ASHA7436 ARM236.qxd - Sharp Corporation of Australia

The Multifunction that Grows with Your Business
Combining advanced digital technology with powerful features, the AR-M236
Digital Multifunctional System offers high-performance copying and printing
functions for businesses of all sizes, helping you achieve professional results,
faster and easier than ever before. The saddle stitch finisher gives highly
efficient automatic job finishing, allowing you to make professional-looking
booklets. Network scanning and the Sharpdesk™ application contribute to
enhanced workflow in the office. And the universal design and user-friendly
touch-screen LCD control panel make it easy for anyone to harness the power
of this versatile multifunction machine.
User-Friendly Touch-Screen LCD
User-Friendly Universal Design
The AR-M236’s logically designed control panel features a wide, clear touch-screen
LCD panel with easy-to-follow guidance. For example, when adjusting the edge/centre
erase function or, in the event of a paper jam, the LCD displays step-by-step instructions
to guide you through the necessary procedures.
Based on the concept of universal design,
the AR-M236 has features that make it
user-friendly for everyone from beginners
to the physically challenged.
• Optimum-height operation panel for
easy access
• Easy-to-press and -feel indented keys
• Notification sounds for default levels in
manual settings (zoom, exposure, etc.)
• Delayed response setting gives enough
time to cancel operation
Special modes
Edge/centre erase
Pamphlet copy
COPYING
Speedy Copying and Quick First Copy Time
Job Build for Large-Volume Scanning
The AR-M236 has a quick first copy time of 4.8 seconds to save
valuable time when performing
multiple short-run jobs. And with
a continuous copy rate of up to
1st
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23 cpm* (A4 size), you can do
4.8 sec.
CPM
more copy jobs in less time.
With optional extra memory installed, the AR-M236 easily
handles copy jobs exceeding the RSPF capacity of 100 pages*.
The AR-M236 automatically stores large-volume documents of
up to 2,970 pages** in memory so that users can print all
documents at once at a later time.
*13.5 cpm at 1,200 dpi.
**Standard A4 pages. The actual storage limit depends on the amount of
memory installed.
First copy time
(at 600 dpi)
*A4 size
Built-in Stackless Duplex Module
The AR-M236 can automatically produce duplex copies from
one- or two-sided originals. This reduces paper costs and helps
save filing space. Duplex copying is even more productive
when used together with the optional RSPF (reversing single
pass feeder), which
Duplex Copying
efficiently feeds in up
to 100 pages of either
one- or two-sided
originals. Plus, the
duplex module’s short
paper path keeps paper
jams to a minimum.
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Electronic Sorting and Offset Stacking
When working with
Electronic Sorting and Offset
the optional 100-sheet
Stacking
RSPF, the Electronic
Multi-page
Sorting function does
Document is
original
one scan of multiplescanned...
page documents and
stores them in memory
for making up to 999
copies of each page.
The AR-M236
stored in
memory...
automatically collates
multiple sets of copies
electronically sorted...
in page order without
.....
the aid of a sorter and
can also stack each set
slightly shifted apart
Copies
and stacked offset
from the previous (offset
during output.
stacking) for easy
retrieval. All this adds up to speedy copying that boosts
productivity even for large-volume documents.
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Large Paper Capacity
2,100
The AR-M236 comes standard with two
500-sheet drawers and a 100-sheet
multi-bypass feeder for a total paper
capacity of 1,100 sheets. For largevolume jobs and a wider selection
of available paper sizes, the
AR-M236 can accommodate two
types of extra paper drawers for
a total paper capacity of up to
2,100 sheets. When a tray runs
out of paper, the Auto Tray
Switching function automatically
switches to another paper tray filled with the same size paper.
This allows you to do extra-large volume jobs without worrying
about running out of paper.
Versatile Editing Functions
Along with conventional editing functions such as B&W Reverse
and XY Zoom, the AR-M236 gives you advanced editing
functions made possible by digital technology.
A
B
C
D
XY Zoom
Rotation Copy
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2-in-1/4-in-1 Copy
Margin Shift
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Pamphlet Copy
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Automated Job Finishing
The AR-M236 makes it easy to create professional-looking
booklets automatically. Working together with the efficient
Electronic Sorting function and highly productive stackless duplex
module, the optional Saddle Stitch Finisher* folds and staples
sets of documents to make completed booklets. A Punch Module
allows you to punch holes in documents for easy filing. And a
Finisher is also available for jobs that require only simple sorting
and stapling.
Dual Page Copy Mode Centre Erase
Edge Erase
B&W Reverse
Cover Insertion
Superb Image Quality
The Digital Automatic Exposure Control function lets you copy
documents at the optimum exposure level. In Super Photo mode,
the 1,200-dpi laser engine reproduces the finest details of the
original to give you impressive, professional-looking copies.
The Text/Photo mode automatically adjusts the contrast to the
optimum level for an original that includes text and photos.
Original
Analogue
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Digital
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*To be available at a later date.
OTHER KEY FEATURES
Various Types of Job Finishing with the Saddle Stitch Finisher
Stapled documents
Booklets
or
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Punched documents
or
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Wide zoom range from 25 to 400% with preset copy ratios
Automatic paper/magnification selection
Can handle heavy paper stock up to 200 g/m2
Copy auditing (100 accounts)
Pre-Heat and Auto Power Shut-Off modes
NETWORK PRINTING (option)
Speedy Printing with Sharp Technology
The AR-M236 is a high-performance printer incorporating
Sharp Printer Language with Compression (SPLC) technology.
SPLC effectively reduces the data size of print jobs, speeding
up the data transfer time and printing process while improving
overall throughput. Also, the Rip Once/Print Many function
saves print data in the AR-M236’s internal memory and
transfers it to output at an amazing rate of 23 ppm in 600-dpi
resolution. Both IEEE 1284 parallel and USB 2.0 (full speed
mode) ports are provided as standard.
SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) Printing
Compress print data, reduce transfer time
Network Printing
The AR-M236 works as a network printer when equipped with
the optional AR-P17, giving it TCP/IP support and allowing
printing in a Windows® network environment. By adding the
optional AR-NC5J Print Server Card, the AR-M236 becomes
compatible with most of today’s available network operating
systems and protocols and can be used in mixed network
environments as well. You can easily integrate the AR-M236 into
your existing network and enjoy its powerful network printing via
100Base-TX and 10Base-T Ethernet standards in various network
protocols including Novell IPX/SPX, TCP/IP and NetBEUI for
Windows and UNIX, and Macintosh EtherTalk*.
*Requires optional AR-PK1 N.
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TCP/IP
Transfer time reduced by
nearly half (vs. GDI)
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows® 2000
Windows® XP
EtherTalk
Fast printing of text and graphics
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
IPP, etc.
Macintosh
Print
PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulation
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
IPP, etc.
When equipped with the optional AR-P17 Printer Expansion
Kit, the AR-M236 supports PCL5e and PCL6 printer languages.
For compatibility with more fonts and better graphics handling,
PostScript 3 is available with the AR-PK1 N PS3 Expansion Kit.
Note: The optional AR-NC5J is also required for PostScript printing in
the Macintosh OS.
Razor-Sharp 1,200-dpi Printing
The AR-M236’s 600-dpi print engine provides enhanced
1,200-dpi print quality. This can be upgraded to true 1,200-dpi
printing for ultra-clear image quality with the optional AR-P17.
Job Offset and Job Separator
The AR-M236 ensures your documents will stay neatly
organised even when others are using the machine at the
same time. To make it easier to locate and retrieve your
documents from the tray, the AR-M236’s Job Offset function
stacks each print job slightly shifted apart from one another.
In addition, a convenient Job Separator* outputs copied
documents onto a separate tray, preventing them from getting
mixed in with printouts and faxes.
Network Utility Software
Sharp’s original Printer
Administration Utility software
makes printer networks easier to
manage by allowing network
administrators to customise
monitored items and view settings
such as the IP address directly from
their PC. Printer Status Windows
conveniently allow you to monitor
important printer information on
your PC, including on-line/off-line
status, name of the active print job,
and machine conditions such as
amount of paper or toner.
Printer Administration Utility screen
Printer Status Window
Various Printing Functions
• Proof Printing allows you to check a trial set before
printing out entire multiple-page documents in order to avoid
printing mistakes and wasted paper and time.
*Requires optional AR-TR3.
Job Offset
Windows® 95/98/Me
With optional AR-P17
and AR-NC5J installed
Job Separator
Won’t get
mixed!
Printer/fax output
Copier output
• Carbon Copy Printing prints out the same page of a
document onto up to three*1 different kinds of paper from
separate, multiple trays.
• Direct Printing without Printer Driver prints out PDF*2
or TIFF*3 files without opening applications or using printer
drivers. Plus, this function enables e-mail printing, which
automatically prints out the attached files when the
AR-M236 receives e-mail.
*1: Optional paper feed unit required.
Document Finishing
Choose the optional Finisher or Saddle Stitch Finisher to automate
time-consuming tasks such as sorting and stapling. The Saddle
Stitch Finisher* automatically arranges your document in the
proper page layout and makes booklets. A Punch Module is also
available to make hole-punched documents.
*To be available at a later date.
*2: Direct PDF printing requires optional AR-PK1 N.
*3: Certain types of TIFF and PDF files may not print out this way.
OTHER KEY FEATURES
• Duplex printing, Pamphlet Style printing
• N-up, Fit-to-Page, Watermarks, Mirror Image
• Barcode font compatibility, form/font download
NETWORK SCANNING (option)
LDAP Compatibility for Network Scanning
A3 Network Scanning
Built-in LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) support
The optional AR-NS2
eliminates the need to enter or register an entire e-mail address
Network Scanner Expansion
from the LCD control panel. Simply enter the first few letters of
Kit turns the AR-M236 into a
the recipient’s name and the AR-M236 displays a list of
convenient monochrome
possible matches from
network scanner. With the
names and e-mail
touch of a few buttons, you
addresses on your
can choose one of three
company’s LDAP server.
ways to distribute your
This feature saves
scanned documents.
precious time and lets you
Scan to E-mail allows you
avoid errors when typing
to send documents as an
e-mail addresses.
attachment to any e-mail address over the Internet. Additionally,
an “ad hoc” feature allows you to conveniently enter an e-mail
subject title or file name from the touch-screen LCD.
Scan to FTP Server lets you scan a
document directly to an FTP server for
Scan to desktop
Scan to FTP server
Send to
Store and share
special applications such as company-wide
designated PC
as digital data
posting or archiving. Scan to Desktop
Client PCs
File server
enables you to send scanned documents
directly to your desktop computer. And with
Sharpdesk™, Sharp’s powerful but easy-toScan to e-mail
use document management software (see
Send as e-mail
attachment
below), editing and managing scanned
Scan
documents is easier than ever.
Document
Internet
Sharpdesk™ for Total Document Management
Sharpdesk™ is an original,
intuitive application that provides
integrated desktop management
of documents regardless of the
format. Once you scan
documents and images, or dragand-drop existing files
on your PC into
Folder window
Sharpdesk™, you can
view their thumbnail
images and organise,
edit, search and
distribute your
documents in over
200 file formats for
maximum productivity.
View/work area
Output zone
VIEW
& SEARCH
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Sharpdesk’s built-in
Search engine displays
results clearly and logically,
making it fast and easy to
find and retrieve scanned
documents or any
electronic file on your PC.
You can also view files in
their native format by
Search screen
dragging and dropping
them onto Sharpdesk’s
View/Work area, where they will be displayed as easy-torecognise thumbnail images. Sharpdesk supports over 200
kinds of file formats, including Excel, Word, TIFF, JPEG and
BMP.
EDIT
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Sharpdesk™ 3.0 screen
Composer
CONVERT
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Output your scanned documents by dragging them onto the
desired icon in the Output zone. You can archive, print, e-mail
or fax files, or open them in your favourite application.
Sharpdesk can convert documents to PDF format for
sending as easy-to-open e-mail attachments. It can also convert
scanned documents to editable text using OCR (optical
character recognition).
Print
Fax
E-mail
Convert
by OCR
Sharpdesk Composer lets you
combine different types of files into
a single document through simple
drag-and-drop operation. Image
Editor provides a range of useful
annotation tools such as labels,
stamps and marks, allowing
network users to check and
proofread documents without
overwriting the original files and
without having to print out a
hard copy.
Composer
Image Editor
Annotation function
FAXING (option)
High-Speed Operation
Multi Access
The AR-FX7 Fax Expansion Kit turns the AR-M236
into a Super G3 fax machine featuring a fast
modem speed of 33.6 Kbps. Using JBIG data
compression, the AR-M236 can send an A4 size page in under
3 seconds*. Working together with the machine’s 1.5-second
scanning, this function greatly enhances the efficiency of your
faxing jobs.
*Based on ITU-T test chart No. 1 at standard resolution.
Duplex Transmission and Reception
You get two different functions simultaneously; for example, you
can scan documents into memory for transmission while you
receive an incoming fax.
PC-Fax
A PC-Fax function allows you to directly send a document
created on your PC to a recipient’s fax machine via the
AR-M236. Since all faxing procedures are done on your PC
without printing to paper, this function saves times, increases
faxing productivity, and retains original document quality.
With the optional RSPF, the AR-M236 scans both pages of twosided documents and sorts them in memory. The pages are then
transmitted in the proper order. Thanks to the standard duplex
module, the AR-M236 can also print incoming faxes onto both
sides of paper, thus saving you paper costs.
“Send Fax”
command from PC
Fax is sent to recipient
fax machine
Quick On-Line Transmission
The AR-M236 starts dialling and transmitting a multi-page
document as soon as the first page is scanned into memory. This
greatly reduces the overall time it takes to send the document.
3 steps!
Conventional faxing
“Print” command
Conventional Memory Transmission
Dial
Scan All
Output document
Fax document
PC-Fax (AR-M236)
Send
“Send” command
Select printer or
PC-fax driver
Quick On-Line Transmission (AR-M236)
1 step!
Greatly reduces time
required for faxing
Scan
Saves Time
Dial
Send
OTHER KEY FEATURES
• Automatic Print Reduction automatically reduces the
size of received faxes to fit the size of the printing paper
500-Number Auto Dialling
Register up to 500 numbers
into the customisable
directory of one-touch autodial keys, listed in
alphabetical order for easy
searches of specific
numbers.
• Memory Transmission stores documents in memory,
allowing the originals to be returned to the user quickly
• Memory Reception saves incoming faxes in memory if the
AR-M236 runs out of paper or toner
• Timer Transmission enables unattended after-hours
operation when reduced phone rates are in effect
• Polling allows the user to retrieve a document left in the
feeder of a remote fax machine
• Programme keys (up to 8 keys) are available to set up
frequently used transmissions for instant recall
F-Code Communication
Conforming to the ITU-T F-Code (sub-address and passcode)
standard, the AR-M236 is capable of F-Code confidential
communication, F-Code relay request transmission and F-Code
memory polling with other fax machines regardless of the
manufacturer or model.
• Long originals (up to 1,000 mm long) can be sent using
the RSPF (Note: Not possible for A3-wide paper or in Ultra
Fine mode)
• Dual Page Scan allows faxing of pages from an open
book or documents placed side by side
• Job Separator separates incoming faxes from copier jobs
• Offset Stacking slightly shifts individual faxes as they
arrive for easy retrieval
Ultra Fine Mode
You can set the AR-M236 to this ultra-high resolution to give the
recipient crisp, clear reproduction of detailed images and fine text.
• Broadcast Faxing to up to 200 destinations
• Anti-Junk Fax blocks unwanted faxes from up to 50
specified fax numbers
DOCUMENT SECURITY
Sharp’s Layered Security Approach Protects Your Business at Every Level
The AR-M236 has multiple levels of network and data security to restrict access to your electronic documents and ensure that
unauthorised personnel cannot get hold of valuable data. Users get peace of mind knowing they can safely copy, print, scan
and fax digital documents in any business environment, thanks to Sharp, the leader in office equipment security.
IP/MAC Address Filtering
Data Security
The optional AR-NC5J Print Server Card and the AR-P17 Printer
Digital copier/printers or multifunction products can retain
Expansion Kit provide the AR-M236 with highly secure printing
hundreds of pages of confidential information from previous
and scanning capabilities by restricting access to the AR-M236
jobs on their internal memory. To prevent these sensitive
on your office network.
records from being
Only PCs that have either
recovered by
IP/MAC Address Filtering
Data Security System
or both their IP address
unauthorised persons, the
Copy Data
Print Data
or MAC (media access
AR-M236 can be
Prevents data leak
OK
control) address registered
equipped with the
Scan Data
Fax Data
are allowed to use the
optional AR-FR12 Data
AR-M236. Attempted
Security Kit*, which
access from an unknown
completely erases the
T
NO!
RE
EC
IP or MAC address will
data generated for each
PS
The data generated for each
TO
job is automatically erased
be denied, preventing
job.
once that job is finished
Unknown IP or MAC addresses
unauthorised use.
*To be available at a later
will be denied access
Data Erase
Confidential Print
User Authentication for Network Scanning
With the optional AR-P17, the AR-M236 provides confidential
printing. To keep others from seeing confidential documents as
they are being printed out, the AR-M236’s Confidential Print
function requires the user to enter in a PIN (personal
identification number) at the machine before printing can begin.
To prevent unauthorised use of network scanning, the AR-M236
supports user authentication, which requires users to log in to
the machine before performing any network scanning
operations.
Note: Available with optional AR-P17 and AR-NS2.
Confidential Print
Set PIN on your PC.
User enters PIN on
operation panel.
Data is sent from PC...
date.
Auditing Mode
Confidential
printouts won’t be
read by others.
An auditing mode built into the AR-M236 requires users to enter
a five-digit PIN code to gain access to the operation panel. This
feature also restricts users from printing to the AR-M236.
and
stored on
memory
Software Options to Expand the AR-M236’s Key Features
PRINT
COPY
SECURITY
SCAN
SPLC printing
Max. 23 ppm (ROPM)
Duplex printing
–
Copy auditor
USB 2.0 (full speed)
IEEE 1284 (parallel)
Max. 23 cpm
True 1,200 dpi*1
Electronic sorting
Duplex copying
AR-P17
–
PCL6/5e printing
Network printing (TCP/IP)*2
True 1,200 dpi printing
Direct TIFF*3 printing
PAU & status monitor
–
Confidential printing (with PIN)
AR-PK1 N
–
PS3 printing
Direct PDF*3 printing
–
–
AR-PF1/PF2
–
Barcode font support
Font & form download
–
AR-NC5J
–
Network printing (multi
protocol)
–
IP/MAC address filtering
Protocol selection
AR-NS2
–
–
Network scanning
Sharpdesk™ 3.0
Scan user authentication
AR-M236
(Base Unit)
10Base-T/100Base-TX
USB 2.0 (full speed)
IEEE 1284 (parallel)
AR-FX7
Super G3 & G3 fax, PC-fax (with AR-P17)
AR-FR12
Data erase (copy/print/scan/fax)
*1: Max. 13.5 cpm at 1,200 dpi resolution. *2: In Windows environment only. *3: Certain types of TIFF and PDF files may not print out this way.
AR-M236 Digital Multifunctional System
Specifications
Network Support*8 (option)
General
Type
Engine speed (copy/print)
(A4 size)
Paper size
Paper capacity
Memory
First copy time*1
Warm-up time*2
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight
Desktop
600 dpi: Max. 23 cpm/ppm
1,200 dpi: Max. 13.5 cpm/ppm
Max. A3, min. A5
1,100 sheets (500 x 2 + 100), max. 2,100 sheets with option
32MB, upgradeable to 1,056MB
4.8 seconds
23 seconds
230 ~ 240V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Max. 1.4 kW, 1.1W or less in Sleep mode
623 x 609.5 x 640.5 mm
Approx. 46 kg
Gradation
Zoom range
Features
Network protocols
Printing protocols
Feature
10Base-T, 100Base-TX (RJ-45 Ethernet connection)
Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000/XP,
Novell NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.0, UNIX, Linux, Macintosh system
8.6 to 9.x and 10.1 or later
TCP/IP for Windows and UNIX environments,
IPX/SPX for Novell environments, EtherTalk for Macintosh
environments, NetBEUI for Windows environments
LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail printing), HTTP,
Novell Printserver application with NDS and Bindery,
FTP for downloading print files, EtherTalk printing, IPP
Network security with IP/MAC address filtering
Scanner*9
Copier
Original paper size
Continuous copy
Resolution
Hardware interface
Supported platforms
Resolution*10
Max. A3
Max. 999 copies
Scan: 400 dpi
Print: 600 dpi, 1,200 dpi (Super Photo mode)
Scan: 256 levels
Print: 2 levels
25 to 400% (1,200 dpi: 50 to 200%) in 1% increments with
10 preset ratios (5R + 5E) in metric system
• Scan once/print many • Electronic sorting • Offset function
• Duplex copy • Dual page copy • B&W reverse • XY zoom
• Multi shot (2-in-1/4-in-1) • Rotation copy • Edge/centre erase
• Margin shift • Auto paper/magnification selection
• Job programme • Job build • Pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes
• Copy auditing (100 accounts) • Pamphlet copy • Cover insertion
Printer*3
Standard: 600 dpi (enhanced 1,200 dpi)
Option: 1,200 dpi
Memory
Standard: Shared
Option: 64MB, upgradeable to 320MB
Interface
Standard: IEEE 1284, USB 2.0
Option: 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Supported OS
Standard: Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000/XP,
Windows® 95/98/Me
Option: Macintosh 8.6 to 9.x and 10.1 or later*4
PDL emulation
Standard: SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression)
Option: PCL 6/5e, PS3*4
Available fonts
Standard: Host-based
Option: 80 fonts for HP PCL, 136 fonts for PS3*4
Features
[Standard] • Duplex print • N-up (2/4) • Paper/output tray selection
• Smoothing • RIP once/print many • Fit to page • Image adjust
• Print with stapling • Watermarks
• Pamphlet style • Binding edge • N-up (2/4/8/16)
[Option]
• Cover insertion (front & back) • Transparency insertion
• Negative image*5 • Mirror image*5 • Carbon copy print • Overlay
• Print auditor • Job retention (confidential print, proof print)
• Direct printing of PDF*4*6 and TIFF*6 files • E-mail print
• Barcode font compatibility*7 • Font/form download
Compatibility
File format
Features
Facsimile*11
Compression method
Communication protocol
Transmission time
Modem speed
Scanning resolution
Memory
Grayscale levels
Features
Resolution
Options
AR-TR3
Job Separator
Tray Kit
AR-RP7
100-Sheet Reversing
Single Pass Feeder
Optical: 400 dpi (setting range: 200, 300, 600)
Output: 200, 300, 600 dpi
TWAIN compliant (push out method)
TIFF, PDF
• Sharpdesk™ 3.0 • Scan to e-mail/FTP server/desktop PC
(with Sharpdesk) • LDAP for easy e-mail address browsing
and ad hoc e-mail/file name entry from control panel
JBIG/MMR/MR/MH
Super G3/G3
Less than 3 seconds*12
33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback
Standard: 8 dots x 3.85 lines/mm up to 16 dots x 15.4 lines/mm
2MB, upgradeable to 10MB with options
256 levels
• Duplex transmission/reception • PC-fax transmission
• Quick on-line transmission • F-Code compatibility
• 500 rapid dials • Confidential communication
• Anti-junk fax reception • Memory transmission
• Group dials (up to 50 groups & 200 destinations)
• Broadcasting (up to 200 destinations) • 8 programmes
• Department control (100 profiles)
*1:
When feeding A4 sheets from 1st paper tray, A4 original scanned on document glass
in Auto Exposure mode.
At rated voltage, 25°C, 65% RH.
Optional AR-P17 Printer Expansion Kit required for some features.
AR-PK1 N PS3 Expansion Kit required.
Available only in PS3.
Certain types of PDF and TIFF files may not print out this way.
AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit required.
AR-P17 provides TCP/IP network connectivity in a Windows environment; adding the AR-NC5J
Print Server Card gives network connectivity with other operating systems and protocols.
*9: Optional AR-NS2 Network Scanner Expansion Kit, AR-P17 and memory required.
*10: Resolutions higher than 400 dpi are interpolated.
*11: Optional AR-FX7 Fax Expansion Kit required.
*12: Based on ITU-T test chart no.1 at standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps,
JBIG compression.
*2:
*3:
*4:
*5:
*6:
*7:
*8:
• Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Colour variations to
products may occur due to printing.
• Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names and
product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
• Some options may not be available in some areas.
AR-VR6
Document Cover
AR-P17
Printer Expansion Kit
AR-FN5 N
Finisher
AR-M236
1,100 mm
AR-F14
AR-FX7
Saddle Stitch
Finisher
(to be available
at a later date)
AR-PN1A/B/C/D Punch Module
AR-NC5J Print Server Card
AR-PK1N PS3 Expansion Kit
AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit
AR-PF2 Flash ROM Kit
for downloaded fonts
930.7 mm
Fax Expansion Kit
AR-D21
AR-D22
500-Sheet Paper
Feed Unit
Dual 500-Sheet
Paper Feed Unit
AR-NS2 Network Scanner Expansion Kit
609.5 m
(with 10 Sharpdesk™ licenses)
m
474 mm
AR-MM9 8MB Fax Memory
AR-SM5 256MB Memory
AR-SM6 512MB Memory
AR-FR12 Data Security Kit
1,097 m
623 mm
m
Shown with options.
(to be available at a later date)
Distributed by:
SHARP CORPORATION OF AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
ABN 40 003 039 405
1 Huntingwood Drive, Huntingwood NSW 2148
PO Box 827 Blacktown NSW 2148
Tel: (02) 9830 4600 Fax: (02) 9672 1208
www.sharp.net.au
©SHARP CORP. Printed in Australia