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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sharp AR 405

If your copying needs can go up to 160,000 copied sheets per month and you don’t want to waste much time every time you initiate a copying session, then the Sharp AR-405 is the right copier for you.

This photocopying machine comes in a sleek design which is measured to be 11” x 17”. It can take media as small as 5.5” x 8.5” and go all the way to a max of 11” x 17”. The speed in which this machine operates is really good, as all you need to do is define the number of pages you want to print and watch the copier take in sheets and produce copies at 40 copies per minute.

The copier will automatically take as many pages as your copying job requires from two 500-sheet cassettes. The 50-sheet bypass tray can be used for copying on transparencies, envelopes, cards and other media. Plus, an automatic duplex mechanism is standard, so you can print on both sides of different media. As for the quality of the copies, the copied output is quite clear as the machine prints with a 600 dpi resolution.

When starting the copier for the first time, the machine needs about 75 seconds to warm up, but this a small once-a-day inconvenience. Once it is ready and prepared for copying, you will have to wait about 4.5 seconds tops in order to print the first copy of any job. Still, once that is out, thanks to its scan once-print many mechanism, this photocopying machine will speed up and even go all the way to printing 999 copies in one go.

Aside from that, the Sharp AR-405 copier comes with a touch LCD screen that guides users through the copying process so that even those new to the machine can copy with ease. As for the cartridge used, a toner cartridge which can print up to 22,000 pages and has average 5% coverage is used. This adds more value to your purchase because toner is powder-like ink, so you won’t need to worry about it drying up like regular ink, thus improving the economy of the unit.

Sharp has always been spoiling its users with quality machines, and the Sharp AR-405 is one of the good copiers you can buy for your business’ copying needs, its economy coupled with its great results for both printing, copying and scanning makes it a true office workhorse.