Xerox VersaLink PC Pro C400DN
A feature-rich, affordable A4 laser with superb colour quality, tough security and an app for every occasion.
Xerox’s connectkey technology lets you customise and extend its printers with a wide range of apps-and the VersaLink C400 brings it firmly within the budgets of SMB’S. You’ll see this in action the first time you power up, as the 5in colour touchscreen reveals four pre-installed ConnectKey apps. These provide easy access to printer settings, job status and printing from USB devices-but the one that’s of most interest is the App Gallery.
Tap on this and you can create a cloud account, browse available apps and install them with a couple of jabs. It’s also possible to access your account from a browser and install apps to the printer over the LAN.
Many of the apps on offer are aimed at Xerox’s MFPs, but there are still loads that are suitable for the C400-and its big 2GB of memory means there’s plenty of room for them. Within two minutes we’d installed apps for Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. We could then launch these directly from the printer’s touchscreen, browse our various cloud folders and choose which files to print.
Another useful app is PrintByXerox: this lets you send jobs to the printer over email, and although it isn’t as easy to set up as HP’s connected service, it was more secure. We kicked things off by sending an initial email to the main printbyxerox.com address, after which Xerox notified us it created a new account.
With this done, you can use Gmail (or any other email service) to send messages to your printer; you can then open the app at the printer’s control panel to review and release the jobs you want to print.
The Xerox Mobile Cloud Print portal is handy as well-although this tool isn’t free, and requires a discovery agent service loaded on a PC on the same network as the printer. The portal enforces strict remote-access controls and allows users to email documents directly to the printer using a customised address.
Other security features include local and LDAP user authentication, print and hold, and PIN-secured prints. For £155, the Productivity Kit encrypted hard disk offers an immediate overwrite feature for securely erasing sensitive documents once they’ve been printed.
The C400 delivers on Xerox’s advertised speed promises: our 35-page Word document printed in one minute dead on, with a time-to-first-page of around 11 seconds. Our 24-page colour DTP document was also dished out at 35ppm, at both standard and enhanced print settings.
The duplex model we tested proved nippy too, delivering a double-sided print of our 35-page test document at 25ppm. It was a little noisy, however: the SPLnFFT IOS app recorded an average of 61Db from 1m away during printing. Still, print quality is outstanding, text came out razor sharp with no hint of dusting, even on cheap 75gsm paper.
Mono photos exhibited remarkably high levels of detail, even in darker areas, with little appreciable difference between standard and enhanced modes.
Colour photos were even better: here we saw pin-sharp detail with excellent tonal balance and eye-wateringly vivid colours. Transitions across complex fades were super smooth, with barely a hint of banding in large areas of solid colour. Print costs aren’t that bad either: Xerox offers standard, high and extra-high yield cartridges, with the last of these offering low print costs of just 1.1p for a mono page and 7.4p for a colour one.
While the standard C400 only supports wired networking, wireless can be added in a jiffy via a little dongle that slots in at the rear. At only £46, this is great value, and both wired and wireless networks can be active simultaneously.
The VersaLink C400 is a great choice for SMBs that demand top-notch colour quality, good print speeds and plenty of mobile and cloud printing options. The clincher is Xerox’s lifetime on-site warranty- as long as you buy a full toner pack in the last 60 days of the yearly warranty. Xerox will keep extending the warranty every year for as long as the printer remains in use.
In today's connected workplace of mobile technologies and multi-device integration, your business needs to evolve beyond the abilities of a single machine to ensure your demanding workforce remains as productive as possible.
It's time to stop thinking about stand-alone printers and demand more useful, complete solutions to help you complete your business tasks more efficiently.
Each Xerox ConnectKey enabled device in the printer and multifucntion line-up is designed to become the focal point of your productivity ecosystem, integrating all your devices into one productive workflow via a unique, intuitive user experience like never before.
IT Management Solutions Boost Everyone’s Productivity
Providing cloud and complete mobile connectivity along with enterprise level security, you’ll do more than print, scan or copy. The VersaLink family makes SMEs of all types more productive and versatile without the need for additional IT support. A familiar app like interface allows all ConnectKey devices to provide a seamless service to help users to work whenever and from wherever they need.
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Regardless of which model or combination of devices you choose for your business, ConnectKey provides a consistent user experience with common functions that work on every machine so you only have to learn once before applying your knowledge across your whole print fleet.
Smart Workplace Assistant
Swipe, pinch and tap your way through simplified workflows on a large, tablet style screen and customise your interface with the apps you use the most to power your way through your most common tasks. The Xerox App Gallery provides its own native apps in addition to your recognisable services like DropBox, Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive and Google Drive.
You’ll work smarter, faster and better thanks to complete, customisable cloud and mobile integration, benchmark security and access to a growing library of productivity boosting apps.
What is AirPrint?
Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.
To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.
AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.
What You See is What You Print
If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.
Full list of AirPrint compatible printers
There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)
*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.
Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer.