TORONTO, ON., April 3, 2012 – Small businesses and enterprises share a common set of challenges – finding new customers and staying productive.  Xerox’s (NYSE: XRX) new color multifunction printers (MFPs) can help turn these challenges into opportunities by making it affordable to create colorful marketing materials while managing office functions ranging from printing to scanning with ease.
 
Compact enough to fit into any office environment, including on a desk, the Xerox ColorQube® 8700/8900 Color Multifunction Printers use solid ink technology – a cartridge-free, crayon-like ink stick – to produce high-quality prints such as sales brochures, flyers and presentations. With the ColorQube, any size business can create professional-looking, colorful marketing materials and other documents on a range of media, including recycled paper.
 
“The ColorQube 8700 produces excellent print quality on many different types of paper,” said Bev Higgins, Manager, Telecommunications and Desktop Support, IWK Health Centre, and an early adopter of the new multifunction printer. “We’ve found it very easy to use – from the simplified network install, to the easy ink-loading system, to the large and intuitive color control panel. The 8700 is also very reliable – we’ve had no issues with paper jams and we’re confident that our data is secure through the device’s encrypted hard drive and image overwrite features.”
Cost-savings can be gained with Hybrid Color Pricing Plans, allowing businesses to pay only for the amount of color on a given page. This is an important differentiation when using just a little bit of color, such as a company logo on letterhead.
But saving money on color prints doesn’t have to come at the expense of sustainability, functionality or security. Companies can maximize resources and productivity with features that include:
  • Energy-saving methods like Intelligent Ready, which switches to low-power mode during downtimes. Compared to laser MFPs in the same class, the ColorQube 8700/8900 MFPs produce up to 90 percent less printing waste and use 17 percent less life cycle energy.
  • A 7-inch touch screen makes it easy to program jobs, including printing, scanning, distributing and organizing documents.
  • Embedded security features, such as image overwrite and encryption, protect the documents, hard drive and network from vulnerabilities.
“The new ColorQube is designed as the first desktop, solid ink device completely engineered to deliver secure, true multifunction performance and office productivity – representing Xerox technology at its best,” said Steven Connor, Vice President of Marketing, Xerox Canada. “Featuring our solid ink technology, the ColorQube 8700/8900 multifunction printers deliver cost-effective color printing with sustainability in mind.”
 
ColorQube 8700/8900 Support Xerox’s Managed Print Services
The MFPs are offered as part of Xerox’s Managed Print Services (MPS), which helps companies control print spend. As the MPS market leader, Xerox works with businesses of all sizes to increase productivity and achieve savings up to 30 percent.
 
Pricing and Availability
Immediately available worldwide, the ColorQube 8700 has a list price starting at CDN $2,999 and the ColorQube 8900 starts at $5,799.