The Xerox ColorQube 8580 printer series is the newest release from Xerox in their solid ink printer line-up. Xerox’s Solid Ink technology is known for bringing a consistent high level of quality, reliability and efficiency to its printers. The Xerox ColorQube 8580 does not skimp when it comes to those three areas, with a 2400 Xerox FinePoint ® resolution the image quality will be up to par. The reliability is synonymous with the Xerox® brand and the 8580 series continues that tradition and to back it up, comes with a One-year On-site warranty. Additionally the ColorQube 8580 uses the same solid ink sticks as the ColorQube 8570 printers, so if you’re already using the 8570 and looking for an upgrade to a new machine, the 8580 could be a great fit.
The Xerox ColorQube 8580 follows in line with the rest of the solid ink printers in the past and offers three varying versions to suit every office’s needs. All three models offer a fast printing speed of 51 pages per minute (PPM) both monochrome and color with a first-page-out Time of only 5 seconds. Each model also has a large paper output tray of 350 sheets and has a monthly duty cycle of 85,000 pages/month, which allows it to handle workloads of all sizes. The ColorQube 8580N and ColorQube 8580DN come standard with two trays; Tray 1 (Multi-purpose tray) which can hold up to 100 sheets and fits to many custom sizes, and Tray 2 which can hold up to 525 sheets and can alter in sizes as well if needed. The ColorQube 8580DT offers an additional 525 sheet tray, Tray 3, which allows for users to have multiple paper types in the printer at one time, perfect for those who print regularly on legal and letter sizes. Additionally the ColorQube 8580DN and 8580DT both have duplexing capabilities which allows the user to do their part in saving the environment and print on both sides of the paper. All three 8580’s offer built in networking with an Ethernet port so you can easily hook into any network and print from any location.
As for supplies, as stated earlier, the Xerox 8580 ink sticks are the same ink sticks as its predecessor the Xerox ColorQube 8570. There are five different packs of ink you can choose from when purchasing ink as well as two options for a maintenance kit which is detailed out below:
|SKU||Description||Page Yield||Compatible Available|
|108R00926||Cyan, 2 Pack||4,400 Pages||Yes|
|108R00927||Magenta, 2 Pack||4,400 Pages||Yes|
|108R00928||Yellow, 2 Pack||4,400 Pages||Yes|
|108R00929||Black, 2 Pack||4,300 Pages||Yes|
|108R00930||Black, 4 Pack||8,600 Pages||Yes|
|109R00783||Extended Capacity Maintenance Kit||30,000 Pages||Yes|
|109R00784||Standard Capacity Maintenance Kit||10,000 Pages||No|
As you can see above, for the majority of the 8580 ink and accessories there are compatible solutions available which can help with the real expensive cost of these supplies. The compatibles on average are about 35% less expensive than the Xerox OEM Inks and can still offer the high quality and service guarantee if purchased from a reputable supplier or manufacturer. Many retailers even offer bundles of the ink sticks to help give discounts when you purchase all the products at once, which can really help with the cost of operations as well.
Overall, the Xerox ColorQube 8580 printer series is a great addition to Xerox’s prestigious line up of printers. The ColorQube 8580 lets users remain environmentally and price conscience while still having high quality outputs from a machine.
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