Sharp® Extends Its Leadership In The Multifunction Copier Industry With Launch Of High-Speed Color Document Systems Leveraging Its Intuitive User Interface

 DALLAS, TX, JULY 17, 2012 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today extended its industry leadership in innovation with the introduction of two high-volume high-speed color document systems. The Sharp Polaris Office MX-6240N and MX-7040N high-speed color document systems leverage the company’s groundbreaking user interface, and offer high speed print production, while raising the bar on image quality, color consistency and productivity. The new Sharp Polaris Office models combine the simplicity of touch-screen menu navigation with unparalleled multi-tasking workflow features – with speeds of 62 and 70 PPM in color and black and white for the MX-6240N and MX-7040N respectively.

“These latest additions to our MFP product portfolio build on Sharp’s 100-year legacy of continuous innovations that include advanced security and industry leading capacity, among others,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We will continue in our efforts to consistently innovate and deliver the capabilities that help our dealers make our end-user customers more productive.”

Advantages for Dealers

Built for high-volume office environments, smaller CRDs, and copy rooms the Sharp MX-6240N/7040N deliver new levels of image quality, color consistency and customization that enable dealers to develop tailored solutions for their customers – driving new opportunities, revenues and profits. Dealers can tailor the new high-speed color document systems to fit the different needs of clients, based on their industry or intended use. For example, in a college setting, dealers could customize a simple screen so that walk-up users can easily retrieve applications or course materials.

Productivity

The Sharp MX-6240N/7040N high speed color series document systems offer unrivaled paper handling capabilities and a maximum paper capacity of up to 8,500-sheets, with support for up to 110 lb. cover stock (300 gsm). Sharp’s new paper feed option uses air-feed technology, maximizing reliability while minimizing down time and enabling users to quickly and easily feed a wide range of paper types with confidence. Typically found only on production devices, the triple air-feed system directs air flow with precision accuracy to practically eliminate paper jams in paper input. Scanning originals is streamlined with the usage of a standard 150-sheet Duplexing Single Pass Feeder (DSPF) document feeder that scans documents at up to 150 images per minute.

Color Consistency

Sharp’s enhanced third-generation micro-fine toner technology combined with 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution and true Adobe® PostScript® enables businesses to affordably produce highly professional looking documents in-house, with breathtaking image quality. Sharp’s innovative Color Consistency System helps ensure brilliant, high-quality color output page after page.

Advanced Finishing

The Sharp MX-6240N/7040N offers a wide range of high-performance finishing options to further enhance the professional look and feel of all documents, offering end-users outsourced quality for the cost of in-house production. With the ability to produce up to 80-page saddle-stitched booklets, smooth edged documents, Half-fold, Double-fold, Tri-fold documents and more, users have more options at their fingertips than ever before. Specifically, the MX-FN19 4,000 sheet stacking finisher offers 50-sheet stapling capacity, while the MX-FN22 4,000 sheet saddle stitch finisher offers 100-sheet stapling capacity and 80 page booklets. The MX-CF11 two-tray inserter option lets users insert covers and pre-printed materials for making professional looking booklets and complex documents. For a clean finished edge, the MX-TM10 trimmer unit can be added to the MX-FN22 further enhancing the appearance of saddle stitched booklets. Meanwhile, the MX-FD10 multi-folding unit option provides a host of fold types for virtually any application, including Z-fold, C-fold, Accordion-fold, Double-fold and Half-fold.

New User Interface

Sharp’s intuitive user interface delivers unprecedented interactivity, simplicity and customization to the document management experience. Similar to that of today’s smartphones and smart-tablets, the user interface provides easy access to all MFP features, each of which are viewed as icons which can be customized to individual user needs. The home screen can be further customized by adding custom backgrounds, icons or language, and by changing the layout or naming of function keys. All tasks can be performed in real-time, using flick, tap and slide menu navigation, on a large 10.1-inch (diagonally measured) high-resolution, color LCD touch-screen display.

Security

These newest MFPs feature several layers of security, including standard 256-bit (AES) data encryption, up to seven times data overwrite protection, group account management, user authentication and Sharp’s industry leading “End of Lease” security feature. At the push of a button, this feature erases all personal and confidential information stored by the machine, essentially restoring to factory settings. This provides businesses of any size with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that its confidential and/or protected information is secure – even at trade in.

Availability and Pricing

The new Sharp MX-6240N and MX-7040N are available through authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

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