With mid-sized offices in mind, the Sharp MX-M550 laser printer and copier is an excellent value. It is the slowest of three models in its series, but still provides solid performance, at up to 55 pages per minute. As a result, users get the benefit of features like a large touchscreen display and fast scanning, at a slightly lower price.
The MX-M550U is the base model, with a focus on copying and printing, while the MX-M550N includes upgraded features like network printing, with the option of network scanning as well. Faxing can be added as an upgrade, but many users might find scanning and emailing documents to be preferable. This has the benefit of reducing the usage of paper and Sharp MX-M550 printer toner, while also providing higher-quality digital documents.
Scanning large stacks of documents is a breeze, with a standard 150-sheet duplex single pass feeder that can handle up to 75 images per minute. The unit also comes with a 40 GB hard drive for storage, and users have the option of storing documents in multiple formats like TIFF and PDF for better compatibility with existing digital workflows.
Toners are a bit expensive to replace, but each Sharp MX-M550 toner cartridge can provide up to 83,000 pages of output, keeping the cost per page low. The single Sharp MX-M550 toner cartridge is also simple to replace, and its size is not so bulky that it will be difficult to store multiple replacements.
The MX-M550 may not have color printing or quite as much expandability as larger models, but it offers the most essential features for a relatively low price. Users can customize it to their liking, and the low cost per page of Sharp MX-M550 toner makes it one of the better values in its class.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.