• Great text and good graphics output
  • Dark color scans
  • Good speed


  • Pricey toner

At A Glance

This workgroup MFP offers good speed and print quality, but its positive attributes are overshadowed by expensive toner.

Manufacturer’s Description

The right solution for today's pace of business. Your busy workteam needs a value-packed color device that gets the job done with the rare combination of outstanding print quality, unparalleled simplicity, and day-in, day-out dependability. Introducing the Phaser 6500 and WorkCentre 6505.

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The Specs

Part Number 6505/DN
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 635753624588
Scanner Type Flatbed
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 3.5 cents per page


Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality:PDF Good
Scan quality: Color photo Fair
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Very Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 14.3   ppm
Print speed: Color photo 111.38   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed: PDF 72.27   seconds for 4-page PDF
Scan speed 1 75.5   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 88.2   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi