Xerox Phaser

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The Xerox Phaser 8500 uses Solid Ink technology

Xerox Phaser is the brand name for a line of color and monochrome printers produced and sold by Xerox. Some Phaser printers use Xerox Solid Ink. Phaser printers were originally manufactured and marketed by Tektronix, of Wilsonville, Oregon.

The Acquisition of the Tektronix Color Printing and Imaging Division by Xerox[edit]

Xerox acquired the Tektronix Color Printing and Imaging Division, including the Phaser brand, in 2000.[1] The Phaser brand has become a key component of Xerox's office product portfolio, and the company continues to expand the product line.

One of the more important aspects of the acquisition of the Tektronix divisions is that Xerox decided to keep the Tektronix staff and support services, as Tektronix was a well known name for high-performance and high-quality printers.[2]

The Phaser 7700 Series[edit]

The Xerox Phaser 7700 Series of color laser printers use the VxWorks Operating System on its 20GB PATA IDE Hard Drive.

The 7700 Series is a wide format duplex-capable laser printer capable of printing up to 12x18 page sizes. The average 8.5x11 Letter size speed is 23 pages per minute. ([1])


  1. ^ Deutsch, Claudia H. (1999-09-23). "Xerox to Pay $950 Million For Color Printer Business". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  2. ^ "Xerox buys Tektronix unit". 22 September 1999. Retrieved 2017-08-22.

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