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Sharp A3 printer paper tray options

Sharp A3 business copiers unless specified will need a base unit for the copier to stand on.  The copier has 1 tray built in as standard (plus a 100 sheet bypass tray) but in order to increase the paper capacity you will need additional tray options.

We offer the full range of base units.  However, the most common option is the MX-DE25N base unit that effectively gives the users 2 trays and a bypass tray.  For most small offices this is sufficient, normally being configured as 1 A4 tray and 1 A3 tray with the bypass used for labels and letterheads occasionally.

In busier offices we sell more MX-DE27N base units than anything else. This gives users 4 trays in total plus the bypass tray.  We normally find 2 trays set for A4 (giving 1000 A4 plain paper capacity), 1 tray for letterhead and 1 tray for A3.  We rarely sell the MX-DE26N.

In high volume printing areas we do sell the MX-DE28N which gives a lot of A4 paper capacity (1500 sheets) plus another 2 trays (generally for A3 and A4 Letterhead).  This paper drawer option effectively replaces the high capacity tray MX-LC17N which again is rarely sold but is available for high volume applications.

All the standard drawers will take up to 500 sheets of A3 paper.  Each device | drawer is fully customisable for paper type | paper size

Output | Stapling Options for A3 devices

Sharp A3 business copiers come configured with a TU-16 simple output tray as standard.  For the majority of offices this normally will be sufficient.

However, if stapling is required, the inner stapler unit – the MK-FN27 is by far the most common finisher that we supply, given it’s cost effectiveness. This offers cross corner stapling in both portrait and landscape orientation, as well as the option to put 2 staples down the left hand side (binding edge) of a document. A nice little touch is the offline stapler on the unit that allows you to re staple the originals.

Of the stand alone finishers on offer, the most commonly sold is the FN-29 booklet making stapler unit.  This is great for making short runs of A5 or A4 stapled and folded pamphlets – a real time saver for newsletter production.

The other finishers FN-28, FN-30 and FN-31 are rarely sold, but are great in higher volume output situations.


Sharp MX-3071 MFP

The Sharp Mx-3071 MFP delivers centralised copy, network printing and network scanning – offering your office the perfect document centre.  As with all the Sharp MX-xx71 multifunction devices, the MX-3071 offers WiFi and Postscript printing as standard (essential for Airprint and printing from Macs) together with scanning to OCR (optical character recognition) and the Sharp Open interface connector for connection to external account management and follow me printing platforms as well as Sharepoint.

The main difference between the Sharp MX3071 MFP and the Sharp MX3061 is the document scanner.  The Sharp MX3071 has two scanner heads in the document feeder that allows the simultaneous scanning of both sides of a document page – Result? More reliable and quicker scanning. So if your business or organisation is heavily dependent on scanning documents, it is worth paying the extra for the MX-3071 simply on the time it will save you!

Take a look at the Sharp MX-3071 brochure here Download MX-3071 Brochure

  • Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, File
  • Pages per minute: 30 B/W 30 Colour
  • Paper capacity: Std 650 Max 6,300 sheets
  • Customisable, tiltable 10.1 inch colour LCD touchscreen with easy UI mode enables intuitive navigation of MFP functions
  • Print Release function gives users the ability to send and store documents on a main MFP for authentication and print out from any networked MFP
  • Single sign-on brings easy access to public cloud storage services
  • Short warm up time and motion sensor ensure that the device is always ready for immediate operation
  • OCR allows users to convert scanned documents into editable MS Office files (pptx, xlsx, docx) and searchable PDFs

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Sharp MX-3071 MFP Multifunction Printer

The Sharp MX-3071 MFP is an A3 colour enhanced solution centric MFP that optimises workgroup productivity anytime, anywhere. Single sign on cloud connectivity, mobile connectivity via WiFi, NFC or QR Code, USB direct printing of MS Office files and OCR for scan to searchable PDF & scan to Office provide flexible workflows. Support for a secondary LAN (optional) provides simultaneous support for two networks, including a combination of wireless and wired networks. The standard Print Release function allows users to send and store documents to a main MFP, which acts as a server. Print jobs can then be released securely at up to five connected network-ready devices.

Advanced technological features include a motion sensor that detects approaching users so that the MFP wakes from Sleep mode, ready for immediate operation and communication lamps that show the MFP status. A tiltable 10.1”colour LCD touchscreen provides the option to drag and drop favourite icons for simple customisation of the home page and easy access to a quick-help manual. Everyday operation is simple and intuitive; just touch, tap, pinch and spread or swipe for instant access to every feature, function and setting including advanced preview and web browsing.

The Sharp MX-3071 MFP has print and copy speeds of 30 ppm in colour and black & white and a built-in 150-sheet Duplex Single Pass Feeder with a scan speed of 220 ipm all help to boost efficiency and productivity. There’s even a document feeder LED to remind users to remove original documents, helping to keep documents secure. A maximum paper capacity of 6,300 sheets and wide media range up to SRA3 and 300 gsm enable this device to handle your varied output requirements with ease. A variety of finishing options such as saddle stitching, manual and stapleless stapling add further versatility. Superb 1,200 x 1,200 dpi image quality, plus auto process control and developer refresh system ensure consistently high image quality.

A range of robust security features keep your data and network safe including access control, data encryption and S/MIME as well as a self-healing firmware system, SSL certificate validation and a programme execution white list.

The MX-3071 uses Sharp’s latest energy-saving technology. A rapid warm up time, low power consumption and low TEC value all aim to save money and support your environmental objectives. In addition, the automatic toner cartridge eject function ensures all toner has been consumed, thereby, saving resources.

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