Sharp announced a new color-critical IMAGER multifunctional device designed for medium- to high-volume office environments where cost-effective, quality document output is critical for business success. The AR-C330 offers copy, print and scan capabilities, multiple finishing options and an industry-leading 33 PPM copy/print speed in both color and black-and-white. The new color MFP can reproduce any document from simple flyers to the most demanding, color-intensive jobs, making it ideal for office environments where color fidelity, accuracy and reliability is vital.

“The new color IMAGER produces vibrant images, making it the perfect in-house solution for all businesses, including those with high standards for color output, such as corporate reproduction departments,” said Cliff Quiroga, Director, Product Management, Sharp Document Solutions Company of America. “The AR-C330 is a versatile, functional and affordable color MFP designed to enhance business communications and productivity.”

The AR-C330 has 600×600 DPI resolution for crisp text and vivid, eye-popping color on a wide variety of paper stock. This model is designed with up to 5,100-sheet paper capacity and has proven paper-handling characteristics that allow the user to quickly complete projects. For example, standard duplexing makes it easy to produce professional-looking reports and handouts that look like they were produced at an outside service.

Businesses can also enhance workflow with the optional high-performance EFI Fiery Controller. Users can easily share and store files with robust scanning options offered by this controller, including Scan to E-mail, Scan to FTP and Scan to HDD. The AR-C330 also offers Fiery’s advanced printing solutions for graphic-intense environments. The incredibly fast 1GHz TM5900 controller option enhances customer satisfaction with speed and workflow tools for the graphic artist that allow for great color matching with ColorWise 3. Another option is the Fiery Command Workstation™ 4.1, which allows users to control job options, print queues and monitor jobs from one centralized location.

For graphics-focused businesses, the Graphic Arts Feature options provide easy-to-use utilities that enhance security and streamline workflow in busy production environments. To help keep documents secure from unauthorized users, the new triple-rewrite Secure Erase option overwrites selected files three times. Additional options include Hot Folder, which saves commonly used document finishing settings to help automate the printing process for repeat jobs, Spot-On color technology, which lets the user edit and define custom spot colors, and Auto Trap, which increases overall efficiency and provides greater color accuracy.

The AR-C330 is available through Sharp’s authorized network of dealers, who provide service and support for the full line of Sharp business digital document systems throughout the U.S.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp multifunction printers and digital systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP (800-237-4277). For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at