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    DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Hello my friendsI am shopping for xerox machine
    I find dc 242 dc 252 and 700 same price
    And I find xerox 550 a can be expensive
    Please what the best machine


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by walidcharifi View Post
    Hello my friendsI am shopping for xerox machine
    I find dc 242 dc 252 and 700 same price
    And I find xerox 550 a can be expensive
    Please what the best machine
    None of the above unless you have someone to fix it.

    Do you have PWS and EDOCS for them?


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Consider 242 and 252 to be the same machine; real difference between 242 and 550 is that 550 will take sra3 from the trays, although not extra heavyweight which will still need to be run from tray 5 (unless you have a high capacity feeder). 700 offers better decurling and registration and again will take SRA3 from the trays.

    The price of consumables is another consideration; Drums for the 242 are expensive (up to 200 at the moment in the UK), but toner is cheaper (130 for a twin pack). On the 700 you will be paying up to 80 for a single toner; a little less on the 550. On the 550 and 700 drums last a bit longer because there is a roller to clean the charge roller rather than a sponge pad. Fusers are much more expensive for the 700 and 550 than the 250.

    So the answer is decide what you want to do with it and what is important to you (price, registration, paper handling etc..) and pick the machine that is appropriate to your business model. I would say that the following is a good guide based on what is most important

    Running costs 242 (Drums expensive, but service items and toner are cheaper)
    Compromise 550 (Slightly better registration and SRA3 from trays up to HW1 stock, Slightly more expensive service items and toner)
    Registration 700 if installed and set up by an engineer (SRA3 from trays up to HW1 stock, more expensive service items and toner)

    Image quality is almost identical although some people say that the 700 is a little flat compared to the others, I think that with the right stock it is negligible.


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by prismtech View Post
    None of the above unless you have someone to fix it.

    Do you have PWS and EDOCS for them?
    no


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by walidcharifi View Post
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    You need to get that figured out first my friend! These machines will eat you alive unless you have access to both spare parts and service documentation..

    I would only but them in sets of two so you can swap parts back and forth.

    Other than that, the second poster made an excellent comparison for you.


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by prismtech View Post
    you need to get that figured out first my friend! These machines will eat you alive unless you have access to both spare parts and service documentation..

    I would only but them in sets of two so you can swap parts back and forth.

    Other than that, the second poster made an excellent comparison for you.
    thanks
    i go with dc252 counter 195000 * 75000noir * 120000color*


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by walidcharifi View Post
    thanks
    i go with dc252 counter 195000 * 75000noir * 120000color*
    Good machine! Ensure you do the HFSI maintenance.


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    Quote Originally Posted by prismtech View Post
    Good machine! Ensure you do the HFSI maintenance.
    maintenance HFSI.,,???????


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    x700 is first choice and 252 second


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    Re: DC 242 or DC 252 ....700 ..550

    120K should be in good condition and fairly clean. I would ask for the HSFI and would want to look at it b4 purchase. But the best advice is from Jake..

    Bottom line is, if you print a good amount of card stock and you want it fast go with the 700.. Feeding from the Bypass on 242 is very slow.


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