AR-M620U
Scalable Multifunctional Device
THE POWER BEHIND IN-HOUSE
DOCUMENT PRODUCTION AND CONTROL
SHARP DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS
THE CENTRE OF YOUR ENTERPRISE
COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
Print, copy, fax, scan, file, manage*. The Sharp AR-M620 offers a complete communications
system designed to be at the centre of every networked office. Fast, efficient and versatile,
this powerful multifunction device can give you everything you need for bringing your day
to day document production in house and improving workflows.
Professional finishing options
Greater productivity
A wide range of finishing options including
Multi-page, double-sided documents can be
offset collation, automatic post insertion,
rapidly scanned in preparation for copying,
saddle stitch stapling, folding and hole
printing or sending across the network,
punching mean that you can easily create
while Sharp’s powerful desktop monitoring
professional looking reports, booklets and
software saves even more time by allowing
manuals with minimum effort and cost.
the user to view the status of the machine
without leaving the desk.
... DESIGNED
WITH SIMPLICITY IN MIND
Thanks to its intuitive LCD front panel display that gives users easy fingertip control
of all copy, print, fax, scan, file functions, everyone in your department can start
benefiting from the Sharp AR-M620 right away.
The bottom line
Perfect for high-speed printing and copying, powerful scanning and faxing, and
versatile document management with tough security, the AR-M620 is perfect for any
document production environment. And because it’s made by Sharp, you get that
built-in reliability; page after page, job after job and month after month.
*Print function for AR-M620U requires optional AR-P19 Network printer board. Fax function requires the AR-FX8
Fax expansion kit. Scan function requires the AR-NS3 Network scanner kit plus the AR-P19 Network printer board.
KEY FEATURES
High performance printing and copying
Powerful network scanning
Integrated fax with choice of transmission
Race through large jobs at speeds of 62
Best-in-class 150-sheet scanner for speedy
Optional integrated Super G3 fax for
pages per minute. First page appears in
scanning of 2-sided originals at up to 76
reduced transmission times. Send and
3.9 seconds. Fine toner particles for
ppm. Optional network scanning function
receive double-sided documents up to
high quality output. Automatic
improves workflow with Lightweight
A3. Multi-access capability lets you scan
double-sided printing* and copying up
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support
a document even when the fax is
to A3. Job Control function for assigning
to provide a seamless connection to your
receiving an incoming transmission.
job priorities from LCD panel.
email server for easy browsing of
addresses across the network.
Professional finishing options
Security you can trust
Efficient filing for faster workflows
Wide range of finishing options including
The AR-M620 has the capability to
Dedicated Document filing system
offset collation; automatic post insertion;
provide a secure office environment
stores digital documents in either
saddle stitch stapling, folding and hole
with firewall protection, encryption and
shared or private folder to improve
punching.
secure erasure of data to protect sensitive
your workflow efficiency.
and confidential information.
* AR-M620U requires optional AR-P19 Network printer board.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PRINTING
Built for speed...
The Sharp AR-M620’s impressive 62 ppm speed is just one of its powerful performance
features. Its built-in dedicated processor effortlessly handles even the most complex
graphics files, while the RIP Once, Print Many feature accelerates the production of
multiple prints by minimising human intervention and eliminating additional
processing. And if even 62 ppm isn’t enough, you can run two machines in tandem
to double the output speed.
• Fast, high-volume printing*1 at a speed of 62 ppm
• Fast warm up - recovery time from sleep mode is less
than 2 minutes
• Duplex printing, even on heavy paper - up to 205 g/m2
for any office printing demand
• PDF/TIFF direct print*2 – 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 email attachments
• Supports PCL5e and PCL6 printer language emulation with Sharp Common
Graphic User Interface for ease of use
• PostScript 3*2 is available for compatibility with more fonts and better
graphics handling
• Sharp standard printer driver for ease of use
...and exceptional quality
As you’d expect from Sharp, the AR-M620 delivers exceptional quality. Its fine particle
toner technology, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution and 256-level greyscale all combine to
give every page the crispness and clarity you need for that professional look.
*1 AR-M620U requires optional AR-P19 Network printer board
*2 Requires optional AR-PK5 PostScript 3 expansion kit together with AR-P19
FAST, RELIABLE COPYING
Designed for maximum productivity...
The Sharp AR-M620 copies as fast as
it prints, with speeds of 62 pages per
minute and a first copy out time of 3.9
seconds. What’s more, its long-life
consumables and high capacity trays
with auto tray switching mean that jobs
can be completed with minimal
interruptions even in large workgroup
• Increased paper capacity – holds 3,100 sheets as standard,
expandable to 6,600
• High output capacity - up to 4,000 sheets for longer print
and copy runs
• Auto tray switching – reduces interruptions by automatically switching
to a different tray when the first becomes empty
environments. The result? More time
spent productively and less time
wasted in front of an idle copier.
• Powerful job build function - up to 10,000 original pages* can be scanned in
batches and stored for combination into a single job
• Proof copy feature - available with the Document Filing function, this feature
reduces waste and saves money by creating a single set of documents for
checking before you start the main production
* Measured by Sharp standard chart (A4 at 6% coverage)
...and dependable reliability
The Sharp AR-M620 has the built-in reliability you need for day in, day out high
volume work. It has a strong chassis designed for extra rigidity and durability; a full
grip paper feed for improved paper handling; an efficient external heating system for
less than 2 minutes warm-up time, and a short paper path for greater reliability.
• Built to last – highly rigid frame for extra durability
• Reliable paper feeding - full grip path design for
enhanced reliability
• Reduced warm up time - new, energy efficient external
heating system for faster start ups and maximum reliability
• Greater transfer stability - the transfer belt improves reliability and
transfer efficiency
POWERFUL NETWORK SCANNING
With the 150 sheet, duplex single-pass
feeder you can scan both sides of a
page at once. This speed and simplicity
lets you quickly scan two-sided originals
at up to 76 pages per minute.
• Best-in-class 150 sheet A3 duplex scanner
• Scan up to 76 pages per minute*2
• Scan to email, Sharpdesk™ document management
Scanned documents can be converted
into fully editable files for use in
common office applications, printed
or distributed by email. And whatever
you’re scanning, whether it’s just a
few pages or an entire manual, you
can scan across the network*1 directly
to your PC.
software, FTP server or hard disk
• Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows easy browsing and
selecting of email addresses for rapid distribution of scanned documents.
Automatic synchronisation with your primary email server
• Full support for Kerberos network authentication protocol for secure
connection and browsing of email addresses
• Internet fax capability is supported for cost-saving fax transmission
• Scans at up to 600 x 600 dpi
*1 Requires AR-NS3 Network scanner kit and AR-P19
*2 At 200 x 200 dpi
*3 Measured by Sharp standard chart
(A4 at 6% coverage)
• Job Build function saves time by letting you scan, store and combine up
to 10,000 pages*3 for the final production of a single job
• Stores up to 500 destinations for rapid document transmission
• Special editing features for extra versatility, including: 2-in-1 copying,
card shot and margin shift
• Twain scanner driver*1 lets you accurately select specific areas of an original
document to scan from your PC
Scan to email
Internet
Scan to desktop
Scan to FTP
FTP to desktop
INTEGRATED FAX WITH
CHOICE OF TRANSMISSION
With the optional fax expansion kit* installed, the AR-M620 reduces the time and
effort it takes to send a fax, whether it’s to one destination or up to 500. What’s
more users can benefit from an integrated 33,600 bps Super G3 fax for faster
transmission of multi-page documents.
• Extremely versatile – send or receive single or double
sided faxes up to A3
• Saves time – duplex single pass feeder for simple
transmission of complex, multi-page documents.
- Super G3/JBIG compression for extra speed
- Online transmission reduces total operation time
• Reduces cost and effort – PC fax driver for sending faxes directly from your PC
• Faster results – dials while still scanning, prints while still receiving
• Rapid transmission - to up to 999 one-touch destinations
• Dependable - flash memory protects you from data loss through power failure
• Capable - duplex single pass feeder scans two-sided originals at up to 76 ppm
Super G3 and JBIG compression
Preparation time
Transmission time
Finishing
time
15 sec.
Approx. 6 sec/sheet
4 sec.
G3
14.4 kbps
Super G3
33.6 kbps
8 sec.
Approx. 3 sec/sht
1 sec.
Measured by Sharp standard chart
(A4 at 6% coverage)
Quick on-line Image send
General
Memory Send
Quick on-line
Image Send
* AR-FX8 Fax expansion kit
Scanning
Scanning
Scanning
Scanning
Call
Transmission
Call
Transmission
Transmission
Transmission
EFFICIENT FILING
FOR FASTER WORKFLOWS
Document workflows are more efficient than ever before thanks to a dedicated internal
hard disk that centrally stores documents and previous jobs for fast retrieval. This
allows recently completed print runs to be repeated without recreating the job, saving
on processing time and user intervention. Features include:
Quick Filing with temporary storage
Up to 10,000 pages*1 that have been copied, printed, scanned or faxed can be stored
on the hard disk for future use without having to reload or rescan the original.
Advanced Filing Function*2
Up to 20,000 pages*1 that have been copied, printed, scanned or faxed can be stored
on the hard disk with customised names and locations. Storage options include:
• Main folder – for storing files in main public folder and sharing them across
the workgroup
• Custom folders – for storing documents in private personal folder with access
controlled by a PIN code
Easy Access
Documents that are stored on the AR-M620’s hard disk can be accessed from the front
panel display or through a web page.
Secure Storage
The optional Data Security Kit protects your data by encrypting it as it is stored.
*1 Measured by Sharp standard chart (A4 at 6%)
*2 Requires AR-P19 Network printer board
Quick Filing
(by job)
PRINT Data
COPY Data
SCAN Data
FAX Data
PC-FAX Data
iFAX Data
SEND
Save to HDD
Main Folder Re-use
(by user &
file name)
Custom Folder
(by folder, user
and file name)
Scan to email & FTP
Fax or Internet Fax
PRINT OUT
SECURITY YOU CAN TRUST
At Sharp we take document security extremely seriously. That’s why we’ve incorporated
several additional features to protect your data and documents from unauthorised
access, including two-way data security. All requests for access to the Sharp AR-M620
are filtered and checked for permission and unauthorised attempts are automatically
blocked. Data stored on the hard disk is encrypted to give a second level of security
and it can be securely overwritten to prevent even the most determined hacking
attempts. What’s more, the AR-M620 comes with a PIN-controlled job accounting
function for improved cost control without compromising security.
• Data Security Kit*1 – encrypts data on the hard disk and
safely removes it after use
• Secure Network Card*2 – provides a firewall that prevents
direct connections and access by unauthorised users
• Confidential Data Storage and Printing*2 – protects sensitive information by
requiring the user to enter a PIN code before the documents are produced
PRINT Data
COPY Data
SCAN Data
FAX Data
PC-FAX Data
iFAX Data
IP/Mac Address Filtering
Network Security
1234
567
Encryption
8*%
&$?
Data Erase
Data Security
*1 Requires AR-FR11 Data security kit
*2 Requires AR-P19 Network printer board
ADVANCED
UTILITY SOFTWARE
Sharpdesk
Sharpdesk™ document management
with anyone on the network. And for
software* gives you and your colleagues
extra ease of use it allows the creation
a powerful, desktop-based, document
and distribution of complete reports,
management system. It lets you browse,
proposals and more, with a simple drag
sort, search, file and share documents
and drop interface.
• Intuitive desktop display with thumbnail viewing
• Sharpdesk Imaging software for modifying documents
• Document Composer for layout and printing
• Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for scanning documents into editable text files
• Output Zone for distributing files to email, printers and other applications
• Simple operation for direct scanning to a PC desktop
• File search by file name, key word or thumbnail
• File Composing makes document management easy
Sharp Status Monitor
Sharp Printer Administration Utility
Sharp Status Monitor lets you remotely
Sharp’s original Printer Administration
check the status of the AR-M620 - to
Utility software makes printer networks
see if it has sufficient paper and toner,
easier to manage by allowing Network
for instance – before starting the job
Administrators to customise monitored
and without leaving your desk. In
items and view settings such as the IP
addition, Sharp Status Monitor
address directly from their PC. Printer
eliminates wasted trips to the device by
Status Windows conveniently allow you
notifying you when your job has been
to monitor important printer information
completed and is ready for collection,
on your PC, including on-line/off-line
through a simple, icon-based graphical
status, name of the active print job, and
interface on your desktop.
machine conditions such as amount of
paper or toner.
* Requires AR-NS3 Network scanner kit and AR-P19.
PROFESSIONAL FINISHING
OPTIONS & SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
The Sharp AR-M620 delivers exceptional value for money by letting you specify
exactly the options you need. Starting from a base model, you can easily add a broad
variety of features to automate and streamline the production of a wide range of
documents. Tab copy/print, document insertion, centre folding, saddle stitching and
hole punching let you produce a wide variety of fully finished, multi-page documents
in a range of formats and on specialist media.
Pamphlet copy/print
Creating professional-looking booklets
without the cost of using a printing
company has never been easier.
Documents are automatically collated,
folded and saddle stitched*1 at the end
of the print run – all you have to do is
collect the fully finished product.
Tab copy/print
The tab copy/print function lets you
print directly onto the tabs on
document separators, eliminating the
need for hand-written labels and
creating a more professional look to
multi-page documents. The document
separators can then be automatically
included in the finished product by
using the Inserter feature.
Inserter*2
This function allows you to automatically
feed blank or pre-printed documents
into your print or copy run. Use it for
producing reports, catalogues, manuals
and more, faster and with greater
control of the process than using an
external agency.
Pamphlet copy
Network tandem*3
The network tandem feature lets you
tackle the largest jobs with the most
urgent deadlines by effectively
doubling the output speed to 124
pages per minute. This is achieved by
running two AR-M620 multifunction
systems on the same network and
sharing the load between them.
Duplex unit for heavy paper
Input trays 3 and 4 - and the bypass tray
- can all be used for printing both sides
of heavy stock up to 205 g/m . These
2
pages can be inserted*2, folded, and
saddle stitched*1 as normal, making it
easy to produce fully finished booklets.
Carbon copy print
Print multiple copies of the same data on
plain and/or coloured paper fed from
different paper trays for quotations, debit
notes, invoices, purchase orders and more.
Card shot copy/scan
A useful feature for one-touch copying
of both sides of a credit card sized
original onto a single page without
time-consuming reconfiguration.
Confidential data storage and printing*3
Protects documents from unauthorised
viewing by requiring the originator to
enter a private PIN at the control panel
before file retrieval or document
production begins.
*1 Requires AR-F16 Saddle finisher
*2 Requires AR-CF2 Inserter
*3 Requires AR-P19 Network printer board
205g/m2
OPTIONS
10 AR-FX8
1 AR-F15
4 AR-LC6
2 AR-F16
3 AR-CF2
5 AR-P19
FINISHING
7 AR-PF1
BASE UNIT
1. AR-F15 Finisher
2000 sheets for each tray (A4, 80 gsm), Offset stack,
50 sheets multi-position staple, 60-256 gsm, Optional
hole punch function
8 AR-FR11
6 AR-PK5
9 AR-NS3
CONNECTIVITY BOARD
4. AR-LC6 Large Capacity tray
A4, 3,500 sheets (80 gsm), 60-105 gsm
5. AR-P19 Network printer kit
Network printer (PCL5e, PCL6) board with interface
(IEEE1284, USB2.0, 10/100BaseTX)
6. AR-PK5 Postscript 3 kit
Enables PostScript printing
2. AR-F16 Saddle Finisher
2000 sheets for each tray (A4, 80 gsm), Offset stack,
50 sheets multi-position staple, 60-256 gsm, 15 sheets
saddle stitch (A4, 80 gsm) and folding,
Optional hole punch function:
AR-PN4A 2 hole punch unit
AR-PN4C 4 hole punch unit
AR-PN4D 4 hole wide punch unit
(Optional punch unit can be installed
to both AR-F15 and AR-F16)
7. AR-PF1 Barcode font kit
Barcode and OCR font kit
8. AR-FR11 Data security kit
Enables Data encrypting and erasing
9. AR-NS3 Network scanner kit
Enables scanning to desktop, FTP and/or e-mail,
Internet Fax function
3. AR-CF2 Inserter
100 sheets (A4, 80 gsm), 60-256 gsm,
Off-line finishing*
1192mm
Additional license for Sharpdesk
AR-U11M x 1 User
AR-U15M x 5 Users
AR-U1AM x 50 Users
AR-U1BM x 100 Users
* AR-F15 or AR-F16 is required.
648mm
691.5mm
285mm
728mm
Shown with options
2156mm
370mm
10. AR-FX8 Fax expansion kit
Super G3 fax module.
AR-MM9 Fax Expansion Memory
SPECIFICATIONS AR-M620U
GENERAL
NETWORK PRINTER
Base Engine
Type
Technology
Paper Size - Max.
Paper Size - Min.
Standard Paper Capacity
Maximum Paper Capacity
Paper Weight (g/m2)
Output Capacity
Warm-up Time
Memory
Power Consumption
Dimensions (W D H)
Weight
Console
Laser
A3
A5R
3,100: 1x2000 + 2x500 + Bypass(100) sheets
6,600: 1x2000 + 2x500 + 3500 + Bypass(100) sheets
60-205 (Bypass 64-205)
250 sheets (Face down)
Less than 120 sec.
128MB: (Max.384MB) + 40GB Hard Disk
1450 W
728 x 679 x 1192mm
185 kg
Document Feeder
Duplex Single Pass Feeder (DSPF)
Original Capacity
Original Replacement Speed (Originals/Min)
Paper Weight (g/m2)
Standard
150 sheets
65 opm
50-205
COPIER
Copy Speed
First Copy Time
Print Resolution (Equivalent)
Duplex
Max. Original Size
Continuous Copy
Scan Resolution
Zoom Range
62 cpm
3.9 sec
1200 x 600 dpi
Standard
A3
Max. 999
600 x 600 dpi
Platen : 25 - 400 %, DSPF : 25 - 200 %
DOCUMENT FILING
Capacity of Document Filing
Stored Job
Stored folder
Confidential storage
16GB, 30,000 pages (A4 at 6% coverage*1)
or 4,000 files
Copy job, Print job*2, Scan Job*3, Fax transmission job*4
Main Folder
Custom Folder (Max. 500 folder)
Quick folder
Yes (with ID and PIN code)
*1: measured by Sharp standard chart
*2: AR-P19 is required
*3: AR-NS3 is required
*4: AR-FX8 is required
Finishing
Output Capacity
Functionality
Opt. (AR-P19) for AR-M620U.
Print Speed
Page Description Language (Emulation)
62 ppm
Standard : PCL5e, PCL6
Opt : Post Script3 (AR-PK5)
Interface
IEEE1284, USB 2.0, 10/100BaseTX,
Supported Operating Systems
Win/95/98/Me, WinNT4.0/2000/XP
Macintosh OS 8.6 or later
Except OS 10.2.2 (with AR-PK5)
Bundled Utility Software Sharp Printer Administrator Utility, Status Monitor
SCANNER
Opt. requires AR-P19 and AR-NS3.
Resolution
200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi, 600dpi
Duplex Scanning
Yes
File Format Supported
PDF, TIFF, TIFF-F, TIFF-FX
Destination
Sharpdesk, FTP, E-mail, HDD
Address Setting
Build-in keyboard, LDAP (Digest MD5, NTLM, Kerberos)
Bundled Utility Software
Network Scan Tool,
Sharpdesk (10 licenses), TWAIN driver
Internet Fax
- Support System
POP, SMTP, ESMTP server
- Compression Method
MH, MMR
- Duplex Send/Receive
Yes
- Divided Receive
Yes
FAX
Communication Protocol
Modem Speed Max.
Document Size Max.
Document Size Min.
Compression Method
Dial Registration
Broadcast Transmission
Bundled Utility Software
Opt. (AR-FX8)
Super G3,
33,600 bps
A3
A5R
MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Up to 500 destinations (including e-mail address)
Yes, Max. 300 destinations
PC Fax Driver
Options
Model name
AR-LC6
AR-F15
AR-F16
AR-PN4A/C/D
AR-CF2
AR-P19
AR-PK5
AR-PF1
AR-FR11
AR-NS3
AR-U11/15M
AR-U1A/BM
AR-FX8
AR-MM9
Description
3,500 sheets large capacity tray
Finisher
Saddle finisher
A: 2 hole, C: 4 hole,
D: 4 hole wide punch unit
Inserter
Network printer board with Network Interface Card
Postscript 3 kit
Barcode Font Kit
Data Security Kit
Network Scanner Expansion Kit
Additional license kit (1/5 license)
Additional license kit (50/100 licenses)
Fax Expansion Kit
Fax Memory (8MB)
Opt. Inserter
Opt. Finisher
Opt. Saddle Finisher
(AR-CF2)
n/a
n/a
100 Sheets Insertion
60-256 g/m2
Off-line Finishing (requires AR-F15 or AR-F16)
(AR-F15)
Upper : 2,000
Lower : 2,000
50 Sheets Multi-staple
Off-set Shifting
Hole Punch (requires AR-PN4A/C/D)
(AR-F16)
Upper : 2,000
Lower : 2,000
50 Sheets Multi-staple
Saddle Stitch with Folding
Off-set Shifting
Hole Punch (requires AR-PN4A/C/D)
Sharp Electronics (UK) Limited,
Sherbourne House, Croxley Business Park,
Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 8WT
Telephone: 0800 915 4045
Website: www.sharpinbusiness.co.uk
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