AR-M316/M256 Brochure GB

AR-M316/M256 Brochure GB
Digital Multifunctional Systems
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.
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
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
*1: Requires optional AR-P27
*2: Available at a later date
*3: Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances
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.
SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression)
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
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
• 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
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
(requires optional AR-PF1 Barcode Font Kit)
* Requires optional AR-P27
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
• 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
• 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
Client PCs
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.
Unknown IP or MAC
addresses will be
denied access
at a glance...
• 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
Data Erase
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
Easy Document Management with Sharpdesk
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:
• Intuitive desktop display features thumbnail viewing
• Sharpdesk Imaging provides annotation tools for paper-free proofreading
Scanned image
• Sharpdesk Composer combines different types of files into a single document
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
988 mm
1,103 mm
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
Base Unit
Connectivity Board
1. AR-TR3 Job Separator Tray
Separates output according to the type of job
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.
Engine speed (max.)*1
Paper size
Paper weight
Paper capacity
Warm-up time*2
Power requirements
Power consumption (max.)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight (approx.)
Network Printer (optional AR-P27 required)
A4, portrait
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
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)
Zoom range
Preset copy ratios
Max. A3
Document glass
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)
Enhanced resolution
Supported OS
Printer language
Available fonts
Supported OS*6
Network protocols*6
Printing protocols
600 x 600 dp
600 x 1,200 dpi equivalent with smoothing
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)
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
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
Original paper size
First copy out time*3
Continuous copy
Digital Multifunctional Systems
File formats
Scanner utilities
Scan destinations
Pull scan (with TWAIN-supporting application)
Push scan (via operation panel)
200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
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
Grey scale levels
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
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.
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