Sharp MX-M283N

Any small to medium sized workgroup will find an ideal multifunction photocopier in the Sharp MX-M283N. It combines muscular print, copy and fax performance with a range of time saving, cost effective and productivity boosting features to make it one of the best MFPs in its price range. Learn more...
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Sharp MX-M283N Copier

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Sharp MX-M283N Information

If you need top drawer printing, scanning and copying capabilities but don’t want to break the bank, the Sharp MX-M283N is highly recommended. A productivity beast, it delivers 28 pages per minute print speeds in A4 black and white. With a first copy out time of just 4.6 seconds and 50 opm scan speeds, this is a machine that does not hold you back when it comes to document creation. Across its design you’ll find numerous other features that will reduce downtime and bolster the productivity of your office: a 100 sheet high-speed Reversing Single Pass Feeder, a maximum paper capacity of 5,600 sheets, network tandem functions and a range of sophisticated finishing options.


It is only the very foolish office administrator that does not closely check the security specs of a piece of hardware before installing it to their network. Any piece of equipment that handles large amounts of data simply must be equipped with strong safety solutions that keep your sensitive information locked down. The Sharp MX-M283N has them in spades: an Optional Data Security Kit will encrypt and erase your confidential info, an External Active Directory server means usage can be easily tracked and IP/ MAX address filtering restricts unauthorised access.


With true 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution, you can rest assured that, once the Sharp M283N is installed in your office, the quality of your documents will always be top notch. It also offers 256-level grayscale to make sure even the fine lines and small print is beautifully rendered. Copy quality is upheld with innovative digital auto exposure and the ability to switch between text and photo mode.


Sustainability means more than just a reduced carbon footprint. It also means a roomier budget thanks to reduced power consumption and consumable waste. With a lead and chromium free design and an energy consumption of less than 1 Watt in standby mode, it is little wonder the Sharp MX-M283N was certified with the EU Energy Star, classifying it as a truly efficient green machine.

Special features

There are certain features you can only get from Sharp machines and the M283N has them in abundance. Like, for example, Sharp Open System Architecture, which make the process of integrating the machine to your network a straightforward task or the retractable keyboard option that simplifies data entry.

The Sharp MX-M283N is packed with superb specifications. Call now to get the lowest price available for this world class machine. 

Sharp MX-M283N Specifications

Scan Destination USB Memory Yes Scan Destination USB Memory
PDL Emulation Printer Standard/Option Standard PCL 5e/6, Option PS3 Emulation, XPS PDL Emulation Printer Standard/Option
Printing protocols LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail Printing), HTTP, Novell Printserver Application With NDS And Bindery, FTP For Downloading Print Files, EtherTalk Printing, IPP Printing protocols
Network protocols TCP/IP (IPv4 And IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk) Network protocols
Supported OS Options Mac OS 9.0-9.2.2/Mac OS X 10.2.8/10.3.9/10.4.11/10.5-10.5.5 Supported OS Options
Supported OS Standard Windows 98/ME/NT4.0 SP5 Or Later/2000/Server 2003/XP/Vista/Server 2008 Supported OS Standard
Interface Standard/Option Standard USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Interface Standard/Option
Network Printer (Standard / Option) Standard Network Printer (Standard / Option)
Enhanced Resolution (dpi) 1200 X 1200 Enhanced Resolution (dpi)
Printer Resolution (dpi) 1200 X 1200 Printer Resolution (dpi)
Confidential storage Yes Confidential storage
Scan Destination Network Folder Yes Scan Destination Network Folder
Stored jobs Copy, Print, Direct Print, Scan, Fax Transmission Stored jobs
Document Filing Capacity- Quick File Folder (pages 10000 Document Filing Capacity- Quick File Folder (pages)
Document Filing Capacity- Main And Custom Folders 20 Document Filing Capacity- Main And Custom Folders (pages)
Document Filing Document Filing (Standard / Optio Standard Document Filing Document Filing (Standard / Option)
Storage folders Quick File Folder, Main Folder, Custom Folder (max. 1000) Storage folders
Available fonts 80 (PCL), 136 (PS3) Available fonts
Compression Method MH/MR/MMR/JBIG Compression Method
Hole Punch Yes Hole Punch
Off-set Shifting Yes Off-set Shifting
Saddle Stitch Yes Saddle Stitch
Multi- Staple (sheets) Max. 50 Multi- Staple (sheets) Max.
Finishing Output Capacity Max. 500 - 4000 Finishing Output Capacity Max.
Broadcast Transmission (max. Destinations) 500 Broadcast Transmission (max. Destinations)
Dial Registration; Rapid/speed Dial 1000 Dial Registration; Rapid/speed Dial
Grey Scale Levels 256 Grey Scale Levels
Memory (MB) 8 Memory (MB)
Document Size (Max) A3 Document Size (Max)
Document Size (Min) A5 Document Size (Min)
Transmission resolution Standard 203.2 X 97.8 Dpi / Extra Fine 406.4 X 391 Dpi Transmission resolution
Modem Speed (bps) 33.600 - 2.400 Modem Speed (bps)
Transmission Time (sec) 3 Transmission Time (sec)
Communication Protocol Super G3 Communication Protocol
Fax Fax (Standard / Option) Option Fax Fax (Standard / Option)
Scan Destination FTP, Email Yes Scan Destination FTP, Email
Copier Original Paper Size (Max.) A3 Copier Original Paper Size (Max.)
Weight (Kg) 95 Weight (Kg)
Dimensions (mm) 645 X 695 X 953 Dimensions (mm)
Power consumption (kW) 1.84 Power consumption (kW)
Power requirements - rated local AC voltage (Hz) 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz Power requirements - rated local AC voltage (Hz)
Harddisk capacity (GB) 80 Harddisk capacity (GB)
Harddisk Standard Harddisk
Memory printer min/max (MB) 1024 - 2048 Memory printer min/max (MB)
Memory general min/max (MB) 640 - 640 Memory general min/max (MB)
Warm Up Time (sec.) 20 Warm Up Time (sec.)
Paper Capacity- Max. (sheets) 5600 Paper Capacity- Max. (sheets)
Paper Capacity-Standard (sheets) 1100 Paper Capacity-Standard (sheets)
Paper weight (g/m2) 56 - 209 Paper weight (g/m2)
Paper Size- Min.-Max. A5R - A3W Paper Size- Min.-Max.
Engine speed B/W ppm (A3) 15 Engine speed B/W ppm (A3)
First Copy Out Time B/W (sec.) 4.6 First Copy Out Time B/W (sec.)
E-sort Standard Yes E-sort Standard
E-sort Option. No E-sort Option.
Scan Destinations Desktop Yes Scan Destinations Desktop
Scanner utilities Network Scan Tool, Sharpdesk, Sharp TWAIN Scanner utilities
File Formats XPS, TIFF, PDF, Encrypted PDF, High-compression PDF, JPEG (colour Only) File Formats
Resolution Pull Scan (dpi) 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600, 50 To 9600, Custom Resolution Pull Scan (dpi)
Resolution Push Scan (dpi) 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 Resolution Push Scan (dpi)
Scan Method Push Scan And Pull Scan Yes Scan Method Push Scan And Pull Scan
Scanner Network Scanner (Standard / Option) Standard Scanner Network Scanner (Standard / Option)
Document Feeder Original Capacity (sheets) 100 Document Feeder Original Capacity (sheets)
Preset copy ratios 10 Preset copy ratios
Zoom Range (%) 25 - 400 Zoom Range (%)
Gradation (equivalent Levels) - Colour 256 Gradation (equivalent Levels) - Colour
Gradation (equivalent Levels) - B/W 2 Gradation (equivalent Levels) - B/W
Resolution Print (dpi) 1200 X 1200 Resolution Print (dpi)
Resolution Scan Colour (dpi) 600 X 600 Resolution Scan Colour (dpi)
Resolution Scan B/W (dpi) 600 X 600 Resolution Scan B/W (dpi)
Continuous Copy (Max. Copies) 999 Continuous Copy (Max. Copies)
Engine speed B/W ppm (A4) 28 Engine speed B/W ppm (A4)
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5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars a balanced approach, 10th August 2012
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Sharp MX-M283N is the best of both worlds. On the one hand, we have inexpensive compact MFPs that bring a lot of utility to everyday office life. On the other, we there are rather expensive photocopiers, versatile powerhouses that provide low costs per copy and a wide range of finishing options. This particular Sharp photocopier can colour print, copy and scan, can integrate with the existing network workflow and increase the already high printing speed with double sided printing. The interface is quite easy to grasp as well, allowing for customised task shortcuts for common jobs. Last but not least, the price is right, a good one hundred pounds cheaper than the next resellers. I tend to like my copiers that way.
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars Sharp MX M283N print quality, 21st June 2012
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We bought a copier just like this one roughly two weeks back, but only today did it cross my mind to match my Sharp printer scan resolution with this one. What used to be a pretty impressive 500dpi on my old printer, is now matched by 1200dpi on Sharp MX M283N. If A4 documents used to be up to 100MB in size, they can now go up to impressive 500MB per each file in A3. This goes miles in terms of creating accurate copies and even help with modifying images in Photoshop. At first I was afraid that print resolution would not be able to keep up. After doing some tests it seems that high contrast colour images print perfectly. I detailed and complex imagery get printed without fault, especially on the right paper (glossy paper above 100gsm). I am definitely satisfied with the print quality of my photocopier.

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