Sharp SF-2540 Printer Review
The Sharp SF-2540 laser copier can provide speeds of up to 40 copies per minute, with a large starting paper capacity that is easily expanded. Automatic duplexing is included as a standard feature, and a reversing feeder is optional. With a high monthly duty cycle and high-capacity Sharp SF-2540 printer toner, it is a great fit for larger offices.
The starting paper capacity of the SF-2540 is a bit underwhelming, with only a 500-sheet main drawer and a bypass tray of only 50 sheets. This can quickly be expanded, however, with optional upgrades. Add-ons like sorting and collating, as well as stapling and folding, can help users get more out of the device without putting more manual labor into the process.
The unit can automatically select the proper tray, or users can select it manually via the touchscreen LCD panel. The LCD also gives users feedback on the levels of paper remaining, as well as the level of Sharp SF-2540 toner. With a recommended monthly volume of 55,000 copies, it has the capacity to handle large volumes of work day in and day out.
When toners need replacing, the low price of Sharp SF-2540 toner cartridges is a major benefit to the office on a budget. With a yield of up to 15,000 pages each, replacement Sharp SF-2540 toner cartridges won't be needed too frequently, and the cost per page is one of the lowest in its class.
While it may lack the multifunction features of some more expensive machines, the Sharp SF-2540 is a solid choice for the office that needs a dedicated copier. Its fast speeds, automatic duplexing, and low running costs make it a very good value, though its upfront purchase price could be a little steep for smaller offices.