Sharp AR-350N Printer Review
If your office is struggling to keep up the pace, it might be time to ramp up to a multifunction laser printer like the Sharp AR-350N. As one machine that can print, scan, copy, and fax, and maximum speeds of up to 35 pages per minute, it can increase productivity and streamline complex tasks. Additionally, the low cost of Sharp AR-350N printer toner can also streamline the budget.
The unit starts out pretty well equipped, with a paper capacity of 600 sheets. It can be expanded up to a maximum of 2,500 sheets, however, to handle larger workloads. Duplex printing is an optional upgrade, and features like stapling and saddle-stitching can be added as well. A single-pass document feeder makes scanning, copying, and faxing of multiple-page documents a breeze.
Network sharing is built right in, and the included print drivers give a broad overview of a variety of options, including paper types, quality settings, and more, right from the user's desktop. The Printer Status Monitor utility also helps users or office managers keep tabs on the paper supply, error messages, and the level of Sharp AR-350N toner remaining, without having to walk over to the machine.
Users won't find themselves replacing toners too often, however, as Sharp AR-350N toner cartridges have an impressive yield of around 27,000 pages each. With the combination of low prices and high capacities, the cost per page for Sharp AR-350N toner cartridges is one of the lowest in its class.
If the initial price of the Sharp AR-350N seems a bit high, buyers should consider the savings on operating costs over time, as it is a very affordable machine to use. The unit is also a very good starting platform for later upgrades and expansion as an office grows into larger workloads.