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AR-M257 Copier

Your Price: $1,111.11
OEM Part # ARM257 
Weight 150 lbs
AMOF ID 1367638559
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In today's fast-paced business environment, you need to operate at peak efficiency.

With Sharp's AR-M257 digital desktop MFP you'll be able to raise office productivity to a whole new level.

With advanced versatility, the AR-M257 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 models are feature-packed MFPs designed to deliver reliable and versatile performance to enhance your customer's workflow!

Ask us about professional installation for this commercial grade copier!


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.

Main Specifications

Account Control                   100 profiles
Auto Duplexing                    Yes
Auto Switching                     Yes
Card Shot Feature                Yes
Compression Type - Fax       JBIG, MMR, MR, MH
Continuous Copy                  Maximum 9999
Copy/Print Speed                 25 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11"),

                                          18 copies per minute (8 1/2"x11"R), 

                                          15 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 14"),

                                          13 copies per minute (11" x 17")
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.

Copy Method                      Dry electrostatic transfer system
Copy Size                          Min. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Max. 11" x 17"
Electronic Sorting                Up to 100-sheet electronic sorting (shared Function: memory),

                                         group copy, rotation copy, 2-in-1 copy / 4-in-1 copy, edge erase,

                                         center erase, and margin shift.

ENERGY STAR                    Yes
Exposure Modes                 Photo mode: 600 dpi, Auto exposure: 600 dpi
Exposure System               Fixed optical source, slit exposure (stationary platen) with

                                        automatic exposure
First Copy Out Time           4.8 seconds or less
Fixed Zoom Range             25%, 50%, 64%, 77%,100%, 121%, 129%, 200%, 400%
Functions                          Copy, PC Print
Grayscale                         256 levels
Imaging Method                Laser
Interface Type                  Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB 2.0 port
Job Programs                   10 profiles
Ledger                             Yes
Letter / Legal                    Yes
Memory                            32 MB total (includes electronic sorting), expandable with up to

                                       1,024 MB option
MFP Type                          Digital Multifunction System
Network Interface              RJ-45 Ethernet connection
Network Protocols              TCP/IP for Windows, IPV4/IPV6, Apple/Macintosh, and Unix

                                       environments, IPX/SPX for Novell environments, and AppleTalk

                                       for Macintosh environments
Network Security              IP/Mac Address Filtering, protocol enable/disable, SSL Encryption,

Offset Stacking                Standard paper shifter for main output tray
Operating Systems          Windows 98/ME, NT4.0, 2000, XP, XP x64,Vista, Vista x64
Optional Power Filter        Yes
Options                           500-sheet x 1 drawer paper feed unit, 500-sheet x 2 drawers

                                      paper feed unit. 1000-sheet finisher/30 sheet stapler, Job Separator

                                      tray, PCL6 Print Controller with network interface, Postscript Level 3

                                      Kit, Network Scanning Kit, Network Interface Card (protocol

                                      expansion), Super G3 Fax Kit, 8 MB fax upgrade memory, Bar Code

                                      Font Kit, Low Stand (for use with 3 or 4-tray configuration), High

                                      Stand (for use with 2-tray configuration)
Original Feed System       100-sheet reversing single pass feeder (RSPF)/document glass
Originals                          Sheet, bound documents
Original Size                     11" x 17" Max
Original type                     Flat bed / sheet fed w/ RSPF
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.
Output 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)
Output Trays                     2 trays, face down
Paper Feed System            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 (500x2)
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.
Power Consumption            Maximum 1,450 W, pre-heat 90 W, sleep mode 1.2 W
Power Source                     AC 120 V, 60 HZ, 12 Amps
Resolution (copy mode)       Scan: 600 dpi; Copy Output: 600 dpi
RoHS                                 Yes
Separator Tray                   Optional
Software                            Sharpdesk Document Management Software (included)
Supplies                             AR-310MT Toner Cartridge, AR-271MD Developer, AR-310DR

                                         Drum Cartridge
Warm-Up Time                   25 seconds or less
Web-based Management      Optional
Zoom Range                       25% to 400% in 1% increments (with RSPF 50%-200%)

Printing System

JBIG Enhanced Print Function   Standard
Network Operating Systems     Windows 95/98/ME, NT4.0, 2000, XP, MAC OS8.6

                                             through9.x, MACOS 10.1 or later
Page Description Language    PCL6 (XL), PCL5e, optional PS3
Printer Expansion Kit             Optional Network Print Controller
Print Features                       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 sommthing, offset

                                          print, font/form downloads, and direct print function
Printing Protocols                 LPR, IPP, Raw TCP (port 9100), HTTP, Novell NDS/ Pserver/

                                          Rprinter (Bindery)/ NDPS (TCP/IP), HTTPS, IPPS
RIP-Once Print-Many            Yes (managed by host machine)
Utility Software                    Sharpdesk Document Management Software

Document Scanning

Broadcasting - Document Scanning Yes
Image Formats                              Optional TIFF, PDF
Scan capability (color/B&W)            Optional B&W
Scan Destinations (number)            200
Scan Destination type                     Optional scan-to- email/desktop/FTP
Scan Resolution Settings                 200 dpi, 300 dpi, 600 dpi


Hole Punching                                 Optional
Saddle Stitch Finisher                      Optional
Saddle Stitch Function                     Optional
Stapler / Finisher                            Optional
Staple Sheet Capacity                     30/50

Super G3 Fax

Auto Dialing                                   500 auto dial/group dial destinations
Broadcasting - Super G3 Fax           Up to 200 destinations
Fax Features                                   F-Code transmission/reception, confidential

                                                     communication, quick on-line transmission, anti-junk

                                                     fax reception, out of paper memory reception, and 

                                                     PC faxing

Fax Kit                                           Optional Super G3 Fax Kit
Fax Memory                                   2 MB standard/ 10 MB max. (8 MB option)
Group Dialing Destinations              Up to 200 destinations
Modem/Speed5                              33.6 KBPS / Approximately 2 seconds with JBIG6
Timer Functions                              Up to 50 jobs


Data Security Kit                           Optional
Network Expansion Kit                   Optional B&W

Additional Specifications

Weight                                          Approx. 41 lbs.

 For more specifications please check out the manufacturer's website below

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