Since the first printers were being made, Xerox has been among the manufacturers that revolutionized the printing world by making machines that could print realistic and professional quality documents. They were also among the innovative companies who made waves trying out new types of products and giving the world new functions and features to explore. The Xerox ColorQube 8570 was in an elite group of printers that used solid ink rather than printer ink or toner cartridges. This was unheard of when Xerox started making these products, and still has never been replicated.
Compatible with almost all major operating systems including Mac, Linux and Windows, the 8570 offers networking so a work group can share this machine. It is Energy Star qualified and has the capacity to produce a recommended maximum of 80,000 pages every month. The power behind this unit comes from the 1 GHz processor. Offices will love the Xerox 8570, because it has expandability options, such as the memory, which comes built-in at 512 MB but can be upgraded to 2 GB. Also, the paper capacity is 625 pages when broken into the 100-sheet multi-media tray and the 525-sheet standard input tray. However, additional trays can be purchased, and the maximum paper capacity can be raised to 2,220 pages.
There are four ink sticks of Xerox 8570 ink, which are yellow, black, cyan and magenta. Each of these has an individual design and designated slot so there is no confusion when changing them out. New ColorQube 8570 ink sticks are available directly from the manufacturer, but there are better values online. No remanufactured ink sticks are available, but third parties still offer good discounts.
Overall, this device is a reliable one. It can print up to 40 pages per minute using either just black ColorQube 8570 ink or when printing in color printer ink.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.