AR-M257 | AR-M317 Brochure - G

AR-M257 | AR-M317 Brochure - G
AR M 257
AR M 317
workgroup document systems
“Outstanding MFP
Security Solution”
“Most Secure MFP”
Enhance your workflow and optimize
efficiency with the new AR-M257 and
AR-M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs from Sharp.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, you need to operate at peak efficiency. And with Sharp’s new
AR-M257 and AR-M317 Digital IMAGER™ MFPs, you’ll be able to raise office productivity to a whole new
level. With advanced versatility, the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs deliver everything your business
needs to get ahead offering 25/31-ppm copying and printing, convenient networking, and integrated
multifunction capabilities. These new Digital IMAGER MFPs are ideal for busy departments and workgroups.
Standard features include a 100-sheet reversing document feeder, duplexing, 1,200-dpi (enhanced) laser
output, and a large 8.1" (measured diagonally) touch-screen LCD display that makes operation easy and
intuitive. And best of all, the modular design makes it easy to add functionality to adapt to your changing
business needs. Advanced multifunction capabilities include PCL6 and Postscript® 3™ compatible network
printing, network scanning and Super G3 faxing.
Embedded software delivers easy-to-use web-based
management tools as well as state-of-the-art
security features that help your business protect
intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance.
Get the high-performance features you need to
make your workgroup more efficient with the
new AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs
from Sharp.
AR M 257
AR M 317
➤ Large 8.1" (measured diagonally) touch-screen LCD display for easy operation
➤ 100-sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder
➤ Mixed size original detection1
➤ ID Card Shot feature conveniently copies both sides of an ID card
onto a single sheet of paper
➤ Automatic trayless duplex copying and printing
➤ Electronic sorting
➤ Offset stacking with paper shifter
➤ JBIG speed-enhanced PC printing system
➤ USB-2.0 and IEEE 1284 bi-directional parallel interfaces
➤ 1,100-sheet standard paper capacity expandable to 2,100 sheets
➤ 100-sheet multi-sheet bypass tray
➤ Integrated Super G3 Fax Option
➤ Optional 1,000-sheet finisher
➤ IPv6 support and advanced network security2
➤ Integrated network scanning option with
available Application Integration
➤ Optional Data Security Kit
➤ Additional features include Job Build, Stream Feeding,
Booklet Copy, Dual Page Copy, Margin Shift, Multi-Shot Copy,
100 Department Codes, Job Programs, Edge Erase, Image
Reversal, XY Zoom, Image Rotation
Detects mixed legal/letter or mixed ledger/(lateral feed) letter sized originals
Requires optional AR-P27 Print Controller
High-Performance Features
High-Performance Features for Busy Workgroups
Enhanced Paper Handling
Crisp, High-Quality Imaging
The AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER
MFPs were designed with advanced
paper-handling capabilities to help
maximize productivity. With a fast
25/31-ppm copy/print speed,
standard 100-sheet RSPF, electronic
sorting, and auto-duplex capability,
these versatile systems take the hassle
The 1,100-sheet standard
out of the most sophisticated jobs.
on-line paper capacity can
be expanded to 2,100 sheets.
The large 8.1" (measured diagonally)
touch-screen LCD display simplifies
operation with easy, step-by-step guidance—so
using the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs
is virtually effortless.
With standard PC printing up to
1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced) resolution,
the new AR-M257/M317 Digital
IMAGER MFPs produce incredibly crisp
text and rich images. Sharp’s host-based
print controller utilizes JBIG compression, which reduces the job’s
file size and speeds up processing. A standard USB-2.0
interface and IEEE 1284 parallel interface provides flexible
connection alternatives regardless of your computer platform.
Additional time-saving features that help maximize productivity
for busy workgroups include N-up Printing, Fit-to-Page, Automatic
Duplexing and Sorting.
Optional Network Printing
Convenient ID Card Shot
The Sharp AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs can
duplicate both sides of an ID or insurance card by holding the
first side of the card in memory and then capturing the reverse
side. Automatically, both sides are duplicated onto one side of
paper—minimizing resources and saving valuable time through
improved workflow efficiency.
The Card Shot feature conveniently copies
both sides of an ID or insurance card onto
a single sheet of paper.
Scan side 1
Flip over and
scan side 2
Quick and Easy Sets
Produce multiple-page handouts for
meetings and presentations with the
Job Build feature. Just program the
AR-M257/M317 through the touch-screen
LCD display and walk away. Job Build can
accommodate and output up to 500
sheets. Add the optional 1,000-sheet
finisher or saddle-stitch finisher with
available hole-punching, and you can
completely automate the entire
process to save even more time.
Saddle-Stitch Finisher
For even more performance and functionality, Sharp’s optional
Print Controller with PCL6 compatibility and standard networking
provides 64 MB standard memory, 1,200-dpi (enhanced)
resolution and 10/100baseT networking for ultra-crisp network
printing right from the convenience of your desktop. And, with
features that include Carbon Copy
Print mode, cover pages, proof
printing and optional form/font
downloads, you get the ease and
control of producing professional,
high-quality documents—without the
cost of outsourcing. Integrated
software also enables you to track
print usage for cost accounting and
audit purposes, making the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER
MFPs incredibly simple to manage.
Streamline Your Workflow with Integrated Network Scanning
Need to send your scanned document but don’t know the
recipient’s address? Integrated LDAP (Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol) support automatically locates the address for
you. Just enter the first few characters of the recipient’s name,
and a list is displayed. It’s that simple!
Built-in LDAP Support
Transform the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs into
centralized document distribution hubs with the optional
Network Scanning Kit. Advanced features include Scan to
E-mail, Scan to Desktop, Scan to FTP, and Scan to URL.
Scanning allows you to minimize costs associated with couriers
and send documents instantly for optimum efficiency. Documents
can be saved in today’s most widely used file formats including
PDF and TIFF. For added security, the Sharp AR-M257/M317
Digital IMAGER MFPs support User Authentication, so you can
restrict network scan access to authorized users.
Intelligent Application Integration
To help you manage your workflow, Sharp’s optional
Application Integration Module enables you to add information
fields to your scanned documents, thereby automating tasks that
once took several steps. This information is passed along with
your document to an integrated application, enabling you to
initiate your workflow right from the AR-M257/M317 Digital
IMAGER MFPs touch-screen control panel.
With the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs Network Scanning Kit with
LDAP, users only need to enter the first few characters of the destination e-mail
The AR-M257 and AR-M317 Scan Destinations
Scan to E-mail
Send documents to any e-mail address with the touch of a
few buttons. You can even enter a unique filename for the
scanned document, as well as select the sender and enter
information into the subject fields. When the recipient
receives the e-mail, these fields reference specific
information about the attached document, making it
easy to locate or reference later on.
Scan to Desktop
Scan documents directly to your desktop computer for ease
and efficiency. Retrieval is effortless, and you can then edit,
distribute or store your documents. The Network Scanning Kit
includes Sharpdesk® Document Management software,
powerful tools designed to help you manage your scanned
documents with incredible ease and flexibility.
Scan to FTP
For a broader number of users, the Scan to FTP function
simplifies document distribution, enabling you to post files
directly to an FTP server where authorized users can easily
access them.
Scan to URL
Eliminate sending large files over the Internet by sending
e-mail recipients a link to a scanned document instead.
Similar to Scan to FTP, Scan to URL scans the document
directly to an FTP site but also generates a live link to
simplify access.
Document Distribution
Scan, Save and Send
Document Distribution & Security
Advanced Versatility with Super G3 Fax Functionality
Speedy Super G3 Faxing
Reduce extra peripherals and costly
consumables with the optional Super G3 Fax Module.
The AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFPs double as
powerful workgroup facsimiles with lightning-fast speed.
With advanced features including Duplex Scanning,
F-Code Communication, and Ledger-Size Reception, the
AR-M257/M317 can easily keep up with the requirements of
busy workgroups. Designed for moderate-to-heavy usage, you
can easily broadcast up to 200 destinations, as well as store
up to 500 auto-dial numbers—all of which can be managed
through the intuitive touch-screen display.
The Super G3 Fax Module also provides powerful LAN faxing
allowing you to send a fax right from your desktop PC! With
an intuitive user
interface, sending a
fax from your desktop
is as easy as
printing—just select
SEND and you’re
The large 8.1" (measured
diagonally) touch-screen
LCD display makes the
AR-M257/M317 Digital
IMAGER MFPs incredibly
easy to use.
“Most Secure MFP”
To help protect your data, the AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER
MFPs offers several layers of security, making Sharp the optimum
choice to protect employee privacy and intellectual property.* As
a leader in office equipment security, Sharp makes it easy for any
business or government entity to safely deploy digital copying,
printing, scanning and faxing.
“Outstanding MFP
Security Solution”
Control device access over the network*
To help restrict access to the device over the network, the
AR-M257/M317 offer Secure Socket Layer (SSL Encryption),
IPv6 and IPsec, IP/MAC Address Filtering, Protocol
Enable/Disable and Port Management for maximum security.
Secure Data Erase*
Account Codes
Account management enables administrators to control
access to the AR-M257/M317 functions (Copy, Scan, Fax,
and Print) and to monitor the usage.
To help protect your data, Sharp’s optional Data Security Kit
erases the memory in the AR-M257/M317 by overwriting
the document data, offering an unprecedented level
of assurance.
Helps keep documents confidential
Tracking and auditing information
To help protect your printed documents from unauthorized
viewing, the AR-M257/M317 support IPPS/HTTPS protocol
and offer confidential printing that requires users to enter
a PIN code in order to print a queued document.
Legislation and industry policies require companies to be more
aware of information flow from their offices. Sharp offers
additional hardware/software which allows users to control,
access and track usage of each device on the network.
Network scanning access
To help protect your network from unauthorized e-mail
communications, the AR-M257/M317 support user
authentication, requiring users to login before performing
any network scanning operations.
*Some features require optional equipment.
These scalable security offerings aim to protect your intellectual
property, preserve confidential information and help your business
to meet regulatory requirements, such as the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Gramm Leach
Bliley Act (GLB). For additional information visit:
User-Friendly Software to Optimize Efficiency
To help you manage all of the AR-M257/M317 Digital
IMAGER MFPs leading-edge features, Sharp developed the
Administration Utility Suite, a suite of integrated, easy-to-use
tools that simplify everything from installation and monitoring to
operating and tracking your Digital IMAGER MFP.
➤ The IMAGER Home Page provides centralized, web-based
management for administrators and users. Administrators can
control device configuration, network settings, IP filtering and
protocol control—without ever leaving
their desk. Users have the ability to
manage scan destinations and profiles,
as well as access custom web links such
as My Sharp™, a dedicated customercare website that offers solutions, resources,
and information specific to your Digital IMAGER MFP.
➤ Printer Administration Utility (PAU), designed primarily for
IT Managers and administrators, simplifies printer installation
and configuration. This robust utility also allows administrators
to remotely monitor any SNMP-compliant printer on the
network—regardless of the manufacturer, enabling all printers
to be managed through one single interface.
➤ For desktop users, Printer Status Monitor’s easy-to-use
interface allows you to view the print queue and printer
conditions—paper levels, toner and more—before you send
your job to print.
➤ To enhance system reliability and maximize uptime,
Sharp’s Remote E-mail Diagnostics (R.E.D.) enables IT
Managers and Authorized Sharp Dealers to automatically
receive e-mails regarding operation and performance of
their Digital IMAGER MFP.
The Sharp Administration Utility Suite
IMAGER Home Page
Printer Administration Utility
Sharpdesk Software
Convenient Document Management at Your Command
Powerful. Flexible. Intuitive. Designed to work seamlessly across Sharp’s
entire line of document imaging systems, Sharpdesk software enables
you to integrate scanned documents into your daily workflow. The userfriendly interface allows you to view document thumbnails in over 200
file formats. Advanced features help you organize, edit—even combine
scanned files—for maximum productivity.
Printer Status Monitor
Remote E-Mail Diagnostics
Device & Document Management
Sharp’s Powerful Administration Utility Suite
AR M 257
AR M 317
AR-M257/M317 Digital IMAGER MFP Main Specifications
JBIG Speed-Enhanced Printer Function (standard)
Super G3 Fax Kit (optional)
Standard Functions:
Optional Functions:
Print Speed:
Transmission Mode:
Modem Speed:
Compression Methods:
Scanning Method:
Max. Transmit
Transmission Speed:
Auto Dialing Methods:
Group Dialing:
Department Control:
Timer Functions:
Copy System:
Original Size (Max):
Copy Size:
Copy Speed:
Continuous Copy:
First Copy Out Time:
Warm Up Time:
Zoom Range:
Fixed Zoom Mode:
Exposure System:
Original Feed System:
Paper Feed System:
Paper Type:
Memory (total):
Electronic Sort:
Copy Resolution:
Exposure Modes:
Copy Features:
Department Control:
Job Programs:
Output Tray Capacity:
Offset Stacking:
Power Requirement:
Power Consumption:
Digital Multifunction System
Copy, PC Print
Network Printing, Network Scanning,
Super G3 Fax, Application Integration
Dry electrostatic transfer system
Sheets, bound documents
11" x 17"
Min. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Max. 11" x 17"
25/31 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11")
18/24 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11"R)
15/20 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 14")
13/17 copies per minute (11" x 17")
Maximum 999 copies
AR-M257: 4.8 seconds
AR-M317: 4.5 seconds
AR-M257: 23 seconds
AR-M317: 25 seconds
25% to 400% in 1% increments
(with RSPF 50%-200%)
25%, 50%, 64%, 77%, 100%, 121%,
129%, 200%, 400%
Fixed optical source, slit exposure
(stationary platen) with automatic exposure
Standard: 100-sheet reversing single pass
document feeder (RSPF) with stream
feeding mode, mixed letter/legal size
original detection, and mixed (lateral feed)
letter/ledger original size detection.
Standard: (2) 500-sheet paper cassettes
Standard: (1) 100-sheet manual bypass tray
Optional: (1) 500-sheet paper feed unit or (1)
1000-sheet paper feed unit (500 x 2)
Paper Cassettes: 15-21 lb. standard or recycled
bond, or 21-28 lb. special paper.
Bypass Tray (multi-sheet feed): Up to 100
sheets 14-21 lb. standard or recycled bond
paper, up to 40 sheets for OHP film and
labels, up to 30 sheets for 21-54 lb. thick
paper, up to 5 sheets for envelopes (#10).
Bypass (single-sheet feed tray): 14-34 lb.
standard or recycled bond paper, OHP,
labels, and thick paper up to 54 lb.
32 MB total (includes electronic sorting),
up to 1,024 MB option
Up to 100-sheet electronic sorting (shared
memory), group copy, rotation copy, 2-in-1
copy / 4-in-1 copy, edge erase, center erase,
and margin shift
Scan: 400 dpi; Copy output: 600 dpi
Photo mode: 600 dpi
Auto exposure: 600 dpi
256 gradations/2 levels
Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, Auto
Paper Sensing (APS), Auto Magnification
Sensing (AMS), auto tray switching, manual
zoom, job build, split scan, booklet copy,
multi-shot, reverse image, cover page,
department control, job programs,
auditor/coin vend ready, toner save mode,
and total counter
100 profiles
10 profiles
Main output tray 500 sheets (face down),
100 sheets in optional Job Separator Tray,
and 1,000 sheets in optional finisher
(output tray is user selectable)
Standard paper shifter for main output tray
AC 120 V, 60 HZ, 12 Amps
Maximum 1450 W, pre-heat 90 W,
sleep mode 1.2 W
Approximately 121 pounds
24" (w) x 25" (d) x 31" (h)
Operating Systems:
PC Interface:
Sharp SPLC host-based with JBIG compression
600 dpi, 1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced)
15 pages per minute (single print mode),
25/31 pages per minute (ROPM mode)
Windows® 98, Windows Me, Windows XP,
Windows XP x64, Windows NT® 4 (SP5 or
later), Windows 2000, Windows Vista™,
and Windows Vista x64
Two sided printing, N-up printing, paper source
selection, output tray selection, fit to page,
image adjustment, watermarks, smoothing,
photo enhancement, and ROPM
Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port,
USB 2.0 port
Network Print Controller (optional)
Print Speed:
Operating Systems:
RIP-Once Print-Many:
PC Interface:
PCL6 (XL)/PCL5e compatible
1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced), 600 dpi,
300 dpi
25/31 pages per minute
Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP,
Windows XP x64, Windows NT4 (SP5 or
later), Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and
Windows Vista x64, MAC OS® 8.6 through
9.x, MAC OS 10.1 or later
Print driver, Printer Status Monitor,
Printer Administration Utility, PC fax driver 1
64 MB standard, expandable to 320 MB
Yes (managed by host machine)
Binding edge, N-up printing, different cover
page/last page, transparency inserts, carbon
copy print mode, continuous printing, overlay, fit to
page, watermarks, PIN printing, print hold, proof
print, print auditor, print smoothing, offset print,
font/form downloads, and direct print function 2
Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB
2.0 port
Network Support
Hardware Interface:
Network Operating
Network Protocols:
Printing Protocols:
Network Security:
RJ-45 Ethernet connection
10/100 BaseT
Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP,
Windows XP x64, Windows NT 4 (SP5 or
later), Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and
Windows Vista x64, Windows Server® 2003,
Sun™ Solaris 2.3 to 2.5/2.6, HP-UX
9.x/10.x, AIX 4.xx, BSD Linux, Unix®, Novell®
Netware® 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.0, MAC OS
TCP/IP for Windows, IPV4/IPV6,
Apple®/Macintosh®, and Unix environments,
IPX/SPX for Novell environments, and
AppleTalk® for Macintosh® environments
LPR, IPP, Raw TCP (port 9100), HTTP, Novell
NDS/ PServer/Rprinter (Bindery)/ NDPS
IP/Mac Address Filtering, protocol
enable/disable, SSL Encryption, IPsec
Network Scanning Kit (optional) 4
Original Feed System:
Image Format:
Scan Destinations:
Destination Profiles:
Network Protocols:
Network Security:
Flat bed monochrome scanning system
Platen/document feeder, simplex/duplex
with RSPF
200 dpi, 300 dpi, 600 dpi
TIFF 6.0, ITU-T G3/G4 TIFF, G3/G4
single/multi-page PDF
E-mail, Desktop, FTP, URL
Up to 200
TCP/IP, IPV4/IPV6, (includes SMTP, LDAP, FTP)
E-mail server user authentication
Sharpdesk Document Management
Software (10-user license included)
Approximately 2 seconds with JBIG 4
500 auto dial/group dial destinations
Up to 200 destinations
Up to 200 destinations
8 profiles
100 profiles
2 MB standard/10 MB max. (8 MB option)
256 levels
Up to 50 jobs
F-Code transmission/reception, confidential
communication, quick on-line transmission,
anti-junk fax reception, out of paper
memory reception, and PC faxing
Optional Equipment
500-sheet x 1 drawer paper feed unit
500-sheet x 2 drawers paper feed unit
1,000-sheet Finisher/30-sheet stapler
Saddle Stitch Finisher
Hole Punch Unit
Job Separator Tray
PCL6 Compatible Print Controller with
network interface
Postscript 3 Compatible Expansion Kit 3
Network Scanning Kit 3,5
Application Integration Module 6
Super G3 Fax Kit
8 MB fax upgrade memory
Bar Code Font Kit 3
Commercial Data Security Kit (AR-M257)
Commercial Data Security Kit (AR-M317)
Low Stand (use with 3 or 4-tray configuration)
High Stand (use with 2-tray configuration)
Toner Cartridge
Drum Cartridge
Requires optional AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit.
Requires AR-PK1N.
Requires AR-P27 Print Controller.
Based on ITU Test chart #1 in standard resolution,
actual transmission time will vary based on line conditions.
Requires 128 MB memory upgrade on AR-P27.
Requires AR-P27 and MX-NSX1 + 128 MB memory upgrade.
This product has been evaluated for conformance with US
government Section 508 legislation regarding accessibility.
For additional information visit
Design and Specifications subject to change without notice. Sharp, Sharpdesk, My
Sharp and all related trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp
Corporation and/or its affiliated companies. Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server
and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2153
1-800-BE-SHARP •
© 2007 Sharp Electronics Corporation. All rights reserved.
Super G3, G3
33.6 KBPS 4
Sheet fed simplex or duplex or book
400 dpi (ultra-fine)
Printed in U.S.A.
10/07 • CPD-3785
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF