Yield: Up to 2,300 pages based on 5% coverage per stick
Xerox's proven genuine Xerox solid ink produces brilliant, vibrant prints on a wide range of media with 90% less waste.
Xerox Phaser 8860/ 8860MFP Solid Inks Magenta is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Oozlefinch from This is a good printer for either the single user or a small owrkgroup without a large print demand. The solid ink blocks are a cool idea but this process has its drawbacks.
Date published: 2011-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie8623 from I read some of the negative reviews of this device and I come away with the fact that some people have unreasonable expectations. Look at the details and match the device to what your really need.If you need to do a large volumne of scanning this device and any in this tier is not what you want. Purchase a desktop scanner or stepup up to a device in the next tier.With that said this device has a heavy duty print frame. We have a small (2 person) branch office that has one of these and over the last year they have put about 160,000 pages through the device. They primarily generate full color duplex reports but use the top end for scanning on a regular basis (4-500 pages a week).Only one service call on this device for a noise it was causing. The Xerox tech showed up late the same day and the cause was a new batch of paper that was just received. The tried some cheap paper and the noise disappeared. Ordered a new batch of high quality report paper from our supplier and the noise disappeared. So otherwise not a single issue in a year.The ink is not expense because when you calculate cost per page it is actually a little less than B&W.Color quality is much better than laser color devices and speed is about two to three times faster for full color jobs.Warm-up time is not an issue because the has settings to adjust when it will be used and be ready in the morning. It actually uses less than about watt of power when sitting idle, warmed-up waiting for a print job.Writing on the printed can be an issue if you are printing forms but do your really need color on a form. Also you can just fields the fields on the form blank without shading and just highlight the field name. We use it that way for our client application and highlight the name in yellow but where they write information is clear.Bottom line is be realistic and if you are looking for a device to spit out good quality pages for a great price this is the device.
Date published: 2010-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2Drew4IT from Print Quality is nice, as long as you do not use the scan utility for anything. Having just spoken to level 2 support, the scan utility was an afterthought, and has numerous known bugs. No estimated time to fix either.Also, no scan to email without first having the utility installed on a PC.No scan utility for win7 64-bit, so creating user documentation is extra-onerous. Also SNMP gets wonky with these same PCs, causing it to go offline at random.It hasn't broken yet, but the "we've done a number of things as afterthoughts" makes me think I will be busy trying to support this.
Date published: 2010-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by lovedayt from One of our admins loves these things but from my perspective it has always been a big pain. every phaser we have had has broken early and often
Date published: 2009-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brian3617 from We purchased four of these units. Two of the units are in our main branch, and two are at remote offices. Of those, three have required major repair or replacement within a month of purchase. Replaced the scanner assembly three times on one unit (before they replaced the printer) and one of our remote offices had to have the motherboard replaced. Warm up time is anywhere from 5-15 minutes, and don't expect to write well on a printed form with a ballpoint pen (due to the wax). We've had enough problems and loss of productivity that Xerox is replacing all our units with the WorkCentre 7232. Stay far away from the 8860 MFP. The solid ink may be cheaper, but with all the productivity lost due to downtime you'll likely face you might as well stick with standard toner.