Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Sharp SF-2035

Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Sharp SF-2035

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Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corp. Mahwah, NJ, Made in Japan

Suggested retail price: $6,950; $14,960 as tested with the optional RADF ($1,750), Duplex Module ($875), 1,000-Sheet Paper Drawer with Stand ($1,495), 20-Bin Staple Sorter ($3,585) and 500-Sheet Paper Drawer ($305).

Manufacturer's recommended monthly copying volume: Up to 50,000 copies.

BLI's recommended monthly copying volume for optimum performance: 5,000 to 35,000 copies.

Test period duration: 150,008 copies in 12 weeks.

Type: Desktop, stationary flatbed exposing unit, bond sheet paper, dry toner, dual-component developing, single paper drawer system, heat and pressure fusing.

Maximum image size: 11" x 16-15/16". Makes copies from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 11" x 17".

Void area: 1/16" along the leading edge of the copies.

Features: Quantity selector: Makes 1-999 copies. Quantity display: Three-digit LED display counts down as copies are produced and reverts to the quantity selected. Quantity reset: Approximately one minute after the last copy is made, the display resets to "0" and all selected features reset to their default settings. Stack-feed bypass: Built-in stack-feed bypass holds up to 50 sheets. Automatic selection features: Automatic exposure control, paper selection, reduction/enlargement selection and original recognition. The control panel is divided into three sub-panels. The right sub-panel has the copy quantity LED display, the quantity selection keypad ("0" on keypad also acts as Audit Clear" key to reset the built-in auditing mode), "Clear" and "Clear All" keys. An LED on the "Start" (Print) key turns green when the unit is ready to begin copying; "Interrupt" key with multicopy capability (selection is indicated by a lit LED). Duplex copying cannot be selected when the "Interrupt" key is selected and a duplex copy job cannot be interrupted. "Program" key can be used to store and recall up to nine job programs or is used to access 27 key operator programs. The following programs may be changed by the key operator (requires a five-digit key operator access code): (Programs 1-6) are used to access various features of the auditing mode, which tracks copy usage of up to 50 five-digit account numbers (to enable or disable; display the number of copies produced per account; to clear all or select accounts; to enter, clear, change or display account numbers; to set the maximum number of copies per account or to secure access to accounts by limiting trial-and-error account code entries); (7) changes key operator security code number; (8) adjusts auto exposure; (9) programs a timer switch which turns off the copier after a specified length of time; (10) enters toner-save mode which reduces toner consumption by 10% (lighter copies will result); (11) sets die default time for auto panel reset (from 10 to 240 seconds in 10-second increments); (12) adds or changes preset reduction/enlargement modes; (13) limits the maximum number of copies per run; (14) programs the default "Margin Shift" setting; (15) programs the default "Erase Area" setting; (16) establishes all control panel default settings; (17) displays total copy count of the copier, RADF, duplex module and staple sorter; (18) displays the length of time messages are displayed (1 to 12 seconds in (second increments); (19) prevents automatic paper selection; (20) prevents auto tray switching; (21) prohibits the use of the bypass during duplexing; (22) prevents the alteration of jobs stored in memory; (23-25) are used to disable the RADF, duplex tray and staple sorter in the event of a malfunction to maintain operability of main system until service can be performed; (26) prohibits the selection of "Covers" modes; and (27) sequentially displays all key operator programs. "Information" key provides guidance on using all features (in this mode, help messages appear as each key is depressed) and in clearing misfeeds. A "Scroll Display" key provides additional user guidance on the LCD Message Display and is used in conjunction with "Mask" and "Trim. …

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