MX-M550U
Digital Multifunctional Systems
FAST, POWERFUL DOCUMENT
PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
SHARP DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS
PRINT
COPY
OFFERING SECURE, PRODUCTIVE SOLUTIONS
FOR HIGH-VOLUME DEMANDS
The Sharp MX-M550U is the key to faster, powerful and more secure document management for the
performance-driven office. This complete multifunctional system bring control to your office communications, with
productvity-boosting features, reliable high-speed and high-volume output. Its powerful network scanning and integrated
document management capabilities let you distribute information efficiently and effortlessly. And, enhanced security
features on the MX-M550U safeguard your office communications without affecting workflow.
DESIGNED WITH SIMPLICITY AND
THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND
The MX-M550U is easy for everyone in your office to use, regardless of ability or experience.
A large, 8.9-inch touch-screen LCD control panel clearly displays easy-to-follow instructions to
navigate users through advanced functions. Usability is further enhanced by Sharp OSA TM
(Open Systems Architecture) which allows third-party software developers to customise the
MX-M550U for specific user applications.
The MX-M550U has been recognised by the Energy Star programme, an
international standard for energy-efficient products. It also complies with the
RoHS* Directive restricting the use of hazardous substances.
* Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances
Scan screen
Tab Copy screen
SCAN
FAX
FILE
KEY FEATURES
Exceptional Productivity
Superb Image Quality
All-in-One Performance
• Speedy output of max. 55 ppm
and quick first copy out time
• 1200 x 600 dpi resolution*2 and 256level greyscale
• Powerful network printing*1
• Standard stackless duplex module and
150-sheet Duplex Single Pass Feeder
• Digital auto exposure control and
Text/Photo mode
• Professional job finishing options
include booklet making and post-sheet
insertion
• Feedback process control monitors
toner density to maintain print quality
• Network tandem function*1 doubles
output speed by linking two machines
• PCL5e/PCL6 and optional PS3 emulation
• Optional network scanning with scan
to e-mail/FTP server/HDD/desktop/net
work folder (SMB)
• Sharpdesk™ for easy, integrated
document management on a PC
• Document filing function to instantly
reuse saved jobs
• Large paper capacity of max. 6,600
sheets
• Optional Super G3 fax and Internet fax
• LDAP support for easy browsing of
e-mail addresses and fax numbers
• Job Build for large-volume
documents
• Efficient electronic
sorting, RIP
Once/Print Many,
and offset stacking
Versatile Operation
Multi-Layered Security
Reliable, Heavy-Duty Design
• 8.9-inch touch-screen LCD control panel
• Secure network interface card restricts
unauthorised access*1
• Highly rigid frame for higher durability
• Supports the latest operating systems
and network protocols, including IPv6
• Sharp OSATM (Open Systems Architecture)*3
allows integration with software
programmes and makes them
accessible from the LCD control panel
• Advanced device management with
Sharp network utilities*1
• Optional Data Security Kit encrypts and
erases confidential data
• SSL (secure sockets layer) and IPsec*4
for secure network communications
• Confidential Print secures printing with
PIN code authentication
• User authentication for network scanning
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
U models require optional MX-NBX1
Equivalent with smoothing
Requires optional MX-AMX2 and/or MX-AMX3
Available at a later date
• Stable paper feed with full-grip short
paper path
• Lead and chromium-free design (RoHS
compliant)
• Job Status screen lets you view the list
of jobs in progress
PRINT
HIGH PERFORMANCE PRINTING
The Sharp MX-M550U network printing* solutions is built for speed. Fast, reliable
Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
output of large-volume print jobs keeps offices productive. And the RIP Once/Print Many
feature helps workplace efficiency keep pace by requiring only a single download of data
from your PC for printing.
Macintosh
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows Server® 2003
Windows Vista™*
* U models require optional MX-NBX1
at a glance...
Novell
UNIX
AS400
Windows® 98/Me
Windows® 2000/XP
PRINT
!
• Fast, high-volume printing of 55 ppm
• Duplex printing, even on heavy paper up to 205 gsm saves you filing space and paper costs
• PDF/TIFF direct print*1 — save valuable time by printing PDF and TIFF files without using the
printer driver, either by calling and printing the file directly from an FTP server, direct printing from
a Web page, or direct printing of e-mail attachments
* Available at a later date
• Supports PCL5e and PCL6 printer language emulations; PostScript 3 is available*2 for
compatibility with more fonts and better graphics handling
• Network printing*3 supports the latest and most commonly used network operating systems
and protocols, including Windows Vista™ (available at a later date) and next-generation IPv6
• Network tandem function*3 — double the output speed by using two MX-M series machines
on the same network
• Offset stacking*4 outputs each print job slightly set apart from the previous for easier retrieval
*1:
*2:
*3:
*4:
Direct PDF printing requires optional MX-PKX1; may not support all PDF or TIFF file formats
Requires optional MX-PKX1
U models require optional MX-NBX1
Requires optional finisher or saddle stitch finisher
Various Applications
High-Quality Imaging
The MX-M500U/N's fine particle toner technology, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution*, and 256-level
greyscale ensure that all your printing needs will be met with exceptionally crisp, clear, and
professional-quality documents.
Carbon copy print
* Equivalent with smoothing
Special Applications
PLAN 3
PLAN 2
PLAN 1
• Carbon copy print — print multiple copies of the same data on plain and/or coloured
paper fed from different paper trays
• Tab print — print directly onto tabs on document separators and insert them into
Tab print
assigned positions
• Form overlay — store document formatting such as letterheads, eliminating the need for
pre-printed paper
• Barcode font print capability allows convenient in-house production of barcoded
documents
(requires optional AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit)
COPY
PRODUCTIVE COPYING
150-Sheet Duplex Single Pass Feeder
The MX-M500U/N accelerates output through continuous, high-speed copying with quick first
copy out time to handle heavy document traffic with unmatched efficiency. Other productivity
boosters, like the impressively large paper capacity and the auto tray switching function,
reduce interruptions and minimise machine downtime.
at a glance...
A Variety of Job Finishing Options
!
• Fast copying at 55 cpm
• Quick first copy out time of 4 seconds
• Convenient 150-sheet DSPF (Duplex Single Pass Feeder) makes any scan job easy; double-sided
documents are scanned in one pass at a speed of 76 originals per minute*1
• Scan Once/Print Many, electronic sorting, and offset stacking*2 for highly productive copying
• Large paper supply of up to 6,600 sheets
• Auto tray switching reduces interruptions by automatically switching to a different tray when
the first becomes empty
• Job Build function — large-volume jobs of up to 10,000 pages*3 can be scanned in batches and
stored for output as a single job
• Digital auto exposure control and Text/Photo mode ensure optimum copy quality
• Image editing functions — multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), mirror image, and more
*1: 65 originals per minute in simplex mode
*2: Requires optional finisher or saddle stitch finisher
*3: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage). The number of pages that can be stored for
the Job Build function depends on the machine’s HDD capacity and other conditions.
Automated Finishing Options
Saddle stitching
Hole punching
Post-sheet insertion
Optional finishing peripherals capable of multi-position stapling, saddle stitch booklet finishing,
and hole-punching can be added to create professional-looking documents. An inserter is also
available for attaching pre-printed covers or inserts, up to 256 gsm, to your documents.
CARD
CARD
Front
Front
Back
Back
Special Applications
• Network tandem function* — double the output speed by using two MX-M series
Card shot
machines on the same network
• Card shot — one-touch scanning and copying of both sides of a card (credit cards, ID cards,
abcdefghijklmnop
12/May/2006
etc.) onto a single page
CONFIDENTIAL
• Book copy — compiles copies of a book or bound originals into pamphlet format
• Tab copy — copy directly onto tabs on document separators and insert them into assigned
positions
• Stamp function — label your copies with entered text, page numbers, the date, or a
TOP SECRET
ABCDEFGHIJKL
Stamp
P.1
character set such as “CONFIDENTIAL”
* U models require optional MX-NBX1
SCAN
POWERFUL NETWORK SCANNING
The MX-M550U capacity for powerful network scanning* is what makes it such an
ultra-efficient hub of office communications. After simultaneously scanning both sides of
a document, the MX-M62/70 series lets you quickly and easily route the scanned documents
to your choice of destinations, in your choice of file formats.
* Requires optional MX-NSX1. For U models MX-NBX1 is also required.
!
at a glance...
• 150-sheet DSPF (Duplex Single Pass Feeder) scans both sides of an original up to A3 in size in a
straight path
• Multiple scan destinations — scan to e-mail, FTP server, hard disk, PC desktop, or network
folder (SMB)
QWERTY keyboard for LDAP and others
• Compatible with TWAIN-compliant applications (pull scan)
• Useful utility software — Sharpdesk™ document management software
• Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support allows easy browsing and storing of
e-mail addresses for rapid distribution of scanned documents, as well as automatic
synchronisation with your primary e-mail server
• Various scanned file formats — TIFF, TIFF-FX (TIFF-F)*1, PDF*2, and linearised PDF*2 which
allows the first page of the file to be displayed in a Web browser before the entire file is
downloaded
• Job Build function — up to 10,000 scanned pages*3 can be stored on the hard disk
• Easy text entry — preset frequently used e-mail subject titles or messages for easy one-touch
entry or directly enter text from the MX-M550U LCD control panel
*1: Requires optional MX-FWX1
*2: Requires optional MX-PKX1
*3: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage). The number of pages that can be stored for
the Job Build function depends on the machine’s HDD capacity and other conditions.
FTP server
E-mail attachment
INTERNET
SCAN
SCAN TO E-MAIL
SCAN TO FTP
HDD
SCAN TO
NETWORK FOLDER
SCAN TO DESKTOP
SCAN TO FAX
Fax
Network folder
Client PCs
FAX
FAX
INTEGRATED FAX WITH CHOICE OF
TRANSMISSION
The MX-M550U offers integrated, versatile faxing as an option for time and paper-saving
G3 14.4 Kbps
15 sec
6 sec/page
Preparation time
Transmission time
4 sec
Finishing time
to view incoming faxes on your PC before deciding which ones to print out. And easy
Internet faxing with other compatible machines gives you yet another fast, economical
Super G3 36.6 Kbps
8 sec
communications. The inbound routing function cuts down on paper usage by allowing you
transmission option.
3 sec/page 1 sec
Note: Faxing requires optional AR-FX8
Conventional Memory Transmission
!
at a glance...
Scan All
Call
Send
• Extremely versatile — send or receive single or double-sided faxes up to A3 in size
• Saves time — Super G3/JBIG compression for extra speed
Quick On-line Transmission
— on-line transmission reduces total operation time
— 150-sheet DSPF enhances the efficiency of your fax jobs
Scan All
• Paperless faxing with inbound routing lets you check incoming faxes via e-mail and print only
what you need
• Rapid transmission — register up to 999 frequently used numbers and dial with one-touch
Call
Send
Saved Time
operation
• Duplex faxing — scan and send both pages of two-sided documents and print incoming faxes
Inbound Routing to E-Mail
onto both sides of paper
• Flash memory prevents data loss in case of power failure
• Internet fax* send and receive faxes over the Internet with other ITU-T T-37-compliant
Fax or Internet fax reception
machines for faster and easier transmissions
* Requires optional MX-FWX1
Paperless Faxing with Inbound Routing
The MX-M550U can be set to forward incoming fax data to a designated e-mail address.
SEND TO E-MAIL
You can then check those incoming faxes on a PC and print only what you need.
PC-Fax and PC-Internet Fax
A PC-Fax/PC-Internet Fax* function allows you to directly send a document created on your PC
to a recipient’s fax machine via a phone line or the Internet. Since all faxing procedures are
done on your PC without printing to paper, this function saves time and paper costs, increases
faxing productivity, and retains original document quality.
* PC-Fax requires optional AR-FX8 and PC-Internet Fax requires optional MX-FWX1
PC-Fax
PC-Internet Fax
ì Send Fax”
command from PC
Phone Line
INTERNET
Fax is sent to
recipient fax machine
FILE
EFFICIENT FILING FOR FASTER WORKFLOW
The MX-M550U can be entrusted to handle all your filing needs with unsurpassed efficiency.
Quick File Folders let you temporarily keep data on the hard disk for use later on,thus
eliminating the need to reload or rescan. Longer-term storage options, such as centrally
located files for convenient sharing or secure, private files for safely storing sensitive data,
simplify document management and make data retrieval easier than ever.
Document Filing key
Quick Filing with Temporary Storage
Save up to 10,000 pages or 1,000 files*1 of processed copy, print, scan, and fax*2 job data for
temporary storage on the hard disk for later use, eliminating the need to recreate jobs.
Advanced Filing for Long-Term Storage
Document Filing screen (main folder)
Save job data on the hard disk in up to 500 folders with customised names and locations and
with enhanced security features to protect your sensitive data. The MX-M62/70 series stores up
to 20,000 pages or 3,000 files*1. Storage options include:
• Main Folder — stores files in a central location for convenient workgroup sharing
• Custom Folder — stores confidential files in private folders with password security
*1: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage). The Quick File Folder shares the HDD with the Job Build function.
*2: For fax and Internet fax jobs, only transmitted data (not received faxes) can be saved in the Document Filing function.
Easy Access
Conveniently access documents stored on the hard disk from the control panel or through a
Web browser.
Web access screen
Secure Storage
With the optional Data Security Kit installed, all data that goes through the MX-M55 series
hard disk is encrypted, enabling you to protect confidential data and documents from
unauthorised access.
QUICK FILE
FOLDER
Document Filing settings
COPY PRINT SCAN FAX PC-FAX
Processed job data
HDD
MAIN
FOLDER
Save to HDD
CUSTOM
FOLDER
RESEND
REPRINT
Reuse
FILE
RELIABLE, MULTI-LAYERED SECURITY
The MX-M550U incorporates layer after layer of network and data protection to make it
as secure as it is powerful. Sharp’s industry-leading security solutions block unauthorised access
to your documents, encrypt stored data, and protect sensitive information by requiring user
identification. All of these features, and more, safeguard your workplace documents and give
you peace of mind.
Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
at a glance...
!
• Data Security Kit*1 encrypts and erases any data on the hard disk or internal memory safely and
completely after use
Macintosh
• Secure network interface card*2 provides a firewall that prevents direct connection and access
by unauthorised users
• Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypts data communications to prevent data leakage through the
Unknown IP or MAC
addresses will be
denied access
network; supports HTTPS and IPP-SSL*3
• IPsec compatibility*4 ensures an even higher level of network security
Windows® 98/Me
Windows® 2000/XP
• Confidential data storage and printing protects sensitive information by requiring the user to
enter a PIN code before the documents are produced
COPY PRINT SCAN FAX
DATA DATA DATA DATA
• User authentication requires logging into the machine with passwords for machine access
• Secure data storage for Document Filing*5 all data that goes through the hard disk is
encrypted, while passwords used in the Advanced Filing function ensure solid security
• Auditing mode — keep track of and control the amount of use by employee or department
TOP
SECRET
ERASED
HDD
*1: Optional
*2: Optional MX-NBX1 for U models
*3: SMTP-SSL, POP3-SSL, and FTPS available at a later date
Data Encryption
Data Erase
*4: Available at a later date
*5: Requires optional Data Security Kit
The data generated for each job is automatically
erased once that job is finished
Data Security Kit
Digital copiers/printers or multifunction products can retain hundreds of pages of confidential
information from previous jobs on their hard disks or internal memory. To safeguard this
information from unauthorised access, the optional Data Security Kit automatically encrypts and
erases the data after each job is complete. It also encrypts data stored on the hard disk and in
the address book.
Secure Network Interface Card
The network interface card* provides highly secure operation by restricting access to the
MX-M550U on your office network. Only PCs that have either their IP address or MAC
(media access control) address registered are allowed to use the MX-M550U. Attempted
access from an unknown IP or MAC address will be denied, preventing unauthorised use.
* U models require optional MX-NBX1
PRINT
COPY
EFFECTIVE UTILITY SOFTWARE
Search
Easy Document Management with Sharpdesk™
Edit
Print
PC-Fax
Word
View
E-mail
OCR
Store
Sharp’s original document management software, Sharpdesk™, lets you manage documents
in over 200 file formats in a single application right on your PC desktop, making it possible to
integrate scanned paper-based documents and files created in popular applications such as
ICT*
Excel
Word. Features include:
Compose
PowerPoint®
• Intuitive desktop display features thumbnail viewing
• Sharpdesk Imaging provides annotation tools for paper-free proofreading
PDF
• Sharpdesk Composer combines different types of files into a single document
Scanned image
• Optical character recognition converts documents into editable text files
etc.
Search screen
* Image Compression Tool for converting images into
• Output zone distributes files to e-mail, printers, and other applications
• File search allows searching by file name, keyword, or thumbnail
high-compression PDF files
Advanced Device and Job Management
• System set-up is accessible via a standard Web browser, enabling administrators to
effortlessly configure system settings, including user control and security.
• Printer Administration Utility makes printer networks easier to manage by allowing
Web-based PAU 4.0
administrators to customise monitored items and view settings, such as the IP address,
directly from their PC through a Web browser.
• When the MX-M550U is low on paper or toner, Printer Status Monitor will alert you
in the form of easy-to-understand graphics, allowing you to avoid problems before they arise.
• The Job Status screen on the control panel displays a list of all copy/print jobs, showing
you at a glance the jobs in progress and the position of your job in the queue.
Sharp OSATM (Open Systems Architecture)
The MX-M550U has an open system architecture that allows third-party software
Printer Status Monitor
developers to create custom applications that link the MFP to software programmes on a
server or PC. The LCD control panel can thus be used to access and operate these software
programmes. Sharp OSA has three soft key modules, each of which extends the functionality
of the MFP:
Job Status screen
• Application Integration Module (MX-AMX1) lets users add data to scanned documents
before sending them directly to applications for processing or archiving
• Application Communication Module (MX-AMX2) lets remote applications create,
configure, and execute scanning and printing jobs on the MFP
• External Account Module (MX-AMX3) tracks usage by individuals and workgroups and
restricts usage according to individual access rights
SCAN
FAX
FILE
1,192 mm
OPTIONS
660 mm*
692 mm
282 mm
728 mm
370 mm
2,040 mm
1. AR-F15
* 775 mm with tray extended.
(shown with options)
3. AR-CF2
6. AR-FX8
4. AR-LC6
2. AR-F16
5. AR-LC7
AR-PN4A/C/D
Finishing
Base Unit
Connectivity Board
1. AR-F15 Finisher
A3 to B5 (offset/staple), A3 to A5R (non offset)
Upper/middle tray: max. 2,000-sheet paper
capacity*1
Stapling capacity: max. 50-sheet multi-position
staple*1
Staple position: 3 locations (front, rear or both)
4. AR-LC6 3,500-Sheet Large Capacity Tray
A4, 3,500 sheets (80 gsm)
6. AR-FX8 Fax Expansion Kit
Super G3 fax module
5. AR-LC7 3,000-Sheet Large Capacity Tray
B5 to A3, 3,000 sheets (80 gsm)
MX-FWX1 Internet Fax Expansion Kit
MX-PKX1 PS3 Expansion Kit
Enables PostScript printing
2. AR-F16 Saddle Stitch Finisher
A3 to B5 (offset/staple), A3 to A5R (non offset)
Upper/middle tray: max. 2,000-sheet paper
capacity*1
Stapling capacity: max. 50-sheet multi-position
staple*1
Staple position: 3 locations (front, rear or both)
Saddle stitch tray (lower): 10 sets (11 to 15 sheets),
20 sets (6 to 10 sheets), 25 sets (1 to 5 sheets)
AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit
AR-SM5 256MB Expansion Memory Board
MX-NSX1 Network Scanner Expansion Kit
Scanner interface board for network scanning
Additional Sharpdesk™ licenses:
MX-USX1 x 1 user
MX-USX5 x 5 users
MX-US10 x 10 users
MX-US50 x 50 users
MX-USA0 x 100 users
AR-PN4A 2-Hole Punch Unit
AR-PN4C 4-Hole Punch Unit
AR-PN4D 4-Hole Wide Punch Unit
3. AR-CF2 Inserter*2
A3 to A5R, 60 to 256 gsm, 100 sheets (80 gsm)
*1
*2
: A4 or smaller, 80 gsm
: Requires AR-F15 or AR-F16
AR-MM9 8MB Fax Memory
Option for U Models
MX-NBX1 Network Expansion Kit
MX-FRX5U Data Security Kit* (commercial version)
MX-FRX5 Data Security Kit*
Enables data encryption and erasure
MX-AMX1 Application Integration Module
MX-AMX2 Application Communication Module
MX-AMX3 External Account Module
Enables machine customisation by third-party
software developers
* Available at a later date.
Some options may not be available in some areas.
MX-M550U
Digital Multifunctional Systems
SPECIFICATIONS
General
Document Filing
Document filing capacity
Type
Technology
Engine speed (max.)*1
MX-M550U
Console
Laser
A4, portrait
55 cpm/ppm
Paper size
Paper weight
Paper capacity
Max. A3 wide, min. A5R
60 – 105 gsm (bypass: 55 – 209 gsm)
Standard: 3,100 sheets (1,200-sheet tray, 800-sheet tray, two 500-sheet trays,
and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Maximum: 6,600 sheets
Less than 120 sec.*2
Standard: 128MB
Maximum: 384MB
40GB HDD*3
Rated local AC voltage ±10%, 50/60 Hz
1.84 kW (220 to 240V)
728 x 679 x 1,192 mm
Warm-up time
Memory
Power requirements
Power consumption (max.)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight (approx.)
Features
A3
30 cpm/ppm
185 kg
Card shot, edge/centre erase, job build, pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes,
user control (500 accounts), toner save mode, document filing
Copier
Original paper size
First copy out time*4
Continuous copy
Resolution
Gradation
Zoom range
Preset copy ratios
Features*5
Max. A3
4.0 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 DSPF) in 1% increments
10 ratios (5R/5E)
Auto paper selection (mixed 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,
rotation sort*6, 2-sided copy orientation change, XY zoom, black & white
reverse*7, mirror image, duplex copy, reserved copy, job programme,
irregular original/paper size input, stamps (date, page number, text, stamp),
tab copy
Network Scanner (optional MX-NSX1 required and MX-NBX1 for U models)
Scan method
Resolution
File formats
Scanner utilities
Scan destinations
Features
Push scan (via control panel)
Pull scan (with TWAIN-supporting application)
200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
TIFF, TIFF-FX (TIFF-F), PDF, linearised PDF
Sharpdesk™
Scan to e-mail, desktop, FTP server, network folder (SMB), HDD
Internet fax*8, PC-Internet fax transmission*8, LDAP support, direct entry
(address, subject, message), 999 one-touch dials, 500 group dials,
8 job programmes, broadcasting, long original scanning (max. 800 mm),
mixed size original scanning
Stored jobs
Storage folders
Confidential storage
16GB
Main and custom folders: 20,000 pages*9 or 3,000 files
Quick file folder: 10,000 pages*9 or 1,000 files
Copy, print, scan, fax transmission*10
Quick file folder, main folder, custom folder (max. 500 folders)
Password protection
Network Printer (optional MX-NBX1 required for U models)
Resolution
Interface
Supported OS*11
Network protocols*11
Printing protocols
PDL emulation
Available fonts
Features*5 *13
600 x 600 dpi
600 x 1200 dpi equivalent with smoothing
USB 2.0
10Base-T/100Base-TX
Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows Server® 2003,
Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, 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, 10.4.4, 10.4.7, Windows Vista™
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6, IPsec (LPD)), 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 6/5e
Option*12: PS3 emulation
80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation*12
Network tandem print, RIP Once/Print Many, job retention (print hold,
proof print, confidential print), direct PDF/TIFF printing, carbon copy print,
duplex print, printer administration utility and status monitor,
IP/MAC address filtering, font download, pamphlet style, binding edge,
N-up (2/4/6/8), paper/output tray selection, cover/chapter insertion,
transparency interleave, fit to page, watermarks, offset output, form overlay,
auto configuration, barcode font compatibility, tab print, negative image,
mirror image, zoom
Facsimile (optional AR-FX8 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*14
33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback
From Standard (203.2 x 97.8 dpi) to Super Fine (406.4 x 391 dpi)
A3 to A5
Standard 2MB, expandable to 10MB
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, 8 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*15, timer transmission, paperless faxing with inbound routing
to e-mail, activity report, anti-junk fax, dual page scan, mixed size original
scanning
Options
Please refer to the Options section on the previous page.
*1: Copy mode: When copying same document continuously on portrait A4 plain paper in non-offset mode. Print mode: When printing same document continuously on portrait A4 plain paper in non-offset mode, excluding
processing time. *2: At rated voltage, 25°C, 65% RH. *3: HDD capacity depends on procurement and sourcing status. *4: Portrait feeding of A4 sheets from main unit’s 1st paper tray, using document glass in Auto Exposure
mode with polygon motor running. *5: Some features require option(s). *6: Not available when equipped with a finisher. *7: Not available in some regions. *8: Optional MX-FWX1 required. Max. resolution 400 dpi.
*9: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage). The Quick File Folder shares the HDD with the Job Build function. *10: Optional AR-FX8 required. *11: Optional MX-PKX1 required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
Windows Vista and IPsec available at a later date. *12: Optional MX-PKX1 required. *13: Some features are not available according to the printer driver used. *14: Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters
(A4 portrait) at standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression. *15: For Windows environments only.
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Ref: BR-MX-M620/550U/N. All trademarks acknowledged. E&OE.