Sharp MX-C381

Sharp MX-C381 Photocopiers

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The MX-C381's elegant design may keep the footprint down, but it doesn't keep a lid on performance, offering 38ppm of sparkling colour, spectacular finishing and 2,100-sheet paper handling, and 33opm scanning. The exemplary security helps keep data safe throughout.

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The MX-C381 is beautifully tailored, offering a surprisingly modest 535x438mm footprint that takes up little space in busy offices. It doesn't lack for features, though, packing in print, scan, copy and (optionally) fax facilities. The breathtaking printer produces 38ppm of superlative colour, with glittering images and text getting the full benefit of the 1200dpi output. The optional finisher sorts and staples for piles of immaculately assembled brochures and leaflets, and potential 2,100-sheet paper handling keeps a rich supply of media passing through. The 33opm scanner offers accurate colour fidelity and great attention to detail. Security is excellent, and the Sharp OSA ratchets up productivity.

Honed Components
The MX-C381 may be packed with features, but its various components are honed to a very high level. The immensely powerful print engine, for example, turns out a mighty 38 pages per minute of heart-stopping colour, using its 1200x1200dpi resolution to infuse images with clarity and depth. It's just as adept when handling text documents and spreadsheets, though, with immaculate lettering and lines rendered every time. The toner and developer have been specially engineered to guarantee a perfect finish each time. The optional finisher (again designed not to add any bulk to the MFD's modest dimensions) can craft bundles of properly sorted brochures and leaflets through stapling and sorting.

Smooth Scanning
The superb scanner can hit speeds of 33 originals per minute, and you can load it with up to 50 documents at a time. Scans can be turned into a variety of different formats, including XPS and encrypted PDFs, and can be sent out to network folders, FTP servers or batches of email addresses. The copying component works very smoothly, hitting a speed of 38cpm with the first copy out in just 8-9 seconds. The optional Super G3 fax component decreases bills and increases time by letting you send and view faxes electronically, and internet transmission cuts costs further still.

Stellar Paper Handling
The MX381 ensures a good supply of paper is available, pairing a 500-sheet drawer with a 100-sheet multi bypass tray to offer as many as 600 sheets out of the box. However, up to three additional 500-sheet drawers can be added to increase figure to a stellar 2,100 sheets. MFDs dealing with numbers of large files will need plenty of memory. The standard 1GB will be more than enough for the majority of companies, although those with the heaviest workloads may still find performance improving significantly with the addition of an extra 1GB. The built-in 80GB hard drive opens up a world of additional possibilities. Up to 1,700 pages that have been copied, printed or scanned, can be stored for future use, while up to 5,500 pages can be given extra protection from unauthorised access. The Gigabit ethernet connection allows for excellent networking, and the superb PDL support sees PCL5e/6 and Adobe PS3 compatibility offered as standard.

Searing Security
The MXC381 employs an exceptional user interface, with a vast 8.5in touch screen and customisable buttons that allow you to mould the MFD around you. Thumbnails ensure you always pick the right file. The Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture) lets you program repetitive tasks (form filling, storing documents etc..) so that entire sets of instructions can be carried out with the press of a button. In addition, you can bolt on OSA modules that serve specific functions, tracking and restricting usage from individuals and/or workgroups, or letting users add data to scanned documents or configure and initiate scans from remote applications. All of this is underpinned by the superb set of security features. These include IPv6 and IPsec encryption and authentication, and files can be password protected and retained in the memory so that prints are only initiated when the recipient is ready for them. The optional Data Security Kit provides the very best in encryption and data erasure.

Compact yet very powerful, the C381's brilliant colour and strong paper handling and finishing give it a stature completely out of proportion to its size.


  • Engine Speed Colour Ppm (A4) - 38
  • Engine Speed B/W Ppm (A4) - 38
  • Paper Size- Min.-Max. - A5 - A4
  • Paper Weight (g/m2) - 55 - 209
  • Paper Capacity-Standard (sheets) - 600
  • Paper Capacity- Max. (sheets) - 2100
  • Warm Up Time (sec.) - 90
  • Memory General Min/max (MB) - 512
  • Memory Printer Min/max (MB) - 1024 - 2048
  • Harddisk - Standard
  • Harddisk Capacity (GB) - 80
  • Duplex - Standard
  • Power Requirements - Rated Local AC Voltage (Hz) - 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption (kW) - 1,84
  • Dimensions (mm) - 560 X 493 X 714
  • Weight (Kg) - 46
  • Copier Original Paper Size (Max.) - A4
  • First Copy Out Time Colour (sec.) - 8,9
  • First Copy Out Time B/W (sec.) - 8,0
  • E-sort Standard - Yes
  • E-sort Opt. - No
  • Continuous Copy (Max. Copies) - 999
  • Resolution Scan B/W (dpi) - 600 X 600
  • Resolution Scan Colour (dpi) - 600 X 600
  • Resolution Print (dpi) - 1200 X 1200
  • Gradation (equivalent Levels) - B/W - 2
  • Gradation (equivalent Levels) - Colour - 256
  • Zoom Range (%) - 50 - 200
  • Preset Copy Ratios - 8
  • Document Feeder Original Capacity (sheets) - 50
  • Scanner Network Scanner (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Scan Method Push Scan And Pull Scan - Yes
  • Resolution Push Scan (dpi) - 100, 200, 300, 400, 600
  • Resolution Pull Scan (dpi) - 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600, 50 To 9600
  • File Formats - XPS, TIFF, PDF, Encrypted PDF, JPEG (colour Only)
  • Scanner Utilities - Network Scan Tool, Sharpdesk, Sharp TWAIN
  • Scan Destinations Desktop - Yes
  • Scan Destination FTP, Email - Yes
  • Scan Destination Network Folder - Yes
  • Scan Destination USB Memory - Yes
  • Document Filing Document Filing (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Document Filing Capacity- Main And Custom Folders (pages) - 5500
  • Document Filing Capacity- Quick File Folder (pages) - 1700
  • Stored Jobs - Copy, Print, Direct Print, Scan, Fax Transmission
  • Storage Folders - Quick File Folder, Main Folder, Custom Folder (max. 1000)
  • Confidential Storage - Yes
  • Printer Resolution (dpi) - 1200 X 1200
  • Network Printer (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Interface Standard/Opt - Standard USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
  • Supported OS Standard - Windows 98/ME/NT4.0 SP5 Or Later/2000/Server 2003/XP/Vista/Server 2008; Mac OS 9.2.2/Mac OS X 10.2.8/10.3.9/10.4.11/10.5-10.5.1
  • Network Protocols - TCP/IP (IPv4 And IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
  • 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
  • PDL Emulation Printer Standard/Opt - Standard PCL 5c/6, PS3 Emulation, OPT XPS
  • Available Fonts - 80 (PCL), 136 (PS3)
  • Fax Fax (Standard / Option) - OPT
  • Compression Method - MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
  • Communication Protocol - Super G3
  • Transmission Time (sec) - 3
  • Modem Speed (bps) - 33.600 - 2.400
  • Transmission Resolution - Standard 203,2 X 97,8 Dpi / Extra Fine 406,4 X 391 Dpi
  • Document Size (Min) - A5
  • Document Size (Max) - A4
  • Memory (MB) - 8
  • Grey Scale Levels - 256
  • Dial Registration; Rapid/speed Dial - 999
  • Broadcast Transmission (max. Destinations) - 500
  • Finishing Output Capacity Max. - 280
  • Multi- Staple (sheets) Max. - 30
  • Saddle Stitch - No
  • Off-set Shifting - Yes
  • Hole Punch - No

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