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September 2, 2010

Sharp to Introduce New MX-2310F Digital Full-Color MFP

High-Performance Model Is Friendly to the Office and the Environment;
Compact Unit Is the Smallest and Lightest in Its Class*1

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Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market the new MX-2310F Digital Full-Color MFP featuring enhanced environmental performance and high-quality color output in a compact size that is the smallest and lightest in its class.

This model features a compact design that is the smallest and lightest in its class. The use of a newly developed polymer resin frame has reduced the weight of the main unit by approximately one-third*2 of its predecessor model. In addition, this MFP delivers the environmental performance demanded in today’s offices by reducing power consumption by approximately 77%*3 of its predecessor thanks to a significantly faster warm-up time, adopting LEDs as the light source in the scanning section, and holding down power consumption while on network standby*4 to just 1 watt.

In addition, adopting Sharp’s Mycrostoner® HG2 advanced small-particle toner enables high-image-quality output that naturally reproduces neutral tones as well as fine details in the original. The design also gives full consideration to ease of use, including a 7.0-inch WVGA color touchscreen LCD control panel and easy-grip handles.

Product name Digital full-color multifunctional system
Model name MX-2310F
Suggested retail price
(price without tax in parentheses)
1,165,000 yen (1,110,000 yen)
Date of introduction in Japan September 10, 2010
Monthly production 1,000 units

Major Features

1. Combines enhanced functionality in a compact model that is the smallest and lightest in its class.
2.   Superb environmental performance with power consumption approximately 77% lower that its predecessor, including significantly faster warm-up time.
3. High-image-quality output thanks to the use of Mycrostoner® HG2.
4.   Emphasis on ease of use with a 7.0-inch WVGA color LCD control panel and easy-grip handles.
5.   Enhanced capabilities to provide flexible office solutions thanks to an embedded IC card reader/writer*5 for non-contact IC card authentication, and Sharp OSA® which allows operation with qualified application software.
*1 As of September 2, 2010, for A3-size color MFPs rated at speeds from 20 ppm to 40 ppm in the Japanese market. Dimensions: 583 mm (W) × 623 mm (D). Weight: Approx. 74 kg. “Smallest” is based on a comparison of footprint area (width by depth); “lightest weight” is compared to models with 4-tray paper drawer configurations (based on Sharp research).
*2 Compared to Sharp’s previous model (MX-2300FG introduced in 2005).
*3 Comparison using TEC values (amount of energy consumed in one week), a standard developed under the International ENERGY STAR® Program. Comparison is between this model and its predecessor (MX-2300FG introduced in 2005).
*4 When connected to a network using TCP/IP protocol.
*5 IC card reader/writer is optional (sold separately).
Please visit the Sharp website for more information on Sharp MFPs. (Japanese)

System Configuration

  Engine speed Copier Printer Facsimile Scanner Network Document filing Sharp OSA®
MX-2310F Color: 23 cpm
B/W: 23 cpm
Standard Standard
Standard Standard Standard Standard Option
*6 SAPL is an abbreviation for Sharp Advanced Printing Language.

MX-2310F Specifications


Model MX-2310F
Type Desktop
Copier system Laser electrostatic copier
Resolution Scan (B/W): 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 400 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi
Scan (full color): 600 x 600 dpi
Print: 600 x 600 dpi, 9,600 (equivalent) x 600 dpi
Gradation Scan: 256 levels
Print: Equivalent to 256 levels
Document feeder Reversing single pass feeder (standard)
Original paper size Max. A3, loose sheets or bound originals
Paper size A3 wide to A5R, OHP transparencies, postcards, envelopes
Warm-up time Less than 20 seconds
Note: May vary depending on the environment.
First copy time B/W: 7.4 seconds
Full color: 10 seconds
Note: May vary depending on the operating state of the MFP.
Continuous copy speed (with shifter for offset stacking not enabled) B/W A4 landscape: Max. 23 cpm
Full color A4 landscape: Max. 23 cpm
Note: When copying same document continuously
Zoom Same size: 1:1 ±0.8%
Preset copy ratios
Enlarge: 1.15, 1.22, 1.41, 2.00, 4.00
Reduce: 0.25, 0.50, 0.70, 0.81, 0.86
Zoom range: 25% to 400% (25% to 200% using RSPF) in 1% increments, 376 steps
Paper capacity Standard: 650 sheets (550-sheet tray and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Note: Using 64 g/m2 weight paper
Maximum paper capacity Maximum: 2,300 sheets (four 550-sheet trays and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Note: Using 64 g/m2 weight paper
Continuous copy Max. 999 copies
Developer system Dry two-component magnetic brush development process
Fixing system Belt fusing system
Photosensitive conductor OPC drum
Power requirements 100 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Power consumption Max. 1.45 kW (including options)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 583 x 623 x 834 mm
Footprint (W x D) 851 x 623 mm (with trays extended)
Weight Approx. 74 kg

Facsimile (standard)

Applicable telephone circuits Ordinary subscriber telephone line (PSTN), dedicated facsimile network (F-Net), private automatic branch exchange (PBX), PB dial-in line, modem dial-in, Line Expansion Kit (option)
Scanning resolution Standard: 8 dots/mm x 3.85 lines/mm
Detail: 8 dots/mm x 7.7 lines/mm
Fine: 8 dots/mm x 15.4 lines/mm
Ultra Fine: 16 dots/mm x 15.4 lines/mm
Modem speed Super G3: 33.6 kbps / G3: 14.4 kbps
Compression method MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Communication protocol Super G3/G3
Transmitted original size A3 to A5 (can send long originals up to 1,000 mm* in length [one side, B/W only])
* Max. 800 mm for Internet faxing (option) at 600 x 600 dpi resolution
Recording width A3 to A5
Transmission time 2 seconds*7 (based on Sharp’s standard A4 chart at standard resolution in Super G3 mode, JBIG compression)
Memory 1GB
Certification number A10-0130005
Features One-touch dials: Max. 1,000 (including fax, scanner, Internet fax, and group dials)
Group dials: Max. 500
Broadcast transmissions: Max. 500 destinations

Network Printer (standard)

Type Built-in
Continuous print speed Same as continuous copy speed
Resolution Data processing: 600 x 600 dpi
Print: 600 x 600 dpi, 9,600 (equivalent) x 600 dpi
PDL emulation Standard: SAPL*6
Option: SPDL2-c*8, PostScript 3 emulation*9, XPS *10*11
Network protocols TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), IPX/SPX*, NetBEUI, EtherTalk*
* Option
Supported OS Windows® 2000/XP, Windows Server® 2003/2006, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7
Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4 to 10.4.11, 10.5 to 10.5.8, 10.6 to 10.6.2*9
Available fonts (For SPDL2-c) Alphanumeric: 80 fonts
Barcode fonts*12: 28
(For ESC/P and ESC/P Super) Japanese: Mincho, Gothic
Alphanumeric: Roman, Sanserif
(For PostScript 3 emulation) Alphanumeric: 136, Japanese: 5
Emulation ESC/P and ESC/P Super
Interface Standard: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T,
USB 2.0 (high-speed mode)
Remarks SPDL2-c requires MX-PB14 Printer Expansion Kit.
PostScript 3 emulation requires MX-PB14 Printer Expansion Kit and MX-PK11 PS Expansion Kit.
XPS requires MX-PB14 Printer Expansion Kit, MX-PUX1 XPS Expansion Kit, and MX-SM10 Expansion Memory Board.

Network Scanner (standard)

Type Color scanner
(horizontal x vertical scanning)
Push scan: 100 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi
Pull scan: 50 to 9,600 dpi*13
Scanning speed
(A4 landscape)
B/W (single-sided original): 50 opm; color (single-sided original): 50 opm
Note: When using Sharp’s standard chart (A4 size, 6% coverage), standard mode, no Auto Color Selection.
Scanning speed will vary depending on the size of the image data file created for the document.
Interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Network protocols TCP/IP (IPv4)
File formats B/W: TIFF, PDF, encrypted PDF, XPS*11
Color: Grayscale, color TIFF, JPEG, PDF, encrypted PDF, XPS*11
Compression schemes:
B/W: Uncompressed, G3 (MH), G4 (MMR)
Color/grayscale: JPEG (high/medium/low compression)
Driver TWAIN compliant
*7 Conforms to standardized Super G3 facsimile 33.6-kbps transmission protocol from the ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication). Transmission time based on sending an A4-size original containing around 700 characters at standard resolution (8 x 3.85 lines/mm) in high-speed mode (33.6 kbps). This is only the image information transmission time and does not include handshake time. In addition, actual transmission time will vary depending on content of original, make/model of recipient machine, condition of telephone lines, and the like.
*8 SPDL is an abbreviation for Sharp Printer Description Language.
*9 Requires optional MX-PK11 PS Expansion Kit and MX-PB14 Printer Expansion Kit.
*10 Requires optional MX-PUX1 XPS Expansion Kit and MX-SM10 Expansion Memory Board.
*11 XPS: XML Paper Specification
*12 Requires optional MX-PF10 Barcode Font Kit.
*13 Scanning area must be reduced at high resolutions.

Main Unit Prices

Name Model Suggested retail price
(price without tax in parentheses)
Digital Full-Color Multifunctional System MX-2310F 1,165,000 yen (1,110,000 yen)

Optional Equipment Prices

Name Model Suggested retail price
(price without tax in parentheses)
Finisher MX-FN17 157,500 yen (150,000 yen)
Punch Module (for MX-FN17) MX-PN11A 73,500 yen (70,000 yen)
MX-HNX1 10,500 yen (10,000 yen)
Paper Drawer
MX-DE12 157,500 yen (150,000 yen)
2 x Paper Drawers
MX-DE13 262,500 yen (250,000 yen)
3 x Paper Drawers MX-DE14 315,000 yen (300,000 yen)
Printer Expansion Kit
(to be available at the end of September 2010)
MX-PB14 73,500 yen (70,000 yen)
PS Expansion Kit
(to be available at the end of September 2010)
MX-PK11 115,500 yen (110,000 yen)
XPS Expansion Kit
MX-PUX1 115,500 yen (110,000 yen)
Expansion Memory Board
MX-SM10 42,000 yen (40,000 yen)
Barcode Font Kit
MX-PF10 63,000 yen (60,000 yen)
Kanji Font Kit
MX-PF11 63,000 yen (60,000 yen)
Line Expansion Kit
MX-FL10 105,000 yen (100,000 yen)
Stamp Unit
AR-SU1 10,500 yen (10,000 yen)
Internet Fax Expansion Kit
MX-FWX1 31,500 yen (30,000 yen)
Application Integration Module
MX-AMX1 63,000 yen (60,000 yen)
Application Communication Module MX-AMX2 63,000 yen (60,000 yen)
External Account Module
MX-AMX3 31,500 yen (30,000 yen)
Sharpdesk 5-License Kit
MX-USX5 37,800 yen (36,000 yen)
SharpFiling 5-License Kit
MX-UFX5 63,000 yen (60,000 yen)
SharpFiling 1-License Kit MX-UFX1A 15,750 yen (15,000 yen)
Data Security Kit
(to be available in December 2010)
MX-FR25U 160,650 yen (153,000 yen)
IC Cards (five cards)
MX-CCX1 74,550 yen (71,000 yen)
IC Card Reader/Writer (non-contact) MX-ECX2 136,500 yen (130,000 yen)
Sharp Accountant Professional License Kit (MX-2310F version to be available in October 2010) MX-AK10 493,500 yen (470,000 yen)
Sharp Accountant Lite 1-License Kit (MX-2310F version to be available in October 2010) MX-AKX3 105,000 yen (100,000 yen)
Sharp Print System License Kit (MX-2310F version to be available in October 2010) MX-AK11 493,500 yen (470,000 yen)
Staple Cartridge (for MX-FN17) MX-SCX1 7,875 yen (7,500 yen)
Plasmacluster Ion Generator MX-PC12 92,400 yen (88,000 yen)
Plasmacluster Ion Generator Mounting Kit MX-XB16 10,500 yen (10,000 yen)
Note: Mycrostoner, Sharp OSA, Sharp Print System, and Plasmacluster are registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
All other product names and proper names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The following information is true and accurate at the time of publication. Manufacture, sale, price and specifications of products may be subject to change.

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