Xerox M175 Printer Review
If you take a standalone laser copier and add network printing, document sharing, and fast speeds of up to 75 pages per minute, you get the Xerox WorkCentre M175. This large-capacity machine is ready to handle high-volume workloads with a number of optional finishing options available, and operating costs are very reasonable, thanks to affordable Xerox M175 printer toner.
The WorkCentre M175 sits in the middle of its model line between the simple copying capabilities of the CopyCentre model and the advanced features of the WorkCentre Pro model, but it still offers copying and printing as standard features. Users can upgrade to features like full network scanning and faxing if they choose, though it will be more expensive than purchasing the WorkCentre Pro model to begin with.
One upgrade that might be worth considering is the "Email" function which adds the ability to scan documents and send them as email attachments to any address. While it is not as robust as a full scanning feature, it is quite useful and makes a good, and less-expensive, alternative to faxing. This can also potentially save on paper and WorkCentre M175 toner usage, cutting costs in the office.
Not all of the M175's features are upgradeable, however. Although upgrades can add finishing options like stapling and folding, the paper capacity cannot be expanded. The initial capacity of 4,800 sheets is also the unit's maximum, so buyers should ensure it is a good fit before purchasing.
A single Xerox M175 toner cartridge can provide up to 45,000 pages, though they are usually packaged in pairs. This makes the cost per page of WorkCentre M175 toner cartridges quite low when you factor in their very affordable price. Large capacities also mean users won't have to replace toners too often, even in fast-paced work environments.
With an emphasis on speed and high-quality output, as well as large capacities, the WorkCentre M175 is well-equipped for heavy workloads. Its affordable Xerox M175 toner also makes it cost-effective, but buyers should be sure they won't need more paper capacity in the future.