It’s sad to say that 500 pages into a 3000 page print run, my trusty Xerox decided to drop it’s guts with the most horrendous noise I have ever heard from a printer.
I had a small print job to do and rather than starting with A4 paper and chopping it into the right size. I decided to buy some A5 paper and save on messing around with a guillotine. The paper was purchased from Vikign Direct in theUK and promptly arrived the next day, well packaged and secure from damage. It was Vikings own brand paper but perfectly fine for the job in hand.
I purchased a broken Xerox 8570 to repair my one. After collecting it after a 4 hour round trip, I had a lovely surprise when I started to strip it down.
Having lovingly looked after my Xerox printer these last few years, I was extremely pissed to find that it did not survive the electrical storms the other day.
I suppose it was due to happen at one point in time. Owning a Xerox Colorqube is similar to owning a colour laser printer except that the technology is similar to an ink jet. In this case, you melt ink before squirting it onto the paper.
I have had my Xerox Colorqube 8570DN printer for a year now and it is still performing very well for our needs. In that time we have printed 2,379 pages and have just added our first set of colour wax solid ink blocks to the printer. As each wax block is 2,500 pages, I would say that the printer usage is spot on.
Never, ever turn off your printer!
As some of you may know, I operate a small fireworks business and to keep costs low we would print our own brochures and leaflets. At the beginning this was fine on an inkjet with quality brochure paper. The Canon Pixma with a full set of inks will give 50 A4 double sided prints before the carts run low.