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Printer Solid Ink Guide

by Rich on February 8, 2010

Printer solid ink is used instead of liquid ink in special printers which melt wax based ink and spray it on to the paper.  The technology was first developed by Tektronix in the 1980’s . printer-solid-inkXerox bought out the company in early 2000 and launched its own range of solid ink printers. The latest models today are the Xerox Phaser 8500, Xerox Phaser 8550, and the Xerox Phaser 8860.

Solid Ink Printers have several advantages over conventional inkjet and laser toner printers these are.

Ease of Use – very easy to use some laser printers can be more complex

Fast Printing – Solid ink printers  are the fastest colour printers in there class.

Environmentally friendly – requiring significantly fewer supplies and maintenance items compared to laser technology.

Wide Range of Paper – Solid ink printers are less sensitive than laser printers when it comes to paper thickness and quality therefore print on a wider range of paper.

Compatible Supplies – Over 30% in savings can be made when compared to Xerox branded solid ink sticks. Media Sciences solid ink is backed by a comprehensive warranty and is the informed customer’s choice as the premium quality price alternative.



Solid ink colors: true, vibrant…and earth-friendly.

Solid ink’s cartridge-free design and minimal packaging, its nearly waste-free printing process and its safe, toxin-free solid ink sticks make it a very environmentally-conscious way to print.solid-ink-earth-friendly

Less consumables means less to throw away.

When a laser printer runs out of toner, you are left with big, bulky print cartridges that need to be disposed of. Not to mention other replaceables such as fusers and imaging units.

Solid ink printers use compact solid ink sticks with no cartridges. So when you run out of ink, there’s nothing left to throw away. And because the ink sticks are so small, there’s also less packaging to recycle. The only other replaceable unit is a maintenance roller. This lasts for tens of thousands of pages, so it only needs to be replaced a few times in the life of the printer.

“Over the 4 year life of a typical cartridge-based toner printer, the waste generated amounts to 450 lbs. A Xerox solid ink printer produces only 23 lbs. of waste!”

Save valuable real estate.

Besides drastically reduced landfill waste, Solid ink’s cartridge-free design and minimal packaging also means less energy used during manufacturing and less storage space for better transportation efficiency and fewer delivery trucks on the road — saving you shipping costs while benefiting the environment. Solid ink packages are small enough to fit in your desk drawer, saving your work environment too. There’s no need to take up an entire cabinet with printer supplies.

“A Xerox solid ink printer produces only 23 lbs. of waste!”

Multiple functions use less power.

When you choose a solid ink MFP, it does the work of several stand-alone office products (printer, copier, scanner and fax) while consuming less electricity.

More ways to save with solid ink

Efficient use of paper Standard features like automatic two-sided printing and copying and N-up printing fit more output onto a single sheet, saving time, trees and money.

Save more with free software With every Xerox solid ink printer or MFP you buy, you can download GreenPrint™ software for free. It automatically highlights and removes unwanted pages — like that last page with just a URL, banner ad, logo, or legal jargon — prior to printing. A reporting feature keeps track of the pages and money you’ve saved.

Scan to save paper The email and scan-to-fi le capabilities on solid ink MFPs replace the need to mail hardcopy documents, reducing paper inventories and minimizing the energy required to deliver documents by air or ground transportation.



Xerox Phaser 8560 Printer Review

January 26, 2010

The Xerox Phaser 8560/N prints fast high quality pages at low cost per a page and uses solid ink technology to print with. Solid ink printers produce less waste than laser and inkjet printers and also produce faster 1st page printouts. Solid ink printers work by melting blocks of wax like ink and then applying [...]

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