Xerox VersaLink C8000 C9000 Review

Good: ConnectKey technology with mobile and cloud printing/scanning, versatile paper trays and finishing options, strong security features.
Bad: Not intended for small businesses or for companies that don't require high-volume printing.
Bottom Line: New high-volume printers that help offices maximize their productivity.
Intended Users:
VersaLink C8000 / C9000
Medium, Large
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
45 ppm-55 ppm
45 ppm-55 ppm
1.6 GHz
4 GB

Product Overview

The new Xerox VersaLink C8000 and C9000 joins other VersaLink and AltaLink devices that use the ConnectKey technology that goes beyond traditional printing. Each ConnectKey device uses mobile and cloud technology as well as a tablet-like interface to access workflows.

The C8000 ($2,589) prints at up to 45 ppm in black and color, while the C9000 ($4,099) prints at up to 55 ppm. Both devices include a 1.6 GHz processor and 4 GB of memory. The C9000 has a standard 320 GB hard drive, however that feature is only optional on the C8000.

First-print-out time is 11 seconds on the C8000 and 10.5 seconds on the C9000.

PCL, PostScript and PDF printing languages are supported. There’s a 5″ color touchscreen on each printer with a customizable user interface. The interface includes access to the Xerox App Gallery so users can download specific apps to help customize one-touch printing tasks that reflect their workloads.

USB and Ethernet connectivity are standard. Wi-Fi Direct is optional. Mobile printing is supported. 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 C8000 and C9000 printers support printing from these following cloud accounts: Microsoft OneDrive, DocuShare, Google Drive and Dropbox.

The C9000 has additional color management features, such as the custom spot color editor and the optional Xerox Precise Color Management System software.

The VersaLink C8000 and C9000 printers help medium-to-large offices with high-volume printing needs maximize productivity.


Standard paper handling includes two trays of 520 sheets each and a 100-sheet bypass. Users can optionally add these trays for a maximum capacity of 5,140 sheets: a high-capacity tandem tray module totaling 2,000 sheets (one tray has 867 sheets and the other tray has 1,133 sheets), a two-tray module that totals 1,040 sheets, a 2,000-sheet high-capacity feeder and a 60-sheet envelope tray.

With the exception of the 2,000-sheet trays and the bypass, the trays support tabloid-size (11″ x 17″) paper. Automatic duplexing is standard. The C8000 has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 205,000 pages, while the C9000’s monthly duty cycle is 270,000 pages.

As for output, there is a dual offset catch tray of 250 sheets each. There are also a few finishing options. First, there is the office finisher that includes a 2,000-sheet tray, 50-sheet multiposition stapling and an optional hole punch kit. There is an optional booklet maker with saddlestitching.

Then, there is a high-volume booklet maker finisher that includes a 1,500-sheet tray, a 500-sheet tray, 50-sheet multiposition stapling, hole punch kit and a 64-page booklet maker with saddlestitching.

Xerox includes many standard security features, such as secure print, user authentication, network authentication, hard drive overwrite, 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 dedication ID and password, which they enter only once.

And finally, for companies with limited or very busy IT staff, there’s an installation wizard that guides the user in setting up the device and connecting it to their servers.

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


The VersaLink C8000 and C9000 are not intended for small companies or for companies that don’t require high-volume printing.


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.

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