Sharp MX-B350W MX-B450W Review

Good: Maximum capacity of 1,150 sheets, Sharpdesk Mobile app for mobile printing and scanning functionality, standard wireless connectivity.
Bad: Ledger-sized paper isn't supported on these devices; finishers aren't offered even as an option.
Bottom Line: Compact black-and-white MFPs with strong features that's intended for offices that don't require color output.
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Sharp
MX-B350W/MX-B450W
$2,000-$2,300
Small, Medium
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Memory:
35 ppm-45 ppm
Not applicable
800 MHz
1 GB

Product Overview

Sharp has recently released two new devices in its Essential Series: the MX-B350W and MX-B450W. Both devices are monochrome MFPs that offer standard printing, copying, scanning and faxing features. The MX-B350W ($2,000) prints and copies at up to 35 ppm and has a first-copy-time of 9 seconds, while the MX-B450W ($2,300) prints and copies at up to 45 ppm and includes a first-copy-time of 8.5 seconds.

Both devices include a five-line LCD operation panel, an 800 MHz processor and 1 GB of memory. PCL and PostScript printing languages are supported. USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity are standard. The devices also support mobile printing and scanning via the Sharpdesk Mobile app.

The devices are compact, so they can sit on top of desktops and tables. However, users have the option of purchasing a high stand for a floor-standing configuration.

More details on the MX-B350W/MX-B450W is in our Features section below.

The MX-B350W and MX-B450W are compact devices that include strong features for offices that don’t need color output.

Features

Paper handling starts with a 500-sheet paper drawer and a 50-sheet bypass. Sharp offers an optional 600-sheet paper feed unit. The maximum paper input is 1,150 sheets. Each paper tray accommodates up to 8.5″ x 14″ (legal-sized) paper.

There’s a 50-sheet reversing single pass feeder that scans up to 40 ipm in duplex. There’s no finishers available.

Printing features include duplex printing, toner save mode, electronic sorting, N-up printing, image rotation, watermarks and job retention.

Some of the copying features are scan-once print many, electronic sorting, ID card copy and auto tray switching.

The MX-B350W and MX-B450W supports both black-and-white and color scanning. Users can scan to email, to desktop, to folder, to FTP and to USB. File formats supported include TIFF, PDF and JPEG. Users can send scans up to 100 email addresses with a single touch.

The faxing function includes a 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression. It has a built-in 64 MB of memory.

Security features include IP/Mac address filtering, user authentication with LDAP and Active Directory, port management and protocol filtering.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The MX-B350W and MX-B450W doesn’t support ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) paper. Also, finishers aren’t offered.

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About

Sharp Imaging and information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets Sharp’s business products, including the advanced MX Series multifunction printer (MFP), that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity.

As a leader within the MFP industry, Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.

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