Xerox Phaser 6140 review

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  • Pros

  • Quality color documents
  • Quick print speeds
  • Compact design

  • Cons

  • One line display
  • No duplexing

Xerox released the Phaser 6140 Color Laser printer in October as the successor to the Phaser 6130.  As a single function color laser, the Phaser 6140 features print speeds up to 19 ppm in color, print resolution up to 600 x 600 x 4 dpi, Ethernet or USB connectivity, and PANTONE color approved solid-color simulations.

But even with all these great features, can the Xerox Phaser 6140 perform as well or efficiently as others have in the Phaser line?  Check our full review, along with our hands-on video, to find out today!


  • Print speeds: up to 21 ppm in black, 19 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 600 x 600 x 4 dpi
  • First page out: in as fast as 13 seconds
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 40,000 pages
  • 400 MHz processor with 256 MB memory standard
  • PANTONE Color approved solid-color simulations
  • PDL: Adobe PostScript 3, PCL 6
  • Paper capacity: 250-sheet drawer, multipurpose feed slot
  • Connectivity: 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, USB 2.0
  • Energy Star qualified

Every time I review a Xerox printer, I’m impressed with the compact, professional design and the neutral but pleasant colors that are typical of the company.  The Phaser 6140 is no exception with approximate dimensions of 16 x 18 x 16 inches.

Since the Phaser 6140 is a single function printer, there isn’t quite as much going on in terms of devices but you’ll still find some solid features.

Starting at the top of the device, users will find the extendable output tray with a 150 sheet capacity.

The control panel is located on the front and features a one line backlit display, a power save button, menu button, cancel button, and four directional arrows for navigating the menu.

The one page manual feed slot is also located on the front of the Phaser 6140; it supports a variety of paper sizes from 3 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches thanks to adjustable paper clasps.

Pull out the manual feed and users will find the 250-sheet paper cassette.  The paper tray is also compatible with paper sized from 3 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches.  For companies with a greater paper capacity need, the Phaser 6140 does offer an additional 250-sheet tray at an extra cost.

The new smaller sized Xerox EA toner cartridges can be installed or accessed by opening the right side panel.  The Phaser 6140 runs on CYMK but can be used in Run Black mode when a color cartridge runs out unexpectedly.

The power switch is located on the left side of the printer while the connection ports and power cord port are found on the back side. 

For a better look at the Phaser 6140 Color Laser printer, check out our hands-on video!



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