Thursday, June 11, 2009

Xerox ColorQube "Poll Results"


To say the least, the Qube is hot, depending how you look at it. A little over a week ago we posted a poll on the blog, we asked "What do you think about "Xerox unveils breakthrough color technology?"

In almost three weeks we've had 278 votes, this poll is hot and may top our all time poll in a few weeks. Here's the latest update for you.


Xerox "unveils breakthrough color technology"

Wow, this will turn the color market up side down! 82 votes 29%
A lot of hype about nothing, not a big deal! 126 votes 45%
I'm gonna have to see how this pans out! 70 votes 25%

278 votes total

Since our last poll there were an additional 107 votes, 19 votes for "Wow, this will turn the color market upside down, 63 votes for "A lot of hype about nothing, not a big deal!, and 25 votes for "I'm goona have to see how this pans out!. Interesting that in a week and a half, over 60% voted "A lot of hype about nothing and a big deal"

-=Good Selling=-

4 comments:

Thomas said...

"Breakthrough" color technology? Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't solid ink technology been around for more than 10 years?
I applaude Xerox's creative marketing - I've seen the brochhure w/ the 2 piles of consumable waste... but they aren't pushing this product on their best accounts b/c Xerox themselves aren't sure about this product yet.

Art Post said...

Thomas, thanx for the comment! Seeing is believing and I believe most will opt for laser rather than wax. News Flash "ColorQube Goes the Way of the Edgeline"

Art Post said...

Thomas, thanx for the comment! Seeing is believing and I believe most will opt for laser rather than wax. News Flash "ColorQube Goes the Way of the Edgeline"

TBA said...

I've seen several versions of output from the ColorQube, in all the the four output quality modes. IMO, the only acceptable mode with decent quality is the highest mode.

The quality starts off as really poor at the lower quality settings, and gradually improves with better density and tones. At the lower end, it looks very mottled and speckled, almost like an inkjet printer with clogged heads and empty tanks. I would rate this as barely useful for a draft.

This mode gives the Qube it's higher speed rating; at the highest quality the speed is cut by half.

Even the energy savings - the main push so far - are questionable given how most offices will use the device. If the device enters low power mode the wax has to be wasted, then it takes a long time to warm up again.

I'd say so far this looks like hype.