Pros

  • Fastest time to print a single page
  • Generous RAM configuration with Panther

Cons

  • No Ethernet
  • Slow to warm up
  • Driver incompatibilities

At A Glance

Nicely designed but, while first-page-out speeds are fast, overall performance and print quality are distinctly lacking.

Manufacturer’s Description

The obvious choice for colour printing. The fastest first-page-out time of any colour printer. Stunning, rich colour output on virtually any media. All at a price far below what you'd expect to pay for a professional quality printer. The Phaser 8400B printer is unbeatable value for thriving businesses that need the benefits of colour without any trade-offs.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 8400/B
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Parallel Port Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Xerox Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 8400/B
Brand Name Xerox
Product Name Phaser 8400B Printer
Marketing Information

The obvious choice for colour printing. The fastest first-page-out time of any colour printer. Stunning, rich colour output on virtually any media. All at a price far below what you'd expect to pay for a professional quality printer. The Phaser 8400B printer is unbeatable value for thriving businesses that need the benefits of colour without any trade-offs.

Product Model 8400B
Product Type Solid Ink Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.xerox.com
Product Line Phaser
Product Series 8400
Memory
Standard Memory 128 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB
Miscellaneous
Additional Information
  • Maximum Resolution: 2400 FinePoint
  • Xerox Walk-Up Printing Driver
  • Printer Management:
    Xerox CentreWare Printer Management for Microsoft, Novell and Unix, CentreWare IS Embedded Web Server, CentreWare Web Administrator, Xerox NDPS Gateway, Usage Analysis Tool (not available on non-networked model).

    Print Quality Modes:

  • Fast Color Mode (24 ppm)
  • Standard Mode (18 ppm)
  • Enhanced Mode (12 ppm)
  • High Resolution/Photo Mode (7 ppm)
  • Colour Standards:

  • PANTONE-approved solidcolour simulations
  • Adobe PostScript deviceindependent colour
  • CIE International colour standards
  • Support for ICC and Apple ColorSync colour management systems
  • Colour Correction Modes:

  • TekColor Dynamic Correction Colour Profiles selectable from the driver:
    • Automatic
    • sRGB Display
    • Vivid Colour
    • SWOP
    • Euroscale Commercial
    • SNAP
    • Black and White
    • None

    Productivity Standard Features:

  • Custom-size pages
  • Phaser Installer
  • Intelligent Ready
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 14.5"
    Width 16.3"
    Depth 21.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 987.68 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", A6 - 4.13", B5, B5 - 7.16" x 10.12", Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", Statement - 5.50" x 8.50", US Folio, Index Card - 3" x 5", Custom Size, Com10 Envelope, DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", Lee Envelope - 5.25" x 7.25", Chou 4 Envelope - 3.54" x 8.07", Chou 3 Envelope - 4.72" x 9.25", Monarch Envelope
    Standard Input Media Capacity 625 sheets
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 525 Sheet
    Media Type Coated Paper, Photo Paper, Label, Envelope, Business Card, Weather Proof Paper, Postcard, Trifold Brochure, Transparency, Brochure Paper
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Speed 500 MHz
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    First Print Speed 6 Second
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 24
    Maximum Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 24
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 85000 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PostScript 3, PCL 5c

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Fair
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
    Performance
    Color Output Quality Good
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 75.82
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
    Color Photo, Normal Settings 24.1
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
    Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 42.28
    One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 17.67
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 15.91
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 25.43
    Line Art Output Quality Poor
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
    Color Photo (secs) 24.1

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