Xerox PrimeLink B9100 Series Review

Good: Xerox App Gallery that includes productivity and workflow tools, optional Fiery Print Server, 8,050-sheet maximum paper capacity.
Bad: Not intended for offices with low-volume printing needs.
Bottom Line: Scalable black-and-white production MFPs with flexible paper-handling and other robust features.
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PrimeLink B9100 Series
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100 ppm-136 ppm
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1.6 GHz
4 GB

Product Overview

In late 2019, Xerox introduced a new line of production-oriented MFPs known as PrimeLink. The PrimeLink family includes upgraded print technology, flexible media options, additional security features and the ability to improve productivity with Xerox App Gallery of tools. This review focuses on the PrimeLink B9100 Series

The PrimeLink B9100 Series include four devices that offer standard printing, copying and scanning features. They are:

  • The B9100, which prints at up to 100 ppm,
  • The B9110, which prints at up to 110 ppm,
  • The B9125, which prints at up to 125 ppm, and
  • The B9136, which prints at up to 136 ppm.

The maximum monthly duty cycle is 3 million pages, but Xerox recommends an average print run of 70,000 to 700,000 pages per month. The first-copy-out time ranges from 2.1 seconds to 3.5 seconds, depending on the device.

The printers come with the Xerox Copy/Print Server that has a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB of memory and a 320 GB hard drive. There’s also a 10.4″ color touchscreen flat panel. The server supports a variety of printing languages, including PCL, PostScript and PDF. As mentioned, there’s the Xerox App Gallery that allows users to customize their printer with the variety of applications that best fit their needs. The B9100 Series support mobile printing and scanning. The @PrintByXerox app lets users print documents from any email-enabled device without having to download software.

Xerox offers an optional Fiery EX B9100 Series Print Server. More details on the server and other features is in our Features section below.

Features

The standard paper capacity is 4,050 sheets which consists of two trays of 550 sheets each, a 1,100-sheet tray, a 1,600-sheet tray and a 250-sheet bypass. There’s an optional two-tray 4,000-sheet high-capacity feeder, but users can also purchase an one-tray 2,000-sheet oversized high-capacity feeder or a two-tray 4,000-sheet oversized high-capacity feeder. The maximum paper capacity is 8,050 sheets. Users can print a wide range of paper, including postcards, brochures, posters and more, at up to 350 gsm in weight.

There’s an optional 500-sheet offsetting output tray available for the B9100 configuration. Xerox offers a variety of finishing options.

The Production Ready finisher has a 500-sheet top tray, a 3,000-sheet stacker and a bi-directional decurler. There’s a separate booklet maker that saddlestitches up to 20-page booklet and has a 500-sheet tray and a 2,000-sheet stacker. There’s also the Production Ready Finisher Plus option that provides the same features but connects to third-party inline finishing options.

Additional finishing options include a hole punch kit, GBC Advanced Punch Pro, a C/Z folder, a 5,000-sheet high-capacity stacker, a 250-sheet inserter and an interface decurler module.

The printers include an integrated color scanner with a 250-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder with a scanning speed of up to 270 ipm. Users can scan to a number of destinations, including desktop, USB, email and SMB.

Xerox includes robust security features, such as secure print, secure scanning, user authentication, data encryption, audit logs, disk overwrite and more.

The optional Fiery EX B9100 Print Server include a 3.7 GHz processor, 8 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive. It also has USB connectivity, Adobe PostScript and PDF printing languages and direct mobile printing. There are also Fiery software features, such as the Command WorkStation, WebTools, hot folders and remote scan. Users can also personalize existing files (e.g., text, images, barcodes) with the Fiery FreeFrom Create functionality.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The PrimeLink B9100 Series printers is too robust for offices with low or medium-volume printing needs.

About

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