Sharp FO-DC600 Printer Review
Dedicated fax machines are going out of style, but those who still need one could certainly do worse than the Sharp DC-600. This laser fax machine has a fast 16 pages per minute speed, and users have the option of adding printing and scanning features at any time with modular upgrades. It is easy to save money with Sharp DC-600 toner supplies, and the unit's compact design is not difficult to fit into smaller spaces.
Surprisingly, for such a small device, the DC-600 includes a roomy 4.7-inch display, and a control panel with a spacious layout. The unit itself measures 18.5x21.5x16.2 inches, and weighs a little less than 50 pounds, including the Sharp DC-600 printer toner.
The copy function is well designed, and offers a sharp resolution of 600 dpi, which is a good fit for everyday copying needs. A 50-sheet automatic document feeder makes both faxing and copying easier, and the initial input paper capacity of 750 sheets can be bumped up to 1,250 sheets if the need arises.
With a transmission time of around 2 seconds per page, faxing is very fast. Multiple quality settings allow users to choose between faster speeds and better quality, and a flash memory backup can save incoming faxes in the event that the unit is out of paper or experiencing an error.
Sharp DC-600 toner cartridges have larger page yields than many devices in its class, with a yield of around 6,000 pages each. Low prices for Sharp DC-600 toner cartridges mean a lower cost per page, as well. Compatible toners are available from some third-party sellers.
Buyers looking for a multifunction device may find the DC-600 is a little too focused on faxing for their needs. Those who desire a robust faxing solution, however, may find it fits the bill perfectly.