Xerox B1025 Multifunction Printer review - Tailor-made for SMB

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    Xerox is the commonly used synonym for photocopying, at least in India, where people asks photocopy shops to get a "Xerox" copy of a document. In fact, the Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier, which was introduced in the year 1959. From then on, Xerox is the brand name for photocopying.

    Xerox B1025 Multifunction Printer review - Tailor-made for SMB

     

    Rating:
    4.5/5

    I have been using the Xerox B1025 Multifunction Monochrome Printer from the last few weeks, which is the latest photocopying machine from the brand. Is the Xerox B1025 is the best multi-function printer for an SMB (small and medium businesses)? Here is the answer to the question with the full analysis of the latest offering from Xerox, which retails in India for Rs 1,03,858.

    Xerox B1025 specifications

     

    • Monthly Duty Cycle - Up to 50,000 pages / month
    • Recommended Average Monthly Print Volume - Up to 2,000 pages
    • Processor - 1 GHz
    • Memory - 1.5 GB
    • Connectivity - Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, High-speed USB 2.0
    • Warm up - Less than 18 seconds
    • Boot Time - Less than 43 seconds
    • First-print-out Time - 8.9 seconds
    • Print Resolution - Up to 1200 dpi (enhanced)
    • Resolution (max.) - Up to 600 x 600 dpi
    • Scan - Black and white and colour
    • Bit Depth - 24-bit colour / 8-bit grayscale

     

    Introduction

    The Xerox B1025 is an SMB printer/scanner, which can also be used as an end-consumer device. In this review, I will be explaining my experience with the product, delivery, installation, and after sale support, with a brief reference on the extensive range of features offered on the printer/scanner on the Xerox B1025.

    Packaging and delivery

    The Xerox B1025 comes with a secure package, especially for a printer/copier machine. The outer cardboard package is fitted with a Shock Watch 2 sticker, which acts as an indicator if the package is mishandled in the transit. Even if the package is mishandled, the Shock Watch 2 displays the same on the outer casing, which can be used to raise a complaint directly to the company, demanding for a replacement unit. Our review unit was received intact with no visible damage even on the outer packaging.

    The outer cardboard box is made using thick material, and the printer was placed firmly inside the package with the help of thermocoal. The packaging does play an important role, especially while transporting a machine as big as a full-sized printer. Overall, the packaging from Xerox was impressive.

    Installation and after sale service

    The installation of the printer took place within 24 hours of the product delivery, where two well-trained engineers did the installation in the office. The complete installation of the printer did not take more than an hour, and the engineers were humble enough to explain all the features of the printer along with some basic troubleshooting tricks.

    We did face some issues after a few days of using the Xerox B1025, and the company was able to send an engineer to resolve the problem within 12 hours of the complaint registration.

    Interesting features

    The Xerox B1025 is a standard printer/copier machine with an easy to use interface with an easy learning curve. What makes the Xerox B1025 a special printer is a fact that the machine comes with a touch panel with easy to understand menu options.

    The Xerox B1025 can print at the speed as mentioned earlier with a maximum of 1200 DPI and 600 x 600 dpi resolution, which are again programmable. The printer supports back-to-back print, single side print, micro photocopying and much more. In fact, there is a special option to scan ID cards, which will come handy for business setup.

    The Xerox B1025 can print, scan, photocopy, print from a pen-drive or a USB device, scan to a USB device and can also print from a PC. The print quality on the Xerox B1025 is one of the best in the business.

    For the most part, the photocopies looked identical to the original document (if the document is in monochrome). The printer can also be used to scan documents to a USB drive or a PC. Though the printer can only print in monochrome, scanning can be done in both color and monochrome settings.

    Real world test

    In my testing, I have taken a total of 321 printouts (single side and double side), which has consumed 15% of Toner Cartridge. Based on the calculation, a single cartridge can print 2140 pages. The price of the original Cartridge is Rs 4,529.

    Additional consumables like Feed Roller Tray 1, Tray Friction Pad, Document Feeder Pad, Bias Transfer Roller, and the Bypass Tray Friction Pad where at 99%, where most of these consumables can offer 50,000 or 1,00,000 printouts.

    Verdict

    The Xerox B1025 is a printer/copier made for SMB. It has all the features that one might require from a "Xerox Machine." It offers high-quality printouts, photocopies, and the machine can also be used to scan documents. Do note that, the machine has an option to send the documents via mail, provided; you set up the mail on the machine.

    If you own a small or medium business and looking for a heavy-duty printer, then the Xerox B1025 could be the right choice, as offers a wide range of features with good after sale service.

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