• Better graphics quality than most lasers
  • Supports PCL and PostScript


  • Text was very heavy, with blotchy edges
  • Optional duplexer costs $399

At A Glance

Graphics quality was better than on most competing models, though pages printed slowly. Supports PCL and PostScript.

Manufacturer’s Description

Thanks to its 300MHz processor and 128MB standard RAM (expandable to 640MB), now you can enjoy these incredible speeds. Meanwhile, this printer features a maximum 2400 dpi resolution for exceptional quality, and its duty cycle reaches 35,000 pages per month, so you don't have to worry about overworking it.You'd expect to find such high performance in complicated machines, but the 6120/N is easy to use. Its standard 10/100BaseTX Ethernet capability includes plug-and-print drivers, and easy auto-install puts color on your network immediately. The Phaser 6120/N uses PostScript 3 and PCL 6, 5C and 5e emulations with automatic sensing and switching. In addition, you'll love the enhanced tools, such as the embedded web server, booklet printing, Watermarks, custom page sizes, scaling, scale-to-fit, N-up printing, graphical toner level gauges and built-in support links.The 6120/N gives you unparalleled printing flexibility. Not only does it come with a standard input capacity of 200 sheets, you can add an optional 500 sheet tray for 700 page printing. Plus, print on a variety of media types ranging in size up to legal. Its optional duplex unit allows you to print two-sided documents.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number 6120/N
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 4977766635691


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 14.7   ppm
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 62.44
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 36.89
Color Output Quality Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 134.93
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Fair
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 40.72
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 54.98
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 24.81
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.0
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 54.98
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 62.44
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.6
Line Art Output Quality Good