Sharp AR-M277 Printer Review
The Sharp AR-M277 has the multifunction capabilities for printing, scanning, faxing, and copying, and its print speed of 27 pages per minute is fast enough for a small or medium office. A 100-sheet automatic document feeder is a highlight, especially for scanning documents to digital, and large-capacity Sharp AR-M277 printer toner supplies make it one of the more affordable models in its class.
Output quality is an important factor for any laser device, and the AR-M277 has a 1200 dpi printing engine for very sharp prints and copies. Automatic duplexing is a standard feature, and the machine comes standard with two 500-sheet main trays and a 100-sheet bypass tray. Optional upgrades can bring the total input capacity to a maximum of 2,100 sheets, to handle the needs of a growing office.
The M277 offers several methods of control and monitoring. Although the control panel display lacks color, it is touch-enabled and easy to navigate, and dedicated buttons for the major functions offer fast switching between different tasks. Administrators can use the Printer Administration Utility to control and monitor the unit over the network, to track usage, view the level of Sharp AR-M277 toner remaining, and more.
The system uses one Sharp AR-M277 toner cartridge at a time, which yields around 25,000 pages. Combine this with a pretty affordable price for each replacement Sharp AR-M277 toner cartridge, and you have a cost per page that is below most other models in its class and price range.
The biggest hurdle of the AR-M277 for potential buyers is its steep upfront price. If buyers have the budget for it, however, they will likely find their monthly costs go down over time, thanks to affordable toners. Print speeds aren't the most impressive for its class, but this robust multifunction device has a solid set of features.