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Phaser 6180 Printer Review

For small offices or single users that need a compact but reliable color laser printer, the Xerox Phaser 6180 is an ideal choice. This printer is powered by a 400 MHz processor and comes with 128 MB of memory installed, with the option to upgrade to as much as 1152 MB. This powerful printer can easily handle the workload of a busy, small office and boasts a duty cycle of as much as 60,000 pages.

The standard page capacity of the Phaser 6180 is 400 sheets, but with the addition of an optional 550 sheet page tray, the capacity of this printer can be easily upgraded to as much as 950 sheets. The high page capacity of this printer makes it easy to print even large jobs without needing to refill the tray. The Phaser 6180 is a color laser printer that is powered by four Xerox 6180 toner cartridges. These Phaser 6180 toner cartridges, available in black, magenta, cyan and yellow, are available in standard or high capacity and can produce excellent quality color and black and white images and text throughout the life of the cartridge. The standard capacity black toner cartridge that is compatible with the Phaser 6180 is 3000 pages, with the standard capacity yellow, magenta, and cyan Xerox Phaser 6180  toner cartridges can each print as much as 2000 sheets. For users who want a higher page capacity, high capacity toner cartridges are also available, and can print 8000 pages for the black toner and 6000 for the magenta, yellow, and cyan cartridges.

In addition to a high page capacity and its ability to produce high quality images and text, the Phaser 6180 prints at a rate of 26 pages per minute when printing in monochrome, and 20 pages per minute for full color. The maximum print resolution of this printer is 600 dpi by 600 dpi. A high speed USB cable is needed for connectivity, and this printer utilizes a wired or optional wireless Ethernet connection for networking. The Phaser 6180 is compatible with many operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX 10.2 and above, and Linux operating  systems. This printer measures 15.7 inches wide, 19.4 inches deep, and 18.5 inches deep.

Overall specs:
•    Measurements (WxDxH): 15.7 in x 19.4 in x 18,5 in
•    Memory: 128 MB, upgradable to 1152 MB
•    Connectivity: High speed USB 2.0
•    Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
•    Print Speed: 26 ppm monochrome, 20 ppm color
•    Paper Capacity: 400 sheets standard, upgradable to 950 sheets
•    Duty Cycle: 60,000 pages/month

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