The Xerox Phaser 7100N printer is capable of colour and monochrome tasks up to tabloid size. It is best suited to the smaller office environment and lacks the double sided printing option of some of the other models in the Xerox range.
Styled in a functional white and blue cuboid shape, this machine weighs in at 97 pounds and measures 19.7 inches wide by 21.2 inches deep by 16 inches high. The printer is suitable for tabletop positioning, though some clearance will be necessary above to cater to the top-mounted output tray and control panel. Control is via push buttons mounted on the curved top-front panel, while the simple two-line monochrome LCD display shows the task status and control prompts. There is front access to the paper tray and cartridge changes.
This colour laser print unit goes from start to first printed page in nine seconds, and from here it can go on to print out up to 30 pages per minute in single-sided monochrome or colour (the speeds are based on text pages – adding images will increase the print times). The printer can handle pages up to tabloid size, and it can achieve resolutions of up to 1,200 dpi. Suited to the smaller office, the Xerox Phaser 7100N has a respectable maximum monthly duty cycle of 52,000 pages and a recommended monthly volume of 8,000 pages. The printer is compliant with the 'EPEAT' Gold and Energy Star energy-efficiency standards, making it a good option for office managers looking to conserve energy and economise.
The wired connection means that this is not the best choice for offices where printing from mobile will be required regularly, while the lack of a USB port for memory sticks will be frustrating for some users. The standard input capacity of 400 sheets (250-sheet input tray plus 150-sheet multipurpose tray) is a little on the low side.