Founded in 1906, Xerox is the world's leading manufacturer of printers, copiers, reproduction equipment, and related office supplies. Xerox introduced the Xerox Phaser 4500 monochrome laser printer to its small business customers. The Phaser 4500 offers fast, quality printing in a compact form factor.
The Xerox Phaser 4500 is perfect for a small growth-oriented office setup with moderate to high volume printing requirements. This workhorse printer can store 700 sheets and has an amazing print speed of up to 36 prints per minute. It can handle a variety of media including paper sizes from A4 to 216 x 356 mm. It can also churn out envelopes, transparencies, labels, and cards with a maximum resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. Measuring about 42.2 x 46.5 x 40.4 cm and weighing only about 20.5 kg, the Xerox 4500 can easily fit into very limited office spaces. This printer comes in two configurations, the 4500B which has USB and parallel port connectivity, and the 4500N which has Ethernet network connectivity. The standard Xerox 4500 toner cartridge has a yield of 10,000 pages while the high capacity Xerox 4500 cartridge offering a yield of 18,000 pages.
The best features of the Phaser 4500 printer are its speed and economy. Another significant advantage is that this printer is compatible with most operating systems like Microsoft, Mac OS X and Linux. You can even add additional paper storage capacity to its already hefty 700 page drawer. Cost-wise, it is economical to maintain and complies with environmental standards. Replacement Xerox 4500 toners are long-lasting and reasonably priced compared to rival brands. The printer also has a built-in web server that can send email alerts in case of any technical problem, such as malfunctions or low paper supply. The printer is also considered "green" by environmental standards because of its low power consumption rate.
On the other hand, the print output quality may sometimes be inconsistent, with occasional uneven text tones, especially on the bottom edges. Some of the text may appear blotchy or fuzzy upon close examination. In addition, this printer is quite an investment for a printer that handles only black-and-white printing and has no other functions, such as colour printing, copying, scanning or faxing.