Sharp AR-M280 Printer Review
With quick speeds of up to 28 pages per minute, the Sharp AR-M280 won't be the fastest in its class of multifunction laser copiers, but its low operating costs and upgrade options outshine its drawbacks. Buyers can upgrade for networking printing, scanning, and faxing capabilities, and the cost of Sharp AR-M280 printer toner is very affordable.
Buyers may be content to use the AR-M280 only for copying, with a 600 dpi resolution and enhanced smoothing technology to emulate 1200 dpi output. It also includes a fast single-pass document feeder that handles duplex pages quickly. The paper capacity starts at 500 sheets, but additional trays can expand its capabilities to up to 3,100 sheets, for even the largest of office environments.
Of course, to get the most out of the machine, users should consider adding the network faxing and scanning upgrades. With features like scan-to-email and scan-to-desktop, managing digital files is simple, and the included Sharpdesk software makes it even easier, providing a place to keep all of your documents. The intuitive touchscreen control panel makes it easy to switch between functions, and pops up a keyboard for entering email addresses or naming documents.
Users who currently spend a lot on toners will be glad to see that Sharp AR-M280 toner cartridges are affordable, and that they provide up to 27,000 pages of output. With the option of using compatible Sharp AR-M280 toner cartridges instead of OEM supplies, buyers can lower the cost per page even more.
Users have their pick of multiple configurations of the AR-M280. Available configurations include the AR-M280, AR-M280N, AR-M280N+, AR-M280NB, AR-M280U, AR-M280U+, and AR-M280UB models, all with different combinations of features, paper capacity, and more.
Whichever model buyers choose, they can be sure to get the benefit of the AR-M280's fast speeds and quick copying and scanning. More importantly, they will save money on Sharp AR-M280 toner, and reduce their operating costs compared to the competition.