The Sharp AR-152 is both a laser copier and fax machine in a compact frame that is just as suited to home users as it is to the small office environment. With speeds of 15 copies per minute, and a first page out time of 9.6 seconds, its performance is quite good for the price, and users will save on Sharp AR-152 printer toner compared to similar inkjet models.
The AR-152 measures 18.3x20.4x19 inches, which is an easy fit for desktop use, but it is a bit on the heavy side, at 57.3 pounds (including the Sharp AR-152 toner cartridge). It has a scanning resolution of just 400 dpi, but an output resolution of 600 dpi, which could result in somewhat fuzzy images. The input paper capacity consists of two 250-sheet trays and a 50-sheet bypass tray for alternative media types.
Scanning and faxing greatly benefit from the included 30-sheet automatic document feeder, and a larger control panel on top of the feeder provides more room for better controls than some similar models. Users get a full keypad and 20 one-touch dial buttons instead of the stripped down control panel that is typical of many compact copiers. The display gives a fairly accurate indication of the percentage of Sharp AR-152 toner remaining, as well, thanks to the Intelligent Consumables System.
Speaking of toners, replacements will be few and far between, as each Sharp AR-152 toner cartridge has a yield of up to 6,500 pages. As a result, the cost per page of Sharp AR-152 toner is quite low.
With the basic copying and faxing features covered, the AR-152 should be more than enough for the average home or small office. Combine its compact design with its solid speed and affordable supplies, and it is a great choice for those who need its dedicated functions.
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