The Sharp FO-5600 is a dedicated laser fax machine that can also handle basic copying functions. As a result, it will have limited appeal, but its fast transmission speeds are an upgrade from previous models, at around 3 seconds per page. It also offers the benefit of affordable Sharp FO-5600 printer toner, which is probably its most appealing feature.
The unit's compact design makes it perfect for a home user that does a lot of faxing, or a small office that needs a single-function device. It measures just 18.2x27.2x23.4 inches, and it weighs a little less than 50 pounds, even with the Sharp FO-5600 toner cartridge installed. The vertical input tray looks a bit awkward at first, but results in a smaller footprint, so it is hard to complain.
Upgrading from models like the FO-5500, this unit features Super G3 transmission speeds, which will significantly reduce waiting time. Speaking of saving time, the 50-sheet automatic document feeder can get through a whole stack of documents without the need for user intervention. The starting paper capacity of 650 sheets should be a good fit for most average users, but a second 500-sheet tray can be added when necessary, further expanding its capabilities.
Comparing the cost of toners with other models in its class, the low price of Sharp FO-5600 toner makes this model one of the most affordable solutions for small office faxing. Replacement Sharp FO-5600 toner cartridges have an impressive yield of 5,500 pages, and compatible supplies are available for even less.
The majority of buyers will likely dismiss the Sharp FO-5600 for its lack of multifunction features. Those who do a lot of faxing should give it a more serious look, however, as it can save a lot of money in supply costs while freeing up other machines for separate tasks.
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