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Your Price: $757.98
OEM Part # AR168S 
Weight 65 lbs
AMOF ID 1024855
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The AR-168S Digital IMAGER combines leading edge features with flexible functionality all in a compact desktop design. With a 30-sheet document feeder, electronic sorting, and a 250-sheet paper tray, the AR-168S is well equipped to deliver the productivity required in today's fast-paced office environments. And with options that include Super G3 fax, PCL6 network printing, and network scanning, the AR-168S can easily grow with your business.


Feature-rich Copy Functions

  • High-quality 600 dpi output at a fast 16 pages-per-minute
  • Hefty 250-sheet paper supply, upgradeable to 500 sheets for added productivity
  • Versatile 50-sheet bypass tray enables easy copying and printing onto different size paper (3 1/2" x 5 1/2" up to 8 1/2" x 14"), envelopes, labels and transparencies.
  • 30-sheet automatic document feeder allows for quick copying of multi-page originals
  • Up to 100-page electronic sorting and offset output stacking handles multiple sets with ease
  • Wide range of enlargement and reduction settings (25% to 400% zoom magnification)
  • Eight preset modes for easy image to paper sizing
  • Standard JBIG speed-enhanced printing system

High-efficiency Out-of-the-Box PC Printing

  • Host-based print controller utilizes JBIG compression, reducing the file size of jobs for faster printing
  • Standard USB 2.0 interface and IEEE 1284 bi-directional parallel interface provide flexible connection alternatives
  • 32 MB standard memory for fast, efficient output of big jobs
  • Speed up workflow of professional looking documents, 2-up/4-up printing, fit-to-page, and electronic sorting.

Built-in Color Scanning for Enhanced Document Flow

  • Increase productivity by converting black & white and color documents into digital files that can be shared, archived, or e-mailed
  • Easily edit, save or distribute documents electronically with Sharpdesk integrated desktop document management software
  • Eliminate the need for extra peripherals that take up valuable office space

Flexible Networking Capability (option)

  • User-friendly utilities and driver software makes for easy integration into an existing network environment
  • Simple plug-and-play, full-featured AR-NB2N Network Expansion Kit option offers PCL6 network printing, walk-up network scanning, web-based device management and more.
  • Option enables all network users to Scan to Email, Scan to Desktop, Scan to FTP, Scan to URL and Scan to Print, enhancing workflow and increasing productivity
  • PCL6 print emulation processes even large jobs quickly
  • Backward compatible with PCL5e for predictable printing of even older documents
  • Printer Administration Utility allows for easy management of any SNMP-compliant printer on the network, right from your desktop
  • View the status of print jobs and printer conditions through an easy-to-use Print Status Monitor graphical interface
  • Password-protected Web-based management provides user and administrator with many timesaving tools, such as device configuration, scan destination management, feature control, Remote E-mail Diagnostics, IP/MAC Address Filtering and more
  • My Sharp, a new dedicated customer-care website, allows users to locate resources and find information specific to your Sharp Digital IMAGER (available Spring 2004, ask your local authorized Sharp dealer)

Fax Option for Expanded Functionality

  • AR-FX9 Super G3 Fax Kit expands functionality to include fax capabilities
  • Super G3 modem speed (up to 33.6 kbps) of 3 seconds per page
  • 256 grayscale with standard, fine and superfine resolution for crisp, clear output
  • 2 MB memory, holds up to 120 pages
  • Fast and easy transmissions with 18 rapid dials, 100 speed dials and group dials/broadcasting to reach up to 18 groups and 100 destinations


Copying Speed 16 PPM1
Automatic Duplex No
Original Size Max. 8.5" x 14"
Paper Feed 1 - 250 sheet paper tray
Recommended Monthly Volume up to 15k
Print Speed 16 PPM
Page Description Language Sharp Print Language with Compression2
Full color PC Scanning TWAIN compliant PC Scanning



Copying Speed 16 PPM1
Automatic Duplex No
Original Size Max. 8.5" x 14"
Paper Feed 1 - 250 sheet paper tray
Recommended Monthly Volume up to 15k
Print Speed 16 PPM
Page Description Language Sharp Print Language with Compression2
Full color PC Scanning TWAIN compliant PC Scanning
Type Desktop
Copy System Dry, electrostatic
Originals Sheets, bound documents
Copy Size 3.5" x 5.5" to 8.5" x 14"
Continuous Copy Max. 99
Magnification 25 - 400% / with 8 presets
Memory 32 MB (Shared)
Resolution 600 dpi
First-Copy Time 9.6 seconds / 25 seconds4
Warm-Up Time 0 seconds5
Original Feed System Single Pass Feeder
Duplexing Manual
Fusing System Heat and pressure
Developer System Magnetic brush develoment
Exposure System Stationary platen with automatic exposure
Light Source Tri-Color CCD light source
Gradation 256 Levels
Required Power Supply 120vac 60hz
Weight Approx. 42.3 lbs.
Dimensions 20.4" (w) x 19.8" (d) x 15" (h)
Optional Equipment 250 sheet paper tray, Super G3 facsimile kit, External Print Server, PCL6 Network Printing/Network Scanning Expansion Kit, Postscript level 3 Expansion kit, Cabinet
Printer Specifications
Printer Specifications
Technology Laser
Processor Sharp
Print Size 8.5" x 11"
8.5" x 14"
Resolution / Print Quality 600 dpi
Computer Interface IEEE 1284 parallel/USB-2.0
Print Controller Sharp SPLC
Protocols N/A
Auto Switching N/A
Print Driver Support Windows® 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP
Resident Fonts N/A
Memory Shared
Print Paper Feed Paper tray/Bypass tray
PC Scanner Specifications
Type Full color / monochrome
Original type Flat bed / sheet fed w/ADF
Original Size Max. 8.5" x 14"
Optical Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Interface USB 2.0
Optional AR-NB2N Network Expansion Kit
Network Printing PCL6/5e
Network Scanning Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Desktop, Scan-to-FTP
Web-based Management Imager Home Page
Sharp Utilities Printer Administration Utility, Sharp Monitor, Sharpdesk™ Lite Document Management Software with Composer and OCR (3 user license)

18.5" x 11" (one side)
2Optional PCL6 with AR-NB2N network expansion kit
3Optional network scanning with AR-NB2N expansion kit
4Ready mode / Preheat
5When energy saver is not enabled.


This Unit Requires Professional Installation.

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