Sharp SF-2030 Printer Review
The Sharp SF-2030 laser copier provides a bit of a speed boost compared to the SF-2025 model, offering up to 30 copies per minute. Otherwise, it offers the same solid features, and similarly low prices for Sharp SF-2030 printer toner. Buyers should consider whether the small boost is worth the price difference, however.
The paper handling of the SF-2030 is fairly versatile. It can handle sizes up to 11x17 inches, with both a flatbed scanning platen and an automatic document feeder included, which holds up to 50 sheets at a time. The main paper drawer holds 500 sheets of input paper, and a 50-sheet bypass is a nice option for alternative media. Extra drawers are available for handling larger daily volumes without requiring too much refilling.
The control panel is easy to use, and offers the standard copy features one would expect, such as zooming from 50 to 200% and 2-to-1 and 1-to-2 duplexing options. Some of the latter options require an upgrade to the reversing document feeder that can handle duplex originals, however. Users can also enable the Toner Save mode to reduce the amount of Sharp SF-2030 toner used per page, with only a slight reduction in quality.
Each replacement Sharp SF-2030 toner cartridge comes with a rated yield of around 15,000 pages; so needless to say, even busy offices won't be replacing them often. Buyers should consider using compatible Sharp SF-2030 toner cartridges if they wish to save a bit more over OEM prices.
The Sharp SF-2030 is certainly a very capable machine at a good price. Smaller offices might do well to go with its slower less expensive model, however, and those with a bit more budget might want to benefit from the faster speeds of the upgraded models in its series.