Xerox Phaser 3250DN sneak peek

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The Xerox Phaser 3250 laser printer is geared for office enviroments where the workflow is heavy but colorful design is not necessary.  It’s a work horse – so to speak – and  we’re giving you the nitty gritty behind it today: photos, specs and some basic details.

Phaser 3250DN specifications

• Monochrome laser printer
• Print speed: up to 30 ppm
• Duplex printing
• First page out: as fast as 8.5 seconds
• Maximum paper size: 8.5 x 14 inches, A4
• 250 sheet paper tray, one-sheet multipurpose tray
• Maximum paper capacity: 501 sheets
• Maximum duty cycle of 30,000 pages per month
• Printer resolution: Up to 1200 dpi
• 400 MHz processor, 32 MB memory
• Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
• 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, USB 2.0 connectivity
• PostScript 3 support, 136 fonts

The Basics

There are two Phaser 3250 models; the 3250D base model and the 3250DN network ready model.  In almost all aspects, the two models are the same.  The major difference between the two models – besides the Ethernet connectivity – is that the 3250DN also features PostScript fonts and support. 

I am reviewing the Phaser 3250DN but for simplicity’s sake I’m just going to refer to it as the Phaser 3250 in this review.  Also, I will be clear if a feature is only available in this higher end model.

The Phaser 3250 is a small laser printer; its dimensions are 14.3” x 14.5” x 9.4”.  It definitely has the “Xerox” look: plain gray base with only the output tray and surrounding area in navy blue. 

There is a small Xerox logo above the output tray and a small control panel to the right that consists of a start/stop button and two lights.   The top one is a triangle with an exclamation point inside and blinks when there is a problem such as a paper jam, the printer is out of paper, etc.  The one below it is three dots surrounded by two carrots and it is power light.  It also blinks when a job is being processed.

Beneath the navy output tray, resides the 250 sheet paper tray and the one-sheet multipurpose tray.  The multipurpose tray can be accessed by simply pressing on the outside of the door, it pops open revealing a slim tray with two pastel green paper clamps on each side for adjusting to the width of your media.

Below the multipurpose tray, the larger 250 sheet paper tray can be accessed by pulling out the drawer.  It also has two pastel green paper clamps on each side as well as one in the rear for adjusting width and length. 

The tray is extendable for extra long media. There are three sizes the tray can be extended to – letter, A4 and legal – by pushing down on the gray button in the middle of the tray.

The power button is located on the left side of the Phaser 3250; access to processor and heat vents are located on the right side.

The duplex unit can be accessed from the back of the printer along with the rear cover.  Both of these access points are mostly designed to help with paper jams especially since the Phaser 3250 has automatic duplexing.

There are three ports located on the back of the unit.  The first is for an Ethernet network connection, below that there is a USB connection.  At the bottom there is a port for adding an additional paper tray.


Interested in knowing more about how the 3250 performs?  Read our full review!



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