Medium Business 31 - 50 cpm

31 cpm Black & White Copier / Printer / Scanner / Fax

A Versatile Task Force for Everyday Document Demands.



Reliable copy and print functions, including Sharp Printer Language with Compression, make the AR-M316 fully equipped to meet everyday document needs with workflow-enhancing speed, but that's just the beginning. Powerful expansion options deliver truly outstanding performance to the widest range of businesses.  Upgradeable to network printing, the AR-M316 can also support PCL6 and PostScript 3 emulation through optional printer expansion kits.  Other add-ons, such as network scanning and faxing, offer multifunctional flexibility.  Layers of industry-leading security features safeguard the AR-M316, and an 8.1-inch touch-screen LCD control panel makes it as easy to operate as it is secure.

Key Features 

  • Efficient Copying:  Speedy output of 31 ppm
  • Powerful Printing
  • Network Scanning and Faxing (option)
  • Multi-Layered Security
  • User and Environment-Friendly
  • 8.1-Inch LCD Panel


  • Speedy Copying and Quick First Copy Time
  • Built-in Stackless Duplex Module
  • Electronic Sorting and Offset Stacking
  • Automated Job Finishing
  • Job Build for Large-volume Scanning
  • Large Paper Capacity
  • Versatile Editing Functions
  • Card Shot
  • High-Quality Imaging


  • High-Quality Printing with Sharp Technology 
  • PCL6 and PostScript 3 Emulation    
  • Document Finishing  
  • Job Offset and Job Separator
  • Powerful Network Printing
  • Network Utility Software
  • Pamphlet Style Printing 
  • Various Print Applications

Network Scanning

  • A3 Network Scanning
  • Multiple Distribution of Scanned Files
  • LDAP Support    
  • Easy Text Entry
  • TWAIN Support
  • Sharpdesk for Total Document Management


  • High-Speed Operation  
  • Quick On-Line Transmission
  • Duplex Transmission and Reception
  • 500-Number Auto Dialling
  • F-Code Communication
  • Super Fine Mode
  • Multi Access
  • PC-Fax


  • Industry-Leading Multi-Layered Security
  • Data Security Kit 
  • Print Hold and Confidential Print
  • Auditing Mode
  • IP/MAC Address Filtering
  • User Authentication for Network Scanning
  • Secure Sockets Layer
  • IPv6 and IPsec Support

 Available Peripherals include

  • AR-FN5A: Finisher
  • AR-F14N: Saddle-stitch Finisher
  • AR-TR3: Job Separator Tray
  • AR-PN1A/B/C/D: 2/3/4/4-wide Hole Punch Modules
  • AR-RP7: 100-Sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder
  • AR-VR6: Document Cover
  • AR-FX7: Fax Expansion Kit
  • AR-MM9: 8MB Fax Memory
  • AR-D30: 500 Sheet Paper Feed Unit
  • AR-D31: Dual 500-sheet Paper Feed Unit
  • AR-P27: Printer Expansion Kit
  • AR-PK1N: PS3 Expansion Kit  
  • AR-FR25U: Data Security Kit (non CC version)
  • AR-FR25: Data Security Kit (Common Criteria validated - available at a later date)
  • MX-ARSM5/SM6: 256MB/512MB Expansion Memory Board
  • MX-AR128SO/256SO: 128MB/256MB Printer Memory Expansion Board
  • MX-NSX1: Network Scanner Expansion Kit
  • MX-USX1/X5: Sharpdesk 1/5 License Kit
  • MX-US10/50/AO: Sharpdesk 10/50/100-License Kit
  • MX-AMX1: Application Integration Module
  • AR-PF1: Barcode Font Kit
  • AR-PF2: Flash ROM Kit 



  Engine speed*1 Max. 31 cpm / ppm
  Paper size Max. A3, min. A5R
  Paper capacity (80 g/m2)

Standard: 1,100 sheets (two 500-sheet trays and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Maximum: 2,100 sheets

  Warm-up time*2 25 sec.
  Memory Standard: 32MB
Maximum: 1,056MB
  Power requirements 230-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
  Power consumption (max.) 1.45 kW
  Dimensions (W x D x H) 623 x 615 x 665 mm
  Weight Approx. 49.2 kg
  Features Job build, Pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes, Toner save mode, User control (100 accounts)
  Original paper size Max. A3
  First copy time*3 4.5 sec. (document glass), 9.3 sec. (RSPF)
  Continuos copy Max. 999 copies
  Resolution Scan: 400 x 600 dpi
Print: 600 x 600 dpi
  Gradation Scan: 256 levels     Print: 2 levels
  Zoom range 25 to 400% (25 to 200% using DSPF) in 1% increments
  Preset copy ratios 10 ratios (5R/5E) 

Auto paper selection (mixed size feeding), Auto magnification selection, Paper type selection, Auto tray switching, Rotation copy, Electronic sorting, Margin shift, Dual page copy, multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), Cover insertion, Pamphlet copy, Edge/centre erase, 2-sided copy orientation change, XY zoom,  B/W reverse, Duplex copy, Job programme, Card shot

Printer (standard SPLC driver)

  Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
  Enhanced resolution 600 x 1,200 dpi equivalent with smoothing
  Memory Shared
  Interface IEEE 1284, USB 2.0
  Supported OS Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows®98/Me/2000/XP, Windows VistaTM
  Printer language SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression)
  Available fonts Host-based
  Features RIP Once/Print Many, Fit to page, Watermarks, Image adjustment, Duplex print, N-up (2/4), Paper/output tray selection, Offset output
Network Printer (Optional AR-P27 required)
  Interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX
  Supported OS*5 Windows NT® 4.0 SP5 or later, Windows Server® 2003, Windows®98/Me/2000/XP, Windows VistaTM, Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.8, 10.3.3 to 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.4.8 
  Network protocols*5 TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
  Printing protocols LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail printing), HTTP, Novell Printserver application with NDS and Bindery, FTP for downloading print files, EtherTalk printing, IPP
  PDL emulation PCL 6/5e, PS3 emulation*6
  Available fonts 80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation*6
  Features*4 *7 Job retention (print hold, proof print, confidential print), Carbon copy print, Pamphlet style, Binding edge, N-up (2/4/8/16), Cover/transparency insertion, Form overlay, Barcode font compatibility, Negative image, Mirror image, Printer administration utility and status monitor, IP/MAC address filtering, Direct PDF/TIFF printing, E-mail printing, Font/form download, SSL and IPsec support
Network Scanner (Optional MX-NSX1, AR-P27, and memory*6 required)
  Compatibility TWAIN compliant (push out method)
  Resolution Optical: 400 dpi (setting range: 200, 300, 600 dpi)                                                        Output: 200, 300, 600 dpi
  File formats TIFF, PDF
  Scanner utilities Sharpdesk
  Scan destinations Scan to e-mail, desktop, FTP server
  Features LDAP support, Direct entry (address, subject, message), 200 one-touch dials, Group dials, Broadcasting
Facsimile (Optional AR-FX7 required)
  Compression method MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
  Communication protocol Super G3/G3
  Transmission time Less than 3 seconds*9
  Modem speed 33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback
  Transmission resolution From Standard (203.2 x 97.8 dpi) to              Super Fine (406.4 x 391 dpi)
  Recording width A3 to A5
  Memory Standard 2MB, expandable to 10MB
  Grey scale levels Equivalent to 256 levels
  Features*4 Duplex transmission/reception, Quick on-line transmission, F-Code compatibility (confidential, relay broadcast), Error correction mode, 500 one-touch dials, Group dials (up to 50 groups and 200 destinations), 8 job programmes, Broadcasting number registration, Polling, Memory transmission/reception, Auto reduction (transmission/reception), Rotation transmission/reception, Print actual size, Long original transmission (max. 1,000 mm)*10,PC-Fax transmission*11, Timer transmission, Activity report, Anti-junk fax, Dual page scan

 *1 Copy mode: When copying same document continuously on portrait A4 plain paper is
     non-offset mode.  Print mode: When printing the same document continuously on
     portrait A4 plain paper is non-offset mode, excluding processing time.
 *2 Door left open for 60 seconds, standard condition, polygon motor stopped.
 *3 Portrait feeding of A4 sheets from main unit's 1st paper tray, polygon motor running
 *4 Some features require option(s).
 *5 Optional AR-PK1N required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.  Windows Vista and IPsec available
     at a later date.
 *6 Optional AR-PK1N required for PS3.
 *7 Some features are not available according to the printer driver used.
 *8 128MB or more additional memory.
 *9 Based on Sharp's standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4 portrait) at standard
     resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression.
*10 Not available in Super Fine mode.
*11 For Windows environment only.

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  • Design and specification are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Some features require Optional items.  Please consult with an authorised Reseller for details.
  • All information and technical details are correct as at machines release date.

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