Sharp MX-C301W Drivers Download. This Sharp MX-C301W printer is the latest offering in the competitive printing space company, which includes models such as the HP LaserJet Enterprise M601 mobile printer Lexmark C740 and CS510 and series printers. The Sharp MX-C301W was designed to handle a variety of tasks in a smaller office environment quickly and cost-effectively (at just 4 cents a page, according to the Sharp rep I spoke with). The £ 72.8 unit handles copying, printing, scanning and faxing, all with a footprint of only 17 "(B) x 22" (D) x 18 ". "(H) So, while the Sharp MX-C301W will not be practical for larger organizations, this printer will be of interest to small and medium businesses that need more than a simple desktop. Device. Let's see how it stopped after we did it for a test run.
Out of the box
The Sharp MX-C301W simply builds on either a Wi-Fi connection. or a setup CD The driver installation is fast and straightforward Initial setup took about five minutes from the plug-in to the first printed page Features include a 250 GB hard drive, the ability to scan to email, network folders or a USB device, a 300-sheet bin capacity (expandable up to 800 sheets with an optional 500-sheet high-capacity cartridge); a print speed of 30 pages per minute in black and white and color, for. a customizable and high resolution color touch screen The touch screen is a great feature, it is quite intuitive to navigate and works hand in hand with the numeric punch buttons below. It should be noted that the actual screen is about 6.1 " (w) of 3. 8 "(h) and not 7" as the specifications claim (Sharp gets the 7 "figure by measuring the screen diagonally). The device also comes with a stylus pen for point-and-touch navigation. The printer is compatible with the Sharpdesk Mobile App, which allows for printing on the go. And while the boxy design will not win any fans on appearance alone, the above features make it a competitive option for midsize businesses (more on that later).
Printing on a advertised 600 x 600 dpi color and black and white, the MX-C301W's printing capabilities are a step from your standard desktop (though not competitive with full-size units that offer a standard 1200 dpi). A 50mb color jpeg took about 4 seconds to print and turned out to be beautiful. The Full Color from the Galaxy (courtesy of the Hubble Telescope via Wikicommons) captures an impressive amount of detail and color gradation. A high resolution black and white photo of an ink blot printed with fully saturated black ink with no streaks, bleeding or patches.
Sharp MX-C301W Driver & Software Download
The printer also processes a number of large jobs sent in a row. I have 6 jobs from multiple pages with color images in a row without any problems (the manufacturer claims the printer can handle up to 94 workstations in its memory). There was no noticeable difference between the time it took to print a high-resolution color image and a page with black and white text. Print fast and quiet (no tedious startup sounds or squeaks). This unit does a first-class job as a printing device. Print cartridges are supplied by a Sharp dealer.
Sharp MX-C301W scanner
The Sharp MX-C301W advertises with a scan speed of 37 pages per minute. A trial run of 50 black-and-white pages, including images, on a USB device, usually ran smoothly with only one paper jam, taking about three minutes in total (including the time to fix the paper jam). The Sharp MX-C301W also works with cloud portal office, Sharp new content management software service for the storage and exchange of scanned documents.
Sharp MX-C301W Copy
Via the touch screen, the user has a variety of options to customize their needs for each copy project. Under the "Operating modes" tab user can add various "stamps", including a watermark, the date or page numbers. Users can also scan and copy a business card, customize the margins, or edit images before copying. Standard features such as selecting different paper sizes or selecting 2-sided copying are also supported. Copies were generally clean and fast with no apparent difference between copy and original.
Security, and mobile app
The printer also includes some security features to protect the device and its data from unauthorized access. The model supports up to 1,000 different users with both user number and login authentication and password protection on the device. It includes advanced SSL (Security Sockets Layer) and 256-bit data encryption. It also allows data write protection (up to seven times). Finally, an "end of lease" feature allows an organization to delete all the files on the printer's hard drive, all user data, job status data, and address information at trade-in time.
Sharpdesk Mobile App
The Sharp MX-C301W is compatible with the Sharpdesk Mobile app which allows users to print compatible documents and get scans on the go. The app is free and available on the iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
The 4.2 MB app can print documents stored on a user's mobile device in addition to receiving, previewing and saving scanned documents from the printer (via a Wi-Fi network). The app also allows users to send scanned documents to the app via email. Profile from a mobile device can be saved as a "scan-to" location on the printer for faster access. It looks like the app is not yet compatible with iOS 8, which may explain why the app's latest update is rated by only 6 users in the iTunes Store with 3 out of 5 stars, but with 4 out of 5 by 229 over users on Google Play.
Sharp MX-C301W Conclusion.
This compact device is a great multi-purpose device for small to medium businesses use. With a simple set up from the box, fast and easy color printing, fast scanning and copying standard, the Sharp MX-C301W is a competitive addition to the enterprise market.