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New Sharp Ar-C260 Models Feature Industry-Leading Color Copy Speeds And Functionality

Sharp’s latest workgroup printers turn out 26 high-quality pages per minute

MAHWAH, N.J., January 21, 2004 — Sharp’s new AR-C260 models deliver fast color copies at exceptional prices, making them excellent solutions for today’s multitasking and value-driven office workers. The new copiers not only produce high-quality color copies at 26 ppm (32 ppm in black-and-white), they print and scan as well. The AR-C260 P-Series printer can outperform most workgroup black and white printers as well as and handle color jobs since it’s a full-finishing 11 x 17 color printer. The AR-C260 M-Series Color IMAGER™ incorporates sophisticated features such as color network scanning and saddle-stitch, V-fold or three-position stapled sets.
“These units can save time and money for any office,” said Bill Barrick, Senior Product Manager, Sharp Document Solutions Company of America. “They can replace any workgroup black and white device while handling business color requirements quickly. This eliminates the need for personal desktop color printers/scanners, which take up office real estate and cost the company money.”
Both models utilize standard Sharp utilities such as; device monitoring, remote e-mail diagnostics, Sharpdesk™ software and secure personal identification number printing. Both units warm up quickly, produce full 11 x 17 images on 12 x 18 paper stock and have professional finishing accessories, so that users can perform sophisticated tasks in-house. The new copiers include Sharp’s advanced methods of maintaining document confidentiality. They are easy to use and have intuitive interactive functions to aid users with job status information; image editing; adding covers or envelopes or adjusting color. Remote e-mail diagnostics are also simple, and feature e-mail alerts and the ability to schedule service-related reports by e-mail.
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The AR-C260P and AR-C260M are available through Sharp’s authorized network of dealers, who provide service and support for the full line of Sharp business digital document systems throughout the U.S.
For more information about the complete line of Sharp multifunction printers and digital systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430, or call 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277). For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at
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Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based sales and marketing subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment, appliance and digital office equipment systems. A leader in liquid crystal display (LCD), Sharp is the developer of the revolutionary Viewcam® camcorders, AQUOS™ LCD Televisions and SharpVision® line of LCD projection products. Sharp continues to demonstrate its home entertainment leadership by advancing technologies such as High Definition Television (HDTV) and 1-Bit™ audio technology. Sharp Electronics employs approximately 2,000 people nationwide to support its more than 50 product lines.
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Sharp Introduces AR-M550/M620/M700 Digital Imagers

Sharp’s New Digital Imagers Make Office Life Easier
Unique dual-scan technology speeds workflow

MAHWAH, N.J., January 21, 2004 – A trio of new high-end business multifunction products (MFP’s) from Sharp offer dual-scanning speeds that average 115 percent faster than competitive models. The new AR-M550/M620/M700 Digital Imagers have exclusive Scan2 Technology that scans both sides of a two-sided document in a single pass, saving time for office workers and saving wear and tear on the equipment. The units, available in January 2004, also feature best-in-class copy, print and faxing capability.
“In today’s environment, businesses need to exploit all advantages available to them; the new MFP’s from Sharp provide businesses with a competitive edge in operating efficiencies,” said Steven Feldstein, senior product marketing manager, Sharp Document Solutions Company of America. “Our advanced Scan2 Technology increases the scanning speeds of duplex documents to maximize the productivity of copying, as well as scanning to e-mail and scanning to document management applications such as Sharp’s own Sharpdesk™ product.”
Sharp’s new Digital Imagers feature an exclusive 150-sheet Duplex Single Pass Feeder that scans both sides of documents at 65 images per minute simplex/76 duplex, so even the largest jobs are done in a flash. Printing and copying speeds of 55/62/70 pages per minute with 600 dpi resolution are standard, depending on the model.

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Available In N and U Series
Sharp’s latest heavy-duty MFPs offer added flexibility, with the availability of two different versions of each model, indicated by an N or a U at the end of the model number. The U Series is perfect for offices that need first-class digital copying. For higher-end needs, the N Series models are preconfigured with full network scanning and printing capabilities, as well as network device and data security. They can even be linked with another N Series Imager, for tandem printing over the network, to print documents simultaneously at different locations or maximize units during peak hours. A 64-bit, RISC 525MHz print controller and 40GB hard drive, offering unparalleled speed and processing power, are standard on both U and N series models.

MFPs That Can Grow With Your Business
The new trio of Digital Imagers can easily expand as a business ramps up to meet demand. A Network Scanner Expansion Kit, Super G3 Fax Expansion Kit, larger capacity paper trays and a choice of finishers (Two-Tray or Saddle Stitch) are just a few of the available options.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp multifunction printers and digital systems, contact Sharp Document Solutions Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430, or call 1-800-BE SHARP (1-800-237-4277). For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at

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