Sharp SF-8305 Printer Review
The Sharp SF-8305 isn't designed to handle all of the office tasks, but its excellent copy features make it an excellent laser copier for a small office. It can output up to 21 pages per minute, and is quick to respond with a first page out time of just 6.5 seconds. Sharp SF-8305 printer toner is affordable as well, and upgrades are available for further customization.
With dimensions of only 19x27x24 inches, the SF-8305 is perfect for smaller spaces. Weighing a little less than 170 pounds, however, users shouldn't expect to easily move it around the office. It will certainly require a solid table or desk surface. The basic configuration includes a flatbed platen for copying, but a 50-sheet automatic document feeder is available as an optional upgrade.
The control panel is simple, but very functional. Instead of a large touchscreen LCD, users get a smaller display and a larger array of dedicated buttons, which is preferred by some buyers. Up to 99 copies can be made from an original document, and the machine supports media up to 11x17 inches in size. With a 500-sheet main drawer and a secondary 250-sheet drawer, there is plenty of room for multiple types of media as well.
Replacing Sharp SF-8305 toner cartridges involves a few quirks, but users won't have to replace toners too often. The Sharp SF-8305 toner cartridge is rated for up to 6,000 pages, which could last a very long time in a low-volume small office environment.
The SF-8305 might seem a strange choice when more robust multifunction machines are available with printing, scanning, and faxing capabilities. However, it's affordable Sharp SF-8305 toner, solid output speeds, and simple operation may win over buyers who prefer to keep their tasks relegated to individual devices.