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Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

  • 1.  Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-26-2018 15:24
    For my small office, an 11x17 multifunction printer is an important tool since most of my Schematic Design presentations are done in 11x17 format.  To date, I have been relying on the multifunction inkjet printers available from the big box stores.  I have had Brother and Epson printers- currently an Epson WF 7620.  My experience with these is that they work fine for a few months or maybe a year, then the print quality starts to deteriorate and the problems begin.  My current Epson is constantly jamming every other print and the output has lines that no amount of head cleaning, ink replacement has been able to fix.  It's time to replace the WF-7620.  I am tired of the disposable printer approach so started looking for something more substantial and reliable- and preferably a laser since I think part of my problems stem from the fact that I am not printing every day (everything I have read says inkjets don't like to not be used).

    As soon as I started looking for a laser multifunction with 11x17 color capability, it became clear there are not a lot of choices and I was going to be looking at a more significant investment.  I visited and demo'd a Xerox dealer and was very impressed with their Versalink 7020.  Curious if anyone has any real world experience with this machine?  Or are there other solutions to the disposable $300 big box printer that you would recommend?

    Thanks.

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    Josh Allison AIA
    Josh Allison Architecture
    Charlotte NC
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  • 2.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-27-2018 17:37
    I am on my second HP DesignJet T120. The first lasted about ten years. Does both large format and 11X17 for around $600.​

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    Robert Emert AIA
    Component past president
    Robert G. Emert Architect, Inc.
    Livingston NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-27-2018 18:00
    My small firm purchased a 11x17 Xerox Phaser about 8 years.  And it has been a workhorse in our office.  About once a year there will be a paper jam that usually can be cleared by staff.  The toner cartridges are expensive but depending on the amount of 11x17 color being printed. the cartidge can last well over 18 months before replacing.  Worth the investment, our proposals and design presentations look professional.  No more last minute runs to FedEx/Kinkos before a big interview.  And it's nice not having to replace those inkjet cartridges every month.
    You do have to train staff to select BW print as offend as they can.  We have a maintenance annual contract that keeps the machine running.

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    Pamela Gillen AIA
    Principal
    Esoarc Studio, P.L.C.
    Falls Church VA
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  • 4.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-28-2018 08:11
    I have been using an HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Ink Jet All in one for about 6 months now.  Easy setup with wireless and scans 11 X 17 size also. Retails about $300 at Staples.  Seems to do everything well so far and I am a sole proprietor firm...so the usage is on the light side.  I do most preliminary presentations on 11 x 17.  Prior to this I had an inkjet HP 7310 all in one for 12 years and it worked fine with minimal maintenance.  It was still working when I traded it in but I needed the 11 X 17 format hence the upgrade.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Mike Dolce, Architect

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    Michael Dolce AIA
    Owner / Architect
    Michael P. Dolce, AIA Architect
    Forest Hill MD
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  • 5.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-28-2018 11:23
    I also have an HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, same sole practitioner situation as Mike Dolce. I've used HP printers and scanners for a long time and find them easy to operate and reliable. No maintenance agreements. No problems. I upgraded to the 7740 to get the 11 x 17 format for both printing and scanning. I still have my HP CP5225 printer that must be a dozen years old and is still dependable. It doesn't do 11 x 17 and photos print dark so I just use it for B&W. It's faster than the 7740, a real workhorse.

    BTW, I buy 11 x 17 envelopes, binders, file folders, and more from the website 11x17.com - Binders, Dividers, Clipboards, Filing & more.

    It's a great resource. 

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    Carol De Tine AIA
    Carriage House Studio architects LLC
    Portland ME
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  • 6.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-29-2018 19:21

    I have used an Epson Stylus 1400 for six years.  It has been very reliable.  It will print a true half size set at 13 x 19 and has outstanding color for marketing purposes.  It is ink jet, and I don't have a comparison on the cost of ink.  I buy it online from Epson and they are quick with the delivery. 

     

    Gail Pelsue, AIA, LEED AP

    Pelsue Architecture, LLC

    191 University Blvd., Suite 712

    Denver, CO 80206

    P:  303-333-4079

    Cell: 303-246-3904

    gpelsue@pelsuearchitecture.com

     

     




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  • 7.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-30-2018 11:52
    First time commenting in this community. Big fan of my HP 7740 which I purchased for its 11x17 scanning capacity. Before that, I had a workhorse HP 9800 for 11x17 drawings. Like others, I'm a sole practitioner without the space or need for a plotter.

    Best regards,

    Tony Albrecht AIA
    6908 Sherman Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19119

    mobile 215 907 9645





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  • 8.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-28-2018 17:46
    I'm a sole practitioner and I also bought a HP 7740.  It works nicely for the preliminary drawings as well as providing 1/2 size sets of drawings (actually 45% of 24"x36") for reference/storage.  A good quality product with very little headache.  It is multi-functional as you mentioned you were looking that type of machine.

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    Jeffery Dahlquist AIA
    JD Architecture & Design
    Enumclaw, WA
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  • 9.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-29-2018 17:22
    I have been using the Epson all in one inkjet WF-7620 for a number of years.  It does 12 x 18 and I buy that paper online at Staples.

    Very sweet to have a true 1/2 size 24 x 36.


    Saxon


    Saxon Sigerson AIA
     
    Check out my architecture blog
    http://saxonsangles.wordpress.com
     
    Sigerson Architects
    7940 California Avenue, Suite 4
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    T  (916) 863-6470
    saxon@sigersonarchitects.com
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  • 10.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-29-2018 17:50
    We recently purchased an Epson Workforce 7720. Similar price and full 11x17 functionality to the HP others talked about. Very happy with it. Have wanted 11x17 scanning ability forever but it has been much more expensive until recently. I need it for scanning hand drawn design sketches. I've had some bad experiences with HP all-in-ones in the past but I suppose that was 15 years ago by now. We still use an HP Design T120 for large format stuff. I love that one for the low price point. It's been very reliable with occasional misfires with sent files. It's all we need for our small 3-person office. 


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    John Wingfelder AIA
    John Wingfelder Architect PC
    Buffalo NY
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  • 11.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-29-2018 18:57
    I'm using the hp7610 series 2(copy, scan,fax).
    It prints up to 13 x 19. I use 12 x 18 paper to print 1/2 size sets.
    Prints B+W and Color.
    Easy setup.

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    Vincent Oles
    Architect/Owner
    Vincent Oles Architect, llc.
    Atascadero CA
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  • 12.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-29-2018 23:17
    I also use the HP 7740. It's great! I use it to enlarge drawings to whatever percent up to 400. I like that you can digitally input the percentage without scrolling through. And you can scan 11x17 as well.

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    Harriet (Chris) Chu, AIA

    Chris Chu Architect
    West Newton, MA
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  • 13.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 11-30-2018 19:17
    I didn't chime in earlier because you had already expressed dissatisfaction with the Epsom WF-7610, but I have a WF-7510 and it has been great.  Very rarely miss-feeds and the printer heads never clog.  If you are having miss-feed problems, you might 1. fan the paper before you load the machine to break apart any sheets that are stuck together, and 2. clean the rollers with rubbing alcohol to remove any gunk or lint that might affect their traction.  My printer is over 5 years old.I love the large capacity black cartridge and the 12 x 18 sheet capability.

    best of luck,
    patrick

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    Patrick Marr AIA
    Patrick Marr, PE, AIA
    Santa Barbara CA
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  • 14.  RE: Anyone Using a Xerox Versalink 7000 series printer (laser multifunction)

    Posted 12-04-2018 17:57
    Thanks for all the feedback (as well as some replies I got that do not show up for some reason).  It sounds like a lot of people are having good results with ink jet devices, especially the HP.  After much reading, comparison and internal debate, I decided not to go the inkjet route and to make the investment in a laser printer (and due to space limitations it needed to be a multifunction).   The dealer was offering some great end of year pricing on the Xerox Versalink 7020 that I demo'd so I ended up ordering it.  I believe this will be a good long term solution.  Thanks again for the opinions.

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    Joshua Allison AIA
    Josh Allison Architecture
    Charlotte NC
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