Xerox VersaLink B600 and B610 Printer Review

Good: Flexible and scalable configurations, very low operating costs, mobile and cloud printing features.
Bad: The VersaLink B600 / B610 series doesn't support 11" x 17" paper.
Bottom Line: New series of scalable printers that includes strong features and are designed for companies with limited IT resources.
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Xerox
VersaLink B600/B610
$879-$2,309
Large, Enterprise
Speed Black:
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58 ppm / 65 ppm
Not applicable
1.05 GHz
2 GB

Product Overview

In 2017, Xerox debuted its new VersaLink printer and MFP line that’s designed to help businesses that has limited IT resources work with an easy-to-use and secure printing device. Each VersaLink printer includes a wizard that guides the user in setting up the device and connecting it to their servers. The printer also integrates with mobile devices and cloud accounts.

The new VersaLink B600 and B610 series are new high-volume single-function black and white printers. Each series consist of a base model and four additional configurations.

  • The B600/DN ($879) is the base model that prints at up to 58 ppm and includes duplexing and networking
  • The B600/DT ($1,179) includes an additional standard 550-sheet tray
  • The B600/DX ($1,529) includes a standard 2,000-sheet high-capacity feeder
  • The B600/DXF ($2,029) includes a standard 500-sheet finisher
  • The B600/DXP ($2,029) includes a standard four-bin 100-sheet mailbox
  • The B610/DN ($1,159) is the base model that prints at up to 65 ppm and includes duplexing and networking
  • The B610/DT ($1,459) includes an additional standard 550-sheet tray
  • The B610/DX ($1,809) includes a standard 2,000-sheet high-capacity feeder
  • The B610/DXF ($2,309) includes a standard 500-sheet finisher
  • The B610/DXP ($2,309) includes a standard four-bin 100-sheet mailbox

Both sets of printers come with a 1.05 GHz processor and 2 GB of memory. There is an optional 250 GB hard drive.

Printing languages supported include PCL, PostScript, direct PDF and XPS. USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity are standard.

The B600 and B610 series support mobile printing. Users can print from a variety of apps, such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria, Xerox Print Service Plug-in for Android and Near Field Communication (NFC) devices.

The printers also include a 5″ color touchscreen with a touch-and-swipe user interface that resembles mobile devices. They also comes with access to the Xerox App Gallery so users can download specific apps to help customize one-touch printing tasks that reflect their workloads.

The B600 / B610 printers support printing from these following cloud accounts: Microsoft OneDrive, DocuShare, Google Drive and Dropbox.

More features on these printers is in our Features section below.

The VersaLink B600 and B610 printers provide strong features for companies that has limited IT resources, need an easy-to-use device and doesn’t need color output. We especially like that they have an easy set up, low operating costs and are adaptable for a mobile office.

Features

Standard paper handling for the B600 / B610 printers start with a 550-sheet tray and a 150-sheet bypass. Depending on the configuration selected, Xerox offers up to four additional 550-sheet trays and a 2,000-sheet high-capacity feeder. Each tray support paper size up to 8.5″ x 14″, however, the high-capacity feeder supports letter-sized (8.5″ x 11″) paper.

The maximum paper capacity is 3,250 sheets. Duplexing is standard.

Standard output is a 250-sheet tray. Xerox optionally offers a 500-sheet finisher that includes 50-sheet stapling, as well as a mailbox that consists of four 100-sheet bins. Note that the finisher is standard on the DXF model (but not available on the DXP configuration) and the mailbox is standard on the DXP model (but not available on the DXF configuration).

The maximum duty cycle is up to 250,000 pages per month on the B600 and up to 275,000 pages per month on the B610.

Xerox includes many standard security features, such as secure print, user authentication, network authentication, IP address filtering and access controls, to name several.

There is also the Simple ID feature, where users access commonly-used apps on the home screen. The user is assigned a dedicated ID and password, which they enter only once.

Xerox has a few options in terms of its aftermarket print cartridges: standard-capacity, high-capacity and extra-high-capacity. For our purposes, we calculated the cost per page based on the extra-high capacity cartridge (46,700 pages). The cost per page is just below a penny, which is extremely low.

Businesses can also keep costs down by taking advantage of Xerox’s environmentally-friendly features, such as duplexing and/or choosing its Earth Smart settings as default for printing jobs.

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

Shortcomings

The VersaLink B600 / B610 Series doesn’t support paper up to 11″ x 17.” Also, companies that want color output can check out our reviews on the VersaLink C500 Color Printer.

About

Since the invention of Xerography 75 years ago, the people of Xerox have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, Xerox is the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business.

Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing
business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations.

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