Sharp AR-M450 Printer Review
With the Sharp AR-M450 multifunction laser printer, the company highlights its networking features, and for very good reason. Sharing it as a network printer puts its 45 pages per minute speeds in reach of each user in the office, and adding features like network scanning can really upgrade their digital workflow. Replacement Sharp AR-M450 toner is also very affordable, keeping the cost per page low.
Buyers have multiple configurations to choose from, starting with the AR-M450N base model. For more functions and expanded paper capacity, they can choose the AR-M450N+, AR-M450NB, AR-M450U, AR-M450U+, or AR-450UB models. All benefit from the same fast speeds, and use the same Sharp AR-M450 printer toner supplies.
When printing, viewers can monitor the device's status from their desktops, and "job hold" and "confidential" features can keep documents save from prying eyes by requiring a button press or pin code before it starts printing. The bypass feature can also save time by continuing down the queue even if a job fails due to unavailable media, keeping jobs moving rather than waiting for a user action.
The base model includes a pretty small paper capacity of only 500 sheets. Users have numerous upgrade options, though, and can expand it all the way up to 3,100 sheets if they have a high volume of output.
Each Sharp AR-M450 toner cartridge has an impressive capacity of 27,000 pages, and toners are easy to replace. Cost-conscious buyers might want to consider using compatible Sharp AR-M450 toner cartridges instead of OEM supplies, for a significant cost savings.
The Sharp AR-M450 would be an excellent choice for a larger office with a demanding workflow. On the other hand, its simple base model is a canvas on which to add a lot of new features and functions, great for a smaller office looking to expand.