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AR-M355U Sharp Copier

Your Price: $4,120.20
OEM Part # ARM355U 
Weight 100 lbs
AMOF ID 1162022
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Keep your document workflow moving with Sharp’s new AR-M355U Digital Imager™ workgroup MFP. With powerful multitasking capabilities, this 35 page per minute document system will save you valuable time and dramatically increase office productivity. With advanced out-of-box digital copying capability, you will spend less time at the office copier and more time on your business at hand. Additionally, the AR-M355U Imager utilizes a scalable design, which enables it to offer versatile document handling and finishing features, integrated multitasking applications, and built-in flexibility to make it easy for businesses to adopt a secure workflow that meets the needs of today and tomorrow. For available configurations and finishing options, see specification sheet.


High Performance Features

  • Advanced 50-sheet Duplexing Single Pass Document Feeder (DSPF) with Scan2 technology scans both sides of a document in a single, straight pass. This feature improves efficiency, reduces scanning time, and helps maintain the integrity of your original documents.
  • Powerful 300 MHz true multitasking controller design allows for easy upgrades that include network printing, network scanning, and Super-G3 faxing operations.
  • Robust job build feature and available online paper capacity of 3,100 sheets makes copying large jobs quick and easy.
  • Advanced finishing with the optional Two-Tray Finisher or the Saddle-Stitch Finisher, which delivers a wide range of capabilities including 3-position stapling, center folding, 50-sheet stapling capacity and more.
  • New Card Shot feature conveniently copies both sides of an ID card onto a single sheet of paper in a seamless one-step operation.
  • Auto duplexing on up to 97 lbs index paper with optional duplex unit.
  • Optional network printing system with document-filing enables users to easily archive their documents to a 40 GB hard disk drive.

Easily add on Powerful Network Scanning, Faxing and Distribution Capabilities1

  • Sharp’s ImageSEND network scanning enables sharing of documents across and outside the network, allowing for a fast, efficient, digital workflow.
  • Sharp’s innovative Dual-Head Scanning System (Scan2 Technology) increases productivity by scanning both sides of an original in a single pass.
  • Scanned documents can be sent directly from IMAGER control panel to six different destinations: Send to Desktop, Send to E-mail, Send to FTP, Send to Group, Send to Fax, and Send to i-Fax.
  • Document Filing system with PIN code access stores up to 20,000 pages, so everyone on the network can share and access documents.
  • With the available Super G3 Fax kit, you can instantly fax documents directly from a desktop.

Keep you Business Information Safe and Secure1

  • Sharp offers several layers of network, device, and data security to help protect your greatest asset: your information. These scalable security offerings are designed to help offices meet regulatory requirements, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLB).

    • Secure the device: When enabled through the key operator’s programs, the auditing mode built into the AR-M355U requires users to enter a five digit PIN code in order to gain access to the operation panel of the machine. This feature can also restrict users from printing (standard).
    • Secure the output: To protect your customer’s printed documents from unauthorized viewing, the AR-M355U model offer a confidential printing feature, which requires users to enter a PIN code at the machine in order to print their queued document (requires optional PCL6 network printing system).
    • Secure network access: To protect your customer’s network from unauthorized E-mail communication, the AR-M355U model supports user authentication, which requires users to login to the machine before performing any network scanning operations (requires PCL6 network printing system + network scanning kit).
    • Secure network visibility: To restrict access to the AR-M355U model on your customer’s network, the advanced home page allows administrators to setup IP filtering, MAC address filtering, as well as advanced protocol filtering, all of which can be used to restrict network access to the device (requires PCL6 network printing system).
    • Secure the data: With the available data security kit, users can encrypt data in memory that is used for copying, scanning, printing and faxing with 128-bit encryption. Additionally, the data security kit can erase the hard disk memory in the AR-M355U by overwriting the encrypted data up to seven times, offering an unprecedented level of assurance (available early 2005).

Sharp helps you learn all of the advanced features of your AR-M355U Imager with My Sharp1

  • My Sharp, a dedicated customer training web site, allows you to locate resources and find information specific to your configuration (available early 2005).


Base Engine Includes 300 MHz multitasking controller
Type Console, modular digital document system
Functions Copy, optional print, network print, network scan, and fax1
Original Size (Max) 11" x 17"
Copy Size Min: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Max: 11" x 17"
Copy Speed 35 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11"; Standard resolution)
First Copy Out Time 4.9 Seconds (document glass); 6.0 Seconds (DSPF) (Based on letter size original with polygon motor running)
Warm-Up Time 80 seconds or less
Original Feed System 50-sheet duplex single pass feeder (DSPF) with original size detection (30 sheets for ledger/legal size)
Scan Speed Up to 45 OPM (letter size/standard resolution/1 side)
Paper Feed System
Standard (1) 500-sheet 8 1/2" x 11" paper cassette
Optional (1) 2,500-sheet Multi-purpose desk (500-sheet MP drawer + 2,000 sheet letter size drawer, or (1) 1,500-sheet paper feed unit (1 MP drawer + 2 letter/legal/ledger drawers), or (1) 500-sheet MP drawer + optional cabinet
Duplexing Optional duplex module AR-DU3, non-stacking duplexing unit or AR-DU4, non-stacking duplexing unit with 100-sheet manual bypass tray)
Memory (total) 128 MB shared, expandable to 384 MB with 256 MB DIMM
Copy Resolution Scan: 600 dpi; Copy output: 1200 dpi (equivalent)<=1>Scan: 600 dpi; Copy output: 1200 dpi (equivalent)
Exposure Modes Text, text/photo, photo; auto; 9-step manual
Halftone 256 gradations/2 levels
Copy Features Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, Auto Paper Sensing (APS), Auto Magnification Sensing (AMS), auto tray switching, X-Y zoom, reserve copy, book copy, margin shift, job build, edge erase, center erase, dual page copy, cover pages, insert pages, transparency insert, card shot, multi-shot, reverse image, mirror image, cover page, department control, job programs, date stamp, character stamp, and page stamp

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