The Sharp AR-M317 multifunction copier has excellent paper handling the solid speeds of up to 31 pages per minute, but its base model will likely need a bit of upgrading for most office users. Still, with a bit of customization combined with the low cost of Sharp AR-M317 printer toner, it is a very good value for its price range.
The AR-M317 starts out as mainly a standalone copier, with parallel and USB ports for connecting to a single computer for printing. A shared office environment will require the network printing upgrade in order to connect it via ethernet Adding network scanning is highly recommended as well. Users can then email scanned documents rather than faxing, saving on paper and Sharp AR-M317 toner supplies, with higher quality results.
Unlike some similar models in the Sharp lineup, the AR-M317 comes with a 100-sheet automatic document feeder as a standard feature, which can scan two-sided page in a single pass. The input paper capacity is 1,100 sheets, though this includes a 100-sheet manual bypass tray. Users can add up to an additional 1,000 sheets for a total of 2,100 sheets of input, which should be enough to support a fairly large office or high-volume usage in a smaller office.
As a monochrome unit, users don't have to replace multiple toners, and the single black Sharp AR-M317 toner cartridge will last for around 25,000 pages. This keeps it very cost-effective to operate, and compatible Sharp AR-M317 toner cartridges are available from third-party sellers for those who want to save even more.
With high-quality output and solid speeds, the essentials are included, even in the base model, but customizing the Sharp AR-M317 just a bit results in a robust multifunction printer for the busy office. Excellent paper handling features and inexpensive supplies add a lot of value and make it a device worth serious consideration.
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