Sharp AR-M450 Printer/Copier

Unix Printing

The Sharp AR-M450 has a number of features which are usually accessible from the front panel when operating in photocopier mode. The use of these features is desirable when operating the copier in printer mode and can be selected using the xlp print command.

We recommend that users use the xlp command to submit jobs to the copier as it is far easier to select the print options using a graphical interface. However, if users wish to use the lp command, the lp options specific to this photocopier are listed below:

Note: general lp options are described in the CUPS User Documentation.

lp option Description
ARStapleLocation=Staple5 Staples print job with one staple
ARStapleLocation=Staple6 Staples print job with two staples (like a book)
ARwmFontSize=pt24
ARwmFontSize=pt48
ARwmFontSize=pt72
Set font size of watermark (default=pt48)
ARwmText=Confidential
ARwmText=Copy
ARwmText=Draft
ARwmText=Original
ARwmText=TopSecret
Prints a watermark on each page
ARwmTextAngle=Deg45
ARwmTextAngle=Deg0
ARwmTextAngle=DegN45
Set text angle for watermark

Windows Configuration

The table below lists the Windows driver options that need to be set to print to the copier.

Driver Option Value
Output Tray Finisher
Input Tray 3 Tray Desk
Bypass Tray Installed
Duplex Mode Installed
Saddle Stitch Finisher Not Installed
Punch Module Not Installed
Installed RAM 64 MB

Windows Print Properties

Paper Type

The paper type should be set to A4 Plain.

Using the Stapler

Under the Main Features tab of the printer properties dialog box, set the Binding Edge and Staple options.

Note: printing from Acrobat 7

There has been a problem printing from Acrobat 7 to the Sharp AR-M450 in that it seems to produce postscript that the Sharp AR-M450 can't process and you either get an error page or your job just disapppears. To get round this:
Windows
Go to Start->Settings->Printers and right-click on Sharp AR-M450, then select Properties, then go to Printing Preferences->Advanced and uncheck the "PS Pass-through" option. We will hopefully update all machines so that this option is set by default in the near future.
Linux
Either use xpdf instead of acroread or print with xlp thus:
	xlp mydocument.pdf
which will bring up a printer dialog to set options for the Sharp AR-M450 (2-side, staple... whatever)