What is Solid Ink?



Solid ink is a proven colour printing technology only offered by Xerox. A solid ink printer or multifunction printer uses solid sticks (or blocks) of no-mess, non-toxic ink instead of toner or inkjet cartridges. Solid ink is easy to use, produces incredible colour print quality, is cost-effective, and is very good for the environment. 
The Ink

  • Non-toxic ink is resin-based, similar to a crayon, so the sticks are safe to handle by anyone
  • No-mess ink won’t stain your clothes or your skin
  • Capacities of ink sticks can be up to 1,000 or 2,300 pages depending on the device
  • Load up to 5 sticks at a time (depending on device) of each colour in a solid ink device for long, uninterrupted printing
  • Stringent manufacturing of the ink ensures colours will be consistent – 100% of all ink is inspected, not a statistical sampling, which is commonly used


  • Outstanding Print Quality*

  • Solid ink prints the same great colour regardless of paper type.
  • Precision dot registration due to single pass architecture.
  • Colour optimisation for computer screen matching and professional press matching


  • Easy to Use

  • Ink sticks are simple to load and uniquely shaped, so they can't be placed in the wrong slot.
  • Ink dries instantly -- no smudging!


  • Xerox Solid Ink for Colour Printing

    With a low entry price and cost per page, solid ink products truly give customers the most value for their
    money.
    Solid ink produces brilliant, vibrant prints on a wide range of media, allowing you to confidently bring your print jobs in-house. Solid ink is also the easiest technology on the market to use, and it's easy on the environment with 90% less waste than a typical colour laser printer.




    At last we can offer colour for the price of black and white to our customers

    Same low price

    Using colour in business-critical documents is the easiest way to achieve the best results — more sales, better retention, higher response rates and fewer mistakes. The Phaser 8860 printer and 8860MFP multifunction printer make it easier and more affordable than ever.


    Eco-Friendly

    Welcome to the world of solid ink — a place where bright, vivid colour for the same low cost of black-and-white is just the beginning. It’s where all of our colours — cyan, magenta, yellow and black — become green.

  • Xerox solid ink, has a cartridge-free design and minimal packaging
  • Less energy used during manufacturing, drastically reduced landfill waste
  • Less storage space for better transportation efficiency and far fewer delivery trucks on the road


  • For every 100,000 printed pages, a solid ink printer generates approximately 2.5 kg of landfill waste, compared to approximately 70 kg for a typical colour laser.


    The bottom line?



    *Please note: Solid ink can not be laminated