Sharp AR-M205

Sharp AR-M205

Key Features

  • Print, Copy, Scan-Colour
  • Pages per minute: 20 ppm
  • Paper capacity: Std 600, Max 1100
  • Printing resolution: 600dpi
  • Sharpdesk™ for Document Management

Introducing the AR-M205, the first affordable multifunction solution that combines leading-edge features with flexible functionality — all in a compact desktop design. In addition to high-speed copying and host-based printing capability, the AR-M205 offers full-colour scanning up to A3 in size, helping it meet the graphic-intensive demands of today’s fast-paced offices. A built-in stackless duplex module enables efficient and reliable two-sided copying and printing. Plus, a variety of upgrade options lets you build a system to suit your office needs. So, whether you’re a SOHO user or a small workgroup, the AR-M205 gives you power and ease-of-use to streamline your entire document production process.


Type Desktop
Paper Size Max. A3 (11" x 17"), min. A5 (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Paper capacity 600 sheets (two 250-sheet trays + 100-sheet multi-bypass feeder), max. 1,100 sheets with option
Warm-up time 45 seconds
First copy time 7.2 seconds
Memory Page memory: 32MB
Optional memory: 16MB (AR-EB7), max. 272MB with AR-EB7 and AR-SM5 (256MB)
Power requirements Rated local AC voltage ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (max.) Max. 1.2 kW
Dimensions (W x D x H) 590 x 577 x 555 mm (including document cover) (23 1/4" x 22 23/32" x 21 27/32")
Weight Approx. 35.1 kg (77.4 lbs.) without developer

COPIER (optional AR-EB7 required for some features)

Copy Speed Max. 20 cpm (A4 size, 8 1/2" x 11")
Original paper size Max. A3 (11" x 17")
Continuous copy Max. 999 copies
Resolution Scan
AE: 600 x 300 dpi (default)
Photo: 600 x 600 dpi

Print 600 dpi
Gradation Scan: 256 levels
Zoom range 25 to 400% in 1% increments
Fixed copy ratios 50, 70, 81, 86, 100, 115, 122, 141, 200% in the metric system
(50, 64, 77, 95, 100, 121, 129, 141, 200% in the inch system)
Features Standard
• Duplex copy • Scan Once/Print Many • offset stack • auto paper selection • auto magnification selection • auto tray switching • copy auditing (20 accounts) • XY zoom • dual page copy • user program • toner save mode • pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes

With AR-EB7 • Electronic sorting • 2-in-1/4-in-1 • rotation copy • edge/centre erase • margin shift • group mode

PRINTER (optional AR-EB7 required for some features)

Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Print speed (A4 size, 8 1/2" x 11") Max. 12 ppm (standard GDI)
Max. 20 ppm (with optional AR-EB7)
Interface Standard: IEEE 1284, USB 1.1
Option: USB 2.0 (with AR-EB7)
Supported OS Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® 95/98/Me
PDL emulation Sharp host-based (GDI)
Option: SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression) (with AR-EB7) PCL 6/5e (with AR-EB7 & AR-NB2), PS3 (with AR-PK1/PK1 N)
Available fonts 80 fonts for HP PCL, 136 fonts for PS (with AR-PK1/PK1 N)
Features Duplex print, RIP Once/Print Many, offset print, status windows


Scan size Up to A3 size (11" x 17")
Scan method Push scan (via operation panel) and pull scan (with TWAIN-supporting application)
Resolution 600 x 1,200 dpi (setting range: 50 to 9,600 dpi)
Colour depth Input: 12 bits for each RGB colour
Output: 8 bits for each RGB colour
Scan Speed Max. 2.88 ms/line (colour)
Protocol TWAIN, WIA (Windows Image Acquisition, Windows XP), STI (Still Image Architecture)
Interface USB 1.1, USB 2.0 (option)
Supported OS Windows 98/Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Scanner utilities Button Manager, SharpdeskTM ver. 2.7


Network interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX (with optional AR-NB2)
Supported OS Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000/ XP*7, Macintosh system 8.6 to 9.x, 10.1 or later (PS only)
Memory 64MB, expandable to 320MB with SO-DIMM 256MB (144-pin)
Network protocols TCP/IP for Windows and UNIX environments, IPX/SPX for Novell environments, EtherTalk for Macintosh environments, NetBEUI for Windows environments
Features Network scan (scan to e-mail, scan to FTP, scan to desktop), HP PCL and PS emulation, SharpdeskTM LT (3 licenses included)

Coming Soon

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