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Xerox Phaser 6280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and build quality. The print quality and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the size. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.

usability, performance, print quality, build quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Xerox Phaser 6280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 167 reviews)

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Xerox Phaser 6280/DN


High-capacity toner cartridges ; 10/100 Ethernet ; Superior text quality ; Duplex printing

Confusing driver menus ; Photographs have red color cast

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:

Xerox Phaser 6280DN


The Xerox Phaser 6280DN ($649 direct) is Xerox's latest color laser workhorse entry for small offices and workgroups. Although it's a little pricier than some of its competition, it stands out from the crowd for its great-looking output, particularly...

Reasonably fast. High-quality output, particularly for text and graphics. Good paper handling

Both initial price and running costs are a touch on the high side

The Xerox Phaser 6280DN color laser offers a highly attractive balance of speed, output quality, and paper handing for a small office or small workgroup.

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Best black text quality and small office printer


If you need a laser printer mostly for text, but still require color capability, reviewers say the Xerox Phaser 6280N is your best bet for PCs and Macs. Among its features are PostScript compatibility and upgradeable RAM (it comes with 256 MB), which...

Text quality, good for moderate office use, fast, upgradeable RAM

No duplex printing, high toner costs


Expert review by:

Xerox Phaser 6280


The Phaser 6280 produces excellent colors and fast text printing but is painfully slow in printing complex color graphics.

Beautiful color printing, captures even fine image details

Very slow graphical print speeds, line art comes out a touch red

Expert review by:

Xerox Phaser 6280N


Xerox says its Phaser 6280 series is capable of delivering 'beautiful colour and quiet reliability for your busy workteam'

A well-priced workgroup printer that offers speed, quality and features that will allow it to grow with your demands

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Review: Xerox Phaser 6280/DN


In the universe of sub-$1,000 color laser printers, the Xerox Phaser 6280/DN is a fair performer. It has high-capacity input trays and toner cartridges, and an average cost per print and purchase price. It's fast at printing longer text documents, but...

The 6280/DN was easy to set up, and once it was powered up and connected via Ethernet to our test network, it was recognized automatically via Bonjour, Apple’s zero-configuration networking protocol. You can also connect to the printer via USB 2.0

Expert review by:

Xerox Phaser 6280N


The Xerox Phaser 6280N offers a 70,000 monthly duty cycle, fast printing speeds, large paper trays and energy-efficiency. Although its design is bulky and it takes up a lot of space, this laser printer offers excellent performance. We were pleased with...

The Phaser 6280N offers a monthly duty cycle of 70,000

This laser printer has a maximum printing resolution of 600 x 600 dpi

The features offered on the Phaser 6280N allow this device to be a perfect match for both a busy office and a home environment.

Consumer review by:

It's OK, but the color is disappointing.


Have this at school through a rental agreement. The color output isn't true to life--- there is a color shift and a bit of a dullness about it. The toner cartridges are very small so you have to change them more often. (I made it 2 years on my Ricoh...

Quiet. Fairly fast. Does duplex printing

Very small paper tray -- won't even take a whole package of paper. Color quality isn't as good as the Ricoh it replaced. (I'd like the Ricoh back!) Slower printing for color photos, too

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Failed To Live Up To High Rating


Fails to reliably perform and customer service is non-existant. Issues with paper loading and false error messages.

Very little

Has not printed without erros and/or 2 days in a row. Error message "Tray 2 Paper Jam" when there is no jam. Error message "Tray 2 Out of Paper" when full ; Customer Service is nonexistant

Consumer review by:

Xerox Phaser 6280/DN


A solid 4 stars. It's not "photo quality" like an inkjet with photo paper, nor did I expect it to be. The speed is good. I got mine at Costco for $399.00, my local copier/printer company, owned by Xerox, tried to charge $1600. Shop around.

The color is even and accurate, although sometimes a little bit contrasty. It prints very well on a wide variety of paper stock. It was very easy to install the drivers on PCs throughout the office

Bigger paper trays would be great

Product Specifications

This affordable color laser printer is designed for busy work teams. Spectacular color printing can give your documents the competitive edge, plus solid performance with built-in networking, advanced color technology and unparalleled quality, all at a surprisingly low price. The Phaser 6280 printer can handle all the work your team can give it, with fast color output and advanced capabilities. Add outstanding color to your business documents at an exceptionally low price, with an array of advanced color printing tools and money-saving features.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Type: None


Type:Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):30ppm/31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm/26ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Business cards / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies / Tri-fold brochure
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):50,000 - 99,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:400sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1280MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Red Hat Linux / SuSe Linux / TurboLinux 10/Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Red Hat Linux / SuSe Linux / TurboLinux 10