MX-C301W - Tap The Web
The MX-C301W offers advanced connectivity to
network applications, cloud services and more.
The MX-C301W desktop color workgroup document system offers multitasking
workflow features while offering a compact footprint that fits in small spaces.
Designed with leading-edge features found typically on larger machines, the
MX-C301W makes managing your workflow easier than ever.
Key Features
• 7" high-resolution touch-screen provides easy-to-access key features.*
• Standard out-of-box wireless networking and Adobe® PostScript ® 3™ compatible.
• Supports Cloud Portal Office, a new content management software service from
Sharp for storing and sharing scanned documents and other electronic files.
* Screen measured diagonally.
The compact MX-C301W desktop color workgroup document system has been
built on the Sharp OSA® development platform, making integration with network
applications and cloud services easier than ever. Sharp’s enhanced security
platform with standard SSL support, 256-bit data encryption and up to 7 times data
overwrite protection assures that your intellectual property is well protected.
A large, high resolution
touch-screen makes it easy
to access features.
Powerful features plus connectivity to cloud and mobile
apps enable your business to run more efficiently.
• Robust 7" (diagonal) high-resolution touch-screen color display with graphical navigation
• Automatic document feeder with scan speed of up to 37 ppm
• Wireless and wired network connectivity with PCL® 6 and Adobe® PostScript ® 3™ compatible
printing systems
• Sharp enhanced security with extended SSL support, data encryption and data
overwrite protection
• ImageSEND™ function scans documents to E-mail, network folders and USB devices
• S harpdesk® Mobile compatibility via free app offers powerful mobile scanning and printing for
users’ mobile devices including iPad ®, iPhone®, Android™, Windows® 8 and Window ® RT devices
• E nd-of-Lease feature can erase all files on the hard disk drive, all user data, job status data and
address book data at trade-in time
• Standard Super G3 fax with intelligent inbound routing
• Out-of-the-box support of Sharp OSA development platform, enabling businesses to streamline
document workflow and help enhance productivity
• 250 GB hard drive supports convenient Document Filing System with image preview for easy
access to frequently used documents
• 300-sheet standard paper capacity, expandable to 800 sheets with optional 500-sheet high
capacity cassette
emote front panel feature allows users and administrators to view and control machine
operations from a PC workstation
• True 600 x 600 dpi printing combined with Sharp’s mico-fine toner technology provides clear,
crisp image output
• E nvironmentally-friendly design offers low power consumption, fast warm up, compact design
and efficient dual component supply system
* Some features require optional equipment and/or software.
Enhanced productivity for small offices and workgroups.
Multi-position tilt screen allows for adjustment to a convenient
viewing position.
The Flexibility You Need
With a high-resolution touch screen color display and a powerful multi-tasking controller,
the MX-C301W color workflow document system can help elevate your office productivity even
in work environments with limited space. Intuitive menu navigation with razor sharp graphics,
makes operating the MX-C301W simple and easy.
High-Quality Output You Can Rely On
The MX-C301W color workflow document system combines micro-fine toner technology with
true 600 x 600 dpi print resolution to produce documents with crisp, clear, high-quality color
images. Sharp’s Image Stabilization helps ensure uniform density and color balance for
beautiful output, page after page.
Performance Your Business Can Depend On
The Sharp MX-C301W color workflow document system delivers enhanced performance and
reliable productivity to meet the needs of today’s busy office environments. Copy/print speeds
up to 30 ppm (in both color and B&W) help you to meet project deadlines with time to spare.
The flexible paper handling system can feed up to 28 lb. bond paper through the paper trays
and up to 80 lb cover stock through the bypass tray.
Expandable paper capacity stores up to 800 sheets.
Innovative Document Filing For Easy Access
Sharp’s easy-to-use Document Filing System can store frequently used files like forms
and templates. Plus, with Sharp’s thumbnail preview mode, stored jobs can be located and
retrieved quickly.
Connect Your Workforce with Cloud Portal Office and Collaborate More Easily
Cloud Portal Office is a comprehensive document storage and sharing service that provides
a convenient way to seamlessly connect to your business content and easily share and
collaborate with team members.* You can also capture, index and archive both paper and
electronic documents in a single repository. Most importantly, IT administrators can manage
and control user access in order to safeguard company data.
Work more efficiently and collaborate more easily with Sharp
Cloud Portal Office.
* Some features require optional equipment and/or software.
Innovative Design
The MX-C301W has been developed using the latest Sharp technology in a compact design.
A small-scale scanner with custom lenses combined with precision side-by-side toner cartridges
enable placement in small spaces.
A small MFP that delivers big results.
Exceptional Print Quality with Professional Finishing
With the MX-C301W, your business can produce brilliant, high-quality color documents, as
well as crisp B&W documents. With standard PCL6 compatible printing, standard PostScript ®
3™ compatible and available XPS option, documents are printed with superb performance
and efficiency.
A True Multi-Tasking Document System
The MX-C301W features a high-performance, multi-tasking controller that delivers copy,
scan, fax and print jobs continuously for optimum efficiency. Some controllers only perform one
operation at a time, but the MX-C301W continually processes incoming jobs even while existing
jobs are output. The result? A workflow that virtually never slows down – even at crunch time.
An easily accessible USB connector allows for simplified printing
of PDF files from common USB thumb drives.
Direct USB Printing Adds Convenience and Portability
With Direct USB printing, users can print color or B&W image files in a variety of popular formats
directly from USB memory devices. Need to print PDF brochures in a hurry for a big meeting?
It’s easy with the MX-C301W. Just plug in your portable USB memory device, select the file, and
your job prints immediately.
On-the-go distribution.
Sharp’s integrated network scanning offers one-touch
document distribution to multiple destinations.
Integrated Network Scanning
Sharp’s powerful ImageSend™ technology allows for one-touch distribution that centralizes
document workflow, helps reduce mail costs and save time. With up to seven destinations –
E-mail, Desktop, FTP, Network Folders (SMB), USB, Fax and Internet Fax – getting your document
where it needs to go is as easy as pushing a button. For increased efficiency, send to Group
mode allows you to mix group broadcasts to E-mail, Fax, and Internet Fax.*
Convenient E-mail Distribution
With Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), there’s no need to manually enter a recipient’s
complete E-mail address. Simply enter the first few characters and the MX-X301W automatically
searches and displays a list of matching names. Unique File Naming allows users to enter specific
file names with custom subject fields, for easy recall of stored files. With Sharpdesk® personal
document management software, users can organize scanned documents and integrate them into
everyday workflow.
Integrated Super G3 Fax and Internet Fax
The standard facsimile with Super G3 capability, features automatic inbound Fax Routing to E-mail.
Sharp’s innovative PC fax driver enables users to send fax documents right from their desktop. For
Internet fax operation, add the optional B&W Internet fax expansion kit.
Versatile Application Integration
To help streamline document workflow and enhance productivity, the MX-C301W supports
the Sharp OSA development platform. This technology allows users to interact with network
applications faster than ever before – and right from the MFP panel!* Sharp OSA technology
uses industry-standard network protocols, such as XML and SOAP, allowing the MX-C301W to
communicate with many different applications. The Sharp OSA development platform is also
scalable, so as your workflow needs change, Sharp’s application integration can change
as well.
* Some features require optional equipment and/or software.
Streamline your document workflow and enhance productivity.
Flexible Networking for Today’s Modern Office Environments
The MX-C301W desktop color workgroup document system offers
several secure methods to connect to your network environment. You
can choose a traditional wired Ethernet connection or you can use the
built-in wireless NIC to connect to a wireless network. For environments
that use a wired connection but would like to also provide scanning and
printing to mobile users, the Sharp wireless NIC can be configured in a
Point-to-Point mode.
Sharpdesk Mobile is a free powerful, mobile scanning and printing app that
connects Sharp MFPs via wireless to mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone,
Android, Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
Sharpdesk software is an easy-to-use personal
document management application that lets users
browse, edit, search, compose, process and
forward scanned and native electronic documents.
Simplified Scanning
Scan hard-copy documents to PDF for easy access by simply scanning from
a Sharp MFP to your device. Your smartphone or tablet profile can be stored
as a “scan-to” location on the MFP for one-touch operation.
Manage Document Workflow
Sharpdesk simplifies the creation and distribution of proposals, reports
and more. Simply drag and drop your files onto Sharpdesk software’s work
area and you’ll be able to browse through them in a single window. Each
file type can be displayed as a thumbnail for quick visual location and
identification of a document. Over 200 types of files, such as Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, TIFF, JPEG and BMP, are supported.
Hassle-free Printing
Connect to a wireless network, select a document, preview and print directly
to a supported Sharp MFP from a smartphone or tablet.
Seamless Collaboration with Other Applications
Sharpdesk Mobile allows seamless file sharing with other applications.
Users can attach scanned files to E-mail, share documents with other
applications or print files from other apps.
Sharpdesk Mobile:
•Receive, preview and store scanned images
•Print data from mobile devices
•Send data on mobile devices as an attachment of E-mail
•Share data on mobile devices with other applications
Enhance efficiency and maximize your time through Sharp’s versatile device management.
Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM)*
SRDM is a device management application, developed by Sharp, which
allows the operator to browse and operate an MFP via a web browser.
This advanced access allows for easy setup and configuration of the
MFP, enabling users to get the most of the advanced features the
MX-C301W has to offer!
Sharp Remote Device Manager.
* Not available at time of launch.
Key Features
•Graphical device management screen by list/icon display
•Status indicators of toner and paper tray
•Notification of MFP status by E-mail alert
•Easy access to MFP features via embedded Web page
•Device discovery based on a specific IP address, an IP search range
on a designated subnet
To help protect your data, the MX-C301W offers several layers of standard security, making Sharp the optimum choice to help protect
employees’ privacy and intellectual property. As a leader in office equipment security, Sharp makes it easy for virtually any business or
government entity to safely deploy digital copying, printing, scanning and faxing.
Authority Groups
Advanced account management enables administrators to set authority
groups for access to features of the MX-C301W. Administrators can control
which department, for instance, has full access to copying, printing, scanning
and/or faxing. Walk-up users enter a Code, Local Name and Password, or
LDAP User Authentication to access the features assigned to their group.
Documents Remain Confidential
T he MX-C301W offers Confidential Printing, which when used, requires
users to enter a PIN code in order to print a queued document. To help protect
your direct-print documents from unauthorized viewing, the MX-C301W offers
encrypted PDF printing and scanning. Additionally, Secure Fax Release
ensures received fax documents are held in memory until an authorized user
enters a PIN code, so that compliance with healthcare regulations such as the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is easier.
Data Overwrite and Encryption
help protect your data, the MX-C301W can encrypt document data using
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256-bit encryption. The MX-C301W
can also erase the temporary memory on the hard drive by overwriting the
encrypted data up to seven times, offering a heightened level of assurance.
A convenient End-of-Lease feature overwrites all data, including document
filing, user data, job status, date and address book.
Tracking and Auditing Information
L egislation and industry policies require companies to be more aware of
information flow from their offices. Sharp offers both built-in and additional
hardware/software, which allows users to control, access and track usage
of each device on the network.*
Network Scanning Access Control
To help protect your network from unauthorized E-mail communications,
the MX-C301W supports User Authentication, requiring users to login before
performing any network scanning operations.
Data Security Kit (Optional)
For maximum protection, the optional data security kit offers additional
features, such as Data Overwrite on-demand, Document Filing access control,
Restricted Status Display and List Printing.
Control Device Access Over the Network
T o help restrict access to the device over the network, the MX-C301W offers
IPsec, SMB and extended support for SSL Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer),
IP/MAC address filtering, IEEE 802.1x authentication, protocol enable/disable
and port management for maximum security.
These scalable security offerings aim to protect your intellectual property,
preserve confidential information and help your business meet regulatory
requirements such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB). For
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* Some features require optional equipment and/or software.
An Environmentally Responsible Approach to Product Design
The MX-C301W utilizes Sharp’s advanced micro-fine toner technology, which
offers a lower consumption rate and produces less waste than conventional
toners, resulting in longer replacement intervals. Sharp supplies are packaged
using fully recyclable materials. Long-life consumable parts help minimize
service intervals and down time, resulting in lower operating costs. With
multiple energy saving modes, power can be reduced or shut off at set intervals.
The MX-C301W document system is ENERGY STAR ® qualified and RoHS
compliant to restrict the use of hazardous substances.
Toner Recycling Program
As part of our commitment to help preserve the environment, Sharp offers
our customers zero-waste-to-landfill recycling for Sharp consumables,
including cartridges, bottles, toner collection containers and drum units. Sharp
encourages customers to recycle their used Sharp toner cartridges in bulk by
providing a pre-paid Recycling Kit for their return to our facility.
Environmental Leadership
As a testament to our commitment to the environment, Sharp is a multi-year
winner of the ENERGY STAR annual Excellence in Energy Proficiency Product
Design. Sharp is also a multi-year winner of the SmartWay ® Excellence
Award, which recognizes companies for conserving energy and lowering
greenhouse gas emissions in logistics and transportation. Sharp was also a
previous recipient of the Excellence in Partnership Green Contractor Award and
the Evergreen Award from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the
Coalition for Government Procurement. These awards recognize environmentally
responsible businesses and their efforts in recycling, waste reduction and
affirmative procurement practices.
Global Initiatives
Sharp is committed to environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility
including planning, design, manufacturing, distribution and product end-of-life
management. For more information about Sharp’s environmental leadership
including information about energy efficient products, electronics or toner
cartridge recycling, please visit
Main Specifications
MX-C301W Includes multi-tasking controller, 250 GB HDD with document
filing system, PCL®6 network printing, network scanning,
50-sheet RSPF, auto-duplex, one 250-sheet paper drawer
and 50-sheet bypass. Black and color developer are included.
Desktop, color multi-function digital document system
Display 7" (diagonally measured) color dot matrix touch panel
800 x 480 dots (W-VGA)
Functions Copy, print, network print, network scan, document filing
and fax 1
Copy System Dry electrostatic transfer/Dual component developer/
Magnetic brush development/OPC drums/Heat roller fusing/
white LED exposure
Originals Sheets and bound documents
Max. Original Size 8½" x 14"
Copy Size Min. 5½" x 8½"
Copy Speed 30/30 ppm B&W/Color (8½" x 11")
Multiple Copy Max. 999 copies
First Copy Time B&W
(in Seconds) Platen Glass 6.3 7.4
Doc. Feeder 7.6 11
Warm Up Time 18 seconds or less
Magnification 25% to 400% in 1% increments (with document feeder
Original Feed 50-sheet RSPF
Scan Speed Copy mode: Up to 37 opm (B&W) @ 600 x 300 dpi; Up to
37 opm (Color) @ 600 x 300 dpi. Network Scan:Up to 37
opm (B&W or Color) 200 x 200 dpi. All times based on
single-side letter originals. Original Sizes 5½" x 8½", 8½" x
11", 8½" x 11" R, 8½" x 14" (13-28 lb. bond)
Paper Capacity Standard 300 sheets/Max. 800 sheets
Paper Feed Standard: (1) 250-sheet paper drawer (letter/statement
size) and 50-sheet bypass tray (letter/legal/ledger/
statement/envelope size). Optional: 500-sheet drawer
(letter/statement size)
Paper Weight Paper drawers: 16 lb. to 28 lb. bond. Other paper types
and Types include plain, pre-printed, recycled, pre-punched, letterhead
and color paper. Bypass Tray: 28 lb. bond to 80 lb. cover
(heavy paper), 13-28 lb. bond (thin paper), 28 lb. to bond80 lb. cover (heavy paper), 20-24 lb. bond (Monarch/Com10 envelope). Also label paper, gloss paper, pre-printed,
recycled, pre-punched, letterhead, color paper and OHP film.
Duplexing Standard automatic duplex copying and printing
CPU Up to 600 MHz multi-tasking process
Interface RJ-45 Ethernet (10/100/1000Base-T), USB 2.0 (2 host
ports, Front, Rear, USB 2.0 (1 device port)
Memory 3 GB copy/print shared
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB
Copy Resolution Platen color 600 x 600 dpi, B&W: 600 x 600 dpi;
RSPF color 600 x 600 dpi, B&W: 600 x 300 dpi;
Color Modes Auto Color Control (ACS), Full Color Mode, Monochrome (B/W)
Exposure Modes: Automatic Text, Text/Photo, Text/Printed-Photo,
Control Printed-Photo, Photo, Map, Pale-Color Document.
Settings: Auto exposure control or 9 step manual exposure.
Halftone 256 gradations/2 levels (monochrome)
Copy Features Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, Auto Color Sensing
(ACS), Auto Paper Sensing (APS), Auto Magnification
Sensing (AMS), auto tray switching, reserve copy, margin
shift, edge erase (only for edge/side), proof copy, job build,
card shot, mirror image, black-white reversal, centering,
2-in-1/4-in 1, pamphlet, photo repeat, document filing,
account management, job programs, date/character/
Account Control Up to 1000 users. Supports user-number authentication
(on device), login name/password (on device) or login name/
password (on device via LDAP server) for Copy, Print, Scan,
Fax and document management.
Main Specifications (continued)
Main Output Tray 150 sheets face down (internal)
Firmware Flash ROM with local (USB), network update capability
Management and firmware update 1 to N with SRDM (Sharp Remote
Device Management)
Configuration Web-based management with user/administrator level
Method login, cloning (1 to N) with SRDM and remote front
panel access
Remote front panel access, remote access to service logs
Maintenance and click counts
Accessibility Adjustment of Key Touch-Send and Speed, Concave Key,
Features Job Programs, Remote Front Panel, Tilt Support (operation
panel), and Disable Screen Timeout
Environmental The International Energy Star Program MFP (EPA)
Standards Ver.2.0, Law on Promoting Green Purchasing ®, European
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
Power AC 100-127 VAC, 50/60 HZ, 12 Amps
Power Cons. Maximum: 1.25kW
Weight Approx. 72.8 lbs. (base model)
Dimensions 17" (w) x 22½" (d) x 18½" (h)
Network Scanning System (continued)
Image Formats Monochrome: TIFF, PDF, Encrypted PDF, XPS
Color: Grayscale/Color TIFF, JPEG, PDF, Encrypted PDF, XPS
Internet Fax: TIFF-FX, FIFF-F, TIFF-S 1
Image Monochrome Scanning: Uncompressed, G3 (MH), G4
Color/Grayscale: JPEG (high, middle, low)
Internet Fax mode: MH/MMR (option)
Scan Destinations E-mail, Desktop, FTP, Folder (SMB), USB, Internet fax
(option), Super G3 fax
One-touch Up to 1000 (combined scan destinations)
Group Destinations Up to 500
Programs 48 (combined)
Max. Jobs Up to 94
Network Protocols TCP/IP and SSL (includes HTTP, SMTP, LDAP, FTP, POP3),
SMB, ESMTP and 802.1x.
Network Security User authentication with LDAP and Active Directory
Software Sharpdesk® desktop document management software
(1 user license)
Network Printing System
PDL Standard PCL6 compatible, PostScript ® 3™ compatible,
optional XPS
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Print Speed 30/30 B&W pages per minute (8½" x 11")
Print Drivers Windows Server® 2003-2008, Windows® XP, Windows XP
x64, Windows Server x64, Windows Vista®, Windows Vista®
x64, Windows® 7 x64, Windows® 8 x64, Windows® 8.1
x64 ,MAC OS®, OSX (including 10.4, 10.5,10.6, 10.7, 10.8,
10.9), all MAC PPD
Features Windows cluster print, ROPM, duplex printing, auto
configuration, continuous printing, electronic sorting,
duplex printing, transparency inserts, margin shift, image
rotation, job bypass print, job retention, confidential print,
user authentication, image stamp and watermarks, form
overlay, chapter inserts, page Interleave and bar code
font printing (requires MX-PF10 bar code font kit)
Direct Printing
File Types: TIFF, JPEG, PCL, PRN, TXT, PDF, Encrypted PDF,
PostScript (optional) XPS 1. Methods: FTP, Web page, E-mail
and USB memory
Resident Fonts 80 outline fonts (PCL), 136 fonts (PS)
Interface RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, Wireless IEEE802.11
n/g/b and USB 2.0
Operating Systems Windows Server 2003-2008, 2012, 2012 R2 Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, MAC OSX 10.4,
10.5, 10.6, 10.7,10.8 Novell® Netware® 3x, 4x, 5x, Sun®
OS 4.1x, Solaris® 2x, Unix®, Linux® and Citrix® XenApp
5.0, 6.0, 6.1, (Metaframe, Presentation Server 4, 4.5) and
Windows Terminal Services.1
Network Protocols TCP/IP (IPv4, IPSEC) SSL (HTTP, IPP, FTP), SNMPv3, 802.1x
for Windows and Unix. LPD and LPR for UNIX. IPX/SPX® for
Novell environments. EtherTalk®, AppleTalk® for Macintosh®
Printing Protocols LPR, IPP, IPPS, PAP, Raw TCP (port 9100), FTP and Novell
Network Security IP/Mac address filtering, protocol filtering, port
management, user authentication and document
Security IEEE-2600™ 2008 for MFP devices
B&W Super G3 Fax
Transmission Mode Super G3, G3
Modem Speed 33.6 KBPS 3
Scanning Method Sheet fed simplex or duplex or book
Max. Transmit 400 dpi
Transmit Speed Approx. 2 seconds with Super G3/JBIG4
Auto Dialing Up to 1000 (combined scan destinations)
Group Dial/
Up to 500
Inbound Fax
Forwards received fax data to E-mail
Long Length Up to 19½" (for transmission)
Programs 48 (combined)
Memory 1 GB (shared)
Halftone 256 levels
Features Quick on-line transmission, direct transmission, F-Code
transmission/reception, rotate transmission, in-bound fax
routing, anti-junk fax reception, secure fax release, out
of paper memory reception, auto redial, duplex reception
transaction reports, activity reports and PC fax.
Network Scanning System
Scan Modes Standard: Color, monochrome, grayscale
Max. Original Size 8½" x 14"
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Output Modes 600 dpi, 400 dpi, 300 dpi, 200 dpi, 100 dpi
Optional Equipment
MX-CS11 Paper Tray 1 x 500 Sheet
MX-25ABD Rolling Cabinet Base
MX-PUX1 XPS Expansion Kit (requires MX-SHP2GB)
MX-FWX1 Internet Fax Kit
MX-PF10 Bar Code Font Kit
MX-AMX1 Application Integration Module
MX-FR46U Data Security Kits
XPS Expansion Memory (required for MX-PUX1)
MX-C30NTB Black Toner Cartridge
MX-C30NTC Cyan Toner Cartridge
MX-C30NTM Magenta Toner Cartridge
MX-C30NTY Yellow Toner Cartridge
MX-C30NVB Black Developer
MX-C30NVC Cyan Developer
MX-C30NVM Magenta Developer
MX-C30NVY Yellow Developer
MX-C30DR Drum
MX-C30HB Toner Collection Container
Some features may require optional equipment and/or software.
May vary depending on product configuration, machine settings and
operating and/or environmental conditions.
Actual transmission time will vary based on line conditions.
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