Xerox unveiled the second generation of their high speed solid ink multifunction printers – the ColorQube 9300 Series – featuring Xerox’s flexible Hybrid Color Pricing Plans this morning.
The ColorQube 9300 Series is a follow up on the ColorQube 9200 series, the series that first introduced the unique color pricing plans that allow customers to pay only for the amount of color on a given page, saving them up to 50% compared to laser printers. The company bases the Hybrid Color Pricing Plans on three standard levels of color:
- Useful documents – For when businesses want to use only a small amount of basic color, think a company logo or a single color highlighting important text
- Everyday color – Pages with moderate color coverage, so adding images to the initial small amount of color
- Expressive color – A high color coverage, think full page color with photos, etc.
The ColorQube 9300 Series features Xerox’s unique solid ink technology using solid ink sticks offering 90% less waste than the traditional ink or toner cartridge because the solid ink sticks have less packaging and no cartridge body.
The non-toxic solid ink sticks – made from resin – resemble large crayons (for more information, check out our solid ink article or Xerox Phaser 8560 review). The sticks are also designed for easy loading. And thanks to the solid ink technology, there are no fuser kits or drums to replace, just one simple cleaning unit that is only replaced every two to three years depending on the work flow.
The ColorQube 9300 series offers three models: the ColorQube 9301, ColorQube 9302 and the ColorQube 9303.
All three models feature print, scan, copy and fax capabilities along with a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of system memory, 1.5 GHz processor, 100-sheet automatic duplexing document feeder, a standard paper capacity over three trays of 3,200 sheets with a 100-sheet bypass feeder, front side USB port, built-in networking and automatic duplexing.
The ColorQube 9301 features print speeds up to 50 ppm in black and 38 ppm in color with a print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi and a monthly duty cycle up to 150,000 pages.
The ColorQube 9302 features print speeds up to 55 ppm in black and 45 ppm in color with a print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi and a monthly duty cycle up to 225,000 pages.
The ColorQube 9302 features print speeds up to 60 ppm in black and 55 ppm in color with a print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi and a monthly duty cycle up to 300,000 pages.
Xerox offers several standard solutions with the ColorQube 9300 series including Color by Words, Mobile Print, user permissions, embedded videos on the user interface for troubleshooting, new security options and advanced scanning.
The ColorQube 9300 Series is available for order now through Xerox direct sales and authorized resellers starting at $22,299 for the base model.