Sharp SF-8460 Printer Review
With a variety of upgrade options available, the Sharp SF-8460 laser copier is a bit like a blank canvas, allowing users to choose the options that fit their needs best. Copy speeds are a bit slow, at only 25 pages per minute, but for the small office on a budget, its low price and affordable Sharp SF-8460 toner supplies tilt things in its favor.
Of course, maximum speeds are only part of the story. The SF-8460 has a first page out time of just 6.5 seconds, which could be a larger factor for users who generally do several smaller copy jobs throughout the day. A warm-up time of 2 minutes is reasonable for its class, though it tends to preclude leaving the machine off when not in use.
Paper handling is one of the areas where users can do a lot of customization. It comes with a flatbed scanning surface, for example, but a 50-sheet document feeder is available as an option. The option of an automatic duplexing unit allows for two-sided output, which can conserve paper. If the 250-sheet paper tray is too small, additional trays can also be added, and sorting bins can be used for keeping documents more organized.
Smart buyers factor the cost of toners ahead of time, and Sharp SF-8460 toner cartridges are some of the least expensive in its class, adding greatly to its long-term value. With each Sharp SF-8460 toner cartridge providing a yield of up to 6,000 pages, the cost per page is quite low. Even the OEM versions of Sharp SF-8460 printer toner supplies are quite affordable, reducing the need to seek third-party alternatives.
As multifunction devices become more popular, fewer buyers are looking for a dedicated copier. However, the simple design and solid performance of the Sharp SF-8460 make it worth consideration, and its low operating costs will save money over time.