Xerox XD100 Printer Review
The Xerox WorkCentre XD100 doubles as a copier and printer to provide basic multifunction capabilities for a low price tag. This device is slow when compared to the speeds of other multipurpose laser printers in its class, printing only 8 pages per minute for monochrome documents and 10 pages per minute for copies. If buyers are looking for a device with top speeds and versatile features the XD100 isn't the best choice, but with decent media handling and long-lasting WorkCentre XD100 printer toner, this unit can keep running costs low for light-duty personal use.
This device's set of features gives it stronger copy functionality, including Automatic Exposure technology that can duplicate many types of originals ranging from standard text to graphics, as well as a Photo Mode for the best quality photo copies. The built-in front control panel also offers adjustment options for copies that will allow users to reduce the original by 50 percent or enlarge it by up to 200 percent. Additional features on the front panel include a button that will activate the Xerox XD100 toner saving mode and a small monochrome LCD to monitor job progress.
Users can copy documents without the need of a computer, but when they want to print originals the unit provides only a single parallel port for connectivity, which may require an adapter for many computers. Legal paper is the maximum size accepted for duplicates and the device supports standard media types like labels, plain paper and envelopes. The total media input capacity of 250 pages may seem limited, but it should be more than enough to support low-volume copying. No matter what type of media is used, the unit can consistently copy and print documents with a resolution of 600x600 dpi using black WorkCentre XD100 toner.
The device comes with a starter Xerox XD100 toner cartridge, which can be replaced with remanufactured supplies instead of costly OEM toners. Each Xerox XD100 toner cartridge has an impressive yield of up to 6,000 pages that will keep users from frequently spending a lot of money on replacements.
On its own, the XD100 is a satisfactory copier that can help save users money, but with the inclusion of a printing, it can do double duty. While speeds are on the slow end and connectivity for printing is minimal, this monochrome copier is a good fit for personal users with basic needs.