Small Business up to 30 cpm

20 cpm Black & White Copier / Printer / Colour Scanner / Fax

ARM201 Digital Multifunctional System



Network-Capable Multifunctional Performer in a Compact Design

The Sharp AR-M201 is a powerful performer with a space-saving design. Speedy copying and printing functions, including duplexing, and vivid colour scanning deliver high-quality images, while Sharpdesk software makes the integrated desktop management of documents part of this compact package. For added efficiency and function, the AR-M201 can be teamed up with options like the Fax Expansion Kit. Furthermore, adding the Network Expansion Kit lets you integrate the AR-M201’s powerful features into your office network for a whole new level of productivity

Key Features

  • No Warm-up time - Auto-Start function means no warm-up time
  • Fast output Speed - Up to 20 cpm
  • Quick first copy out time
  • Large paper capacity & optional feeder
  • Full colour scanning
  • Optional network functionality
  • Superb image quality
  • New design
  • Optional Fax
  • Optional Utility Software
  • Reliability
  • Easy to use
  • Sharp’s commitment to the environment

Copying and Printing

  • Quick First Copy Time
  • Exceptional Output Speed
  • Electronic Sorting and Offset Stacking
  • Efficient Duplex Copying and Optional RSPF
  • Superb Image Quality
  • Speedy Printing with Sharp Technology
  • Printer Status Window
  • Secure Network Printing (optional)
  • Network Utility Software

Colour Scanning

  • Full-Colour Scanning
  • Push and Pull Scanning
  • Sharpdesk 3.2
  • Easy Text Entry
  • TWAIN Support
  • Linearised PDF
  • Sharpdesk™ for Total Document Management

Full-Colour Network Scanning (option)

  • Scan to Desktop, E-Mail, or FTP Server
  • LDAP Support

Faxing (option)

  • High Speed Super G3 Fax Operation
  • Duplex Transmission and Reception
  • Memory Transmission/Reception
  • Rapid Group Dials, 100 speed dials
  • Long Originals up to 500mm

Available Peripherals include

  • AR-RP9: 50-Sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder (RSPF)
  • AR-D33: 250-Sheet Paper Feed Unit
  • AR-NB2A: Network Expansion Kit (Printing/Scanning)
  • MX-USX1/X5: Sharpdesk 1/5-License Kit
  • MX-US10/50/A0: Sharpdesk 10/50/100-License Kit
  • AR-FX13: Fax Expansion Kit
  • AR-PK1N: PS3 Expansion Kit
  • AR-PF1: Barcode Font Kit
  • AR-PF2 Flash Memory for Downloaded Fonts
Type Desktop
Paper size Max. A4, min. A6
Paper capacity (80 g/m2) 300 sheets (250 + 50), max. 550 sheets with option
Warm-up time (Auto Start mode)*2
Memory 64 MB
Power requirements 230-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (max.) 1.0 kW
Dimensions (W x H x D) 518 x 445 x 298 mm
Weight Approx. 18.3 kg without developer
Continuous copy Max. 99 copies
Resolution Scan: 600 x 600 dpi (Photo mode)
600 x 300 dpi*3 (AE/Text mode)
Print: 600 x 600 dpi
Gradation Scan:256 levels Print: 2 levels
Zoom range 25% to 400% in 1% increments (50% to 200% using RSPF)
Preset copy ratios 7 ratios (4 reductions and 3 enlargements)
Features Margin shift, electronic sorting, 2-in-1, offset stack, toner save mode, pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes, duplex copy, scan once/print many
Print speed Max. 20 ppm (A4)
Resolution 600 dpi
Interface USB 2.0
Supported OS Windows® 98/Me, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows Vista®
PDL emulation Standard: SPLC (Sharp Printer Language with Compression)Option*4: PCL 6/5e, PS3 emulation
Available fonts 80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation*5
Features Duplex print, RIP once/print many, offset print, status window, N-up (2/4), fit to page, watermarks, image orientation, rotation print, auto paper selection, image adjust, 2-gradation print, binding edge, pamphlet style, auto configuration
Colour Scanner
Scan method Push scan (via control panel), pull scan (TWAIN-compliant application)
Resolution 600 x 1,200 dpi (setting range: 50 to 9,600 dpi)
Protocols TWAIN, WIA (Windows® XP and Windows Vista®), STI
Interface USB 2.0
Network Printer (optional AR-NB2A required)
Network interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Supported OS*6 Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Vista®, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.4.10
Memory 64 MB, expandable to 320 MB with SO-DIMM 256 MB (144-pin)
Network protocols*6 TCP/IP, IPX/SPX (Netware), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
Features Network scan (scan to e-mail/FTP server/desktop), LDAP support, PCL and PS3 emulation*5, Sharpdesk 3.2
Facsimile (Optional AR-FX13 required)
Compression method MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
Communication protocol Super G3/G3
Transmission time Less than 3 seconds*7
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)
Memory 2MB flash memory
Grey scale levels Equivalent to 256 levels
Features Duplex transmission/reception, memory transmission/reception, rapid and group dials (18 in total), 100 speed dials, long original transmission (max. 500 mm), address book import/export

*1: When feeding A4 sheets from paper tray, in Auto Exposure mode.
*2: Auto Start mode allows the user to go to reserved copy by pushing the start
key while the machine is turning on after being off or in energy-saving mode.
Copying starts automatically once the machine has turned on.
*3: Can be changed to 600 x 600 dpi via user setting.
*4: AR-NB2A required. AR-PK1N also required for PostScript printing.
*5: AR-PK1N required.
*6: AR-PK1N required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
*7: In Super G3 mode, at 33.6 Kbps.
  • Design and specification 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,Windows Vista, and Windows Server 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