Sharp AR-810 Printer Review
The Sharp AR-810 is a multifunction laser copier geared toward the medium or large office, and its upgrade options give buyers a lot of leeway for future growth. It offers very quick speeds of up to 81 pages per minute, affordable Sharp AR-810 toner supplies, and a large touchscreen control panel for easy operation.
The unit's speed doesn't end at its fast output rate. It responds quickly to a new task, with a first page out time of 3.2 seconds, and it can warm up in around 160 seconds. The reversing automatic document feeder also contributes to fast scanning and copying, holding up to 100 sheets at a time and supporting duplex originals.
One of the major drawbacks of the AR-810 is its bulky design. It measures 47.8x79.5x30.6 inches, and it weighs a hefty 441 pounds with the Sharp AR-810 printer toner cartridge installed, even in the copier-only configuration. Buyers do get a lot of benefit from the extra bulk, however, as it starts with a standard paper capacity that includes two 500-sheet drawers, a large 2,500-sheet deck, and a 100-sheet smart bypass tray. Busy offices that need even more capacity can upgrade to an additional 4,000-sheet paper deck, and its maximum monthly volume of 500,000 sheets ensures it is ready to handle heavy-duty workloads.
Despite its large price tag, the low replacement cost for toners will really turn some heads. Each single Sharp AR-810 toner cartridge can provide an impressive 60,000 pages. Buyers who shop for compatible Sharp AR-810 toner supplies instead of their pricier OEM equivalents will find that they cost around half the price.
For buyers who can handle the sticker shock of the Sharp AR-810, its fast speeds and large paper capacity make it an ideal choice for the large, busy workplace. Upgrade options can help it keep up with future growth, and its low cost per page is tough to beat.