Xerox 123 Printer Review
The Xerox WorkCentre 123 gives users the option to print, scan, copy or fax documents, as well as offering a flexible array of features that will enable it to handle a range of projects for busy small offices. One of its few setbacks is a slow output that can print at a maximum speed of only 23 pages per minute, which isn't nearly as quick as the top models in its class of monochrome laser units. The 123 makes up for its speeds in a number of areas, from its long-lasting and inexpensive WorkCentre 123 printer toner to ample media handling and a user-friendly interface.
Each of the 123's four functions has its own set of features, with a built-in 50-sheet automatic document feeder provided for quick scanning and a full number pad for setting fax speed dials or selecting the number of copies needed for a job. Users will also be able to automatically print double-sided on media to conserve supplies, as well as scan to multiple destinations such as email, mailbox and desktop. Many of these features can be easily accessed on the printer's color touchscreen control panel, which provides access to frequently-used tools, alerts on paper and Xerox 123 toner levels, and editing capabilities.
The 123's flexible connectivity will make it easy for multiple users in an office to share jobs, providing an ethernet interface and wireless options. The device is also equipped to handle a larger workflow for many users thanks to its flexible media handling, which can store a standard capacity of 1,100 pages. Users can purchase additional trays to increase this already generous supply to a maximum of 3,100 pages.
The unit's output quality is a touch better than the average seen in its class, printing sharp monochrome text documents and graphics with a maximum resolution of 1200x1200 dpi using WorkCentre Pro 123 toner. The copier is also reliable, offering users the ability to duplicate a job up to 999 times with consistency and a crisp resolution of 600x600 dpi using black toners.
Considering the device can support a maximum monthly duty cycle of 75,000 pages and uses Xerox 123 toner cartridges with yields of up to 30,000 pages, it is well suited for offices looking to expand. Since it only uses one Xerox 123 toner cartridge at a time, this printer should maintain moderately affordable running costs.
Busy small offices looking for a 4-in-1 printer that can keep up with their high-volume multifunction projects will benefit from the 123. While not the quickest, this monochrome device offers a media capacity that can be increased if needed, wireless network connectivity and a useful touchscreen display that enables standalone use.