Bill Bulkeley at the Wall Street Journal writes on Xerox's new color printing system, which reduces the cost-per-page by 62 percent.
The machine, called ColorQube, is expected to be unveiled Thursday. It's a multi-function device that prints, copies, scans and faxes, and is designed to be shared over a computer network by several dozen people in an office.
ColorQube uses a new formulation of Xerox's solid ink, a waxy crayon-like substance that is melted and sprayed onto a spinning drum that deposits the ink on a sheet of paper. Color laser printers use powdered toner.
The only problem is that the printer costs $20,000.