MX-M3050 MX-M3550 MX-M4050
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The Sharp Essentials Series monochrome document systems deliver
strong value, enhanced integration and powerful productivity.
The Sharp MX-M3050, MX-M3550 and MX-M4050 Essentials Series monochrome workgroup document
systems offer crisp, high quality output with exceptional ease of use. These new models are designed
to provide customers with a seamless, intuitive experience, and the confidence in knowing their jobs
will come out right the first time, every time. The new monochrome Essentials Series focuses on value
as well as user operability and draws inspiration from the latest networking and imaging technologies
available today, all to create a document system that delivers the productivity you need, with the
reliable performance you want.
Key Features
• Ease of Use – Sharp’s customizable touchscreen display offers a user-friendly graphical interface
with a clean design, simplified Easy Modes and integrated operation guides.
• I ntegration – Available Sharp OSA® modules enable easy integration with network applications and
cloud services, which can unlock advanced capabilities to help you better manage your workflow.
• Productivity – Standard full multifunction capability out-of-box, including copying, PCL® 6 network
printing and color network scanning, combines with an easy-to-use graphical interface and a fast
warm up time so users can spend less time at the MFP and more time on their business at hand.
The MX-M3050, MX-M3550 and MX-M4050 monochrome Essentials Series offer customers powerful
multitasking features enabling them to quickly execute the ever-changing workflow tasks of today’s
busy office environments. And with Sharp’s multi-layered Security Suite, these new models can help
protect your data and personal information from the first day of operation to the time of trade-in.
A flexible design plus multifunctional capability allow
you to meet tomorrow’s document needs today.
• Standard 100-sheet reversing single-pass document feeder scans documents at speeds
up to 80 images per minute (ipm).
• Flexible paper handling system supports media up to 110 lb. cover (300 gsm) and up to
12" x 18" through the paper trays, allowing you to print on a wide variety of media.
• Large 10.1" (diagonally measured) customizable touchscreen display with a clean design
enables easy access to features and functions when setting up jobs.
• Network-ready PCL 6 and available true Adobe® PostScript® 3™ printing systems combined
with available DirectOffice™ technology lets you direct print PDFs, select Microsoft® Office
formats and more!
• 6 00 x 600 dpi printing provides clear, crisp images and enhanced clarity for fine details such
as small text and graphics.
• Available wireless networking feature can connect directly to your network or to mobile devices
for convenient printing and scanning with the Sharpdesk® Mobile App.
• Available Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function can convert scanned documents to
text-searchable PDF format, Microsoft Office file formats, and others.
• Available Compact PDF feature dramatically reduces the file size of most color scanned
documents, resulting in decreased network traffic and more efficient use of disk and cloud storage.
• E asily access popular cloud applications, including Microsoft OneDrive® for Business,
SharePoint ® Online and Google Drive™ with Sharp’s available Cloud Connect features.
• Direct print Microsoft Word, PowerPoint® and Excel® files from thumb drives, cloud
applications, network folders and more with the optional Direct Print Expansion Kit, enabled
via DirectOffice technology.
Provides up to six paper sources with
available 550 + 2,100-sheet split tandem
paper drawers and 3,000-sheet large
capacity cassette.
From paper handling to networking, the MX-M3050,
MX-M3550 and MX-M4050 monochrome Essentials
Series will exceed your expectations.
Easy Copy Screen offers the most commonly used settings.
Simple and Intuitive Operation
From the most basic of copy functions, to the most complex scan jobs, the monochrome Essentials
Series will perform them with ease and efficiency. Use one of the Easy Modes for fast, simple
operation, with basic functions displayed in large, clearly labeled tiles and keys. And for more
advanced features, just touch the “Details” button – it’s that easy.
A “Well-connected” Device
Connecting a multifunction printer (MFP) to your wireless network and accessing it from mobile
devices has never been so easy with the monochrome Essentials Series’ available wireless
networking features. Print from or scan to popular cloud services such as Microsoft OneDrive
for Business, SharePoint Online, and Google Drive with Sharp’s Cloud Connect features.*
Single Sign-on (SSO) support for accessing these services makes scan-to-folder and scan-toemail operations simpler than ever. Even printing from your desktop is made easier with Sharp’s
standard Serverless Print Release function. Easily send a job to one device, and print it on
another when and where it’s most convenient for you.
Standard Copy Screen offers more advanced features.
The Productivity You Need, the Reliable Performance You Want
When it’s time to get the job done, the Essentials Series monochrome document systems are
outstanding performers. Quickly scan documents at speeds up to 80 images per minute. Then
use the manual stapling feature on select finishers to restaple your originals. Multiple finishing
options give you the output you require, be it stacked, stapled or saddle-stitched. There’s even an
available built-in stapleless staple feature, which can bind up to five sheets of paper by adding a
crimp to the corner of the set, saving regular staples for larger sets.
MX-M4050 shown
with compact
inner finisher.
Available wireless network interface for convenient scanning
and printing from mobile devices.
* Some features require optional equipment.
MX-M4050 shown with
3K saddle stitch finisher
and large capacity cassette.
The MX-M3050/M3550/M4050 Essentials Series monochrome document systems provide
high-performance functionality adaptable to your business needs.
innovative features
Reversing Single Pass Feeder (RSPF)
Standard 100-sheet reversing document
feeder scans up to 80 ipm.
Advanced Network Scanning
Sharp’s ImageSEND™ feature provides
one-touch distribution to email, network
folders, cloud applications and more.
Easy-to-Use Smart Touchscreen
Tablet-style menu provides quick
access to features and functions.
High Quality Printing
600 x 600 dpi resolution produces
razor-sharp documents. Available
true Adobe PostScript 3 drivers offer
extensive job control.
In-line Stapling*
Produce professional-looking
corner-staple or edge-staple
documents up to 65 pages.
100-sheet Bypass Tray
Manual bypass tray feeds envelopes,
OHP film, glossy paper, as well as
paper up to 300 gsm.
Manual Stapler*
Manual stapling feature
makes it easy to re-staple
originals after scanning.
On-board Document Storage
Sharp’s easy-to-use Document
Filing System enables users to
store frequently used files.
Saddle Stitch Finishers*
Make high quality booklets
up to 80 pages.
Enhanced Security Features
256-bit data encryption with
up to 10-times data overwrite,
as well as Sharp’s convenient
End-of-Lease feature.
Advanced Finishing*
Sharp gives you a choice of five high-performance
finishers to give your documents a professional
look. Choose from a compact inner finisher to a high
capacity, floor-standing saddle stitch finisher.
* Some features require optional equipment.
Flexible Paper Handling*
Paper drawers feed up to 12" x 18" and support
media up to 300 gsm. 550-sheet capacity makes it
easy to reload a full ream of paper. A high capacity
split tandem drawer is also available.
Large Capacity Cassette*
Large capacity cassette option adds an
additional 3,000 sheets of paper for a total
on-line capacity of up to 6,300 sheets.
Powerful document workflow solutions help you
work more efficiently.
Simplify Printing Your Files with Direct Printing
With the available Direct Print Expansion Kit, you can print popular file formats including
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, as well as a variety of PDF formats from thumb drives,
cloud applications and mobile devices.1 This function is enabled via DirectOffice technology.
With this much flexibility, you can speed through your workflow tasks faster than ever!
Direct print to popular file formats seamlessly with Sharp’s
available Direct Print Expansion Kit. 1
Scan and Print Files Easily from Mobile Devices
The Essentials Series monochrome document systems also make it easy to scan and print files
from tablets and smart phones using Sharpdesk Mobile, a free downloadable app available for
most common mobile devices.2 The monochrome Essentials Series also supports popular mobile
technologies such as AirPrint ®, Android™ print framework and Google Cloud Print™ with
the optional Adobe PostScript 3 Expansion Kit. You can print locally from your device or download
files from supported cloud applications. Since the monochrome Essentials Series can connect to
mobile devices through a point-to-point wireless connection, it remains exclusive from your
corporate network.1
Distribute, access and print documents more easily.
With Serverless Print Release you can securely print a job and
release it from up to six Essentials Series models (including host).
Distribute, Access and Print Your Documents with Ease
Sharp makes it easy to send documents to the destinations you need, and goes beyond traditional
network scanning with optional Email Connect and Cloud Connect features. With Email Connect,
scan to email is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Gmail™. With Cloud Connect,
you can easily scan to and print from Microsoft OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and
Google Drive without additional middleware. Sharp also makes it easy to collaborate and share
documents with available Cloud Portal Office document storage and sharing service. Capture,
index and archive your documents easily and securely.
Flexible Printing Solutions Help Speed Up Your Office Productivity
The monochrome Essentials Series offer standard PCL 6 and optional Adobe PostScript 3 printing
systems to help you speed through all of your output needs with accuracy. To help streamline your
jobs, these powerful performers include Serverless Print Release, enabling you to securely print a
job and release it from up to six Essentials Series models (including host) on your network. And with
Google Cloud Print web printing service, you can print from Chromebook™ notebook computers,
PCs and more from virtually anywhere.
Simplify Complex Business Workflows
Sharp OSA technology can help your business leverage the power of your network applications,
back-end systems and cloud services.1 Easily automate complex processes and help eliminate
redundant tasks. Create your own custom integrations or take advantage
of the growing portfolio of Sharp OSA applications available from Sharp
Partner Program members.
Some features require optional equipment and/or software/services.
Go to for a list of supported devices and operating systems.
Manage your device, help safeguard your data, help protect your business.
Businesses require that the devices on their networks are properly managed
and closely monitored to ensure their data remains uncompromised. To
help achieve this, the MX-M3050/M3550/M4050 Essentials Series offer
powerful device management utilities, web-based customer training and
advanced, multi-layered security features.
With the Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM), administrators can take
control of system features and simplify installation and management. SRDM
makes it easy to view service logs, click counts, history reports and more. Its
event-driven service alerts help you monitor the device and maximize uptime.
The Remote Front Panel feature allows administrators to view and control
the machine’s LCD panel from a PC to troubleshoot issues and train operators
remotely. Sharp also offers both built-in and additional auditing hardware
and software to control, access and track usage of each device on the
network.* And with My Sharp™, you get a dedicated training
website customized to your model and configuration to help you
understand and utilize all of the advanced features of your
Sharp product, including those for security.
To help protect employees’ privacy and intellectual property, the monochrome
Essentials Series is armed with a variety of security measures, including
features such as data encryption, data overwrite protection and data
erase. Multiple security protocols help restrict access to the device while
in operation, and a convenient End-of-Lease feature overwrites all data
at time of trade-in. Authority Groups help manage and restrict specific
copying, printing, scanning and fax features to safeguard data and control
costs. The Admin Audit Log feature allows IT administrators to track activity
on the device. Confidential Printing and Secure Fax Release help ensure
that sensitive documents are kept safe by requiring users to enter a PIN
code in order to print them. For advanced security, these
models support Active Directory user authentication and
secure single sign-on to network folders and emails. For an
optimized workflow experience, ID card authentication is
also available.*
These scalable security offerings aim to help protect your intellectual
property, preserve confidential information and help your business meet
regulatory requirements including the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act (FERPA). For additional information visit:
* Some features require optional equipment and/or software.
An Environmentally Responsible Approach to Product Design
Sharp is committed to environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility
including planning, design, manufacturing, distribution and product endof-life management. The monochrome Essentials Series adhere to Sharp’s
Green Products Guidelines in pursuit of these commitments. These guidelines
include designing products that consume less power, using recycled
materials, reducing the amount of material used in products and packaging,
and labeling the type of materials used. Sharp also aims to design products
that are upgradable, easy to repair and easy to take apart for recycling.
The MX-M3050/M3550/M4050 document systems are ENERGY STAR®
qualified and RoHS compliant to restrict the use of hazardous
substances. These products also have low TEC values.
Sharp MFPs are EPEAT ® registered.
Toner Recycling Program
As part of our commitment to helping 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.
For more information about Sharp’s environmental leadership including
information about energy efficient products, electronics or toner cartridge
recycling, please visit
Main Specifications
MX-M3050/M3550/ Base models include multitasking controller, 100-sheet RSPF
M4050and PCL 6 printing systems, network scanning, auto duplexing,
1 x 550-sheet paper drawer, 100-sheet bypass tray.
Type Multi-function digital document system
Display10.1" (diagonally measured) color dot matrix high-resolution
touch panel tilting display. 1024 x 600 dots (W-SVGA)
FunctionsCopy, print, network print, network scan, document filing and fax1
Copy System Dry electrostatic transfer/Dual component developer/Magnetic
brush development/OPC drums/Belt fusing/white LED exposure
Originals Sheets and bound documents
Max. Original Size 11" x 17"
Output Size Min. 5½" x 8½", Max. 12" x 18"
Copy Speed 30/35/40 ppm (8½" x 11")
Multiple Copy Max. 9,999 copies
First Copy Time MX-M3050MX-M3550MX-M4050
(in Seconds)2
Platen Glass
4.5 4.5
Warm Up Time 27 seconds (from main switch on), 14 seconds (from power
button on)
Magnification 25% to 400% in 1% increments (with RSPF 25%-200%)
Original Feed 100-sheet RSPF with original size detection.
Scan Speed Copy: Up to 80 ipm (B&W)/53 ipm (Color)
Scan: Up to 80 ipm (B&W/Color)
Original Sizes 5½" x 8½", 8½" x 11", 8½" x 11" R, 8½" x 14", 11" x 17"
Paper Capacity
Standard: 650 Sheets/Maximum: 6,300 Sheets
Paper Feed
Standard: (1) 550-sheet paper drawer (letter/legal/ledger/
System statement size) and 100-sheet bypass tray (letter/legal/ledger/
statement/envelope size). Optional: Single, double, or triple
drawer paper deck (550, 1,100, or 1,650 sheets), split tandem
paper drawer (2,100 sheets letter only) plus (1) 550-sheet
paper drawer (letter/legal/ledger/statement size).
Paper Weights
Paper drawers: 16 lb. bond to 110 lb. cover.
and Types Split tandem drawers: 16 lb. bond to 28 lb. bond.
Other paper types include plain, pre-printed, recycled,
pre-punched, letterhead and color paper.
Bypass tray: 16-28 lb. bond (plain paper), 13-16 lb. bond
(thin paper), 28 lb. bond-110 lb. cover (heavy paper), 20-24
lb. bond (Monarch/Com-10 envelope), tab paper (letter). 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 1.4 GHz multi-processor design
Interface 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, USB 2.0: 2 host ports (front and
rear), 1 available device port (rear), wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Standard 5 GB copy/print (shared)/Hard Disk Drive: 500 GB
Hard Disk Drive 500 GB
Copy Resolution Scan: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Output: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Copy Modes Monochrome/Grayscale
Exposure ControlModes: Automatic, Text, Text/Photo, Text/Printed-Photo,
Printed-Photo, Photo, Map, Pale-Color Document
Settings: Auto or 9 step manual
Halftone 256 gradations/2 levels (monochrome)
Copy Features Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, offset-stacking,
Auto Paper Selection (APS), Auto Magnification Selection
(AMS), Auto Tray Switching (ATS), black-white reversal, blank
page skip, book copy, book divide, card shot, center erase,
centering, cover pages, dual page copy, edge erase, image
edit, image preview, insert pages, job build, job programs,
margin shift, mirror image, mixed size original, multi-page
enlargement, original count, pamphlet style, proof copy,
repeat layout, reserve copy, rotated copy, stamp, stamp
custom image, suppress background, tab copy, tab-paper
insertion, tandem copy, toner save mode, transparency
inserts, watermark, 2-in-1 / 4-in-1 / 8-in-1 multi shot
Account Control Up to 1,000 users. Supports user authentication via local,
LDAP, and Active Directory® for copy, print, scan and
document management.
Output Tray Center Exit Tray (Main): 250 sheets (face down)
CapacityJob Separator (Upper Tray): 100 sheets (face down)
Right Side Exit Tray: 100 sheets (face down)
Cloud Supported Google® Cloud Print, Google Drive, OneDrive® for Business,
Services SharePoint® Online
Main Specifications (continued)
Network ProtocolsTCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6, IPsec), HTTP/HTTPS, IPP/IPP-SSL,
LDAP/LDAP-SSL, 802.1x for Windows and Unix.
Network and
Includes IP/MAC address filtering, protocol filtering, port
Data Securitycontrol, TLS Encryption, Kerberos support, Active Directory
integration, data encryption, End-of-Lease, data overwrite
(up to 10x), DoD 5220.22-M
Firmware Flash ROM with local (USB), network update capability
Management and firmware update 1 to N with SRDM (Sharp Remote
Device Manager)
Device SetupWeb-based management/cloning with user/administrator
level login
Service/Functions Remote Front Panel, remote access to service logs and
click counts
Accessibility Free stop tilting front panel, adjustment of key touch sound
Features and speed, concave key, document feeder free stop, job
programs, remote front panel, universal grip for paper trays
and disable screen timeout
International Energy Star Program Ver. 2.0, European RoHS,
Standards Blue Angel (RAL-UZ171)
Power Source
110-127 V AC, 60 HZ, 20 A Receptacle
1.44 kW or less
Weight Approx. 141 lbs.
Dimensions Approx. 24" (w) x 26" (d) 33" (h)
Network Printing System
PDL Standard PCL® 6 compatible, Adobe PostScript 3
600 x 600 dpi
Print Speed 30/35/40 ppm (8½" x 11")
Print Drivers Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server®
2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows
PPD, MAC OS X® (including 10.6 to 10.12), all MAC PPD,
Linux® PPD
Mobile Printing AirPrint®, Android™ printing framework (Sharp Print Service
Plugin), Sharpdesk® Mobile3
Print Features Auto configuration, serverless print release, bar code font
printing, carbon copy print, chapter inserts, confidential print,
continuous printing, custom image registration, different cover
page/last page/other page, document control, document
filing, duplex printing, electronic sorting, folding, form overlay,
hidden pattern print, image rotation, image stamp, image
type, job bypass print, job retention, layout print, margin shift,
multiple pamphlet, network tandem print, N-up printing, offset
stacking, page interleave, pamphlet style, poster print, proof
print, print and send, punching, stapling, tab paper print,
tab printing, toner save mode, transparency inserts, tray
status, user authentication, watermarks, zoom print
Resident Fonts 80 outline fonts (PCL), 139 fonts (PS)
Interface RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, USB 2.0, Wireless
Operating SystemsWindows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server ®
and Environments2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Mac OS X
10.6-10.12, UNIX ®, Linux, Citrix ® (XenApp 5.0-7.6), Windows
Remote Desktop Services, SAP device types1
Printing Protocols LPR, IPP, IPPS, PAP, Raw TCP (port 9100), FTP, POP3, HTTP,
LPD and LPR for Unix
Network Scanning System
Scan Modes Standard: Color, monochrome, grayscale
Max. Original Size 11" x 17"
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Output Modes 600 dpi, 400 dpi, 300 dpi, 200 dpi, 150 dpi, 100 dpi
Monochrome Scanning: Uncompressed, G3 (MH), G4 (MR/MMR)
CompressionColor/Grayscale: JPEG (high, middle, low)
Internet Fax mode: MH/MMR (option)1
Image Formats Monochrome: TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, Encrypted PDF, and XPS
Color/Grayscale: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF/A, Compact PDF,
Encrypted PDF and XPS.
Internet Fax: TIFF-FX, TIFF-F, and TIFF-S 1
Scan Destinations Email, Desktop, FTP, Folder (SMB), USB, Internet fax (option),
Super G3 fax (option)
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Network Scanning System (continued)
Up to 2,000 (combined scan destinations)
Group Destinations Up to 500
Programs 48 (combined)
Max. Jobs Up to 100
Enhanced Email Standard Gmail connector, standard Exchange connector
Software Sharpdesk desktop personal document management software
(1 user license included), Sharpdesk Mobile (download)
Direct Printing System
Optional: PDF, Compact PDF, Encrypted PDF, and PostScript
FTP, SMB, Web page, Email and USB memory
Optional Equipment
MX-60ABD Deluxe Copier Cabinet Base (with front door)
Stand/1 x 550-sheet Paper Drawer
Stand/2 x 550-sheet Paper Drawers
MX-DE27N Stand/3 x 550-sheet Paper Drawers
MX-DE28NStand/1 x 550 + 2,100-sheet Split Tandem Paper Drawers
MX-DE29NLow Stand/1 x 550-sheet Paper Drawer
MX-LC17N 3,000-sheet Large Capacity Cassette
(letter, requires MX-DE25N/26N/27N/28N)
MX-LT10 Long Paper Feeding Tray
MX-FN27N 50-sheet Staple Inner Finisher
MX-FN28 1K Stacking 50-sheet Staple Finisher
MX-FN29 1K Stacking 50-sheet Staple/Saddle Stitch Finisher
3K Stacking 65-sheet Staple Finisher
3K Stacking 65-sheet Staple/Saddle Stitch Finisher
MX-RB25N Paper Pass Unit (required for MX-FN28/29/30/31)
3-Hole Punch Unit (requires MX-FN27N)
MX-PN15B 3-Hole Punch Unit (requires MX-FN28/29)
MX-PN16B 3-Hole Punch Unit (requires MX-FN30/31)
Staple Cartridge for MX-FN27N/28/29
Saddle-stitch Staple Cartridge for MX-FN29
Staple Cartridge for MX-FN30/31
Saddle-stitch Staple Cartridge for MX-FN31
Right Side Exit Tray
Job Separator Tray
Center Exit Tray
Utility Table
Wireless LAN Adapter
Compact PDF Kit 4
OCR Expansion Kit 4
MX-FX15 Fax Expansion Kit
MX-FWX1L Internet Fax Kit
MX-PF10 Bar Code Font Kit
Adobe PostScript 3 Expansion Kit
Direct Print Expansion Kit
AR-SU1 Stamp Unit (requires AR-SV1 Stamp Cartridge)
Stamp Cartridge
MX-AMX1L Application Integration Module
Application Communication Module
External Accounting Module
MX-FR56U Commercial Data Security Kit 4
DVENDFS Generic Vendor Interface Kit
MX-561NT Toner Cartridge
MX-560DR Drum
Toner Collection Container
Some features require optional equipment. See your local dealer.
May vary depending on product configuration, machine settings and operating
and/or environmental conditions.
Go to for a list of supported devices and operating systems.
Not available at time of launch.
Design and specifications subject to change without notice. Sharp, Sharp OSA, Sharpdesk, My Sharp and all related
trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. Windows,
Windows Server, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and SharePoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Android, Google Drive, Google Cloud Print and Chromebook are registered trademarks of Google Inc. AirPrint is a
registered trademark of Apple Inc. Adobe and PostScript are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. DirectOffice
is a trademark of CSR Imaging US, LP, registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.