Medium Business 31 - 50 cpm

45 cpm Black & White Copier / Printer / Scanner / Fax.

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New Design, Greater Function

When the document demands of your busy office call for more than just basic copier/printer functions, it’s time to put the MX-M452N on your team. Along with business-essential functions, this productive B/W MFD offers convenient full-colour network scanning, reliable data protection, and the workflow-enhancing solutions of Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture).

 Key Features

  • Exceptional Productivity:  Speedy output of 45 ppm
  • High Image Quality
  • All-in One Performance
  • Versatile Operation
  • Multi-layered Security
  • Reliable, Heavy-Duty Design

Copying and Network Printing

  • Super-Efficient Output
  • Productive Collated Output from Memory
  • Automatic Document Feeding
  • Network Tandem Function
  • Advanced Finishing
  • Large Paper Capacity
  • Job Build for Large-Volume Scanning
  • Built-in Stackless Duplex Module
  • Supports Most Office Environments
  • Image Editing Functions 
  • Optimum Copy Quality
  • USB Memory Direct Print
  • Versatile Paper Handling

Network Scanning

  • A3 Colour Network Scanning
  • Multiple Distribution of Scanned Files
  • LDAP Support
  • High-Speed Faxing
  • Automated Fax Finishing
  • PC-Fax/PC-Internet Fax
  • Internet Fax
  • Paperless Faxing with Inbound Routing

Document Filing

  • Document Management on the Hard Disk
  • Easy Access to Stored Files
  • Quick Filing
  • Advanced Filing Function


  • Multi-Layered Security
  • Data Security Kit
  • Encrypted PDF with Password Protection
  • Secure Sockets Layer
  • IP/MAC Address Filtering
  • Scan to Me Function
  • User Authentication for Network Scanning
  • IPv6 and IPsec Support

Device Management

  • Web-Based System Settings
  • User Control
  • Remote Diagnosis
  • Network Utility Software
  • Device Cloning
  • Remote Operation
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • 7 inch Touch Screen LCD
  • Thumbnail Display and Previews
  • Job Status Screen
  • Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)

 Available Peripherals include

  • MX-FN11: Finisher
  • MX-PNX6A/B/C/D: 2/3/4/4-wide Punch Modules
  • MX-FN10: Saddle-stitch Finisher
  • MX-PNX5A/B/C/D: 2/3/4/4-wide Punch Modules
  • MX-RBX3: Paper Pass Unit
  • MX-FN9: Finisher 
  • MX-PNX1A/B/C/D: 2/3/4/4-wide Punch Modules
  • MX-DEX9: Stand with 2 x 500 Sheet Paper Drawers
  • MX-DEX8: Stand with 1 x 500 Sheet Paper Drawer
  • MX-TRX2: Exit Tray Unit
  • MX-FXX2: Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-LCX1: Large Capacity Tray (A4)
  • MX-ARSMX3: Expansion Memory Board
  • MX-PKX1: PS3 Expansion Kit
  • MX-PUX1: XPS Expansion kit
  • AR-PF1: Barcode Font Kit
  • MX-FWX1: Internet Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-USX1/5: Sharpdesk 1/5 License Kit
  • MX-US10/50/AO: Sharpdesk 10/50/100 License Kit
  • MX-AMX1: Application Integration Module
  • MX-AMX2: Application Communication Module
  • MX-AMX3: External Account Module
  • MX-FR14U:  Data Security Kit (non CC version)
  • MX-FR14: Data Security Kit (Common Criteria Validated)
  • MX-EBX3: PDF Scan Compression Kit
  • AR-SU1: Stamp Unit 







Engine speed

Max. 45 cpm / ppm


Paper size

Max. A3W, min. A5R


Paper capacity (80 g/m2)

Standard: 1,100 sheets (2 x 500-sheet tray, 100 sheet multi-bypass tray)
Maximum: 5,600 sheets


Warm-up time*1

Less than 20 sec



Copier: 576MB
Printer: Standard 1GB, max. 2GB
80GB HDD*2


Power requirements

230-240V AC, 50/60 Hz


Power consumption (max.)



Dimensions (W x H x D)

645 x 695 x 833 mm *3



Approx. 88 kg *3



3Job build, document filing, user authentication (1,000 accounts), toner save mode, pre-heat/auto power shut-off modes, preview, thumbnail view*4



Original paper size

Max. A3


First copy time*5

3.9 sec.


Continuos copy

Max. 999 copies



Scan: 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 400 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi
Print: 600 x 600 dpi



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/random size feeding), auto magnification selection, paper type selection, auto tray switching, rotation copy, electronic sorting, network tandem copy, book copy, margin shift, dual page copy, multi-shot (4-in-1, 2-in-1), cover/transparency/tab page insertion, 2-sided copy orientation change, XY zoom, B/W reverse, mirror image, duplex copy, job reservation, job programme, photo repeat, irregular original/paper size input, stamps (date, page number, text, stamp), multi-page enlargement, tab copy, centering, proof copy, watermarks, sharpness, card shot, edge/centre erase, pamphlet copy, original count

Network Colour Scanner


Scan method

Push scan (via control panel), pull scan (TWAIN-compliant application)



Push scan: 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
Pull scan: 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi 50 to 9,600 dpi via user setting


File formats

TIFF, PDF, encrypted PDF, JPEG (colour only), XPS*6, high-compression PDF*7


Scanner utilities




Internet fax*8 (supports direct SMTP), PC-Internet fax transmission*8, mixed size original scanning, LDAP support, 1,000 one-touch dials, 500 group dials, direct entry (address, subject, message), 48 job programmes, broadcasting, long original scanning (max. 1,000 mm) *9,card shot, edge/centre erase

Document Filing


Document filing capacity

Main and custom folders: 38GB, 20,000 pages*10 or 3,000 files
Quick file folder: 12GB, 10,000 pages*10 or 1,000 files


Stored jobs*11

Copy, print, scan, fax transmission


Storage folders

Quick file folder, main folder, custom folder (max. 1,000 folders)


Confidential storage

Password protection

Network Printer



600 x 600 dpi



USB 2.0, 10 Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T


Supported OS*12

Windows Server® 2003/2008, Windows® 2000/XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5 to 10.5.8, 10.6 to 10.6.2


Network protocols*12

 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

Standard: PCL 6
Option *13 : PS3 emulation, XPS


Available fonts

80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PS3 emulation



Network tandem print, RIP Once/Print Many, job retention (print hold, proof print, confidential print), direct PDF/TIFF/JPEG/XPS printing, carbon copy print, duplex print, font/form download, offset output, printer status monitor, pamphlet style, IP/MAC address filtering, port/protocol management, binding edge, N-up (2/4/6/8/9/16), paper/output tray selection, cover/transparency insertion, fit to page, form overlay, auto configuration, barcode font compatibility, tab print, secure network communications (SSL and IPsec [LPD]), watermarks, margin shift

Facsimile (Optional MX-FXX2 required)


Compression method



Communication protocol

Super G3/G3


Transmission time

Less than 3 seconds*15


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



8MB flash memory


Grey scale levels

Equivalent to 256 levels



Duplex transmission/reception, quick on-line transmission, error correction mode, 1,000 one-touch dials, 500 group dials, LDAP support, 48 job programmes, broadcasting number registration, F-Code compatibility (confidential, relay broadcast), polling, memory transmission/reception, auto reduction (transmission/reception), rotation transmission/reception, print actual size, 2-in-1 transmission, long original transmission (max. 1,000 mm), PC-Fax transmission, timer transmission, activity report, anti-junk fax, dual page scan, mixed size original scanning, inbound routing to e-mail/FTP server/network folder (SMB)/PC desktop/group, card shot, edge/centre erase

* 1  : At rated voltage, 23oC. May vary depending on operating conditions and environment.
* 2  : HDD capacity depends on procurement and sourcing status.
* 3  : Including document cover.
* 4  : Thumbnails of Document Filing data files and incoming faxes.
* 5  : Long-edge feeding of A4 sheets from 1st paper tray, using document glass, in Auto
        Exposure mode, MFP in fully ready condition. May vary depending on operating conditions
        and environment.
* 6  : To view XPS files on PCs not running Windows Vista, you must have the XPS Viewer
        application installed. * 7 : Optional MX-EBX3 required.
* 8  : Optional MX-FWX1 required.
* 9  : B/W documents only, scanned at under 400-dpi resolution. Max. 800 mm for Internet faxing
         or when scanning at 600 x 600-dpi resolution.
* 10: Measured using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 with 6% coverage, B/W). The Quick File Folder
         shares the HDD with the Job Build function; up to 12GB of data storage is available when
         using both functions. The storage capacity will be less for colour pages.
* 11: Some features require option(s).
* 12: Optional MX-PKX1 required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
* 13: PS requires optional MX-PKX1. XPS requires optional MX-PUX1 and MX-ARSMX3 (1GB).
* 14: Some features are not available according to the printer driver used.
* 15: Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4 long-edge feeding) at
         standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression. 

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.
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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