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    Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Trying to figure out something, I am looking at a competitors meter request sheet for a Xerox Colorcube 9202 and the sheet indicates three meters CX1, CX2 & CX3. I know that model does tiered billing but is it one mono meter and two tier color, or just the three tier color? can someone explain the Colorcube meter structure and what thresholds they use if possible so I can decipher this meter sheet?

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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHegs View Post
    Trying to figure out something, I am looking at a competitors meter request sheet for a Xerox Colorcube 9202 and the sheet indicates three meters CX1, CX2 & CX3. I know that model does tiered billing but is it one mono meter and two tier color, or just the three tier color? can someone explain the Colorcube meter structure and what thresholds they use if possible so I can decipher this meter sheet?
    Google:

    "colorqube customer expectation pdf"

    I'm pretty sure the answer is in there.


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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Hybrid Color Plan
    Hybrid Color Plan is not available through all Xerox channels. For customers
    who choose hybrid color plan, their ColorQube 9200 series will have two or
    three billing meters.
    The device automatically counts how many black and color pixels are
    used to produce each printed page. Individual pages are tallied on 3
    separate meters in the machine based on how many color pixels are on
    the particular page.
    Useful Color is billed at the Black + Color Level 1 meter rate and includes
    up to 286,000 color pixels (~1.2% color area coverage on a letter/A4 size
    page).
    Everyday Color is billed at the Color Level 2 meter rate and includes pages
    with 286,001 1,900,000 color pixels.
    Expressive Color is billed at the Color Level 3 meter and includes prints
    with over 1,900,000 color pixels (~8% color area coverage on a letter/A4
    size page).
    The only factor that determines which meter is incremented by a given
    printed page is the number of color pixels used in printing that page.
    Customers only pay for the amount of color they use on each page
    independent of paper size and print quality mode selected.
    The faster (lower resolution) print quality modes generally use fewer color
    pixels to print a given image and therefore the same image may
    occasionally be registered on a lower (less expensive) color level meter.
    When scaling an image to print on a larger paper size or placing multiple
    pages onto a larger paper size (such as a booklet), more color pixels are
    used. This could occasionally register the page on a higher (more
    expensive) color level meter.
    For best possible print quality, gray scale input is rendered as composite
    gray (combo of cyan, magenta, yellow inks) by default. The HCP billing
    meter response will depend on how the document is submitted. If the
    job is submitted by PCL, TIFF or JPG, gray and black pixels will count as
    color in the marked pixel calculation. If the job is submitted by
    Postscript, the gray and black pixels will count as black. Therefore, a print
    made with the PCL driver may not necessarily increment to the same
    meter as it would with the PS driver. There may be a possibility that a
    print made with the PCL driver will be incremented to a meter of higher
    price. In environments with no PDL preference, the PostScript driver is
    recommended to achieve the best accuracy in color output management
    and billing management.
    Copying involves scanning a page, processing the image and printing the
    best possible duplication of the original. The amount and proportion of
    color ink used in this process are not the same as those used when
    printing an original file. If the scanner detects any amount of color on a
    page, gray pixels will be incremented as color pixels (versus black) and
    counted as color pixels in the HCP tier calculations. A copy of a print may
    be incremented to a meter of higher price than directly printing the
    original file.
    Third-party Color Cost Controls, accounting solutions and Foreign Device
    Interface are supported with the Hybrid Color Plan 2 Tier.


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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Am I reading this correctly? There are three meters?

    Black + very minimal color
    Black + avg color
    Black + a lot of color

    Or is it like Kyocera tiered color where there's a Mono meter and Color1, Color 2 and Color 3 (4 different meters)

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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHegs View Post
    Am I reading this correctly? There are three meters?

    Black + very minimal color
    Black + avg color
    Black + a lot of color

    Or is it like Kyocera tiered color where there's a Mono meter and Color1, Color 2 and Color 3 (4 different meters)

    Mono + 2.

    Are you trying to resell your own service contract on a ColorQube? You would rue the day if you did. Machines are almost unuseable new or used.


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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Quote Originally Posted by prismtech View Post
    Mono + 2.

    Are you trying to resell your own service contract on a ColorQube? You would rue the day if you did. Machines are almost unuseable new or used.

    No, I'm helping a sales rep come up with some AMV's on a competitors machine and the customer gave us copies of some old meter requests they had sent back to the incumbent dealer. The math is easy enough but I needed something to reference the CK1, CK2 & CK3 descriptions back to so we can come up with some service pricing on the new equipment proposal so I'll go with Mono, light color, heavier color.

    Thanks for your help.


    BTW, I've NEVER heard anything even slightly positive on the Colorcube products, are they as bad as they sound?

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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHegs View Post
    No, I'm helping a sales rep come up with some AMV's on a competitors machine and the customer gave us copies of some old meter requests they had sent back to the incumbent dealer. The math is easy enough but I needed something to reference the CK1, CK2 & CK3 descriptions back to so we can come up with some service pricing on the new equipment proposal so I'll go with Mono, light color, heavier color.

    Thanks for your help.


    BTW, I've NEVER heard anything even slightly positive on the Colorcube products, are they as bad as they sound?
    Absolute Feces. Print heads are garbage - Drum drive falls apart - Cleaning units fail randomly - Print quality is grainy - Leave streaks on heavy color output - 30 minutes to turn on - UI is garbage - Made cheap with nylon gears etc.

    Only blessing is they are all starting to get replaced at end of lease(s). We literally send them to be shredded for e-waste the second they get picked up.


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    Re: Colorcube 9202 meters?


    BTW, I've NEVER heard anything even slightly positive on the Colorcube products, are they as bad as they sound?

    YES!

    Last edited by Aneurysm; 10-04-2017 at 06:15 PM. Reason: fixed quote bracket

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