The Sharp AR-5316 is not only a very capable laser copier for small office use, but a network printing option makes it easy to add functionality. It can copy at speeds of up to 16 pages per minute, and its 600 dpi output quality is very sharp for text and graphics. Sharp AR-5316 printer toner supplies benefit from high page yields, but also come with high price tags.
Despite its high-powered features, the AR-5316 is only a little larger than most all-in-one inkjet models. It measures 18x23x22 inches, taking up very little space in a close office environment. Its weight of 70 pounds does include the Sharp AR-5316 toner cartridge, but this could make it difficult to move without assistance.
The main paper tray holds up to 250 sheets at a time, with a separate manual bypass tray that can hold up to 100 sheets of media like envelopes, transparencies, and more. The base model comes with a standard flatbed scanning surface with platen cover, but it can be optionally equipped with a 40-sheet automatic document feeder that makes scanning much easier, especially in larger volumes.
Users can connect the device to a PC for printing using either parallel or USB ports. When the Network Print Server feature is installed, however, it can be easily shared with multiple users on the wired office network.
For such a small machine, the fact that each Sharp AR-5316 toner cartridge can provide up to 9,000 pages of output is quite impressive. Less impressive, however, is the high cost of Sharp AR-5316 toner supplies. This will make buyers consider whether its features are worth the money spent on expensive toners, especially compared to more affordable competing models.
Overall, the Sharp AR-5316 is an excellent copier for small offices, and the addition of a print feature is icing on the cake. Buyers can find better alternatives, however, some of which already include faxing and scanning as well, in the same price range.
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