Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F Review
The Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F is a dinosaur of a laser print device capable of performing a small range of document processing functions at incredibly low speeds. This Xerox device was innovative in its day, but is very long past its prime.
Regardless of its age, the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F is still capable of pulling off some basic print necessities like copying and basic document printing. This two in one device comes complete with a document glass as well as a built in automatic document feeder, though it is curiously absent of scan features. It also is completely void of a built in fax modem, though this is not necessarily a bad thing as not every business requires fax capabilities.
Basic printer / copier combo specifications are present in the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F, such as a fairly standard paper tray with a 250 sheet storage capacity. The built in automatic document feeder is actually more than acceptable in its capacity of 30 sheets, though users have reported that the ADF often fails. The copy machine does feature some basic functions such as reduction and enlargement to degrees of 50% each way and an automatic exposure mode that eliminates the need to manually adjust exposure levels, but there is not much else that is positive to be said about this rapidly aging printer combo.
Xerox is a brand that usually represents strong reliability as well as excellent customer support, but users of the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F have reported nothing but constant paper jams and hardware failures when using this printer. The device is simply not very impressive to begin with and its inability to even perform up to its very low specifications is unacceptable.
The unit is also painfully slow when it comes to both printing and copying. A print speed of only 8 pages per minute is absolutely unforgivable, even if the device is over ten years old. People using the unit should strongly consider investing in a new multifunctional device and no one should ever consider purchasing this unit today, either used or brand new.
With a copy speed of only 10 pages per minute, the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F also underperforms in this category. Copy resolution tops out at only 600 x 600 dots per inch which, while acceptable for plain text, is not a sufficient resolution to make decent black and white image reproductions. Print resolution is also limited to 600 dpi.
Though the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F is a business oriented printer, its hardware is not designed to handle heavy volume. Xerox recommends printing only 1,000 pages per month on the unit and the maximum allowable volume per month is 6,000 pages.
Xerox, upon the release of the Xerox WorkCentre XD-105F, claimed that this particular unit used less moving parts than standard copy machines and thus increased reliability, yet consumers have reported the exact opposite affect when it comes to this hardware. The unit operates on a basic monochrome drum/toner setup and is complete with a toner save mode, which is far from enough to save this dull printer.