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Sharp AR-M257 MultiFunction Printer-Scanner-Copier

Sharp AR-M257 MultiFunction Printer-Scanner-Copier
Sharp AR-M257 MultiFunction Printer-Scanner-Copier
  • Print: 25 ppm, 1200 x 600 dpi, USB 2.0 interface
  • Scan: 400 dpi
  • Copy: 25 cpm , 600 dpi
  • 2 x 500 Seet Trays, 100 Sheet RSPF, Trayless Duplex Copy/Print, Electronic Sorting
  • Optional: Toner Cartridge, Drum Unit
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Freight: $195.00  
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General Information

Category:Document ImagingManufacturer:Sharp
Type:Copier, Printer, ScannerUsage:1-5 Users, 6-20 Users
In today’s fast-paced business environment, you need to operate at peak efficiency. And with the Sharp® AR-M257 Digital IMAGER™ you’ll be able to raise office productivity to a whole new level. With advanced versatility, the AR-M257 Digital Imager MFPs deliver everything your business needs to get ahead, offering 25-ppm copy and print speeds, convenient networking, and integrated multifunction capabilities. These new workgroup MFPs are ideal for busy departments and workgroups. Standard features include a 100-sheet reversing document feeder, duplexing, 1,200-dpi (enhanced) laser output, and a large 8.1" touch screen LCD display that makes operation easy and intuitive. The AR-M257 Digital IMAGERs are feature-packed MFPs designed to deliver reliable and versatile performance to enhance your customer’s workflow.
Powerful Productivity
  • Quick 25-ppm copy output
  • Standard 100-sheet Reversing Automatic Document Feeder
  • Large 8.1" touch-screen LCD display for easy operation
  • ID Card Shot feature conveniently copies both sides of an ID card onto a single sheet of paper.
  • Standard 1,100-sheet paper capacity expandable to 2,100 sheets to handle busy workgroups
  • USB-2.0 and IEEE 1284 b-directional parallel interfaces
  • Administration Utility Suite provides easy-to-use tools and software for simplified installation, monitoring and operation.
High-Quality Out-of-the-Box PC Printing
  • 1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced) resolution for professional-quality output
  • Host-based print controller utilizing JBIG compression to reduce job file size
  • Time-saving features such as N-up printing, fit-to-page, auto-duplexing and sorting
Convenient PCL6 Network Printing Option
  • PCL6 Print Controller option with standard imbedded networking for enhanced performance and functionality
  • Carbon copy print mode, cover pages, proof printing and optional form/font downloads save time and outsourcing costs.
  • Auditing and job retention features allow print tracking for greater cost accounting.
Integrated Network Scanning
  • Versatile features include Scan to E-mail, Scan to Desktop, Scan to FTP, and Scan to URL.
  • Scanned documents saved to PDF and TIFF for optimum compatibility
  • Scan destinations can be selected manually through QWERTY keyboard on touch screen, or even more efficiently via up to 200 one-touch destinations, which can be entered and stored.
  • Built-in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) enables fast searching of your mail server’s global address book for e-mail destinations.
  • For added security, user-level authentication provides ability to restrict network scan access to authorized users.
Super G3 Fax Functionality
  • The optional Super G3 Fax Module expands unit into a powerful workgroup fax.
  • Up to Ledger-size reception handles virtually every type of fax requirement.
  • Broadcasts to up to 200 destinations, stores up to 500 auto-dial numbers
  • LAN fax function lets users transmit documents right from their desktop for added ease and productivity (requires PCL6 controller option).
Leading-Edge Security Features
  • Several levels of network and data security to ensure only authorized users can access sensitive information
  • Confidential Print requires PIN code to print queued document, safeguarding against unauthorized viewing.
  • User Authentication protects network against unauthorized e-mail communication.
  • IP/MAC Address Filtering restricts network access to the unit.
  • Data Security Kit protects data with encryption and erases memory by overwriting the encrypted document data.
Copy Speed
25 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11")
18 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11"R)
15 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 14")
13 copies per minute (11" x 17")
Original Size
11" x 17" Max
Paper Feed
Standard: (2) 500-sheet cassettes
Standard: (1) 100-sheet manual bypass tray
Optional: (1) 500 sheet paper feed unit or (1)1000-sheet paper feed unit (500 x 2)
Print Speed
Standard JBIG controller: 15 pages per minute (single print mode), 25 pages per minute (ROPM mode)
Page Description Language
Standard JBIG controller: hostbased with JBIG compression PCL6(XL), PCL5e, PS3 (with optional AR-P27 Print Controller)
Modem / Transmission Speed
33.6 KBPS / Approximately 2 seconds with JBIG1(requires optional AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit)
Copier Specifications
Digital Multifunction System
Standard Functions
Copy, PC Print
Optional Functions
Network Printing, Network Scanning, Super G3 Fax
Copy System
Dry electrostatic transfer system
Sheets, bound documents
Copy Size
Min. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Max. 11" x 17"
Continuous Copy
Maximum 999 copies
First Copy Out Time
4.8 seconds or less
Warm Up Time
25 seconds or less
Zoom Range
25% to 400% in 1% increments (with RSPF 50%-200%)
Fixed Zoom Mode
50%, 64%, 77%, 95%, 100%, 121%, 129%, 141%, 200%
Exposure System
Fixed optical source, slit exposure (stationary platen) with automatic exposure
Original Feed System
Standard: 100-sheet reversing single pass document feeder (RSPF) with stream feeding mode, mixed letter/legal size original detection, and mixed (lateral feed) letter/ledger original size detection
Paper Type
Paper Cassettes: 15-21 lb. standard or recycled bond, or 21-28 lb. special paper. Bypass Tray (multi-sheet feed): Up to 100 sheets 14-21 lb. standard or recycled bond paper, up to 40 sheets for OHP film and labels, up to 30 sheets for 21-54 lb. thick paper, up to 5 sheets for envelopes (#10). Bypass (single-sheet feed tray): 14-34 lb. standard or recycled bond paper, OHP, labels, and think paper up to 54 lb.
Memory (total)
32 MB total (includes electronic sorting), expandable with up to 1,024 MB option
Electronic Sort
Up to 100-sheet electronic sorting (shared memory), group copy, rotation copy, 2-in-1 copy / 4-in-1 copy, edge erase, center erase, and margin shift
Copy Resolution
Scan: 400 dpi; Copy output: 600 dpi
Exposure Modes
Photo mode: 600 dpi, Auto exposure: 600 dpi
256 gradations/2 levels
Copy Features
Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, Auto Paper Sensing (APS), Auto Magnification Sensing (AMS), auto tray switching, memory copy, manual zoom, job build, split scan, booklet copy, multi-shot, reverse image, cover page, department control, job programs, auditor/coin vend ready, toner save mode, and total counter
Department Control
100 profiles
Job Programs
10 profiles
Output Tray Capacity
Main output tray 500 sheets (face down), 100 sheets in optional Job Separator Tray, and 1,000 sheets in optional finisher (output tray is user selectable)
Offset Stacking
Standard paper shifter for main output tray
Power Requirement
AC 120 V, 60 HZ, 12 Amps
Power Consumption
Maximum 1,450 W, pre-heat 90 W, sleep mode 1.2 W
Approximately 121 pounds
24" (w) x 25" (d), x 31" (h)
Sharp SPLC host-based with JBIG compression
600 dpi, 1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced)
Operating Systems
Windows® 98/ME, Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista™, Windows Vista x643
Two sided printing, N-up printing, paper source selection, output tray selection, fit to page, image adjustment, watermarks, smoothing, photo enhancement, and ROPM
PC Interface
Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB 2.0 port
Emulation Option
PCL6 (XL), PCL5e, PS3
1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced), 600 dpi, 300 dpi
Print Speed
25 pages per minute
Operating Systems
Windows 98/ME, Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64 (GPD only), MAC OS® 8.6.1 through 9.x, MAC OS 10.1 or later3
Print driver, Printer Status Monitor, Printer Administration Utility, PC fax driver
64 MB standard, expandable to 320 MB
RIP-Once Print-Many
Yes (managed by host machine)
Margin shift, binding edge, N-up printing, different cover page/last page, transparency inserts, carbon copy print mode, continuous printing, overlay, fit to page, watermarks, PIN printing, print hold, proof print, print auditor, print smoothing, offset print, optional font/form downloads, and direct print function
PC Interface
Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB 2.0 port
Network Support
Hardware Interface
RJ-45 Ethernet connection
10/100 BaseT Network Operating Windows 98/ME/ Windows XP Professional/ Systems:3 NT4.0/2000/2003 Server, Sun Solaris 2.3 to 2.5/2.6, HP-UX 9.x/10.x, AIX 4.x.x, BSD Linux, Unix, Novell® Netware® 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.0, MAC OS
Network Protocols
TCP/IP for Windows, Novell, Apple/Macintosh®, and Unix environments, IPX/SPX for Novell environments, and AppleTalk® for Macintosh environments
Printing Protocols
LPD, LPR, IPP, Raw TCP (port 9100), HTTP, Novell NDS/ PServer/Rprinter (Bindery)/NDPS (TCP/IP)
Network Security
IP/Mac Address Filtering, protocol enable/disable, SSL Encryption, IPSec
Network Scanning Kit (optional)
Flat bed monochrome scanning system
Original Feed System
Platen/document feeder, simplex/duplex
200 dpi, 300 dpi, 600 dpi
Image Format
TIFF 6.0, ITU-T G3/G4 TIFF, G3/G4 single/multi-page PDF
Scan Destinations
E-mail, Desktop, FTP, URL
Destination Profiles
Up to 200
Operating System
Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Network Protocols
TCP/IP (includes SMTP, LDAP, FTP)
Network Security
User authentication
Sharpdesk™ Document Management Software (included)
AR-FN5A Finisher (optional)
Output Trays
2 trays, face down
Output Capacity
Lower tray: 1, 000 sheets (letter size)
Upper tray
100 sheets
Stapler Function
30 sheets maximum, 1 position front side corner
Approximately 41 pounds
15.5" (w) x 20.11" (d) x 21.25" (h)
AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit (optional)
Transmission Mode
Super G3, G3
Modem Speed
33.6 KBPS1
Compression Methods
Scanning Method
Sheet fed simplex or duplex or book
Max. Transmit 400 dpi (ultra-fine)
Transmission Speed
Approximately 2 seconds with JBIG1
Auto Dialing Methods
500 auto dialing destinations
Group Dial/Destinations
50 groups/up to 200 destinations
Up to 200 destinations
8 profiles
Department Control
100 profiles
2 MB standard/10 MB max. (8 MB option)
256 levels
Timer Functions
Up to 50 jobs
Optional Equipment
AR-D30 500-sheet x 1 drawer paper feed unit
AR-D31 500-sheet x 2 drawers paper feed unit
AR-FN5A 1,000-sheet finisher/30 sheet stapler
AR-F14N Saddle Finisher
AR-PN1B Hole Punch Unit
AR-TR3 Job Separator tray
AR-P27 PCL6 Print Controller with network interface
AR-PK1N Postscript 3 Kit
MX-NSX1 Network Scanning Kit MX-AMX1 Application Integration Module
AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit
AR-MM9 8 MB fax upgrade memory
AR-PF1 Bar Code Font Kit
AR-PF2 Macro Font Flash ROM Kit
AR-237ABL Low Stand (for use with 3 or 4-tray configuration)
AR-237ABH High Stand (for use with 2-tray configuration)
Hardware Interface
RJ-45 Ethernet connection
10/100 BaseT Network Operating Windows 98/ME/ Windows XP Professional/ Systems: 3 NT4.0/2000/2003 Server, Sun Solaris 2.3 to 2.5/2.6, HP-UX 9.x/10.x, AIX 4.x.x, BSD Linux, Unix, Novell Netware 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.0, MAC OS
Network Protocols
TCP/IP for Windows, Novell, Apple/Macintosh, and Unix environments, IPX/SPX for Novell environments, and AppleTalk for Macintosh environments
Printing Protocols
LPD, LPR, IPP, Raw TCP (port 9100), HTTP, Novell NDS/ PServer/Rprinter (Bindery)/NDPS (TCP/IP)
Network Security
IP/Mac Address Filtering, protocol enable/disable, SSL Encryption, IPSec
Network Scanning Kit (optional)
Flat bed monochrome scanning system

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