MX-4500N/3500N
Digital Full Colour Multifunctional System
Reach Colourful New Heights with
Secure Multifunction Power
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Target of Evaluation. It certifies that the product
conforms to security assurance requirements.
MX-4500N MX-3500N
Copy
Network Print
Network Scan
Sharpdesk
Fax
OPTION
Combine the power of colour and
multifunction to advance your business
Colour is a powerful communication tool that can give your business an
extra edge in getting your message through. With the MX-4500N and
MX-3500N, you can bring the advantages of colour to your office without
compromising productivity, quality or cost.
Fast output speeds for colour and B/W documents, high-quality
imaging technology and a host of productivity-boosting features make
copy/print jobs effortless. And with the optional Fiery® Print Controller,
your entire office can benefit from powerful network printing solutions.
In addition to advanced printing and copying, the MX-4500N and
MX-3500N feature an integrated document management system that
seamlessly streamlines office workflow, while their multi-layered security
functions ensure that your business is protected.
MX-4500N/3500N
Digital Full Colour Multifunctional System
Easy to Use and Environmentally Conscious
The MX-4500N and MX-3500N are easy to use for everyone in your office,
regardless of ability or experience. Users can navigate quickly and easily
through more advanced functions with the help of an easy-to-read 8.9-inch
touch-screen LCD with customisable keys.
The MX-4500N and MX-3500N are also conscious of the environment by
using newly developed supplies such as a low-consumption toner and feature
a design that supports the RoHS directive and offers one of the lowest
standby power consumption rates available.
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DOCUMENT
MANAGEMENT
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SECURITY
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ENVIRONMENT &
USER-FRIENDLY
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OPTIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
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Key Features
Productive Output
Sharp’s One-of-a-Kind Features
All-in-One Full-Colour MFP
• Speedy output of max. 35 ppm in colour
and 45/35 ppm in B/W
• Quick first copy time in both colour and
B/W
• Professional job finishing options include
booklet making and hole punching
• Network tandem function doubles
output speed by linking two machines
• Standard hard disk and electronic sorting
for both colour and B/W
• Large paper capacity of max. 5,600
sheets
• Standard 100-sheet Reversing Single
Pass Feeder and stackless duplex module
• Variety of advanced copy/print functions
• Large touch-screen LCD control panel
and customisable user settings
• USB memory direct printing
• Colour stamp function, mixed size
original feeding, easy text entry
• Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)
allows third-party software developers
to customise the machine to meet exact
user needs
• Standard PCL5c/PCL6 and optional PS3
emulation
• Optional Fiery Print Controller for
powerful network printing solutions
• Full-colour network scanning with scan
to e-mail/FTP server/desktop/network
folder (SMB)/USB memory
• Sharpdesk for easy, integrated document
management on a PC
• Document filing function to instantly
reuse saved jobs
• Optional Super G3 fax and Internet fax
(in B/W)
• LDAP support for easy browsing of
e-mail addresses and fax numbers
Industry-Leading Security Solutions
Breathtaking Image Quality
Environment and User-Friendly
• Optional Data Security Kit encrypts and
erases confidential data
• SSL and encrypted PDF for secure network
communications
• Document Control function* prevents
unauthorised copying, scanning, faxing and
filing
• Secure embedded network interface with
IP/MAC address filtering
• High-quality imaging with new
Mycrostoner
• Oil-less toner for brilliant, non-glossy
colour output
• Enhanced Sharp Auto Colour Mode
and Auto Colour Selection for easy
colour copying
• Newly developed, environmentally
conscious supplies
• Industry-leading energy-saving design
(less than 1W in standby for fax
reception)
• Lead and chromium-free design (RoHS
compliant)
• Job Status screen lets you view the list
of jobs in progress
* Requires optional Data Security Kit
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NETWORK PRINTING
Productive & Superb Quality
Speedy Printing and Data Processing
The tandem printing engine with four in-line
drums helps the MX-4500N/3500N deliver a
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Automated Job Finishing
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The MX-4500N/3500N makes it easy to create professionallooking booklets. Working together with the highly productive
fast output of 35 ppm in full colour and
45/35 ppm in B/W*. Its short, straight paper path minimises
paper jams to save you paper and toner costs. And the
built-in stackless duplex module, the optional
Saddle Stitch Finisher folds and staples sets
of documents to make completed booklets. A
MX-4500N/3500N’s RIP Once/Print Many function only needs to
download print data once from the PC for printing, enabling
multi-page documents to be printed directly from the
space-efficient Finisher is also available for
jobs that require only simple sorting and
stapling. And, a Punch Module allows you
MX-4500N/3500N’s hard disk. Printed documents are
automatically collated and output in the proper page order, with
each set stacked offset for easier retrieval.
to punch holes in documents for easy filing.
A Variety of Job Finishing Options
* A4 (8 1/2" x 11"), portrait
Large Paper Capacity
For high-volume work, the MX4500N/3500N can accommodate an
optional 3,500-sheet large-capacity
tray and stand with 2 x 500-sheet
paper drawers for a total capacity of
5,600 sheets. The Auto Tray
Switching function automatically switches to another paper tray
filled with the same size paper, allowing you to do extra-large
volume jobs without worrying about running out of paper.
Saddle stitching
Stapling
Hole punching
Network Tandem Function
When two MX-4500N/
Equivalent to 90 ppm
3500Ns are connected to the
same office network, you
can use both simultaneously
45 ppm
45 ppm
to double output to up to 70
ppm in colour and 90/70
ppm in B/W. With simple operation, you can quickly complete
large-volume jobs to meet tight deadlines.
High-Quality Imaging with Mycrostoner
The MX-4500N/3500N adopts Mycrostoner, a new toner of
smaller particle size that clearly reproduces thin lines, small
characters and halftone colours. The oil-less toner also produces
vivid, natural-looking colour printouts that you can easily write
messages or post sticky notes on.
Proof Printing
To prevent the waste of large-volume misprints, the MX-4500N/
3500N lets users output only the first set to check the content,
adjust settings if necessary, and then initiate output of the rest of
the job from the LCD control panel.
Versatile
USB Memory Direct Print
The MX-4500N/3500N offers a whole new level of
convenience with a USB port for printing data directly
from USB memory devices — an indispensable
function for users who are in a hurry or who want
quick machine access without a PC. Once the device
is connected, the MX-4500N/3500N guides users
through simple operations on the LCD control panel.
PLAN
Expansion Kit is available.
PLAN 3
PLAN
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• Tab Print can print directly onto tabs on
document separators and insert them into
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Various Print Applications
The MX-4500N/3500N supports PCL5c and PCL6 printer
languages. For compatibility with PostScript 3, the MX-PKX1 PS3
PLAN 1
PLAN
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PCL5c/PCL6 and PS3
assigned positions, enabling you to create
professional-looking documents.
• PDF/TIFF/JPEG Direct Print prints PDF, TIFF or JPEG files
without using the printer driver or opening applications.
Note: Direct PDF printing requires optional MX-PKX1. May not support all
PDF, TIFF and JPEG formats.
• Carbon Copy Print mode automatically
outputs multiple printouts of the same
data on plain and/or coloured paper;
convenient for invoices and purchase orders.
• Form Overlay can store office document formatting such as
letterheads and overlay contents in colour, eliminating the need
for pre-printed paper.
• Barcode font compatibility (with optional AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit)
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Network-Ready
Supports Most Office Environments
The MX-4500N/3500N works as a network printer with the most
commonly used network operating systems and protocols and
Ethernet
(10Base-T/100Base-TX)
Windows®
even in mixed network OS environments. With a 64-bit, 600 MHz
CPU, you get powerful network printing via 100Base-TX and
10Base-T Ethernet standards.
Macintosh
Print
Other Key Features
• Duplex printing, auto colour selection
Windows Server®
• N-up printing, Pamphlet Style printing, cover/transparency insertion
Fiery® Print Controller
The optional MX-PEX1 Fiery Print Controller upgrades the MX-4500N/3500N’s network printing capabilities, combining streamlined
productivity with powerful tools for managing and manipulating workflow.
Command Workstation® *
Fast Variable Data Printing**
This feature enables the centralised
management of multiple Fiery print
controllers, allowing maximum control
of print jobs.
Fiery FreeForm™, a unique and productive solution for variable
data printing, makes creating full-colour customised documents
easy and efficient. Once a master document is stored on the MXPEX1, FreeForm saves time by pairing variable or personal data
with the master rather than making each document one by one.
* Command Workstation® LE for Macintosh
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Job Monitor
The Job Monitor conveniently allows
users to track the status of print jobs
sent to the MX-4500N/3500N directly
from a PC, helping to prevent misprints
by alerting users if an error occurs.
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Master data
(non-variable)
EFI Impose™
advanced calibration, colour editing
and profile management utilities to
processing or RIPping, regardless of the
originating application or platform.
users to maintain accurate colour
output across multiple platforms and
applications without difficulty.
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Fiery Options
ColorWise® Pro Tools provide
give expert users precise control over
colour quality. ColorWise® is a colour
management system that allows casual
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EFI Impose is a powerful bundle of
imposition tools that allow you to
assemble and edit documents before
Accurate Colour Reproduction
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Graphic Arts Option**
Graphic Arts Option provides easy-to-use Fiery utilities including
Spot-On® for accurate and consistent colour matching, Hot
Folders to eliminate repetitive tasks for streamlined workflow, and
Auto Trapping to avoid gaps between two neighbouring colours
printed.
Faster Multi-Page Printing
RIP-While-Print® enables the MX-PEX2 to begin processing pages
while current pages are printing, while Continuous Print stores
processed pages in memory before printing them out, eliminating
• Secure Erase deletes and overwrites all traces of job data from
the hard disk, ensuring that all evidence of the job is removed.
the need to cycle down the MX-6200N between different print
jobs.
• The core module of the Velocity™ workflow software, Velocity
Balance™ provides centralised management of multiple printers
and intelligent distribution of print jobs.
Genuine Adobe® PostScript®3™
• EFI Color Profiler™ Kit ensures accurate and consistent colour
across multiple printers and monitors.
The MX-PEX1 supports genuine PostScript3 for compatibility with
more fonts and better graphics handling.
** For PostScript only
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COPYING
Speedy Copying and Quick First Copy Time
Job Build for Large-Volume Scanning
The MX-4500N/3500N has a quick first copy
time of 6.9 seconds in full colour and 4.1/4.7
The MX-4500N/3500N easily handles large-volume copy jobs
exceeding the RSPF’s 100-sheet*1 capacity. For example, a 270sheet original can be scanned as batches of 100 + 100 + 70 sheets
and automatically stored on the MX-4500N/3500N’s hard disk*2.
Users can then print the entire document in a single run.
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45/35
CPM
CPM
seconds in B/W to save valuable time when
performing multiple short-run jobs. And with a continuous copy
rate of 35 cpm in full colour and 45/35 cpm in B/W*, you can
*1: A4 (8 1/2" x 11")
*2: The number of pages that can be stored for the Job Build function
depends on the machine’s HDD capacity and other conditions.
do more copy jobs in less time.
* A4 (8 1/2" x 11"), portrait
Productive Collated Output from Memory
Auto Colour Selection
The MX-4500N/3500N’s Scan Once/Print Many function only
requires a single scan of a multi-page original for copying. The
machine then automatically outputs collated sets of copies in the
proper page order without the aid of a sorter (electronic sorting).
Each set is slightly shifted apart from the previous (offset stacking)
for easy retrieval. Up to 999 copies can be made directly from
memory.
The MX-4500N/3500N automatically distinguishes whether the
pages in a document are colour or B/W. Even if multi-page
originals include a combination of colour and B/W pages, the
MX-4500N/3500N selects the ideal mode for each page and
outputs copies to match the original.
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Document with colour
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Multi-page original is scanned...
stored on hard disk
in proper page order...
Distinguishes colour
and B/W pages
Outputs each page in the
appropriate print mode
...and stacked offset
Image Editing Functions
Reversing Single Pass Feeder (RSPF)
The MX-4500N/3500N comes standard with a highly efficient 100sheet RSPF (reversing single pass feeder), which automatically
feeds in single or two-sided
originals up to A3 (11" x 17") in
size, eliminating the tedious task
of placing and turning over each
page by hand.
The MX-4500N/3500N includes colourful editing functions made
possible by digital technology.
• Multi-Page Enlargement divides an image onto separate
sheets for making posters up to A0 x 2 (44" x 68") in size.
• Image Repeat places multiple copies of an image onto a single
sheet.
• Mirror Image makes a reverse image of the original.
• XY Zoom adjusts the horizontal and vertical ratios independently.
• B/W Reverse reverses the black and white of an image.
Built-in Stackless Duplex Module
Please see specifications for a list of available functions.
Busi
ness
Perf
The MX-4500N/3500N can make two-sided
copies using its built-in stackless duplex module,
effectively reducing paper costs as well as saving
filing space. Duplex copying is even more effective
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when used together with the RSPF.
• Book Copy is convenient for compiling copies of a book or
bound originals into pamphlet format.
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• Card Shot enables one-touch copying of both
Enhanced Sharp Auto Colour Mode
Sharp Auto Colour Mode analyses the content of an original
document and automatically recognises the type of original. It
then selects the optimum copy mode to produce copies that are
faithful to the original. The MX-4500N/3500N’s Enhanced Sharp
Auto Colour Mode advances this excellent function even further,
making it possible to even clearly reproduce characters with colour
or halftone dots in the background.
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• Colour Stamp lets you choose from four
categories: date, page number, text or stamps
such as “URGENT.” Each category can be
assigned one colour from a choice of four colours.
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• Mixed Size Original Copy mode automatically distinguishes
documents of mixed sizes (such as A3/B4, B4/A4, etc.) fed
through the RSPF and chooses the appropriate paper.
Note: Some restrictions apply when combining paper sizes of different
format series.
Enhanced Sharp Auto Colour Mode
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Text comes out crisp and clear
sides of a card (credit cards, ID cards, etc.) onto
a single page.
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royalty and scholars, and
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Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its
ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community.
Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on
Other Key Features
one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of
residential areas.
With its mix of ancient and
• Automated job finishing, network tandem copying, proof copying
modern, there is plenty for both
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the tourist and resident to do.
Whether its visiting one of the
many historic buildings, colleges
• Accepts paper sizes from A5R (5 1/2" x 8 1/2R") to A3 wide
(12" x 18") and heavy paper up to 209 g/m2
IMAGE SENDING
Scan
Fax
Multiple Distribution of Scanned Files
Automated Fax Finishing
Fax
With the touch of a few buttons, you can choose different ways to
distribute your scanned documents. Scan to E-mail sends
The MX-4500N/3500N
eliminates the need to copy
documents as an e-mail attachment. Scan to FTP Server scans
documents directly to an FTP server for storage. Scan to Desktop
sends scanned documents directly to your PC desktop. Scan to
and staple received faxes by
hand. Simply use the Fax
Output setting on the LCD control panel to designate the number
Network Folder sends files to a shared folder on a networked
Windows PC. Scan to USB Memory scans documents directly to
USB memory devices. And Scan to Fax enables conventional
of copies. With finishing options installed, the MX-4500N/3500N
will even automatically staple these documents for you.
faxing or Internet faxing.
PC-Fax/PC-Internet Fax
Internet fax
Scan
Scan to
FTP server
E-mail
Directly send a document created on your PC to a recipient’s fax
machine via a phone line or the Internet without printing to paper.
Save time and paper costs while retaining original document quality.
Document
Note: Optional MX-FWX1 required for PC-Internet Fax (PC-Fax requires the
MX-FXX1).
Internet
Internet Fax
Client PCs
Super G3 fax
USB memory
Network folder
Fax
Desktop
Fax
Economically send and receive faxes to and from other ITU-T T-37compliant Internet fax machines via the Internet for faster and
easier transmissions.
Note: Optional MX-FWX1 required.
LDAP Support
Scan
Fax
Built-in LDAP (lightweight
directory access protocol)
support eliminates the need to
enter or register full addresses.
By entering the first few letters of the recipient’s name, the
MX-4500N/3500N displays a list of possible matches from your
company’s LDAP server. Selected addresses can be stored to the
MX-4500N/3500N’s address book.
A3 Colour Network Scanning
Scan
The MX-4500N/3500N works as a full-colour network scanner
that can be used with any Windows PC on the network.
Converting any type of paper-based document, up to A3 (11" x
17") in size, into an editable digital file is as easy as making a
copy. Seamlessly integrating paper-based documents and digital
files makes it easy to share data and improve workflow.
High-Speed Faxing
Duplex Transmission and Reception
Fax
With the RSPF, the MX-4500N/3500N scans both pages of twosided documents and sorts them in memory. The pages are then
transmitted in the proper order. The built-in duplex module saves
paper costs by printing incoming faxes onto both sides of the paper.
Multi Access Function
Fax
You get two different functions simultaneously; for example, you
can scan documents into memory for transmission while receiving
an incoming fax.
Other Key Features
Scan & Fax
• One-touch auto dial keys register up to 999 numbers for
frequently used destinations
• Paperless faxing with inbound routing lets you check
incoming faxes via e-mail before printing
• Broadcast transmission to up to 500 destinations
Fax
The optional MX-FXX1 Fax Expansion Kit turns the MX-4500N/
3500N into a 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax. Using JBIG compression
technology, the MX-4500N/3500N can send an A4 (8 1/2" x 11")
size page in under 3 seconds*. Use the 100-sheet RSPF to further
boost faxing efficiency. And, because Quick On-Line
• Programme keys (up to 48 keys) are available to set up
frequently used transmissions for instant recall
• Easy text entry* lets you enter addresses, file names, subject
titles or messages from the LCD control panel
• Mixed size original scanning automatically distinguishes
documents of mixed sizes fed through the RSPF
Transmission can start dialling and transmitting as soon as the
first page is scanned into memory, you can send documents in
much less time.
* Only addresses can be entered for faxing.
* Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approximately 700 characters (A4 or
8 1/2" x 11" portrait) at standard resolution.
• Flash memory backup ensures documents remain safely
backed up in memory, even in the event of a power failure
Fax
• Rotation reception/transmission rotates incoming or
outgoing faxes to match the direction of the printing paper
Note: Faxing is available in B/W only.
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DOCUMENT
MANAGEMENT
Document Management on the Hard Disk
Easy Access to Stored Files
You can save processed job data in designated folders on the
MX-4500N/3500N’s built-in hard disk, making it easy to instantly
Documents that are stored on the hard disk can be quickly
searched and accessed from the control panel display or through a
recall saved documents or jobs for printing and sending at a later
time. This contributes greatly to efficient sharing and distribution
of information in your business operations.
Web browser.
Copy
Search results
Paper documents
Scan
Fax/Internet Fax*
Web access screen
Print**
Send
Quick File Folder
PC-Fax*
Main Folder
To e-mail or FTP
Fax or Internet Fax*
Reuse
Print Out
PC-Internet Fax*
Custom Folder
Electronic files created on a PC
* These functions require their respective option(s). See page 6 for details.
** Print data cannot be retransmitted.
Quick Filing
Advanced Filing Function
Up to 1,400 pages or 1,000
files*1 that have been copied,
printed, scanned or faxed*2 can
be stored by job on the hard
disk in a Quick File Folder. You
can reuse saved data with
simple operation without having
to reload or rescan the original.
Up to 1,400 pages or 1,000 files*1 that have been copied, printed, scanned or faxed*2 can be stored by job on
the hard disk in up to 500 folders with customised names and locations. Enhanced security features require users
to enter a 5 to 8-digit password to access secure folders, protecting your sensitive data. Storage options include:
Quick File
Folder
SCAN data
• Main Folder – You can store processed files by
user name in the main public folder and share
them across the workgroup. Any file name and
a PIN code can be assigned to each saved job.
Main
Folder
COPY data
• Custom Folder – Up to 500 private folders (named as
desired) can be created within the Custom Folder. When
saving a file in a private folder, any file name can be
assigned. A PIN code can be applied to both private folders
and files.
SCAN data
Custom
Folder
SCAN data
1
Private
COPY data
COPY data
2
PRINT data
PRINT data
FAX data
FAX data
PRINT data
3
FAX data
*1: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage, B/W). The Quick File Folder shares the HDD with the Job Build function; up to 10GB of data storage is available
when using both functions. The storage capacity will be less for colour pages.
*2: For fax and Internet fax jobs, only transmitted data (not received faxes) can be saved in the Document Filing function.
Sharpdesk for Total Document Management
Search
Edit
Print
Sharpdesk is an original Sharp application that provides integrated desktop
PC-Fax
Word
management of documents in over 200 file formats, including scanned
paper-based documents and those created with popular applications such as
Word. It allows you to organise, edit, search and distribute your documents,
all with simple drag-and-drop operation.
• Intuitive desktop display features thumbnail viewing
E-mail
View
OCR
Excel
PowerPoint®
Store
ICT*
Compose
• Sharpdesk Imaging provides annotation tools for paper-free proofreading
• Sharpdesk Composer combines different types of files into a single
PDF
document
• Optical character recognition converts documents into editable text files
• Output zone distributes files to e-mail, printers and other applications
• File search allows searching by file name, keyword or thumbnail
Scanned
image
etc.
Search screen
* Image Compression Tool for converting images into high-compression PDF files.
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SECURITY
Industry-Leading Multi-Layered Security
With multiple levels of network and data security to cover a wide range of security needs, Sharp offers
award winning security solutions to help protect your business assets and bring peace of mind. The
MX-4500N/3500N safeguards sensitive data with powerful, enhanced security functions that eliminate
the worry of unauthorised use and guarantee greater protection for your confidential information.
Data Security Kit
IP/MAC Address Filtering
Digital copier/printers or multifunction products can retain
hundreds of pages of confidential information from previous jobs
The embedded Network Interface provides highly secure operation
by restricting access to the MX-4500N/3500N on your office
on their hard disks or
internal memory. To
safeguard this information
IP/MAC Address Filtering
from unauthorised access,
the optional Data Security
Kit automatically encrypts
OK
and erases the data after
each job is complete as
well as data stored both on
the hard disk and in the
address book.
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Data Security System
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Print Data
Scan Data
Fax Data
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Data Encryption
Prevents data leak
The data generated for
each job is automatically
erased once that job
is finished
Data Erase
network. Only PCs that
have either their IP
address or MAC (media
access control) address
registered are allowed to
use the MX-4500N/3500N.
Attempted access from an
unknown IP or MAC
address will be denied,
preventing unauthorised
use.
Encrypted PDF with Password Protection
Print Hold and Confidential Print
To prevent unauthorised viewing of confidential image data, the
MX-4500N/3500N enables users to password protect and encrypt
PDF data. By setting a password when scanning, users can
transmit a PDF over the network in encrypted format. Then, after
transmission,
viewers will only
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To keep others from seeing confidential documents as they are
being printed out, the MX-4500N/3500N’s Print Hold function
stores print data on its hard disk and withholds output until the
user executes a print command from the control panel. For added
security, the Confidential Print function requires the user to enter
in a PIN (personal identification number) at the machine before
printing can begin.
re-entering the
chosen password.
MX-4500N/3500N encrpyts
the scanned data
Requests password entry
for viewing the file
Set PIN on your PC.
User enters PIN on
control panel.
Data is sent from PC.
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Confidential
printouts won’t be
read by others.
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Document Control Function
Document Control prevents unauthorised copying, scanning,
faxing and filing of confidential documents. This is how it works:
the MX-4500N/3500N embeds copy prevention data onto a
document when it is first copied or printed. It will then detect this
data, for example, the next time someone tries to make a copy of
the document. Any unauthorised attempts to copy a Document
Controlled-document will simply be cancelled or result in the
output of a blank page.
Note: Requires optional Data Security Kit. May not work for certain types of
documents and paper.
Example: Unauthorised copying
A newly introduced SSL (Secure Socket Layer) enables the
encryption of data communications to prevent data leakage
through the network when printing via IPP or browsing secure
Web pages (HTTPS).
User Authentication
The MX-4500N/3500N prevents unauthorised operation, including
use of the LDAP function, by requiring passwords for machine
access. The MX-4500N/3500N
can also register up to 1,000
users in three access levels as
ABC
Confidential document
with copy prevention data
Secure Socket Layer
Unauthorised attempt
to make a copy
Results in a blank page
Administrator, User and Guest.
User authentication
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ENVIRONMENT &
USER-FRIENDLY
Environmentally Advanced
Environmentally Conscious Supplies
Environmentally Conscious Design
Integrating Sharp’s newly developed, environmentally advanced
supplies, the MX-4500N/3500N takes ecological performance to a
• With a standby power consumption of less than 1W in fax
reception mode and 12W in network standby, the MX-4500N/
whole new level. The revolutionary Mycrostoner offers a
significantly lower consumption rate than conventional toners in
a smaller cartridge that uses less packaging materials, while the
longer-life photoconductor delivers higher performance than
previous models. Combining earth-friendly features with an
ecologically sound design, the
MX-4500N/3500N minimises
burden on the environment
while lowering consumption
3500N leads the industry in energy savings for colour
multifunction machines.
• Conforming to the Energy Star programme, an
international system identifying energy-efficient
products, the MX-4500N/3500N has two levels of
energy-saving modes to reduce or shut off
electricity after a period of inactivity.
And to further cut back on running
and costs.
costs, by pressing the manual energy
save key after a job is finished, the
MX-4500N/3500N immediately enters
Compact Size
auto power shut-off mode.
The 4-in-1 multifunction MX-4500N/3500N helps you optimise
office space thanks to its size, which is among the most compact
in its class, and fits nicely in almost any office.
• In support of the RoHS directive, which restricts the use of
hazardous substances, Sharp has fully eliminated harmful lead
and chromium in all MX-4500N/3500N parts and materials.
Easy Operation
User-Friendly Operation Panel
Integrated Web-Based Device Management
The MX-4500N/3500N’s control panel features a wide, clear 8.9inch touch-screen LCD with easy-to-follow guidance that takes
users step-by-step through the necessary procedures. Based on the
concept of universal design, the MX-4500N/3500N is easy to use
for everyone, including beginners or the physically challenged.
Features include easy-to-press indented keys and adjustable
notification sounds for settings like zoom and exposure.
• Administrators can set up many
features from either over the network
or from the control panel of the
MX-4500N/3500N, including address
book control, document filing
management, user control
(accounting) and e-mail alert and
status settings.
Customisable Keys on the LCD Control Panel
• Printer Administration Utility
makes printer networks easier to
manage by allowing network
Web-based PAU 4.0
administrators to customise monitored
Working with the user
authentication function, the
MX-4500N/3500N enables
both users and administrators
Web-based device management
items and view settings such as the IP address directly from their
PC through a standard Web browser.
to register up to 1,000 user-specific default settings on the LCD
control panel and customise short-cut keys in the lower right
corner of the default screen for each mode.
Device Cloning
Machine settings can be copied conveniently to another
MX-4500N/3500N via a Web browser, making it easy to clone
Job Status Screen
machines in a networked environment.
Whether printing or copying,
the control panel displays a list
of all jobs, showing you at a
glance the jobs in progress and
Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)
The MX-4500N/3500N features the innovative Sharp OSA* that
allows third-party software developers to create custom
the position of your job in the queue.
applications. Sharp OSA gives you direct access to business
applications and/or external account software right from the LCD,
Printer Status Monitor
offering a new realm of control and convenience.
If the MX-4500N/3500N is low on
paper or toner, the Printer Status
Monitor will alert you in the form of
easy-to-understand graphics, allowing
you to avoid problems before they
arise.
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* Requires optional MX-AMX2 and/or
MX-AMX3
Printer Status Monitor
OPTIONS
System Configuration
MX-FNX1
MX-TRX2
Finisher
Exit Tray Unit
MX-PNX1A/B/C/D
Punch Module
or
MX-FXX1
Fax Expansion Kit
MX-FNX2
+
Saddle Stitch
Finisher
MX-RBX1
MX-LCX1
Paper Pass Unit
Large-Capacity Tray
(A4)
BASE UNIT
AR-PN1A/B/C/D
Punch Module
MX-DEX4
MX-DEX3
or
Stand with 2 x 500-Sheet
Paper Drawers
Stand with 500-Sheet
Paper Drawer
MX-PKX1
MX-USX1/X5
MX-FRX2U
MX-AMX1
PS3 Expansion Kit
Sharpdesk 1/5-License Kit
Data Security Kit
Application Integration Module
AR-PF1
MX-US10/50/A0
MX-FRX2
MX-AMX2
Barcode Font Kit
Sharpdesk 10/50/100-License Kit
Application Communication Module
MX-FWX1
MX-PEX2
Data Security Kit
(Common Criteria validated)
Internet Fax Expansion Kit
Fiery Print Controller
MX-AMX3
External Account Module
The MX-FRX2 and MX-AMX2/3 cannot be attached at the same time.
Some options may not be available in some areas.
Specifications for Options
MX-FNX1 Finisher
Paper size
MX-DEX3 Stand with 500-Sheet Paper Drawer
Non offset
Offset/staple
Paper capacity (max.)
Stapling capacity
Staple position
A3W to A5R* (12" x 18" to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2R")
A3 to B5 (11" x 17" to 8 1/2" x 11R")
500 sheets (A4 or smaller),
250 sheets (B4 or larger)
50 sheets (A4 or smaller), 30 sheets (B4 or larger)
3 locations (front, rear or both)
MX-FNX2 Saddle Stitch Finisher
Paper size
Non offset
Offset/staple
Paper capacity (max.) Offset tray
Saddle stitch tray
Stapling capacity
Staple position
Paper size
Paper capacity
A3 to B5R (11" x 17" to 7 1/4" x 10 1/2R")
500 sheets (80 g/m2)
MX-DEX4 Stand with 2 x 500-Sheet Paper Drawers
Paper size (upper and lower tray)
Paper capacity (upper and lower tray)
A3 to B5R (11" x 17" to 7 1/4" x 10 1/2R")
500 sheets each (80 g/m2)
MX-LCX1 Large-Capacity Tray
A3W to A5R* (12" x 18" to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2R")
A3 to B5R (11" x 17" to 8 1/2" x 11R")
1,000 sheets (A4 or smaller, except A5R),
500 sheets (A5R, B4 or larger)
10 sets of 6–10 sheets, 20 sets of 1–5 sheets
30 sheets (A4 or smaller), 25 sheets (B4 or larger)
3 locations (front, rear or both)
* Except A5 size
Paper size
Paper capacity
A4, B5 (8 1/2" x 11")
3,500 sheets (80 g/m2)
MX-FXX1 Fax Expansion Kit
Compression method
Communication protocol
Modem speed
MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
Super G3/G3
33,600 bps to 2,400 bps
Punch Modules
Model name
For the MX-FNX1 MX-PNX1A
For the MX-FNX2 AR-PN1A
Number of holes
2
Paper weight
MX-PNX1B
AR-PN1B
3
MX-PNX1C
AR-PN1C
4
MX-PNX1D
AR-PN1D
4 (wide)
55 to 209 g/m2
Sharpdesk 3.2 System Requirements
CPU and memory
Hard disk
Monitor
Supported OS
Network protocols
Depend on operating system used
300MB or more available space (including sample image files and help files)
SVGA resolution or better and capable of displaying more than 256 colours (True Color recommended)
Windows® 98 Second Edition, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Professional,
Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows Vista™*
TCP/IP (using Network Scanner Tool)
* Windows Vista 64 bit is supported as 32-bit compatible mode. Sharpdesk Composer does not support Windows Vista 64 bit.
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MX-4500N/3500N
SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Full Colour Multifunctional System
(tentative)
Document Filing
General
Desktop
[MX-4500N] Colour: max. 35 cpm/ppm, B/W: max. 45 cpm/ppm
[MX-3500N] Colour: max. 35 cpm/ppm, B/W: max. 35 cpm/ppm
Max. A3 wide (12" x 18"), min. A5R (5 1/2" x 8 1/2R")
Paper size
Paper capacity
Standard: 1,100 sheets (two 500-sheet trays and 100-sheet multibypass tray), maximum: 5,600 sheets
Warm-up time
Less than 240 sec.
Memory
[Copier memory] Standard 768MB
[Printer memory] Standard 640MB, 40GB HDD*2
Rated local AC voltage ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power requirements
Power consumption (max.) 1.84 kW (200 to 240V), 1.44 kW (100 to 127V)
645 x 670 x 950 mm (25 25/64" x 26 3/8" x 37 13/32")
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Approx. 114 kg (251 lbs.)
Weight
Card shot, edge/centre erase, job build, pre-heat/auto power shut-off
Features
modes, user authentication (1,000 accounts)
Type
Engine speed*1
Gradation
Zoom range
Preset copy ratios
Features*4
Max. A3 (11" x 17")
Full colour: 6.9 sec., B/W: 4.1/4.7 sec.
Max. 999 copies
Scan: 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi
Print: 600 x 600 dpi
Equivalent to 256 levels
25 to 400% (25 to 200% using RSPF) in 1% increments
Metric: 10 ratios (5R/5E), inch: 8 ratios (4R/4E)
Auto paper selection (mixed/random size feeding),
auto magnification selection, paper type selection, auto tray switching,
rotation copy, electronic sorting, network tandem copy, book copy,
margin shift, dual page copy, multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), cover/
transparency/tab page insertion, pamphlet copy, 2-sided copy
orientation change, XY zoom, B/W reverse, mirror image, duplex copy,
toner save mode, reserved copy, job programme, image repeat,
irregular original/paper size input, stamps (date, page number, text,
stamp), multi-page enlargement, tab copy, centering, proof copy,
document control, auto colour selection, enhanced Sharp auto colour
mode, auto calibration
Network Scanner
Scan method
Resolution
File formats
Scanner utilities
Scan destinations
Features
Stored jobs
Storage folders
Confidential storage
Push scan (via operation panel),
pull scan (with TWAIN-supporting application)
Push scan: 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
Pull scan: 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
50 to 9600 dpi
TIFF, PDF, encrypted PDF, JPEG (colour only)
Sharpdesk
Scan to e-mail, desktop, FTP server, network folder, USB memory
Internet fax*5, PC-Internet fax transmission*5, enhanced Sharp auto
colour mode, mixed size original scanning, LDAP support, direct entry
(address/subject/message), 999 one-touch dials, 500 group dials,
48 job programmes, broadcasting, long original scanning
(max. 800 mm), auto colour selection
Main and custom folders: 10GB, 1400 pages*6 or 1000 files
Quick file folder: 10GB, 1400 pages*6 or 1000 files
Copy, print, scan, fax transmission*7
Quick file folder, main folder, custom folder (max. 500 folders)
Password protection
Network Printer
Resolution
Enhanced resolution
Interface
Supported OS*8
Network protocols*8
Printing protocols
Copier
Original paper size
First copy time*3
Continuous copy
Resolution
Document filing capacity
PDL emulation
Available fonts
Features*4 *10
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 1200 dpi for B/W printing with PS Expansion Kit
USB 1.1 (Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Server™ 2003)
USB 2.0 high-speed (Windows® 2000/XP)
10Base-T/100Base-TX
Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows Server® 2003,
Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Vista™, Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2,
Mac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.8, 10.3.3 to 10.3.9, 10.4
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
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
Standard: PCL 6/5c
Option*9: PS3 emulation
80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation*9
Network tandem print, RIP Once/Print Many, job retention (print hold,
proof print, confidential print), direct PDF/TIFF/JPEG printing, carbon
copy print, duplex print, printer administration utility & status monitor,
IP/MAC address filtering and port/protocol management, font and form
download, pamphlet style, binding edge, N-up (2/4/6/8/9/16), paper/
output tray selection, cover insertion, transparency interleave, fit to
page, watermarks, offset output, form overlay, auto configuration,
barcode font compatibility, tab print, poster print
B/W Facsimile (optional MX-FXX1 required)
Compression method
Communication protocol
Transmission time
Modem speed
Transmission resolution
Recording width
Memory
Grey scale levels
Features
MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
Super G3/G3
Less than 3 seconds*11
33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback
Standard: 203.2 x 97.8 dpi
Extra Fine: 406.4 x 391 dpi
A3 to A5 (11" x 17" to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
8MB flash memory
Equivalent to 256 levels
Duplex transmission/reception, quick on-line transmission, error
correction mode, F-Code compatibility (confidential, relay broadcast),
LDAP support, 999 one-touch dials, 500 group dials, 48 job
programmes, broadcasting number registration, polling, memory
transmission/reception, auto reduction (transmission/reception),
rotation transmission/reception, print actual size, 2-in-1 transmission,
long original transmission (max. 800 mm), PC-Fax transmission, timer
transmission, paperless faxing with inbound routing to e-mail, activity
report, anti-junk fax, dual page scan, mixed size original scanning
* 1 : Copy mode: When copying same document continuously on portrait A4 (8 1/2" x 11") plain paper in nonoffset mode. Print mode: When printing same document continuously on portrait A4 (8 1/2" x 11") plain
paper in non-offset mode, excluding processing time.
* 2 : 1GB = One billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Actual formatted capacity is less.
* 3 : Portrait feeding of A4 (8 1/2" x 11") sheets from 1st paper tray, using document glass, without Auto
Colour Selection and Auto Colour mode, polygon in rotation.
* 4 : Some features require option(s). * 5 : Optional MX-FWX1 required.
* 6 : Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage, B/W). The Quick File Folder shares the HDD
with the Job Build function; up to 10GB of data storage is available when using both functions.
The storage capacity will be less for colour pages.
* 7 : Optional MX-FXX1 required. * 8 : Optional MX-PKX1 required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
* 9 : Optional MX-PKX1 required. * 10 : Some features are not available according to the printer driver used.
*11 : Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4 or 8 1/2" x 11" portrait ) at standard
resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression.
1,210 mm
• Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• Windows, Windows Server, and Windows Vista 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.
• The Energy Star logo is a certification mark and may only be used to certify products that have been
determined to meet the Energy Star programme requirements. Energy Star is a US registered mark.
The Energy Star guidelines apply to products only in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
670 mm
555 mm*
615 mm
1,540 mm
370 mm
Shown with options.
* 665 mm with tray extended.
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