Small Business up to 30 cpm

20 cpm Black & White Copier / Printer / Scanner

Extra Function, Better Performance - A3 Scanning and Network Printing in One Affordable Solution.



Speedy Copying with SOPM

The AR-5520N’s Scan Once/Print Many (SOPM) function stores a scanned original into memory to quickly produce up to 999 copies of each page at a continuous copy rate of 20 cpm. Moreover, its quick first copy time of 7.2 seconds saves valuable time when performing multiple short-run jobs.

Electronic Sorting
For further convenience, an Electronic Sorting function allows the AR-5520N to automatically collate multiple sets of copies in page order without the aid of a sorter.

Built-in Duplex Module and Optional RSPF
The AR-5516D can automatically produce duplex copies from one- or two-sided originals, thanks to a built-in duplex module. Duplex copying is even more productive when the optional 40-sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder (RSPF) is used along with the module.

Versatile Editing Functions
The AR-5520N comes standard with such image-editing functions as XY Zoom, Dual Page Copy Mode, Rotation Copy, Margin Shift, Edge/Centre Erase, and 2-in-1/4-in-1—all of which make copying more convenient.

Speedy Printing with Sharp Technology
The AR-5520N is a high-performance TCP/IP network printer that incorporates Sharp Printer Language with Compression (SPLC) technology. SPLC effectively reduces the data size of print jobs, speeding up the transfer of data and the printing process while improving overall throughput. Another timesaving function, RIP Once/Print Many (ROPM), saves print data in the machine’s internal memory and transfers it to output at a fast rate of 20 ppm.

A3 B/W Scanning over the Network*
When it comes to document management, 600 x 600-dpi B/W scanning capability on the AR-5520N is an efficiency booster. Scanning paper documents into digital form makes them easier to organise, saves filing space, and rids your office of unsightly paper pileups. Since the AR-5520N supports the TWAIN standard, you can import scanned documents to a commercially available TWAIN-compliant application on your PC. Button Manager allows you to change/assign these destination applications and scan settings, while the optional Sharpdesk desktop document management software lets you easily organise, search, edit, and distribute your scanned documents.
*Requires driver contained on CD rom supplied with machine.

Large Paper Capacity
The AR-5520N comes standard with two 250-sheet front-loading paper trays and a 100-sheet multi-bypass feeder. Two additional types of paper drawers are available for a total paper capacity of up to 1,100 sheets.

Other Key Features

  • 10Base-T/100Base-TX interface
  • Digital auto exposure control, Text/Photo mode
  • Automatic paper selection (APS)
  • Automatic magnification selection (AMS)
  • Auto tray switching
  • Pre-Heat and Auto Power Shut-Off modes
  • Cost-efficient Toner Save mode


Type Desktop
Paper size Max. A3, min. A5 [min. A6R via bypass]
Paper capacity 600 sheets (250 x 2 + 100), max. 1,100 sheets with option
First copy time*1 7.2 seconds
Warm-up time 45 seconds
Memory 64MB
Power requirements 230~240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Max. 1.2 kW
Dimensions(W x D x H) (including document cover) 590 x 550 x 555 mm
Weight (approx.) 33.3 kg
Copy speed 20 cpm (A4 size)
Original size Max. A3
Continuous copy Max. 999 copies
Resolution [Scan] AE: 600 x 300 dpi (default) Photo: 600 x 600 dpi
[Print] 600 x 600 dpi
Gradation 256 levels
Zoom range 25% to 400% in 1% increments (50% to 200% using RSPF)
Fixed copy ratios 50, 70, 81, 86, 100, 115, 122, 141, 200%
Print speed (max.) 20 ppm (A4 size)
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Network interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Network protocols TCP/IP
Supported OS Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®
Printer language SPLC
Compatibility TWAIN compliant
Resolution Monochrome (binary): 600 x 600 dpi Greyscale: 300 x 300 dpi
File formats BMP, TIFF, PDF
Scanner utilities Button Manager, Sharpdesk*2, SC-Scan A
Supported OS

Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®

*1: Long-edge feeding of A4 sheets from 1st paper tray, using document glass in Auto Exposure mode, polygon motor running.
*2: Optional Sharpdesk license kit required.• Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice
• Colour variations to products may occur due to printing.
• Some features require optional items. Please consult with an authorised Sharp reseller for details.
• All information and technical details are correct as at machine release date.
• Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• All other brand names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
• The Energy Star logo is a certification mark and may only be used to certify products that have been determined to meet the Energy Star programme requirements. Energy Star is a US registered mark. The Energy Star guidelines apply to products only in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Business Products Warranty Statement


This Sharp product is warranted against faults in material and manufacture for the period as stated in the table below.

In the event of any defect arising in the equipment during the warranty period, such repairs should only be carried out by the Dealer from which the unit was originally purchased or a Service Centre approved by Sharp to service this type of equipment These repairs would be carried out at no charge to the owner, subject to the conditions specified herein.

This warranty does not extend to defects or injuries caused by or resulting from causes not attributable to faulty parts or the manufacture of the product, including but not limited to, defect or injury caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, lack of maintenance, accidental damage, improper voltage, liquid spillage, vermin infestation, software, or any alterations made to the product which are not authorised by Sharp.

Please retain your sales documentation, as this should be produced to validate a warranty claim. This warranty is in addition to and in no way limits, varies or excludes any implied rights and remedies under any relevant legislation in the country of sale.

This warranty does not cover transportation to and from the Sharp Approved Service Centre. Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods. The repair of your goods may result in the loss of user generated data, please ensure that you have saved this data elsewhere prior to repair.

Australian customers: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The criteria of a major failure is defined in the Australian Consumer Law. Should you require any assistance with a major failure please contact Sharp Customer Care.



Data Projector 24 months (excluding lamps and air filters)
Copier / Printer   6 months
Electronic Cash Registers 12 months
Facsimile 12 months
Information Display Panel 36 months
POS Terminals 12 months
AL Copier 12 months
Calculator 12 months
Personal Organiser 12 months

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty applies to products sold in Australia & New Zealand