This product is Refurbished and comes with a 90 day warranty.
The XD-100 is large (20 by 17.5 by 12 inches and 41 pounds) and requires substantial desk space. We recommend you take seriously the orange warning page and follow the printed directions to avoid damaging the XD-100. We began by removing two protective screws and installing the ink cartridge; in seconds we were in copy heaven. Xerox includes a poster-sized waterproof and foolproof setup guide, which walks you through each step, but why anyone would need a permanent setup display is a mystery unless you plan on moving regularly.
We had our first paper jam at copy number 18 which, despite all user's guide suggestions, was best cleared by removing the paper tray and easing the page out from under the unit. Nevertheless, we found the XD-100 fast and efficient, and our copies were cleaner than those from a major copy center. You can set the copy contrast control and the exposure modes to auto, text, photo, and toner save. When set on photo mode, the XD-100's copies of images showed a greater range and nuance of grays.
The XD-100's most important quality is its speed; it prints at eight pages per minute and copies at 10 pages per minute with crisp 600 x 600 dpi resolution. The XD-100 stands alone as a copier or connects to a PC, producing laser-perfect results. We made great use of reduction and enlargement, from 50 to 200 percent in 1 percent increments, as well as six presets: 50, 78, 86, 100, 129, and 200 percent. Paper loads into a drawer, and printed copies emerge in an efficient permanent tray. The drawer holds 250 sheets and the unit prints or copies onto envelopes, transparencies, labels, card stock, and stationery in sizes of letter, legal, and executive. We tried hand-feeding envelopes and were very satisfied with printing quality, although this manual method is slow. There is no pause button; to reset we had to press clear and begin again. The maximum size for copies is 8.5 by 14 inches, and the maximum size for originals is 10 by 14 inches. The unit's hinged top accommodates thicker items such as magazines and books. The XD-100 is supported by a three-year parts-and-labor warranty. --David Greenberger