The Sharp AL-1641CS multifunction laser copier takes the best elements of the similar AL-1631 and adds printing and scanning, for a better-rounded device with a great feature set. It retains the same fast copy speeds of up to 16 pages per minute, and prints at up to 12 pages per minute, and also uses the same design for Sharp AL-1641CS printer toner, saving buyers money for both models.
Sometimes referred to as the AL-1641, the CS denotes its copy and scan features, which are clearly a highlight of its design, given the roomy 30-sheet automatic document feeder. This is in spite of the unit measuring only 15x20.4x19.4 inches, and weighing a bit less than 42 pounds, including the Sharp AL-1641CS toner and drum unit. The main tray might be a tight fit for very busy users, holding only 250 sheets.
The AL-1641CS maxes out at a resolution of 600 dpi for printing and copying, which is a minor drawback, though the scanning function ups the resolution to 600x1200 dpi. With the choice of the ADF or the flatbed platen, users can scan originals up to 8.5x14 inches in size, and make up to 99 copies from an original.
Replacing toners requires opening multiple trays and covers, but the large capacity of Sharp AL-1641CS toner cartridges means users won't have to do it often, at least. The Sharp AL-1641CS toner cartridges can each provide up to 6,000 pages, for a high yield and a low cost per page.
Buyers who need printing and scanning should certainly consider choosing the Sharp AL-1641CS over the AL-1631 model, though the savings might be worth it for those who only need fast copying. Either way, the AL-1641CS is a great value for the price, and its supplies are very cost-effective.
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