Xerox WorkCentre 6027 All-In-One Color LED

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See THIS THREAD for my reasons in buying this printer.
US $299 from B&H Photo/Video at time of posting this.

Federal stimulus and a boost to unemployment payments
due to coronageddon made this purchase possible,
while still banking extra monies. ;)

The following is the review I posted to the B&H product page:

"I wanted to replace my old Samsung color laser, which became an unreliable printer after just a few hundred pages.
It was a steal roughly 10 years ago at around $250 new, and its output was(and is) great.
But I got tired of it coming to a ready state less than 40% of the times it powered up.
So, I went on the hunt for a replacement.

This Xerox machine came to the top of my list due to price, features, cost of toners and consumables, and footprint size.
It's taller than the Samsung, but the paper tray doesn't stick out a few inches from the front.

This Xerox adds features the Samsung doesn't have: copy, scan, fax, wireless.
It's very similar to a number of Xerox monochrome printers at my workplace, and I know the duty they're tasked with, and that they perform very well.
I was already familiar with their operation and performance, so I jumped on this one, on sale at $300.

Cost of toner is WAY cheaper than for HP models, from both OEM and third-party brands.
I've even found some eBay listings for 2 full sets of toners, plus 2 additional black, for roughly $50.
Some of the HP color lasers actually cost less than their four-cartridge set of OEM replacement toners!

Startup time & noise, speed, and normal operating noise are far lower than the old Samsung.
Output is likely finer resolution.
Photo-quality images print with very good detail and sharpness.
Wireless works great.

It's linked to my home router, making it cordless for my wife and I. No more plugging in to a printer to print from any of our computers.
I had some trouble with WiFi-Direct, perhaps because of user error, but through the router is working just fine.
Our purposes will use this printer sparingly, with the occasional printout or copy,
a DVD cover from time to time, and an occasional photo to give to somebody.
Given the use I see Xerox machines holding up to at work, against how much less use this one will get from us at home,
I'm fairly confident this will significantly outlive my old Samsung.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this printer's price, cost of operation, output quality,
noise level, and similarity to some workhorses by the same brand.
"

So, there you have it. We've had it for about a week.
It's a great machine that works very well, with very good color reproduction
and wireless capability. Just tonight, we powered it on for my wife to print
a return-shipping label from her laptop. WiFi was flawless, delivering the print
in about 14 seconds after power was switched on.
 

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Well, around another week into ownership, and this printer is a good one.

My wife likes to crochet, and sometimes prefers printed patterns
as opposed to looking at a computer display. She printed two patterns,
and was very pleased with the quality. Gridlines were sharp,
colors were vivid, and overall clarity of the prints are excellent.
This was wireless: Turn on power=> wait for ready state(~10 sec)=> the print happens fast.

Wireless scanning isn't so fast, however.
I scanned a couple of greeting cards at 600DPI resolution, and it took a full minute or so
for the scans to reach my computer. These were full-page scans, and NOT the reduced size
of a greeting card. When I selected the scan portion to be imported, however,
the scan came over much more quickly.
With my previous experience of high-DPI scanning, I'd say this is fairly common.

One of the greeting cards was scanned to include cover art and author information,
as well as a 'signature' to be combined for print. It was a huge image when assembled
at 600DPI, and I sent it directly to the printer. It took a full minute or more
before printing began, but it came out in full color within about 6 seconds
of the start of print, and it looks great.

I compared this print on plain paper to my Canon PRO-100 on Canon's Luster paper,
and the results are rather close on a full 8.5x11-inch output.
The PRO-100 delivers richer colors, but there's no reason you couldn't print
something from this Xerox to put in a frame and hang it on the wall,
if you want a casual print of a nice image.
 

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Good story, happy result. Nice!
 

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...........I compared this print on plain paper to my Canon PRO-100 on Canon's Luster paper,
and the results are rather close on a full 8.5x11-inch output.
The PRO-100 delivers richer colors, but there's no reason you couldn't print
something from this Xerox to put in a frame and hang it on the wall,
if you want a casual print of a nice image.
My guess is that the fading resistance of the laser toner is better than that of aftermarket dye inks and comparable to that of OEM pigment inks.
 

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My guess is that the fading resistance of the laser toner is better than that of aftermarket dye inks and comparable to that of OEM pigment inks.
Yes, no doubt laser toner is more resilient, as it's plastic powder fused to paper by heat.

Color print output as compared to the PRO-100 is actually quite close, surprisingly.
Red is not as rich, and blacks are not as dark, but it's a very close copy nonetheless.
Holding the two prints side-by-side shows little difference between them, other than
finer details produced by the PRO-100 inkjet.
It was scanned images to compare anyway, and both came out rather close.

Speaking of the scan capabilities, this Xerox is top-rate.
It can scan at 1200DPi, and I've only scanned at 600 DPi.
Output to TWAIN captures and other sources is excellent.

It's proving to be a great printer, all-round.
 

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Can you suggest a SRA3 model or press worth of being considered and with cheap toners?
 

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Can you suggest a SRA3 model or press worth of being considered and with cheap toners?
Office Laser printers only to up to A3 in size and any of the current top manufactures will have lots of them in stock, but the SRA3 size models are way to expensive for Mr. average, like twice the price...
 

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really? I mean A3+ is even bigger than SRA3, if a printer supports A3+ probably could be setup to support also SRA3.

Anyways could you suggest some models A3 based? I know various inkjet models but not so much of the laser ones

Office Laser printers only to up to A3 in size and any of the current top manufactures will have lots of them in stock, but the SRA3 size models are way to expensive for Mr. average, like twice the price...
 

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Anyways could you suggest some models A3 based?
I know of none other than the more expensive ones that sell for thousands €…
P.S. A3+ is an American size that’s not used in Europe..
 

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I know of none other than the more expensive ones that sell for thousands €…
P.S. A3+ is an American size that’s not used in Europe..
It's ok, write me some models, I'm building knowledge,
also it's very possible to get used ones in good conditions. Lots of offices changes models frequently.
 
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