The Xerox ColorQube 8570N Network Color Solid Ink Printer uses Xeroxs unique solid ink color technology. Solid ink printers create up to 90 less waste, and have a 30 lower lifecycle energy demand, as well as a 30 smaller carbon footprint than comparable laser printers. Solid inks are solid sticks (or blocks) that are non-toxic, non-mess ink. Solid inks are easy to refill, produce vivid colors, are better for the environment, and are budget-friendly.