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Xerox Phaser 6100 BD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Xerox Phaser 6100 BD. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality. The paper handling is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design and size, while the price and performance get mixed comments.

usability, paper handling, print quality

noise, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Xerox Phaser 6100 BD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 17 reviews)

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Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Duplex works excellent, quick to print, connects to network easily, good quality colour images.

Text print quality isn't as crisp as it could be and toner prices, surprise surprise are dear.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Compact in size. Low initial cost for a colour duplex laser printer. Simple plug and play set up. Good Support from Xerox (on-site support free).

Cost of replacement toner. Does not publish that Duplex unit only takes thinner paper!!! Generates a lot of heat when in use. Farly noisy. Slow start time to first print.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


compact printer and access to ink cartridges is good

noisy and the first prints always appear smudged and do not always hold colour

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Easy setup via web interface. Prints fast and well. Duplexer is fine. No paper handling problems in first couple of months. Soft- and hard-ware have both been near flawless.

Comes in a HUGE box, with lots of silly bits to install. It's too big on my desk too, but I could have used a ruler when buying. Envelope feed in manual tray is awkwardly placed low down, and prevents you pushing the printer against a side wall as well.

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Incredibly cheap for a duplexing colour network printer.

Consumables extremely expensive - considerably more than a replacement printer. I will be looking for refills / refurbished cartridges, the new ones are ludicrously expensive given the printer price.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Network ready & full colour

cost of cartridges are more expensive than a new printer, which is why we bought another printer

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Good all purpose colour laser printer and duplex function is excellent

Very noisy in use

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


networked/usb, duplex and colour laser all for a bargain price! Worked out of the box, up and running within minutes.

Takes a little while to warm up, but then so do all colour laser printers. Once up and ready, prints a full colour page off faster than you could dream of!

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Xerox Phaser 6100DN


Fantastic value for money network ready colour laser printer.

First page speed is quite slow, about one minute.

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

Xerox is a global company dedicated to providing solutions that simplify your work and make you more productive. Whether you're a small business or a global enterprise, Xerox offers products and services that can help your company improve its business processes, lower costs, increase clock speed and share crucial knowledge. The company's growing portfolio of global, industry-based document solutions combines services, software and hardware into partnerships that bring high value to the customers' mission-critical business processes.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Consumable Type:Printer transfer belt/Toner cartridge

Dimensions & Weight



Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges/Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Xerox/Xerox Phaser/Xerox Standard-Capacity

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):100
Maximum input capacity:650 / 850


Internal memory:192 / 64


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:None/Print server

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:MAC OS, NT4, OS X, Win2000, Win95/98, WinME, WinXP, Win 98se / Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.x, Windows 2000/XP, MacOS 8/9/X, version 10.1, Novell NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x, UNIX (Linux 5.2+, Sun OS 4.x Sun Solaris 2.4+, DEC, HP/UX 11.x, IBM AIX 4.2+, SGI, SCO)
I/O ports:USB
Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):250
Internal modem: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Y
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32.5
Standard input trays:2 / A3, A4, A5, A6, B4 JIS, B5 JIS, ISO B5, US Letter, legal, tabloid, executive, statement, folio, SRA3, Tabloid Extra
Weight:149.9 / 70.5

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250 / 600

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Drivers, Xerox CentreWare Printer Management for Microsoft, Novell and Unix, CentreWare IS Embedded Web Server, CentreWare Web Administrator, Xerox NDPS Gateway, Usage Analysis Tool

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Maximum print area:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum print size:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Media size (tray 1):250 / A4, A5, Com10, DL Env, Executive, Legal, Letter, Postcard
Media types supported:A-4
Media weight (tray 1):60-160 g/ cm 2


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:Motorola Power PC
Processor frequency:166 / 500
Processor model:Motorola Power PC

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:35000
Number of print cartridges:4
Standard printer languages:GDI


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi/600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:350sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 21 / 37
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30 / 5
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):24


Installed Size:64MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:48
Printing noise level:48

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.x / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.x / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):20.1 x 18.5 x 15.9 / 26.2 x 24.6 x 18.1
Weight:149.9 / 70.5