Xerox 175 Printer Review
Marketing materials for the Xerox WorkCentre Pro 175 multifunction laser printer point heavily to its array of scanning features, and for good reason. It can also fax, print, copy, and email documents, with print speeds of up to 75 pages per minute, making it a very well-rounded choice for a busy office. Savings on WorkCentre Pro 175 printer toner is another feature worth highlighting.
As the fastest and most-well-equipped in its line, even high-volume workgroups probably won't need to do much customization, though options for finishing units and paper capacity upgrades are available. With a maximum monthly duty cycle and a starting paper capacity of 4,700 sheets, it can handle just about anything a large office can throw at it. Not only is the maximum speed impressive, but the first page out time of only 2.9 seconds makes it very responsive when new tasks are sent.
If reducing costs is a priority, the 175 has the features to support it, with duplexing and N-up printing that can conserve paper supplies, and features like scan-to-email that can use a digital workflow to reduce both paper and Xerox 175 toner costs. Using the Internet Fax option can also potentially cut down on long distance charges.
The savings carries over to replacement toners as well, with large-capacity Xerox 175 toner cartridges that can provide up to 45,000 pages each, so that users won't have to replace them frequently. The WorkCentre Pro 175 toner cartridges are often packaged in pairs as well, for even more convenience.
With great scanning features for digital workflows, and blazing fast speeds for paper documents, the 175 offers the best of both worlds, especially for office making the transition. The low cost of Xerox 175 toner helps to justify the high purchase price of the machine, especially for heavy-duty work environments.