The Sharp MX-M182 is a multifunction laser copier designed to handle printing, scanning, and copying without taking up too much space. As a result, its top speed of 18 pages per minute is understandable, though the requirement of an add-on for network printing is disappointing. For smaller offices on a budget, its low-cost Sharp MX-M182 printer toner supplies might be enough for many buyers to put up with its shortcomings.
One of the benefits of such a simple design is that buyers can customize to their heart's content. For example, the 350-sheet paper capacity is a great fit for small offices and possibly even desktop use. With upgrade trays, however, users can max the unit out at 1,100 sheets, or several levels in between.
The flatbed scanning surface is similarly suited to light-duty use, but an optional 40-sheet automatic document feeder is great for larger scanning jobs. As with the network printing upgrade, there is also a network scanning upgrade available, which will be appealing to those embracing digital workflows. This has the added benefit of reducing paper usage and saving on Sharp MX-M182 toner.
Unlike some smaller laser models, replacement toners are not overly expensive. The Sharp MX-M182 toner cartridges provide higher page yields than might be expected for such a compact design, at around 16,000 pages each. This means a single Sharp MX-M182 toner cartridge can last a long time, especially with the initial paper capacity and light-duty use.
Although the MX-M182 doesn't come with all of the features of much larger models, Sharp has managed to fit a lot of functionality into such a compact package. As a result, buyers on a tighter budget or those limited on space will find it appealing, despite its slower speeds.
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