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May 18, 2007
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  • Page 1 XEROX Phaser 6180DN 26-ppm Monochrome ▪ 20-ppm Color Print Copyright © 2007 MCA Internet, LLC dba BERTL. May 18, 2007 www.bertl.com All Rights Reserved. The license under which this document is made available and applicable law prohibit any reproduction or further transmission of any portion of this document. This document may only be viewed electronically through the www.BERTL.com Web site and may not be stored in electronic or hard copy format.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    What’s Inside May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN Click on an entry to go to the page listed. Introduction ......................3 Features, Options, Pricing ............4 ..................... 4 Print Print-Features Summary.............. 4 Network Bandwidth/Print File Size..........5 Print Productivity ................6 Print Workflow................
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Maximum Monthly Print 60,000 pages Volume The Xerox Phaser 6180 series prints at 600 dpi and has a recommended monthly volume of up to 60,000 images. Internet/Network Fax The base “N” model includes PostScript 3 emulation and...
  • Page 4: Features, Options, Pricing

    Print May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN BACKGROUND Print-Features Summary Printing passed copying as the primary method of reproducing documents years ago. Today, printing is just 400 MHz processor as important—if not more important—than copying. Connectivity RAM and Hard Drive 128 MB Most devices include Ethernet and USB connectivity out- of-the-box.
  • Page 5 Print May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN PRODUCTIVITY Evaluating print productivity is not as simple as timing copy jobs. The printing process involves several steps and can be affected by a variety of factors along the way. The document must first be spooled by the printer driver into a PCL or PostScript file. The PCL or PostScript file is then sent to the printer where it is raster image processed (RIPped) into image data by the device processor.
  • Page 6: Print Productivity

    Print May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN WORKFLOW Concurrency Test Results Concurrency or Contention? MFPs, by their very nature, are designed to handle multiple tasks, acting as the printer, copier, scanner, and Print slowdown when scanning in copy job even fax machine. BERTL looks at how these tasks affect Applicable each other.
  • Page 7: Print-on-demand

    Other systems enable users to combine single files into one job, while still others enable users to view and manage stored jobs from a desktop computer utility. The Xerox Phaser 6180 model series does not offer the Print-on-Demand feature as a standard, but the proof print secure...
  • Page 8: What We Liked/would Like To See

    • The ability for users to receive automatic job- • As with most Xerox print drivers, the Phaser 6180’s completion alerts when print jobs have completed print drivers are easy to use and navigate. successfully, which...
  • Page 9: Image Quality

    Image Quality May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN IMAGE QUALITY BERTL evaulates the output of several “test targets” in order to determine image quality. Following are descriptions of key elements of image quality. Note the numbered examples on each of the test targets shown in the right column.
  • Page 10: Ease Of Use

    Ease of Use May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN ACCESSIBILITY Accessibility Features Summary In the United States, Section 508 legislation prohibits government agencies from purchasing devices that are Routine maintenance tasks performed at not accessible to those with physical impairments. For this the front of device reason—and the corporate world’s increased focus on...
  • Page 11: Programming The Control Panel

    However, hard-key/LCD panel systems that require users to scroll through various The Xerox Phaser 6180 incorporates an intuitive and easy to navigate settings and make a selection can also often be menu system, providing helpful walkthrough advice for novice users as challenging to use.
  • Page 12: Print Drivers

    Ease of Use May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN PCL PRINT-DRIVER POSTSCRIPT PRINT-DRIVER As with control panels and touch screens, print-driver design can vary enormously from manufacturer-to- manufacturer. And, as with control panels and touch screens, how easy it is—or isn’t—to make selections in the print driver and navigate through it can significantly affect user productivity.
  • Page 13: Client Utilities

    Third, they may also wish to know whether it is equipped with sufficient CentreWare Internet Services’ home page; Xerox’s Internet Services is accessed via Web browser. supplies, such as toner, paper and staples, to be able to...
  • Page 14: Routine Maintenance

    Ease of Use May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Maintenance-Features Summary Workgroup devices sold through retail and traditional IT distribution outlets usually are maintained by office Standard: 3,000 pages Black Toner Yield* workers who change the all-in-one cartridge units that...
  • Page 15 BERTL analysts did not encounter any problems or any hidden misfeed points during our vigorous test regimen. Most of the Xerox Phaser 6180’s maintenance can be performed in a matter of minutes, including replacing the four toner cartridges and the fuser unit, which sits above the toner.
  • Page 16: What We Liked/would Like To See

    Ease of Use May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN WHAT WE LIKED WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE • • It is easy to clear misfeeds, as users do not have to The ability for an administrator to promote, cancel or remove components such as transfer or fuser units.
  • Page 17: Paper Handling

    Paper Handling May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN PAPER INPUT Paper Handling: Input-Features Summary Substrate (paper) handling is a core requirement of every device. If a device cannot print a file on specific paper 250-sheet drawer desired by the user, it hardly matters how fast the print...
  • Page 18: Output/finishing Features Summary

    (fax, print, copy) for easier identification. The Xerox Phaser 6180 can print on covers, separator pages, Post-Process Insertion (PPI) transparencies, and envelopes as shown on the photos below.
  • Page 19: What We Liked/would Like To See

    With some other printers in this class, duplexing isn’t provided as either standard or optional. • The Xerox Phaser 6180 provides front/back cover capability, and page insertion, for the creation of professional-looking presentation materials. Cover stock and page separators can be of a different media type and weight, and can be pulled from different paper sources.
  • Page 20: Device Management

    Device Management May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN Background An efficient device-management software system is critical Device-Management Features Summary in order to take maximum advantage of a device’s feature set, be it a printer, fax, scanner or multifunctional Web-based device monitoring peripheral (MFP).
  • Page 21 The Xerox Support Tools page provides direct links to support tools, including links for downloading software and printer drivers. Copyright © 2007 MCA Internet, LLC dba BERTL.
  • Page 22: What We Liked/would Like To See

    The ability to access online support tools via Centre- Ware Internet Services, as well as download software and print drivers, and quickly access technical support information located on the Xerox Web site. Copyright © 2007 MCA Internet, LLC dba BERTL. May. 18, 07 All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 23: Security

    Security May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN BACKGROUND Security-Features Summary It seems high-tech security is never out of the news, with reports of information theft and hacking making headlines almost every day. And, unfortunately, by their very nature, Hard-Drive Overwrite network printers and MFPs are security risks if not managed correctly.
  • Page 24: Private/secure Printing

    Other control panels only display the file name when the user actually enters their code, providing more security. Private / Secure Print for the Xerox Phaser 6180 The Xerox Phaser 6180N does provide standard secure (private) printing. However, secure printing is enabled with the addition of 256 MB RAM.
  • Page 25: What We Liked/would Like To See

    Security May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN WHAT WE LIKED WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE • • IP filtering, for a safer network environment. The ability to store documents in both private and public folders would provide users with additional security.
  • Page 26: Summing Up

    The Phaser 6180DN is also above par when it comes to installation and ease-of-use. The printer can literally be set up in minutes.
  • Page 27 May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN WHAT WE LIKED WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE • • Out-of-the-box standard network connectivity. The ability to view, cancel, pause or promote print jobs • currently in queue would be an advantage. CentreWare Services is exceptionally user friendly •...
  • Page 28: About Bertl

    About BERTL May 2007 Xerox Phaser 6180DN About BERTL BERTL Services The success of an organization depends on its Reports and Star Ratings ability to manage its information and assets. An BERTL analysts provide detailed reports on the effective workflow process requires the complex...

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