Xerox is targeting home office users with its WorkCentre 6015V/NI, which uses LED colour technology for its print engine and also offers scanning, copying and faxing features.
Currently you can buy it online for around £290, which is fairly cheap by colour laser printer standards.
For a business model, the 6015 has a cute and stylish design. Rather than opting for the traditional business black, Xerox has instead finished it mostly in white with dark blue used for the area around the control panel and paper out-tray. It's a welcome change from the norm and helps this model stand out from the crowd.
However, apart from the colour scheme and rounded corners, the layout of this model is pretty traditional. The panel at the front folds down to reveal the slightly small 150 sheet paper tray with a pull out cover that also doubles as a 10 sheet paper feed for odd-sized sheets or envelopes. All output is fed into a tray that's formed from a cutaway in the top half of the printer's chassis.
On the right hand side there's a pull down panel that reveals the four toner cartridges that are very easy to slot into place. This model uses a permanent drum and fuser mechanism, which is designed to last for the lifetime of the machine.
All the controls are positing on a gently sloping panel at the front. There's a fairly large bitmapped, monochrome LCD screen, as well as dedicated buttons for switching between the various scanning, faxing and copying features. The panel also includes a numerical keyboard for dialling fax numbers.
Unfortunately the front-mounted USB port isn’t compatible with PictBridge cameras, but is instead designed to allow you to print PDF and graphics files directly from USB memory keys.
Easy peasy set-up
On the rear you'll find both Ethernet and USB ports and there's Wi-Fi built in too, so you've got a pretty broad range of options when it comes to connecting it to your computer or integrating it into your home office network.