Xerox WorkCentre 7346 Multifunction Office Printer
by Beau Hebert
The Xerox WorkCentre 7346 printer is an excellent choice for small businesses looking for quality print jobs. This printer copies in black/white and color. The unit is very user-friendly once proper training on how to load toner and change drum cartridges has been given.
Setup and installation is recommended by a licensed technician who is able to ensure that the WorkCentre 7346 printer is set up properly and ready for use. Changing the cartridge is made easy through instructions provided on the printer screen/panel and on the packaging.
It is not much different from changing out the cartridge on a desktop machine. The toner cartridge is color coded and it is easy to determine which module goes where. The color toner cartridge costs under $300 and the black and white is under $200.
Considering that the capacity of the color toner is around 16,000 copies at 5% area coverage and the black and white yields an average of 26,000 copies, this is a decent price for the supplies. There is also the opportunity to reduce the cost by participating in a recycling toner container program.
One of the benefits of using the Xerox WorkCentre 7346 printer is that it also accepts non standard size paper like the 11x17. Many companies are sending documents to us that require printing on 11x17 paper which is also referred to as tabloid paper. The maximum paper size is 12 x 18 in (SRA3). Standard paper capacity is 2,180 sheets and
the maximum is 3,140 sheets.
The print quality is acceptable and the machine it used often for high volume jobs because it is faster than the desktop printer. The first-page-out time is as fast as 4.8 seconds for black and 6.7 seconds for color. The Xerox WorkCentre 7346 also has some advanced features like emailing, faxing, scanning and it interfaces with our computer network.
The machine also does double-sided printing which is a feature that allows our company to save on paper. If you are concerned about the environment and conscious about cutting down trees to produce paper this is a must-have feature. The bypass tray located on the side of the printer allows the user to manual feed labels and card-stock paper through the machine.
There are 4 trays in addition to the bypass tray to load printer paper. This makes it possible to load legal size paper and 3-hole punch paper and all the user has to do is select which tray to print from at their computer. This is a time-saver because the user is not running back and forth to feed different paper sizes in the machine.
The Xerox WorkCentre 7346 was purchased directly from the vendor. Our company is located in Atlanta, Georgia and has owned the machine now for over two years and has had to call for maintenance at least twice a year. The vendor also has a rental program for companies who do not want to purchase the equipment outright.