Digital Copier AR-M237

Versatility and performance, all in one reliable unit: that's the Sharp AR-M237 IMAGER. This powerful multifunctional copier/printer combines a fast 23-ppm print/copy speed and time-saving reverse ADF and auto-duplexing features with exceptional 1200-dpi laser output to keep workflow moving forward and looking great. Convenient options expand its functionality to include network printing and scanning, Super G3 faxing, web-based management, as leading edge security features.

Innovative Features

Powerful Productivity

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

Convenient PCL6 Network Printing Option

Integrated Network Scanning

Super G3 Fax Functionality

Leading-Edge Security Features

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Copy Speed 23 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11")
16 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 11"R)
13 copies per minute (8 1/2" x 14")
12 copies per minute (11" x 17")
Automatic Duplex --
Original Size 11" x 17" Max
Paper Feed 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 (500 x 2)
Print Speed Standard JBIG controller: 15 pages per minute (single print mode), 23 pages per minute (ROPM mode).
Page Description Language Standard controller: hostbased PCL6(XL), PCL5e, PS3 (with optional AR-P17 Print Controller)
Optional PCL6 controller: 23 pages per minute
Modem / Transmission Speed 33.6 KBPS 5 / Approximately 2 seconds1 with JBIG 5 (with optional AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit)
Copier Specifications  
Type Digital duplex copier-based MFP
Standard Functions Copy, PC Print
Optional Functions Network Printing, Network Scanning, Super G3 Fax
Copy System Dry electrostatic transfer system
Originals Sheets, bound documents
Copy Size Min. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Max. 11" x 17"
Continuous Copy Maximum 999 copies
First Copy Out Time 4.8 seconds or less
Warm Up Time 23 seconds or less
Zoom Range 25% to 400% in 1% increments
(with RSPF 50%-200%)
Fixed Zoom Mode 50%, 64%, 77%, 95%, 100%, 121%, 129%, 141%, 200%
Exposure System Fixed optical source, slit exposure (stationary platen) with automatic exposure
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.
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.
Memory (total) 48 MB (includes electronic sorting), expandable to 1,072 MB
Electronic Sort Up to 100-sheet electronic sorting (shared memory), group copy, rotation copy, 2-in-1 copy / 4-in-1 copy, edge erase, center erase, and margin shift.
Copy Resolution Scan: 600 dpi; Copy output: 1,200 dpi
Exposure Modes Super photo mode: 1,200 dpi, Photo mode: 600 dpi, Auto exposure: 600 dpi
Halftone 256 gradations/2 levels
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.
Department Control 100 profiles
Job Programs 10 profiles
Output Tray 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).
Offset Stacking Standard paper shifter for main output tray
Power Requirement AC 120 V, 60 HZ, 12 Amps
ENERGY STAR® Compliant Yes2
Power Consumption Maximum 1,200 W, pre-heat 108.9 W, sleep mode 10 W
Weight Approximately 112 pounds
Dimensions 24.5" (w) x 23.9" (d), x 30.9" (h)
JBIG Speed-Enhanced Printer Function (standard)  
Emulation Sharp SPLC host-based with JBIG compression
Resolution 600 dpi, 1200 x 600 dpi (enhanced)
Operating Systems Windows® 95/98/ME, NT4.0, 2000, XP
Memory Shared
Features Two sided printing, N-up printing, paper source selection, output tray selection, fit to page, image adjustment, watermarks, smoothing, photo enhancement, and ROPM
PC Interface Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB 2.0 port (supports USB 1.1)
AR-P17 Print Controller (optional)  
Emulation PCL6 (XL), PCL5e, PS3 (optional)
Resolution 1,200 dpi, 600 dpi, 300 dpi
Print Speed 23 pages per minute
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/ME, NT4.0, 2000, XP, MAC OS 8.6.1 through 9.x, MAC OS 10.1 or later
Software Print driver, Printer Status Monitor, Printer Administration Utility, PC fax driver 1
Memory 64 MB standard, expandable to 320 MB
RIP-Once Print-Many Yes (managed by host machine)
Features Margin shift, 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 smoothing, offset print, optional font/form downloads, and direct print function.
PC Interface Standard: IEEE 1284 (ECP) parallel port, USB 2.0 port (supports USB 1.1)
Network Support  
Hardware Interface RJ-45 Ethernet connection
Type 10/100 BaseT Network Operating Windows 95/98/ME/XP Professional/ Systems:3 NT4.0/2000/2003 Server, Sun Solaris 2.3 to 2.5/2.6, HP-UX 9.x/10.x, AIX 4.x.x, BSD Linux, Unix, Novell Netware 3.x/4.x/5.x/6.0, MAC OS
Network Protocols TCP/IP for Windows, Novell, Apple/Macintosh, and Unix environments, IPX/SPX for Novell environments, and AppleTalk for Macintosh® environments
Printing Protocols LPD, LPR, IPP, Raw TCP (port 9100), HTTP, Novell NDS/ PServer/Rprinter (Bindery)/NDPS (TCP/IP).
Network Security IP/Mac Address Filtering, protocol enable/disable
AR-NS2 Network Scanning Kit (optional)  
Type Flat bed monochrome scanning system
Original Feed System Platen/document feeder, simplex/duplex
Resolution 200 dpi, 300 dpi, 600 dpi
Image Format TIFF 6.0, ITU-T G3/G4 TIFF, G3/G4 single/multi-page PDF
Scan Destinations E-mail, Desktop, FTP, URL
Destination Profiles Up to 200
Operating System Windows 95/98/ME, 2000, XP
Network Protocols TCP/IP (includes SMTP, LDAP, FTP)
Network Security User authentication
Software Sharpdesk Document Management Software (included)
AR-FN5N Finisher (optional)  
Output Trays 2 trays, face down
Output Capacity Lower tray: 1, 000 sheets (letter size)
Upper tray 100 sheets
Stapler Function 30 sheets maximum, 1 position front side corner
Weight Approximately 41 pounds
Dimensions 15.5" (w) x 20.11" (d) x 21.25" (h)
AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit (optional)  
Transmission Mode Super G3, G3
Modem Speed 33.6 KBPS 5
Compression Methods JBIG, MMR, MR, MH
Scanning Method Sheet fed simplex or duplex or book
Resolution Max. Transmit 400 dpi (ultra-fine)
Transmission Speed Approximately 21seconds with JBIG 5
Auto Dialing Methods 500 auto dialing destinations
Group Dial/Destinations 50 groups/up to 200 destinations
Broadcasting Up to 200 destinations
Programs 8 profiles
Department Control 100 profiles
Memory 2 MB standard/10 MB max. (8 MB option)
Halftone 256 levels
Timer Functions: Up to 50 jobs
Features F-Code transmission/reception, confidential communication, quick on-line transmission, anti-junk fax reception, out of paper memory reception, and PC faxing with optional AR-P17 Print Controller.
Optional Equipment AR-D21 500-sheet x 1 drawer paper feed unit
AR-D22 500-sheet x 2 drawers paper feed unit
AR-FN5N 1,000-sheet finisher/30 sheet stapler
AR-TR3 Job Separator tray
AR-P17 PCL6 Print Controller with network interface
AR-PK1 Postscript Level 3 Kit
AR-NS2 Network Scanning Kit
AR-NC5J Network Interface Card (protocol expansion)
AR-FX7 Super G3 Fax Kit
AR-MM9 8 MB fax upgrade memory
AR-PF1 Bar Code Font Kit
AR-237ABL Low Stand (for use with 3 or 4-tray configuration)
AR-237ABH High Stand (for use with 2-tray configuration)
Supplies AR-270MT Toner Cartridge
AR-271MD Developer
AR-271DR Drum Cartridge

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