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Xerox Phaser 6360 Review

The Xerox Phaser 6360 is a color laser printer well suited for a medium sized office that needs a fast, compact color printer. Measuring only 16.9 inches wide, 22.8 inches deep, and 20.2 inches tall, and with a monthly duty cycle of as much as 100,000 pages, this printer is compact enough to be easily incorporated into an office of any size, without making sacrifices on speed or quality.

For connectivity, the Xerox Phaser 6360 utilizes a high speed USB 2.0 connection, as well as a wired Ethernet connection for workgroup and networking purposes. The USB cable does not come included with the Phaser 6360 and should be purchased separately from a computer or office supply retailer. The Phaser 6360 is compatible with many operating systems in use today, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Linux Red Hat Fedora.

The Xerox Phaser 6360 utilizes four Xerox 6360 toner cartridges for printing both black and white and full color. These Phaser 6360 toner cartridges come in black, magenta, cyan, and yellow, and are capable of printing a high volume of pages while still maintaining excellent print quality. The standard page capacity of the Phaser 6360 is 700 sheets, split between a 550 sheet tray, and a 150 sheet tray. For users that need a higher page capacity, the Phaser 6360 can be upgraded to support as much as 1800 sheets, making it easy to print even large jobs with ease. The average print speed of the Phaser 6360 is up to 42 pages per minute whether for black and white or full color prints, with a first page out time for both monochrome and color of only 9 seconds.

This printer can print at a resolution of up to 2400 dpi by 600 dpi, and is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The Phaser 6360 ships with 256 MB of memory installed, with the option to upgrade to as much as 1 GB of memory.

Overall specs:
Measurements (WxDxH): 16.9 in x 22.8 in x 20.2 in
Memory: 256 MB, upgradable to 1 GB
Connectivity: High speed USB 2.0
Resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
Print Speed: 42 ppm monochrome and color
Paper Capacity: 700 sheets standard, upgradable to 1800 sheets
Duty Cycle: 100,000 pages/month

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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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Beware of Counterfeit Toner Cartridges – How to Keep Your Printer Safe

In recent years, printer supply manufacturers including Xerox, Canon, and Lexmark have been battling the increased illegal distribution of counterfeit toner cartridges throughout the United States. A counterfeit toner cartridge can be defined as a toner cartridge which appears to be manufactured by a major brand (Xerox, HP, Oki, Canon, Lexmark etc) and carries the logos, packaging, and other features that may lead the end user to believe it is an actual Genuine OEM toner cartridge when in reality the toner has an unknown, unauthorized manufacturer that in most cases does not comply with today’s printing compliance standards. Using these unauthorized and untested toners can damage your printer and will not last as long or print as clear as using Genuine and / or Quality Compatible toner cartridges.

In 2004, Xerox was able to work with customs officials from multiple countries to seize more than 7,200 counterfeit toner cartridges claiming to be Genuine Xerox toner cartridges for the Xerox Phaser 780. The estimated value of these busts was worth well over $1.3 million.

counterfeit toner cartridges

counterfeit toner cartridges

“Hundreds of thousands of illegal products, worth millions of dollars, are removed from commerce each year,” said Bill Duffy, president and chief executive officer of the Imaging Supplies Coalition, a nonprofit trade association. “This is a problem that faces the entire printing industry, and is something all manufacturers must remain vigilant in fighting to help prevent damage to the ultimate victim – the customer.” The Imaging Supplies Coalition is a non-profit trade association comprised of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of consumable imaging supplies (ribbons, toner, inks, cartridges, etc.) and equipment that have joined together to protect their customers by combating illegal activities in the Imaging Supplies Industry. The ISC currently has members including Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Okidata, Samsung, Toshiba, and Xerox.

Lexmark was also successful in finding thousands of counterfeit Lexmark toner cartridges and filed suit against a New York based company named Finetone who were allegedly importing and distributing counterfeit Lexmark toner cartridges. The cartridges and packaging carried unauthorized reproductions of Lexmark’s trademarks.

In 2005, Canon conducted a civil raid of a US distributor who was engaging in the sale of counterfeit Canon toners. Canon was able to seize thousands of the counterfeit Canon supplies and the distributor has since agreed to no longer sell these types of supplies and also had to pay damages to Canon for the numerous violations. Canon encourages customers to buy Canon toner from authorized Canon dealers or distributors.

HP has taken the battle to the web and has released several informative and somewhat entertaining videos regarding the topic of counterfeit HP toner cartridges. Also, between 2005 to 2008, HP has conducted 4,620 investigations in 55 countries, resulting in 3,528 enforcement actions conducted by law enforcement officials where more than $795 million worth of counterfeit supplies products have been seized, including more than 8 million counterfeit ink cartridges and more than six million counterfeit toner cartridges – a total of more than 15 million counterfeit pieces. HP also has a great information page that will walk you through the steps on verifying that you have purchased a true Genuine HP Toner or HP Ink cartridge – click here to view the steps.

Counterfeit Product Defense (according to ISC)

“How can I tell if the product I buy is counterfeit”?
Due to the technology now available to the counterfeiters it can be difficult to distinguish counterfeit products from genuine.  You should pay close attention to the 5 P’s which are discussed below.

1. Person:  The ISC strongly encourages you to purchase imaging supplies from the OEM or one of their authorized resellers (such as The Supplies Guys :) ). This is the one best thing you can do to be sure you are buying genuine merchandise.
2. Price:  If the purchase price of the OEM product is substantially under the market price or looks like a deal that is too good to be true the product may not be legitimate. The ISC advises you to be very cautious with these situations.
3. Place:  Be cautious if the manner or place of the offer is different from the normal process of business or consumer transactions.
4. Packaging:  Be observant for any deviation in color, materials quality, spelling errors in the packaging. Many OEM’s have a product authentication hologram or color shift label on the packaging to assist in verification. Familiarize yourself with those used by your brand of choice and check for them.
5. Performance:  If you notice any significant variation in the performance of the product from previous experience or obvious defects in quality such as odor or leakage, the product may not be genuine.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased counterfeit imaging products can contact the ISC at (859) 278-3032 or visit

One way to be certain that you are not buying counterfeit ink or toner cartridges is to always buy from The Supplies Guys :) We only sell the highest quality Genuine OEM and Compatible ink and toner cartridges – and all of our products carry a 100% quality and satisfaction guarantee!

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