PROS / This wireless laser printer is one of the fastest we reviewed.
CONS / The cost to print a single page is significantly higher than with similar printers.
VERDICT / The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N’s fast speeds, excellent print quality and extensive feature set make it stand out from the competition.
Not only is the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N one of the fastest printers in our review, but it also produces high-quality prints and has an exceptional feature set. In addition, it has a large 5-inch touchscreen that makes it easy to navigate settings, and it can handle high print volumes. With all this Xerox wireless laser printer offers, it is easy to see why it earns our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.
This is an all-in-one machine, so it scans, faxes and copies as well as prints, and it can do all four in color. It is large and bulky, though this is mostly because of its multifunction capabilities and color toner. It measures 16.5 x 19.9 x 19.7 inches, which means it can be hard to move and needs plenty of desk space.
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N has a large 5-inch color touchscreen, so it’s easy to navigate through the machine’s numerous settings and feature. This is the largest touchscreen we saw on a wireless laser printer.
This printer’s outstanding print quality stood out in our tests. We found only six printing errors in the 10-page, text-heavy document we printed. Even better, we didn’t find a single error in our color text document.
We did find a few errors in the Excel and PowerPoint documents we printed, but they were minor and easy to overlook. We found one instance of color inversion in the Excel document and some oversaturated colors and banding in our PowerPoint print test.
In addition to having excellent print quality, the WorkCentre 6515/N is fast. This wireless laser printer boasts speeds up to 19 pages per minute for black-and-white documents and 20 pages per minute for color documents.
Ink & Media
One of this Xerox machine’s biggest drawbacks is its high operating costs. You can choose between standard or a high-capacity toner cartridges. When you use standard-size cartridges, each page costs about $0.25. That cost drops down to $0.17 per page when you use high-capacity cartridges.
This wireless laser printer can handle large quantities of documents. Its 50,000-page duty cycle means you can print up to 1,600 pages per day without damaging the machine.
You also don’t have to refill its primary paper tray often because it holds up to 250 sheets of standard printer paper. In addition, it has a secondary tray that can hold up to 500 sheet and a 50-page automatic document feeder for scanning and copying.
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N has Ethernet network connectivity, and it can connect over Wi-Fi with an optional add-on module. It is easy to print from mobile devices because it supports both the Apple AirPrint and the Google Cloud Print apps. When you use the company’s own app, Xerox Mobile Link, you can scan documents and send them to a smartphone or tablet, email, or another web-connected device.
Furthermore, this printer has a USB port, which allows you to print and scan directly from a USB storage device. It can also link to mobile devices using near-field communication (NFC) – simply tap your NFC-capable smartphone or tablet to the designated area on the printer.
Help & Support
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N is covered under a one-year warranty, which is standard for wireless laser printers. If you have any questions or concerns, you can talk to a customer service representative via email, telephone or live chat. There are forums on the Xerox website, but unfortunately, there aren’t any FAQs or troubleshooting guides to provide additional guidance and support.
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/N is one of the best wireless laser printers thanks to the high-quality documents it prints, its fast printing speeds, and its extensive feature set. It is a large printer with a high per-page printing cost, but it has everything you need to handle large and small printing projects.