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Xerox Phaser 8560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Xerox Phaser 8560. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The usability and reliability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price. Some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

performance, reliability, usability, design, print quality

noise, size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Xerox Phaser 8560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Xerox Phaser 8560 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The usability and reliability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the design and noise.

reliability, usability, durability, performance

price, noise, design

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xerox - Phaser 8560DN - Printer - colour - duplex - solid ink - Legal, A4 - 600 dpi x 600 dpi - up to 30 ppm (mono) up to 30 ppm (colour) - capacity: Phaser 8560adnm 30ppmXerox - Phaser 8560MFP N - Multifunction ( fax copier printer scanner ) - colour - solid ink - copying (up to): 30 ppm (mono) 30 ppm (colour) - printi

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Xerox Phaser 8560 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the print quality and design are on the whole positive. The performance and multifunction also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are critical about the noise and price.

usability, multifunction, performance, design, print quality

price, noise

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

Xerox Phaser 8560MFP/D


Solid-ink printers have been around in one form or another for about 20 years, but a lot of people don't know much about them, if they've even heard of them. This is largely because the technology is, for all practical purposes, unique to Xerox, and...

Fast. Reasonably high quality. Prints, scans, faxes from PC. Standalone copier and fax

Fax feature is inconveniently hidden in driver

The Xerox Phaser 8560MFP/D delivers the right combination of features, speed, and output quality for a small to medium-size office or a workgroup in a larger office.

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

Xerox Phaser 8560/N


With high-quality printouts, low per-page costs, and easy maintenance, the solid-ink Phaser 8560/N gives color lasers some serious competition.

High-quality output; fast; large paper capacity; excellent drivers, documentation; easy supply replenishment; low per-page costs

Some dithering, halftoning visible in photo prints; large, heavy

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Leon (

Xerox Phaser 8560DN review


Solid ink printers aren't new, but costs have been creeping downwards from the astronomical to the merely painful. The solid ink process is now at the same price point that colour lasers were five years ago, which makes it an affordable proposition for...

The Xerox Phaser 8560DN is a good solid-ink performer, which leans heavily on its green credentials. It's quick, enjoys good colour gamut and quality, has built-in ethernet networking and an intriguing power-saving mode. Alas, it's far from cheap to...

Nov, 2008


Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Xerox Phaser 8560MFP/N Solid Ink MFP


It may be expensive, but this Xerox solid ink based MFP is cheap to run and eco-friendly too.

There's a lot going for the Phaser 8560MFP-N. It produces very good colour prints, not quite up to inkjet standard when you're looking at photographic output, but better than a colour laser. Colour copies are very close to the originals they're copied...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (

Xerox Phaser 8560DN review


The Xerox Phaser 8560DN is a good solid-ink performer, which leans heavily on its green credentials. It's quick, enjoys good colour gamut and quality, has built-in ethernet networking and an intriguing power-saving mode. Alas, it's far from cheap to...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Leon (

Phaser 8560DN review


There may be nothing new about solid ink printers, but the price over the last five years has fallen from immensely painful to acceptable. We take a look at the Phaser 8560 from Xerox, to see what performance it offers for the money.

Speed, colour gamut and quality, built-in Ethernet networking as well as USB, power-saving mode has potential

Quite pricey to buy, pricey to run, bulky for an A4 model, average power consumption of 230W isn’t small

Although both the initial price and running costs are high, the benefits of speed, print quality and colour control are obvious. This is a professional printer for professional users. In budget conscious times, A4 output at this high price limits it to...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Xerox Phaser 8560MFP/N


Xerox's range of solid ink printers, of which the Phaser 8560MFP/N is the latest, employ a technology inherited from its purchase of Tektronix, where wax sticks akin to crayons are used to print pages. This may sound a bit kiddy, but is far from it, as...

The 8560MFP/N is a smashing multi-function for anybody who wants high duty cycles, but with better print quality than a typical laser. The initial cost may seem high, at just over 1000, but low running costs mitigate this, and the printer is capable of...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: MrRommel (

A very dependable unit!


Fast, efficient and durable


Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Conrad (

Horrid Customer Service


I thought about shooting myself.

Worked great for a while. After a long warm up spits out paper amazingly fast

Dropped it off for service, and then they seem to have lost my machine. None of my calls to the service center were answered. When I called Xerox, they told me these service centers were independent and I had to go though them. Xerox passed me around...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: TWilkos (

Don't buy this MFP


Solid Ink

Constantly malfunctions. We had great luck with a Phaser 8560 and thought we'd try the MFP model and have had nothing but problems. Very unreliable

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Fast, affordable and incredibly easy to use, the Xerox Phaser 8560 series color printer gives busy workgroups a bolder, brighter choice for performance color printing. Go ahead, get creative. Print on business card stock, postcards, labels, transparencies and more. You can expect the same brilliant output no matter what the media. The Phaser 8560 printer delivers fast performance and more features for less. Easier to use than color lasers or inkjets, solid ink delivers high performance, a very low cost of ownership and outstanding print quality. The Phaser 8560 printer gives you precise details and rich, vibrant colors. A simple, cartridge-free design and a host of helpful features make these devices easy to set up, operate and share.


Automatic Duplexing:Optional/Yes
First Copy Out Time B/W:15sec
First Copy Out Time Color:15sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:30ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:1675sheets
Standard Media Capacity:1150sheets/1675sheets/625sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes (send only)


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Country Kits:North America
Model:8560DA/8560DB/8560DN/8560DT/8560DX/8560MFP/D/8560MFP/N/8560MFP/PP/8560MFP/T/8560MFP/X/8560N/8560PP/8560SDN/Phaser 8560N to Phaser 8560DN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Xerox/Xerox Phaser/Xerox Upgrade


Max Supported Memory:1GB
Standard Memory:1GB/512MB


Category of Accessory:Printer accessories/Upgrade kits
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Product Type:Printer stand paper drawer with cabinet/Printer upgrade kit
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:Print server

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):85000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Solid ink
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PDF / PostScript 3/PCL 5C / 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
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):30ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):50,000 - 99,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Solid ink
Total Media Capacity:1150sheets/1675sheets/550sheets/625sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):30ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Novell NetWare 5.x / Novell NetWare 6.5 / UNIX