Sharp Print Drivers

1. Select your Sharp MFP model.

2. Select your computer’s operating system.

  • Windows 7, 8, and 10 choose the Windows 64 bit OS WHQL Driver Package
  • Windows XP choose the Windows 32 bit OS WHQL driver package
  • Mac OS choose Mac OS Driver Package

3. Leave the rest as it is, click search, download the appropriate driver. *WE RECOMMEND USING THE PCL6 DRIVER*

4. Right click on the package and unzip it, open this folder and unzip the package with PCL6 on it.

5. Run the setup.exe in the PCL6 folder

Download and Install Sharp Print Drivers – Windows Vista, 7

Download and Install Sharp Print Drivers – Windows 10

Download and Install Sharp Print Drivers – Mac OSX


Sharp does a good job of updating their print drivers along with the latest operating systems. The PCL6 driver is the most useful for Windows computers, the PPD is the best option for the Macs. Skelton does not condone using the universal drivers. They do not have the same abilities as the PCL6 or PS drivers.

 

Different drivers work better with different programs or applications, so you might want to add both PCL and PS (post script) drivers to your computer. They interpret colors and fonts differently, so if you are having issues with other of those things, try the other driver.

 

Setting up the Sharp Print driver with Code or Username/Password

12. Open your Devices and Printers menu, right click on the Sharp and choose Printing Preferences. How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 12

13. Click the Job Handling tab, then put the Authentication drop-down menu on the type of Authentication you chose, then enter the User Number or Username/Password into the appropriate box.

*Note: If you plan on printing using various codes, and will not use the same code every time, check the “Auto Job Control Review” box. This will tell the print driver to prompt the user for a code before each print job is sent to the printer.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 13

 


Sharp models that are available for download on this page:

MX-3070N, MX-3570N, MX-4070N, MX-3050N, MX-3550N, MX-4050N, MXM266N, MXM316N, MXM356N, MX2615N, MX3115N, MX2640N, MX3140N, MX3640N, MX4140N, MX4141N, MX5140N, MX5141N, MX2610N, MX3110N, MX3610N, MX4110N, MX4111N, MX5050N, MX5070N, MX5110N, MX5111N, MX6050N, MX6070N, MXM264N, MXM314N, MXM354N, MXM364N, MXM365N, MXM464N, MXM465N, MXM564N, MXM565N, MXM623N, MXM753N, MX6240N, MX7040N, MX6500N, MX7500N, MXM904N, MXM1054N, MXM1204N, MX6201N, MX7001N, MX5500N, MX2600N, MX3100N, MX4100N, MX4101N, MX5001N, MXM350N, MXM450N, ARM455N, ARM355N, ARM257, ARM317, MXM310, MXM260, MXC311, MXC401, MXB402SC, MXB401, MXC250, MXC300W, MXC301W and more.

Address Book – Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP, Fax on Sharp Copier


Address Book Management on Sharp Copier / Scanner – Learn to enter Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP, and Fax Addresses

These instructions will give an overview of how to add various types of addresses to be stored in the address book on your Sharp copier / scanner. We will be covering the following:

  • Adding Addresses
    • Email Address
    • Fax Address
    • FTP Address
    • Network Folder Address
  • Editing Existing Addresses
  • Deleting Addresses

Sharp Models these instructions pertain to: MX-3050N, MX-3070N, MX-3550N, MX-3570N, MX-4050N, MX-4070N, MX-5050N, MX-5070N, MX-6050N, MX-6070N, MX-6580, MX-7580

Managing the Address Book on your Sharp Copier

Adding Addresses

  1. Open the web interface of your copier by typing the IP address into your browser’s IP address bar. If you don’t know your copier’s IP address, you can get it by printing a NIC page. Once you have the Sharp web GUI open, click the Address Book tab at the top1 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier
  2. Scroll down a bit, then click the Add button2 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier
  3. Enter the Address Name – this is what the button on the copier’s touch screen will say. Then enter the person’s initials so the Sharp machine will file them in the correct order.
  4. Scroll down and choose the type of Address you want to create. For an email address, leave it on the Email tab, enter the person’s email address, and choose the default file type. If you have the Compact PDF in your options I recommend using it. When finished, click Submit, or Submit and Register Next if you plan on adding several in a row.
  5. For a Fax Address enter the name at the top of the page, a fax number, then click Submit, or Submit and Register Next if you plan on adding several in a row. 6 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier
  6. For a FTP address enter the name at the top of the page, then fill in the FTP server hostname or IP address, choose your file type, enter a specific directory if you don’t want the scan to drop into the FTP root directory, and enter a network username/password that has rights to this directory. Click Submit when finished.7 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier
  7. For a Network Folder address enter the name at the top, then enter the Network Path to the shared folder, and a username and password for an account that has access to the shared folder. Choose your desired default file type, then click Submit when finished. 5 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier

Editing Existing Addresses

To edit an entry in your address book:

  1. Click on the address name (blue link)
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the appropriate tab for the type of address you are editing
  3. Choose “Address 1” from the drop-down menu just below the address type tabs
  4. Edit your settings and click Submit.

*Note: this is handy for misspelled emails or network folder paths, or to change a password on a network folder that is using an account with a new password

10 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier

Deleting Addresses from your Address Book

This is very simple. Put a check next to the address(es) you want to delete, and click the Delete button at the bottom of the page. Click OK on the pop-up at the top of the page to confirm. 9 Address Book - Add Email Addresses, Network Folders, FTP to Sharp Copier

This concludes the instructions for adding, editing, and deleting addresses from the address book on your Sharp copier. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact us through our contact page.

How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier

This setup procedure will cover the basics of setting up and managing Sharp User Control on the 2016-newer Sharp devices. This procedure will result in the copier being locked out and requiring authentication to copy, scan, print, and fax. We will be covering the following:

  • Enabling User Control
  • Creating Authority Groups
  • Creating Users
  • Entering user codes/passwords into Sharp print driver
  • View/Save and delete user counts back to zero

Sharp Models these instructions pertain to: MX-3050N, MX-3070N, MX-3550N, MX-3570N, MX-4050N, MX-4070N, MX-5050N, MX-5070N, MX-6050N, MX-6070N, MX-6580, MX-7580

Enable User Control on Sharp Copier

  1. Open the web interface of the Sharp by entering the IP address into your web browser’s IP address bar. If you don’t know your IP address you can print is using these instructions. Once you have the Sharp GUI open, click User Control at the top of the page.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 1
  2. Login as the Administrator, the password by default is adminHow To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 2
  3. In the User Control menu, click Default settings on the left. Enable User Authentication, and choose the type of authentication you want to use then click Submit. For the sake of this example, I chose the “Authenticate a User by User Number Only” option, but you can use Active Directory, LDAP, or even use HID cards/badges to login.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 3

Create Authority Groups

4. Click Authority Groups on the left menu of the User Control pageHow To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 4

5. Since we enabled User Control, we now have to login again, click the Administrator Login option.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 5

6. Type in your administrator password and click LoginHow To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 6

7. Scroll down a bit on the right side of the page, and click AddHow To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 7

8. Name your Authority Group and scroll down the page to allow or prohibit whatever features you want this group of users to have access to, then click Submit.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 8

Creating Users

9. Click User List on the left menu, then scroll down and click Add.

10. Name the user, then enter a 5-8 digit code (or a username/password) and fill out the rest of the information if you’d like(not required). Scroll down How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 10

11. Scroll down to Authority Group, and choose the Authority Group you want this user to have access to, when finished click Submit.

*Note: leave the web interface open for now, there’s more to learn below.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 11

Setting up the Sharp Print driver with Code or Username/Password

12. Open your Devices and Printers menu, right click on the Sharp and choose Printing Preferences. How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 12

13. Click the Job Handling tab, then put the Authentication drop-down menu on the type of Authentication you chose, then enter the User Number or Username/Password into the appropriate box.

*Note: If you plan on printing using various codes, and will not use the same code every time, check the “Auto Job Control Review” box. This will tell the print driver to prompt the user for a code before each print job is sent to the printer.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 13

View, Save, and Reset User Counts on Sharp Copier

14. Back on the web interface, on the User Control page, scroll down on the left menu and click Save User CountHow To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 14

15. Before clicking anything on this page we need to determine what you want to do:

  • I just want to view the amount of copies and prints each user has made – Just click the Save button
  • I want to view AND RESET the amount of copies and prints each user has made – Check the Save and Delete the Data box, then click Save.

This will export an Excel file where you can view detailed counts on copies, prints, scans, faxes, and more data for each user.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 15

16. There is a lot of information on the Excel spreadsheet, but for billing purposes you’re likely only concerned with B&W copies, Color Copies, B&W Prints, and Color Prints. I’ve highlighted those columns in the pictures below. Columns B, E, N, Q.How To Setup User Control on Sharp Copier 16

You’re all set!

Hopefully these instructions get you started on the basics of managing User Control on your Sharp copier. You can delve down as deep as you’d like into customizing the features, but the information above should get you started.