Product Features
  • High resolution touch-screen color display (N models)
  • Award-winning retractable keyboard (N models)
  • Intuitive menu with icon-driven instructions
  • Document filing with thumbnail and page preview (N models)
  • Supports latest industry security standards
  • Advanced web-based device management
  • Sharp OSA technology - streamline workflow (N models)
Product Overview

Precision engineered to help increase workflow efficiency and provide exceptional image quality, Sharp's new MX Monochrome Series document systems take you to the next level in MFP performance and productivity. A large, high resolution touch-screen color display with graphical menu navigation and a full-size retractable keyboard to simplify data entry are just two of the many advanced features offered by these new models. A powerful true multi-tasking controller enables MX Monochrome Series users to save time and money while producing professional documents in-house amazing image quality that is also economical. Sharp's advanced device management makes it easy to control usage and costs. With the latest Sharp OSA development platform, integration with network applications has never been easier. And, to safeguard the confidentiality of your intellectual property, Sharp's industry leading security suite is second to none.


Engineered For Performance

Large, high resolution touch-screen color display with graphical navigation

Standard 100-sheet duplex single pass document feeder with color Scan2 technology (standard on N models)

Network ready PCL 6/PCL5e printing system with direct print function and available Postscript 3 and Windows XPS options

Retractable keyboard for easy data entry

Remote Front Panel

Front panel USB port

Gigabit Ethernet

Image Preview and Thumbnail view

ImageSEND function scans documents at up to 70 images per minute in both black and color (N models).

On-board paper storage capacity for up to 5,600 sheets with options

Supports Sharp's latest award-winning multi-level document and network security suite, which conforms to the new IEEE-2600 2008 security standard for MFP devices (some features require optional equipment)

High-Quality Output 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution (N models)

Standard PCL6/PCL5e Emulation and optional PS3

Professional, ultra-crisp documents with features like cover page printing, overlay print and pamphlet print

Easy-to-use print drivers

Flexible Document Distribution

ImageSEND feature enables users to scan documents to up to seven different destinations, including USB Memory Devices, Network Folders, and more!

Send-to-Group function allows users to send a mixed group broadcast to E-mail, Fax, and Internet Fax in a single operation.

With Send-to-USB feature, you can quickly scan documents to a USB memory device in popular formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PDF, and Encrypted PDF (some features require optional equipment).

Versatile Application Integration

The MX series supports Sharp OSA technology, which helps streamline document workflow and enhance productivity by allowing users to have bi-directional interaction with network applications right from the machine LCD panel.

The Sharp OSA development platform uses industry-standard network protocols such as XML and SOAP.

Enterprise Resource Planning software, workflow applications and more!  

Optional B/W Fax and Internet Fax

Super G3 fax module offers advanced features such as automatic stapled/copied receptions.

Inbound Fax Routing converts fax messages to E-mail.

Sharp's innovative PC fax driver enables users to send fax documents right from their desktop.

Optional B/W Internet expansion kit  

Technical Specifications

Account Control Up to 1,000 users. Supports user-number authentication (on device), login name/password (on device) or login name/password (on device via LDAP).

Auto Duplexing Standard

Auto Switching Yes

Base Engine Description Includes 8.5" Color Display, Standard Copying, PCL6 Network Printing, Network Color Scanning, Document Filing, 100-sheet DSPF (except MX-M283N), Auto Duplex, 2 x 500-sheet Paper drawers, 100-sheet Bypass tray & 80GB Hard Drive

Bypass Tray Yes

Card Shot Feature Yes

Compression Type - Fax JBIG, MMR, MR, MH

Compression Type - Scan Documents Monochrome Scanning: Uncompressed, G3 (MH), G4 (MR/MMR) Color/Grayscale: JPEG (high, middle, low) Internet Fax mode: MH/MMR (option)

Continuous Copy Max. 999 copies

Copy/Print Speed 36 ppm B&W (8 1/2" x 11")

Copy Features Scan-Once Print-Many, electronic sorting, offset-stacking, Auto Paper Sensing (APS), Auto Magnification Sensing (AMS), auto tray switching, rotation copy, reserve copy, tandem copy, book copy, margin shift, tab-paper insertion, edge erase, center erase, dual page copy, cover pages, insert pages, OHP insertion, job build, card shot, multi-page enlargement, reverse image, black-white reversal, centering, proof copy, 2-in-1/4-in1, pamphlet, photo repeat, document filing, account management, job programs, date/character/page stamp

Copy Method Dry electrostatic transfer/Dual component developer/Magnetic brush development/OPC drums/Heat Roller fusing/Xenon lamp exposure

Copy Size Min. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Max. 11" x 17"

Display Type 8.5 Color Touch Panel

Document Management Yes

Drum Type OPC

Electronic Sorting 80 GB; 38GB for document filing system and electronic sorting


Exposure Modes Modes: Automatic Text, Text/Photo, Text/Printed-Photo, Printed-Photo, Photo, Map, Light Original, Pale-Color document. Settings: auto or 9 step manual.

Firmware Management Flash ROM with USB and network update capability

First Copy Out Time Platen Glass: 3.9 sec, RSPF: 9.3 sec, DSPF: 8.8 sec

Functions Copy, print, network print, network scan, document filing

Grayscale 256 gradations/2 levels (monochrome)

Hard Disk Drive 80-GB HDD; 38-GB for Document Filing System and Electronic Sorting

Interface Type RJ-45 Ethernet connection; 10/100 BaseT; USB 2.0

Job Build Yes

Job Programs 48 combined

Ledger Yes

Letter / Legal Yes

Magnification 25_400_ RSPF_DSPF_25_2003

Max. Jobs in Memory Up to 94 (N models), up to 47 (U models)

Max. Paper Weight 110 lb. index

Memory Standard 512 MB (copier); 1 GB (Printer/Network Scanning) Memory

MFP Type Color Multifunction Digital Document System

Network Interface RJ-45 Ethernet connection, 10/100/1000 BaseT

Network Protocols TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6, IPSEC) SSL (HTTP, IPP, FTP), SNMPv3, 802.1x for Windows and Unix. LPD and LPR for UNIX. IPX/SPX® (Novell environments). EtherTalk® and NetBEUI. AppleTalk® for Macintosh® environments.

Network Security IP/MAC address filtering, protocol filtering, port management, user authentication and document administration

Offset Stacking Standard

Operating Systems Windows® 98/ME, NT 4.0, XP, 2003/2008 Server, Vista, Novell® Netware® 3x, 4x, 5x, Mac® OS 9, OSX (including 10.5.1), Sun® OS 4.1x, Solaris® 2x, Unix®, Linux® and Citrix® (Metaframe, Presentation Server 4, 4.5) and Windows Terminal Services.

Optional Power Filter AR-D5133NT

Options MX-DEX8 Stand/1 x 500 Sheet Paper Drawer, MX-DEX9 Stand/2 x 500 Sheet Paper Drawer, MX-50ABD Rolling Cabinet Base, MX-LCX1 Large Capacity Tray (requires MX-DEX8 or MX-DEX9), MX-FNX9 Inner Finisher, MX-FN10 Saddle Stitch Finisher, MX-FN11 4K Stacking Finisher, MX-RBX3 Paper Pass Unit (Required for MX-FN10 or MX-FN11), MX-PNX1B 3 Hole Punch Unit (for Inner Finisher), MX-PNX5B 3 Hole Punch (for Saddle Stitch Finisher), MX-PNX6B 3 Hole Punch Unit (for 4K Stacking Finisher), MX-TRX2 Exit Tray Unit, MX-PB10 Printer Expansion Kit (U models), MX-PB11 Printer Expansion Kit with Hard Drive (U models), MX-PKX1 Postscript 3 Kit, MX-PUX1 XPS Expansion Kit (Requires MX-SHP1GBXPS), MX-SHP1GBXPS 1GB Memory Upgrade (Required for MX-PUX1), MX-EBX3 Enhanced Scanner Compression Kit (N models only), MX-FWX1 Internet Fax Kit, MX-FXX2 Fax Expansion Kit, AR-PF1 Bar Code Font Kit, MX-AMX1 Application Integration Module, MX-AMX2 Application Communication Module, MX-AMX3 External Accounting Module, MX-NSX1 Network Scanner Expansion Kit, MX-FR14U Commercial Data Security Kit for models with Hard Disk Drive, MX-FR15U Commercial Data Security Kit for models w/o Hard Disk Drive

Original Feed System 100-Sheet RSPF: MX-M503U/M453U/M363U/M283N / 100-Sheet DSPF: MX-M503N/M453N/M363N

Originals Sheets and bond documents

Original Size Max 11" x 17"

Output Capacity Main Output Tray (top) 400 Sheets (face down); Optional Exit Tray (right side) 100 Sheets (face down)

Paper Feed System Standard: (2) 500-sheet drawers (letter/legal/ledger/statement) and 100-sheet bypass tray (letter/legal/ledger/statement/envelope).2 Optional: (1) 500-sheet paper drawer (letter/legal/ledger/statement size) or (2) 500-sheet paper drawers (letter/legal/ledger/statement size)and 3500-sheet large capacity tray (letter size).

Paper Type Paper drawers/Bypass tray: 16 lb. bond -110 lb. index; other paper types include plain, pre-printed, recycled, pre-punched, letterhead and color paper. Bypass tray also supports: 13-16 lb. bond (thin paper), 20-24 lb. bond (Monarch/Com-10 envelope), tab paper (letter size only); other types include label paper and OHP film. Large capacity tray: 16-28 lb. bond.

Power Consumption Approx. 1.44kW

Power Source AC 100-127 V, 60 HZ, 12 Amps Resolution (copy mode) Scan: B&W/Color: 600 dpi; Copy Output: B&W: 1200 dpi (N Models)

RoHS Yes

Software Sharpdesk™ desktop document management software (1 user license)

Supplies MX-500NT Black Toner Cartridge, MX-500NV Black Developer, MX-500NR Drum Warm-Up Time5 20 seconds or less

Web-based Management Yes

Zoom Range 25 - 400% in 1% increments (RSPF/DSPF 25%-200%) Printing System

Direct Printing File Types: TIFF, JPEG, PCL, PRN, TXT, PDF, Encrypted PDF, High Compression PDF, Postscript and XPS1 Methods: FTP,Web page, E-mail and USB memory

Fonts 80 outline fonts

Network Operating Systems Windows® 98/ME, NT 4.0, XP, 2003/2008 Server, Vista™, Novell® Netware® 3x, 4x, 5x, MAC® OS 9, OSX (including 10.5.1), Sun9, OSX (including 10.5.1), Sun® OS 4.1x, Solaris® 2x, Unix®, Linux® and Citrix® OS 4.1x, Solaris® 2x, Unix®, Linux® and Citrix® (Metaframe, Presentation Server 4, 4.5) and Windows Terminal Services

Page Description Language PCL®6/PCL5c Compatible, Optional Postscript 3, Optional XPS Print Drivers Windows® 98,Windows Me,Windows NT® 4 (with SP5 or later), Windows 2000,Windows Server® 2003,Windows Server 2008,Windows XP,Windows XP x64,Windows Server x64,Windows Vista™, Windows Vista x64, MAC OS®, 9.2.2, OSX (including 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5-10.5.1), all Mac PPD

Print Features Continuous printing, duplex printing, pamphlet printing, N-up printing, image rotation, different cover page/last page, transparency inserts, tab printing, carbon copy print mode, fit-to-page, poster print, margin shift, mirror image, watermarks, overlay, confidential print, confidential batch print, print hold, proof print, bypass printing, job priority printing, print job control, tandem printing and direct printing (Note: some features not available on certain print drivers).

Printing Protocols LPR, IPP, IPPS, PAP, RawTCP (port 9100), FTP and Novell Pserver/Rprinter

Document Scanning

Broadcasting - Document Scanning Yes

Image Formats Monochrome: TIFF, PDF, Encrypted PDF, XPS. Color (N models only): Grayscale, Color, TIFF, JPG, PDF, Encrypted PDF, High Compression PDF, XPS.

Scan capability (color/B&W) Color, Monochrome, Grayscale

Scan Destinations (number) 500

Scan Destination type E-mail, Desktop, FTP, Folder (SMB), USB, Internet fax (option), Super G3 fax (option)

Scan Resolution Settings 100 dpi, 200 dpi, 300 dpi, 400 dpi, 600 dpi

Scan Speed RSPF Copy: Up to 50 IPM (Black) @ 600 x 400 dpi; 36 IPM (color) @ 600 x 600 dpi / DSPF Copy: Up to 70 IPM (black) @600 x 300 dpi; 41 IPM (color) @ 600 x 600 dpi. RSPF Scan: Up to 50 IPM @ 200 x 200 dpi / DSPF Scan: Up to 70 IPM @ 200 x 200 dpi.

TWAIN Compatibility Yes


Hole Punching Optional

Saddle Stitch Finisher Optional

Saddle Stitch Function Optional

Stapler / Finisher Optional

Staple Sheet Capacity 50

Super G3 Fax

Auto Dialing Up to 999 destinations (combined with scan destinations)

Broadcasting - Super G3 Fax Yes

Fax Features Quick on-line transmission, direct transmission, F-Code transmission/reception, rotate transmission, anti-junk fax reception, automatically staple received faxes, secure fax release, out of paper memory reception, auto redial, duplex reception transaction reports, activity reports and PC fax

Fax Kit Optional

Fax Memory 8mb (exclusive)

Group Dialing Destinations Up to 500

Inbound Routing Optional

Long Length Originals Up to 31.5" (for transmission)

Modem/Speed 33.6 KBPS / Approximately 2 seconds with JBIG8

One Touch Destinations Up to 999 destinations (combined with scan destinations)


Data Security Kit Optional

Network Expansion Kit Standard

Additional Specifications

Weight Approx. 210 lbs.