AR-M316/AR-M256 Digital Multifunctional Systems A VERSATILE SOLUTION FOR EVERYDAY DOCUMENT DEMANDS SHARP DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS A MULTIFUNCTIONAL WAY TO OPTIMISE WORKFLOW Powerful copying and optional network printing, scanning, and faxing functions driven by advanced digital technology are what allow the AR-M316/AR-M256 to bring outstanding performance to a wide range of businesses. Everyday document needs are met with speed and efficiency for optimum workflow, while various expansion options, such as a choice of automated job finishers, a network scanner kit, and the Sharpdesk application, offer productivity-boosting flexibility. Layers of industry-leading security features safeguard this multifunctional solution, and an 8.1-inch touch-screen LCD control panel makes it as easy to operate as it is secure. KEY FEATURES Efficient Copying Powerful Printing Optional Network Scanning and Faxing • Speedy output of max. 31/25 cpm and • RIP Once/Print Many function • Scan to e-mail/FTP server/desktop quick first copy out time • Automated job finishing options include booklet making and hole-punching • Optional 100-sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder and standard stackless duplex module • Productive Scan Once/Print Many, electronic sorting, and offset stacking • Versatile image editing functions • Job Build for large-volume documents for 31/25 ppm • Sharpdesk for easy, integrated • Standard SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) printer • LDAP support for easy browsing of • Optional PCL5e/PCL6 and PS3 emulation • Upgradeable to network printing *1 with network utilities • Supports the latest operating systems • 8.1-inch touch-screen LCD control panel • SSL (secure sockets layer) and IPsec*2 for secure network communications • Confidential Print secures printing with PIN code authentication from a PC • Duplex fax transmission and reception PDF/TIFF direct printing*1 • Secure network interface card restricts confidential data • PC-fax function enables fax transmission • Advanced print functions include User and Environment-Friendly • Optional Data Security Kit erases e-mail addresses and network protocols, including IPv6*1 Multi-Layered Security unauthorised access*1 document management on a PC • Max. 2,100-sheet paper capacity with Auto Tray Switching • Job Separator option outputs copies and printouts/faxes onto separate trays • Energy Star certified • Lead and chromium-free design (RoHS*3 compliant) • User authentication for network scanning AR-M316 *1: Requires optional AR-P27 *2: Available at a later date *3: Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances COPY EFFICIENT COPYING 100-Sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder When it comes to copying, the AR-M316/AR-M256 performs with speed and efficiency. A quick first copy out time and a speedy continuous copy rate ensure the quick handling of both short-run and large-volume outputs, while extra paper trays and auto tray switching minimise costly interruptions. The AR-M316/AR-M256 already comes with duplex copying, a Scan Once/Print Many function and offset stacking, but other time-saving options, like automated job finishers, can be added. at a glance... • Fast copying at 31 cpm (AR-M316) and 25 cpm (AR-M256) • Quick first copy out time — 4.5 seconds (AR-M316) and 4.8 seconds (AR-M256) • Convenient 100-sheet RSPF (Reversing Single Pass Feeder) makes any scan job easy; even double-sided documents are handled automatically*1 • Built-in duplex module saves paper costs and filing space • Scan Once/Print Many, electronic sorting, and offset stacking for highly productive copying • Large paper supply of up to 2,100 sheets • Auto tray switching reduces interruptions by automatically switching to a different tray when the first becomes empty • Job Build function — large-volume jobs can be scanned in batches and stored for output as a single job*2 A Variety of Job Finishing Options • 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: Requires optional AR-RP7 *2: Requires optional memory. 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 memory capacity and other conditions. Saddle stitching Automated Finishing Options Optional finishing peripherals capable of multi-position stapling, saddle stitch booklet finishing, and hole-punching can be added to create professional-looking documents. Hole punching 8.1-inch LCD Panel The AR-M316/AR-M256’s logically designed control panel features a wide, clear touch-screen LCD with easy-to-follow guidance. For example, when adjusting the edge/centre erase function, the LCD displays step-by-step instructions to guide you through the necessary procedures. A finisher is also available for jobs that require only simple sorting and stapling. PRINT POWERFUL PRINTING SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) Printing Compresses print data, reduces transfer time The quality, speed and ease with which the AR-M316/AR-M256 handles even high-volume print jobs are proof of its printing power. High-quality imaging technology turns out professional-looking documents every time. The RIP Once/Print Many function ensures efficient multiple-print production with only a single, easy download of data from your PC. And additional productivity can be gained by upgrading the AR-M316/AR-M256 to Host-based print data Data is compressed Transfer Data transfer time drastically reduced compared to GDI network printing. at a glance... ! • Fast, efficient printing of 31 ppm (AR-M316) and 25 ppm (AR-M256) Fast printing of text and graphics • Duplex printing saves you filing space and paper costs • Standard SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) for speedy data transfer and printing • Supports PCL5e and PCL6*1 printer language emulations; PostScript 3 is available*2 for compatibility with more fonts and better graphics handling Decompressing • PDF/TIFF direct print*1*3 — save valuable time by printing PDF and TIFF files without using the printer driver, direct printing from a Web page, or direct printing of e-mail attachments • Network printing*1 supports the latest and most commonly used network operating systems and protocols, including Windows Vista™ (available at a later date) and next-generation IPv6 • Offset stacking outputs each print job slightly set apart from the previous for easier retrieval • Job Separator*4 prevents print jobs from getting mixed with copy/fax jobs • Convenient printing functions — N-up, fit-to-page, watermarks, and more *1: *2: *3: *4: Various Applications Requires optional AR-P27 Requires optional AR-PK1N Direct PDF printing requires optional AR-PK1N; may not support all PDF or TIFF file formats Requires optional AR-TR3 High-Quality Imaging The AR-M316/AR-M256’s fine particle toner technology, 1200 x 600 dpi resolution*, and 256level greyscale ensure that all your printing needs will be met with exceptionally crisp, clear, and professional-looking documents. * Equivalent with smoothing Carbon copy print Special Applications • Carbon copy print — print multiple copies of the same data on plain and/or coloured paper fed from different paper trays • Form overlay — store document formatting such as letterheads, eliminating the need for Form overlay pre-printed paper • Barcode font print capability allows convenient in-house production of barcoded documents (requires optional AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit) * Requires optional AR-P27 FAX SCAN NETWORK SCANNING AND FAXING With network scanning and faxing options, the AR-M316/AR-M256 can transmit documents with speed and facility for better workflow. Adding a network scanner expansion kit allows paper-based documents to be converted to editable digital files for quick and easy distribution by direct scanning to a server location, an e-mail attachment, or your PC desktop. And adding the Super G3 fax expansion kit saves you time by putting high-speed faxing to work. at a glance... • 100-sheet RSPF*1 makes scan jobs quick and easy • Job Separator*2 prevents incoming faxes from getting mixed with copy/print jobs SCAN • A3 network scanning to your PC desktop, e-mail, or FTP server QWERTY keyboard for LDAP and others • Easy text entry — preset frequently used e-mail subject titles or messages for easy one-touch entry or directly enter text from the AR-M316/AR-M256’s LCD control panel • 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 FAX • High-speed faxing — Super G3/JBIG compression for extra speed — on-line transmission reduces total operation time — 500 one-touch auto dial keys • Duplex faxing — send or receive single or double-sided*3 faxes up to A3 in size • PC-Fax — send data directly from a PC to a fax machine without printing to paper • Flash memory — prevents data loss in case of power failure *1: Requires optional AR-RP7 *2: Requires optional AR-TR3 *3: Requires optional RSPF to send two-sided documents FTP server E-mail attachment SCAN INTERNET SCAN TO E-MAIL SCAN TO FTP SCAN TO DESKTOP SUPER G3 FAX Fax Client PCs PRINT COPY EFFECTIVE SECURITY AND UTILITY SOFTWARE With the AR-M316/AR-M256, your network and data are protected by multiple layers of Sharp’s Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX) industry-leading security solutions designed to block unauthorised access, audit usage, and restrict access via user identification. And network utility software and Sharp’s original Sharpdesk document management software make it easier than ever to maximise efficiency. Macintosh Windows® Unknown IP or MAC addresses will be denied access at a glance... COPY PRINT SCAN FAX DATA DATA DATA DATA • Data Security Kit*1 *4 erases any data in internal memory safely and completely after use • Secure network interface card*2 provides a firewall that prevents direct connection and access ERASED Data Erase CONFIDENTIAL by unauthorised users (IP/MAC address filtering) • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)*2 encrypts data communications to prevent data leakage through the network; supports HTTPS and IPP-SSL*3 The data generated for each job is automatically erased once that job is finished • IPv6 and IPsec compatibility*2 *4 ensures an even higher level of network security • Confidential data storage and printing protects sensitive information by requiring the user to enter a PIN code before the documents are produced • User authentication requires logging into the machine with passwords for machine access • Auditing mode — keep track of and control the amount of use by employee or department • Network utility software*2 — Printer Administration Utility allows easy network setup via a Web browser — Printer Status Monitor allows remote printer monitoring on your PC *1: Optional AR-FR25 (AR-M316) or AR-FR24 (AR-M256) *2: Requires optional AR-P27 *3: SMTP-SSL, POP3-SSL, and FTPS available at a later date *4: Available at a later date Search Edit Easy Document Management with Sharpdesk Print PC-Fax Word View E-mail OCR Store ICT* Excel Compose 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 Word. Features include: PowerPoint® • Intuitive desktop display features thumbnail viewing PDF • Sharpdesk Imaging provides annotation tools for paper-free proofreading Scanned image • Sharpdesk Composer combines different types of files into a single document etc. Search screen * Image Compression Tool for converting images into high-compression PDF files • 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 SCAN FAX 988 mm 1,103 mm OPTIONS 615 mm 595 mm 1,218 mm 623 mm (shown with options) 5. AR-VR6 4. AR-RP7 1. AR-TR3 2. AR-FN5 A 3. AR-F14 N 6. AR-D30 7. AR-D31 8. AR-DK61/W 8. AR-DK62/W 8. AR-DK63/W Finishing Base Unit Connectivity Board 1. AR-TR3 Job Separator Tray Separates output according to the type of job (print/copy/fax) 4. AR-RP7 Reversing Single Pass Feeder A3 to A5, 100 sheets (80 gsm), 35 to 128 gsm (simplex), 52 to 105 gsm (duplex) AR-P27 Printer Expansion Kit 2. AR-FN5 A Finisher A3 to B5R (offset), A3 to A5 (non offset) Tray (upper): max. 100-sheet paper capacity*1 Offset tray (lower): max. 1,000-sheet paper capacity*1 Stapling capacity: max. 30-sheet multi-position staple 5. AR-VR6 Document Cover 3. AR-F14 N Saddle Stitch Finisher A3 to A5 (offset), A3 to B4 (non offset) Offset tray (upper): max. 1,000-sheet paper capacity*1 Saddle stitch tray (lower): 10 sets (6 to 10 sheets), 20 sets (1 to 5 sheets) Stapling capacity: max. 50-sheet*2 multi-position staple Staple position: 3 locations (front, rear or both) Note: Requires AR-D30 or AR-D31 and/or locally available cabinet. Optional hole punch function for AR-F14 N: AR-PN1A 2-Hole Punch Unit AR-PN1C 4-Hole Punch Unit AR-PN1D 4-Hole Wide Punch Unit *1: A4 or smaller, 80 gsm *2: A4 or smaller, 80 gsm; 25 sheets for B4 or larger 6. AR-D30 500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit A3 to B5R, 500 sheets (80 gsm), 56 to 105 gsm 7. AR-D31 2 x 500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit A3 to B5R, 1,000 sheets (80 gsm), 56 to 105 gsm 8. Cabinet There are three cabinets available, depending upon the paper cassette configuration used. AR-DK61/W Cabinet for 2 cassettes AR-DK62/W Cabinet for 3 cassettes AR-DK63/W Cabinet for 4 cassettes AR-FX7 Fax Expansion Kit Super G3 fax module AR-MM9 8MB Fax Memory AR-PK1 N PS3 Expansion Kit Enables PostScript printing AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit AR-PF2 Flash ROM Kit AR-SM5/AR-SM6 256MB/512MB Memory MX-NSX1 Network Scanner Expansion Kit 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 MX-AMX1 Application Integration Module Available at a later date AR-FR25U Data Security Kit AR-FR25 Data Security Kit (Common Criteria validated) Enables data erasure; for AR-M316 AR-FR24U Data Security Kit AR-FR24 Data Security Kit (Common Criteria validated) Enables data erasure; for AR-M256 Some options may not be available in some areas. AR-M316/AR-M256 SPECIFICATIONS General Type Technology Engine speed (max.)*1 AR-M316 AR-M256 Paper size Paper weight Paper capacity Warm-up time*2 AR-M316 AR-M256 Memory Power requirements Power consumption (max.) Dimensions (W x D x H) Weight (approx.) Features Network Printer (optional AR-P27 required) Desktop Laser A4, portrait A3 31 cpm/ppm 17 cpm/ppm 25 cpm/ppm 13 cpm/ppm Max. A3, min. A5 56 – 105 gsm (bypass: 52 – 200 gsm) Standard: 1,100 sheets (two 500-sheet trays and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray) Maximum: 2,100 sheets Resolution Less than 25 sec. Less than 23 sec. Standard: 32MB Maximum: 1,056MB Rated local AC voltage ±10%, 50/60 Hz 1.45 kW (220 to 240V) 623 x 615 x 665 mm PDL emulation Available fonts Features*4 *8 49.2 kg Job build, pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes, toner save mode, user control (100 accounts) Gradation Zoom range Preset copy ratios Features*4 Max. A3 Document glass RSPF 4.5 sec. 9.3 sec. 4.8 sec. 9.3 sec. Max. 999 copies Scan: 400 x 600 dpi Print: 600 x 600 dpi Scan: 256 levels 25 to 400% (50 to 200% using RSPF) 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, margin shift, dual page copy, multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), cover insertion, pamphlet copy, 2-sided copy orientation change, XY zoom, edge/centre erase, black & white reverse*5, duplex copy, job programme, card shot Printer (standard SPLC driver) Resolution Enhanced resolution Memory Interface Supported OS Printer language Available fonts Features Interface Supported OS*6 Network protocols*6 Printing protocols 600 x 600 dp 600 x 1,200 dpi equivalent with smoothing Shared IEEE 1284, USB 2.0 Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Vista™ SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) Host-based RIP Once/Print Many, fit to page, watermarks, image adjustment, duplex print, N-up (2/4), paper/output tray selection, offset output 600 x 600 dpi 600 x 1200 dpi equivalent with smoothing 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 to 10.4.8 TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), 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 PCL 6/5e, PS3 emulation*7 80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation*7 Job retention (print hold, proof print, confidential print), carbon copy print, pamphlet style, binding edge, N-up (2/4/8/16), cover/transparency insertion, form overlay, barcode font compatibility, negative image, mirror image, printer administration utility and status monitor, IP/MAC address filtering, direct PDF/TIFF printing, e-mail printing, font/form download, secure network communications (SSL and IPsec [LPD]) Network Scanner (optional MX-NSX1, AR-P27, and memory*9 required) Scan Method Copier Original paper size First copy out time*3 AR-M316 AR-M256 Continuous copy Resolution Digital Multifunctional Systems Resolution File formats Scanner utilities Scan destinations Features Pull scan (with TWAIN-supporting application) Push scan (via operation panel) 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi TIFF, PDF Sharpdesk Scan to e-mail, desktop, FTP server LDAP support, direct entry (address, subject, message), 200 one-touch dials, group dials, broadcasting Facsimile (optional AR-FX7 required) Compression method Communication protocol Transmission time Modem speed Transmission resolution Recording width Memory Grey scale levels Features*4 MH/MR/MMR/JBIG Super G3/G3 Less than 3 seconds*10 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), 500 one-touch dials, group dials (up to 50 groups and 200 destinations), 8 job programmes, broadcasting number registration, polling, memory transmission/reception, auto reduction (transmission/reception), rotation transmission/reception, long original transmission (max. 1,000 mm)*11, print actual size, PC-Fax transmission*12, timer transmission, activity report, anti-junk fax, dual page scan 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: Door left open for 60 seconds, standard condition, polygon motor stopped. *3: Portrait feeding of A4 sheets from main unit’s 1st paper tray, polygon motor running. *4: Some features require option(s). *5: Not available in some regions. *6: Optional AR-PK1N required for Mac OS and EtherTalk. Windows Vista and IPsec available at a later date. *7: Optional AR-PK1N required for PS3. *8: Some features are not available according to the printer driver used. *9: 128MB or more additional memory. *10: Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4 portrait) at standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression. *11: Not available in Super Fine mode. *12: For Windows environments only. Sharp Central & Eastern Europe a division of Sharp Europe A-1020 Vienna Handelskai 342 Phone: +43 / (0)1 / 72 719 - 0 Fax: +43 / (0)1 / 72 719 - 141 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org More info under: www.sharp-cee.com Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All information was correct at time of print. The ENERGY STAR logo is a certification mark and may only be used to certify specific 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. Windows, Windows Server, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other company names, product names, and logotypes are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. ©Sharp Corporation 2007 Ref: BR-AR-M316. All trademarks acknowledged. E&OE. Printed 04/2007.
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