need to price the printer alongside a set of replacement carts / toner / whatever and work out at least vaguely how much you’ll use per year. I chose this printer because it’s a known brand (), it was a very good price, which i couldn’t find matched anywhere else online (although i did source my set of replacement carts from elsewhere – prices vary considerably)the printer was delivered within a couple of days – less than the time expected or advertised. Very easy to ‘set up’; i agree that it wouldn’t be a device you’d want used by a load of different people (kids) as the in / out trays are a bit ‘fema’ as we say up here (northumbria) – fragile / likely to break etc. The results are excellent: i ‘accidentally’ (my fault – didn’t check the settings after changing a few things) printed a full brochure about the canon 7d camera and was amazed at the quality of the images contained therein. Using ordinary copier paper, they were very good; with decent paper, they’d be excellent. There is a hint of glossiness that is extremely pleasing to the eye. There’s a separate photo setting which i haven’t used yet but the ordinary ‘colour’ setting is fine for me. Paper transport is good; there is a limit to the amount of paper you can load (150 sheets) but i don’t normally find that a problem.
  8. This review is from : Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

    Great printer for the price. I’ve just paid £79 delivered for a brand new, colour laser network printer, what’s not to like?. I pulled it out of the box, plugged it into my router (it came with a euro and uk cable, but not network or usb cables, just like all other printers),my w7 laptop found it in network folders instantly and installed the drivers, box to printing first page, about 30 seconds. Installing it on my pc with xp on it wasn’t quite as quick (needed the cd or downloaded drivers), and first time i installed it something went wrong and i had to un- and re-install the software, but, unlike many printers i’ve owned, it uninstalled cleanly, and everything went right this time. Btw it comes with mac and linux drivers, so i’m going to give my old ubuntu-driven lappie a tickle later. Print quality is as expected, it wouldn’t threaten a £1000 mono laser, but it’s better than an inkjet for text and graphics(everything has an appealingly professional look to it), not quite up there with the best inkies for a photo, but still perfectly acceptable, pics coming out a touch dark by default, but a little fiddling fixes that. Ok it’s not all plain sailing, if i’m being picky i do have one or two criticisms: firstly the cover for the paper tray actually is the paper tray when opened, this is a pretty flimsy affair, and when open adds about 10-12cm to the overall dimensions; then there’s the design, it’s kind of white, with transparent blue bits, fine in your office, but you wouldn’t exactly want it pride of place in your living room (where mine is – damn). Oh, yeah, and there’s the small(?) matter of toner cartridge replacement cost: i think the best word to describe this is – ouch. – it’s about forty quid for an original cartridge, £30 for a compatible, and just to add insult to injury, the cartidges that come with the printer are only half full “starter” carts. However, if you do a lot of printing, it is possible to refill these cartridges to “high yield” for about £17 without too much trouble.
    1. Great printer for the price. I’ve just paid £79 delivered for a brand new, colour laser network printer, what’s not to like?. I pulled it out of the box, plugged it into my router (it came with a euro and uk cable, but not network or usb cables, just like all other printers),my w7 laptop found it in network folders instantly and installed the drivers, box to printing first page, about 30 seconds. Installing it on my pc with xp on it wasn’t quite as quick (needed the cd or downloaded drivers), and first time i installed it something went wrong and i had to un- and re-install the software, but, unlike many printers i’ve owned, it uninstalled cleanly, and everything went right this time. Btw it comes with mac and linux drivers, so i’m going to give my old ubuntu-driven lappie a tickle later. Print quality is as expected, it wouldn’t threaten a £1000 mono laser, but it’s better than an inkjet for text and graphics(everything has an appealingly professional look to it), not quite up there with the best inkies for a photo, but still perfectly acceptable, pics coming out a touch dark by default, but a little fiddling fixes that. Ok it’s not all plain sailing, if i’m being picky i do have one or two criticisms: firstly the cover for the paper tray actually is the paper tray when opened, this is a pretty flimsy affair, and when open adds about 10-12cm to the overall dimensions; then there’s the design, it’s kind of white, with transparent blue bits, fine in your office, but you wouldn’t exactly want it pride of place in your living room (where mine is – damn). Oh, yeah, and there’s the small(?) matter of toner cartridge replacement cost: i think the best word to describe this is – ouch. – it’s about forty quid for an original cartridge, £30 for a compatible, and just to add insult to injury, the cartidges that come with the printer are only half full “starter” carts. However, if you do a lot of printing, it is possible to refill these cartridges to “high yield” for about £17 without too much trouble.
      1. Initial impressions very good. Initial reactions – and this is without having had a full day’s work out of the printer – is that this is a nice little (for a color laserjet) printer. It has a positively tiny footprint for a colour laser – smaller than the hp officejet 8000 it replaced for us. There is next to no packaging to remove – no cardboard or tape lurking at the back of paper trays and the like. Xp only needed pointing at the driver and it installed no problems, and color rendition is clear and bright. Only a 4 rather than a 5 due to the lack of a uk power lead in the box and a slightly flimsy paper tray. Edited: no uk power lead was supplied with the box. The lead was supplied seperately by a different courier, and did not arrive at the same time. The first lead turned up a few days later.
  9. This review is from : Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet)

    Initial impressions very good. Initial reactions – and this is without having had a full day’s work out of the printer – is that this is a nice little (for a color laserjet) printer. It has a positively tiny footprint for a colour laser – smaller than the hp officejet 8000 it replaced for us. There is next to no packaging to remove – no cardboard or tape lurking at the back of paper trays and the like. Xp only needed pointing at the driver and it installed no problems, and color rendition is clear and bright. Only a 4 rather than a 5 due to the lack of a uk power lead in the box and a slightly flimsy paper tray. Edited: no uk power lead was supplied with the box. The lead was supplied seperately by a different courier, and did not arrive at the same time. The first lead turned up a few days later.
    1. Brilliant quality – much better than my old one. Great printeri had an epson inkjet since 2005. I purchased it because it was cheap and i couldn’t afford a laser printer. Since then laser printers have substantially been reduced in price. I was going to purchase a lexmark but heard horror stories about their printers & print quality. Xerox printers came up trumps and the only thing that folks were up in arms about was the price of the toners. I run my own business and print all types of documents from photos, brochures, leaflets, labels to 1st class stamps. A variety pack of epson px800fw ink cartridges (with the hummingbird image) costs £60 odd. Unbearable especially since i had to purchase it 2 or 3 times a month and put up with the poor epson print quality (*crap* not crisp). Inkjets, for me, are a thing of the past – i’ll stick with my xerox laser printer.
      1. Brilliant quality – much better than my old one. Great printeri had an epson inkjet since 2005. I purchased it because it was cheap and i couldn’t afford a laser printer. Since then laser printers have substantially been reduced in price. I was going to purchase a lexmark but heard horror stories about their printers & print quality. Xerox printers came up trumps and the only thing that folks were up in arms about was the price of the toners. I run my own business and print all types of documents from photos, brochures, leaflets, labels to 1st class stamps. A variety pack of epson px800fw ink cartridges (with the hummingbird image) costs £60 odd. Unbearable especially since i had to purchase it 2 or 3 times a month and put up with the poor epson print quality (*crap* not crisp). Inkjets, for me, are a thing of the past – i’ll stick with my xerox laser printer.

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