In September, Xerox added the Phaser 7100 series to its A3 color laser printer lineup, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses. The Phaser 7100N and 7100DN sit below the Phaser 7500 family and are considered the OEMs newest entry-level color printers. The new Phaser devices are nearly identical single-function color devices with 52,000-page maximum monthly duty cycles and print speeds of 30 ppm in both black and color. The Phaser 7100DN offers the same features as the 7100N but is also configured with standard duplex printing. The 7100 series machines ship with a paper capacity of 400 sheets, expandable to 2,050 sheets with up to three optional 550-sheet feeders. External wireless is optional on both machines, along with a productivity kit that comes with a 40 GB hard drive and features that include additional font storage, 128-bit hard disk encryption, hard disk overwrite and increased security functions.

 

     

Product Overview

Device type A3 single-function color laser printer
Functions Print only
Introductory list price (USD) 7100N: $1,5990
7100DN: $1,799
Release date September 2012
Print speed (b&w / color) 30 ppm/30 ppm
Monthly duty cycle 52,000 pages
Cost per page (b&w, toner only) 1.84 cents
Cost per page (b&w) 2.30 cents
Cost per page (color, toner only) 11.84 cents
Cost per page (color) 13.3 cents
     

Summary

In September, Xerox added the Phaser 7100 series to its A3 color laser printer lineup, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses. The Phaser 7100N and 7100DN sit below the Phaser 7500 family and are considered the OEMs newest entry-level color printers. The new Phaser devices are nearly identical single-function color devices with 52,000-page maximum monthly duty cycles and print speeds of 30 ppm in both black and color. The Phaser 7100DN offers the same features as the 7100N but is also configured with standard duplex printing. The 7100 series machines ship with a paper capacity of 400 sheets, expandable to 2,050 sheets with up to three optional 550-sheet feeders. External wireless is optional on both machines, along with a productivity kit that comes with a 40 GB hard drive and features that include additional font storage, 128-bit hard disk encryption, hard disk overwrite and increased security functions.

The Phaser 7100N and 7100DN employ a new single set of CMYK toner cartridges, along with other new consumables and an improved Fuji Xerox-designed engine. The toner cartridges are separate from the imaging units. The CMY cartridges yield 4,500 pages and are sold both singly and in packages of two, while the black cartridges are only sold in 10,000-page yield dual packs. Other consumables are all rated at 24,000 pages and include a black imaging unit, individual color neutral imaging units and a waste cartridge.

Xerox priced the Phaser 7100N and 7100DN at $1,599 and $1,799, respectively, but $200 rebates are available on each machine, which brings the price down to $1,399 and $1,599. The new entry-level color machines are available through Xerox resellers, dealers and concessionaires.

     

Software Utilities

Standard

Earth Smart driver settings, Collation, Bi-directional driver, Smart Duplex, Layout/watermark

Optional

Productivity Kit (with 40 GB Hard Drive): Adds Font Storage, Network Accounting, 128-bit Hard Disk Encryption, Hard Disk Overwrite, and increased Secure Print capacity and Security Certificate protection

     

Consumables

Standard Yield

High Yield

Black yield* 10,000 pages (available in dual package only) N/A
Black cartridge price (USD) $183.99 (available in dual package only) N/A
Color yield (CMY, per unit) 4,500 pages/9,000 pages dual pack N/A
Color (CMY) cartridge price (USD, per unit) 189.99 single/$299.99 dual pack N/A
Black imaging unit yield 24,000 pages N/A
Black photoconductor kit (USD) $79.99 N/A
Color imaging unit yield (CYM, per unit) 24,000 pages N/A
Color imaging unit price (USD) (CYM, per unit) $79.99 N/A
Waste toner container yield 24,000 pages N/A
Waste toner container price (USD) $29.99 N/A
Maintenance kit fuser yield N/A N/A
Maintenance kit fuser price (USD) N/A N/A
     

Additional Hardware Specifications

  Standard Optional
Print resolution 1,200 × 1,200 dpi N/A
Duplex 7100DN: yes 7100N: yes
Scanner type N/A N/A
Automatic document feeder N/A N/A
Memory 1 GB 1 GB (2 GB maximum)
Hard disk drive N/A N/A
Processor 667 MHz N/A
Connectivity 10/100BaseT Ethernet, USB 2.0 External wireless
Network protocols N/A N/A
Watts - maximum Not listed N/A
Watts - operating 600 watts N/A
Watts - standby mode 75 watts N/A
Watts - sleep mode 55 watts N/A
Paper capacity 400 Sheets: 150-sheet bypass tray, 250-sheet tray 1 with automatic paper size sensing 2,050 sheets max: up to 3 550-sheet feeders with automatic paper size sensing
Paper size (trays) Bypass tray: 3 × 3.9 inches to 11.7 × 17 inches and 11.7 x 47.2 inch banners
Tray 1: 5.8 × 8.3 inches to 11.7 × 17 inches
Trays 2, 3, and 4: 5.8 × 8.3 inches to 11.7 × 17 inches
Paper weight 16-58 lb. bond to 50-80 lb. cover N/A
Emulations Adobe® PostScript® 3™, PCL® 5c/6, Direct PDF, XPS N/A
Operating systems Mac OS® X 10.5 and later, Various Linux and Unix distributions, Windows® XP and later, Xerox Global Printer Driver, Xerox Mobile Express Driver N/A
Size (width x depth x height) 19.7 x 21.2 x 16 inches N/A
Finishing N/A N/A
     

Warranty

One-year on-site warranty, earn free service coverage with Xerox eConcierge®, Xerox® Total Satisfaction Guarantee
     

 

*Average standard pages. Declared yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. Yield will vary based on image, area coverage and print mode.