With printing, scanning, and copying functions included, the Sharp MX-M182D is a very capable multifunction laser printer, but network support requires an optional upgrade. Its output speeds are a little on the slow side, at 18 pages per minute maximum, but savings on Sharp MX-M182D printer toner supplies turn things in its favor over models with more expensive operating costs.
Duplexing is a standard feature, and upgrading to a 40-sheet automatic document feeder makes duplex copying and scanning a breeze as well, though it does come at an extra cost. First page out times are fast, at 7.2 seconds, and features like automatic collating can save users a lot of time. The ID Card Copy feature is particularly useful for copying both sides of an ID card without wasting extra paper and Sharp MX-M182D toner in the process.
Buyers in small offices will likely want to upgrade the MX-M182D to include network sharing, so that multiple users can benefit from it at once. This adds to the cost as well, but greatly enhances its capabilities. Users can even use the Printer Status Window on their PC to view the unit's status and the level of paper and toners remaining.
While the extra costs of upgrades can add up, the cost of Sharp MX-M182D toner cartridges is surprisingly low for such a compact machine. One thing that is not low, however, is the capacity of each Sharp MX-M182D toner cartridge, as they provide an estimated yield of around 16,000 pages each. This is also surprising for such a compact device, but it provides a low cost per page that is very welcome.
With the ability to operate as a simple desktop machine or a more robust small office machine with upgrades, the Sharp MX-M182D is a versatile device. Unfortunately, its slow speed can't be upgraded, so buyers should be aware of it ahead of time.
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