The Sharp AR-5618D hits the middle ground between a large, cumbersome multifunction laser copier and a desktop model. It includes copying, printing, and scanning capabilities, with adequate speeds of up to 18 pages per minute, but manages not to take up too much space. Sharp AR-5618D printer toner is also affordable enough for smaller budgets, making it cost-effective in the long term.
The unit is sometimes referred to as the AR-5618, but the "D" is important, as it denotes its duplexing feature for two-sided prints and copies. The unit starts with a flatbed scanning surface in its basic configuration, but the 40-sheet automatic document feeder is a worthwhile upgrade for most buyers.
Paper capacity is a bit limited to start, with only a 250-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray. Of course, buyers can upgrade to as many as 1,100 sheets of input paper capacity, so there is a lot of room for expansion. Of course, utilizing the device's digital scanning capabilities to their fullest could help save on both paper and Sharp AR-5618D toner supplies, and full-color scanning is supported, despite the fact that output is monochrome only.
Lack of color output does have an advantage in fewer toners to replace, and Sharp AR-5618D toner cartridges are quite affordable anyway. Each Sharp AR-5618D toner cartridge has an estimated yield of around 16,000 pages, so users will go a long time between replacements, especially in a smaller office.
The middle-ground design of the Sharp AR-5618D could mean it is a little too limited for medium-sized offices and a little too large or expensive for smaller offices. For those buyers who are stuck in between, however, it could be a great solution, as long as its output speed isn't a concern.
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