Sharp BP-50C, BP-70C, BP-50M, BP-70M Printers


Sharp full-size printers are business-class printers designed for larger printing tasks in professional and business environments. Various industries and business sectors use full-sized printers due to their capabilities, features, and efficiency. They provide higher volume printing, faster print speeds, better print resolution, possess more security features, and incorporate additional features demanded by growing businesses.



Sharp Full-Size Printers?

Sharp Full-Size printers consist of two separate series—the Essentials Series and the Advanced Series. The Essentials Series is not a minimal business printer. It is robust and more functional than most of its competitors. It has all the essentials for medium size offices and medium workgroups. The Advanced Series printers incorporate all of the Essentials Series features, and adds upgraded paper handling functions, more than 3 times faster scanning capabilities, and double the solid state drive (SSD) memory capacity.


Full-Size Business Printer Profile

Sharp Full-Size Printers Profile


What Are Sharp Essential Series Printers?

The Essentials Series Sharp printers support individual workstyles within a medium-sized office or workgroup. They provide the features businesses need for media handling, workflow, and collaboration. These color document systems allow workers to share information securely and seamlessly. Hybrid workers enjoy streamlined communications with these printers, enhancing productivity using cloud services like Microsoft Teams.

A pivoting touchscreen offers instant viewing angle adjustments to accommodate varying heights of users. The 100-sheet reversing single pass feeder (RSPF) scans documents at a speed of up to 80 images per minute. The display is a customizable 10.1-inch (diagonally measured) touchscreen. The New Inner Folding Unit option provides a range of fold patterns, such as tri-fold, z-fold, and others.

Sharp Essential Series Color Models

  1. BP-50C26: 26 pages per minute (ppm), 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi), 100-sheet RSPF, 128 Gigabytes (GB), Solid State Drive, (SSD)
  2. BP-50C31: 31 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  3. BP-50C36: 36 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  4. BP-50C45: 45 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  5. BP-50C55: 55 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  6. BP-50C65: 65 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD

Sharp Essential Series Monochrome Models

  1. BP-50M26: 26 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  2. BP-50M31: 31 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  3. BP-50M36: 36 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  4. BP-50M45: 45 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  5. BP-50M55: 55 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD
  6. BP-50M65: 65 ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, 100-sheet RSPF, 128 GB SSD


Sharp Essentials Series Features with Call Outs

Sharp Essentials Series Features with Call Outs


What Are Sharp Advanced Series Printers?

Sharp Advanced Series Printers add wireless capability to its system. They provide a larger feed tray for additional paper capacity three times above the Essential models. Instead of RSPF, the Advanced Sharp printers use a duplex single pass feeder (DSPF), which uses fewer moving parts and operates at more than twice the speed of an RSPF. The DSPF system provides for a 300-sheet capacity and scans up-to 280 images per minute (ipm), a decisive advantage over the 80 ipm of the RSPF. The Advanced models also incorporate twice the solid-state drive (SSD) capacity at 256 gigabytes (GB).

Sharp Advanced Series Color Models

  1. BP-70C31: 31 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  2. BP-70C36: 36 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  3. BP-70C45: 45 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  4. BP-70C55: 55 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  5. BP-70C65: 55 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless

Sharp Advanced Series Monochrome Models

  1. BP-70C31: 31 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  2. BP-70C36: 36 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  3. BP-70C45: 45 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  4. BP-70C55: 45 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless
  5. BP-70C65: 45 ppm, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 300-sheet DSPF, 256 GB SSD, Wireless


Sharp Advanced Series Features with Call Outs

Sharp Advanced Series Features


Who Uses Sharp Full-Sized Office Printers?

Mid-size business offices and workgroups benefit the most from these copiers and printers, although small businesses often opt for these printers for improved efficiencies and lower costs. Full-size printers reduce the cost of administration, toner, paper, power consumption, management, maintenance, repair, and IT support. They are simple to operate and automate more functions. The touchscreen is easy to use and has won awards for its design. It provides an accurate and responsive user experience, essential for modern workflows. The technology focuses on efficiency and includes features like enhanced auto skew correction to ensure that jobs are correct the first time. It also offers versatile application integration, making accessing expanded cloud services and connecting with mobile devices easy. The Sharp Synappx Go app even allows for touchless operation. Regarding security, the Essentials Series utilizes the latest technology to protect endpoint devices from security threats, especially in hybrid working environments. Additionally, the Bitdefender antivirus option protects against cyber threats.


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Why Businesses Use Sharp Full-Size Printers

#1  High Volume Printing

Sharp full-size printers handle high-volume printing needs. Businesses that generate many documents, reports, promotional materials, and other printed materials benefit from these printers' ability to produce many prints without frequent reloading or maintenance. High volume printers reduce the need for multiple lower-capacity printers. Consolidating printing tasks to fewer machines can result in reduced maintenance and supply costs.

#2  High Print Speeds

Full-size printers from Sharp are known for their fast-printing speeds. Accelerated speeds make them suitable for businesses that require quick turnaround times, such as publishing companies, marketing agencies, legal firms, and manufacturing facilities.

#3  High Print Resolutions

These printers often offer high print resolutions, producing crisp and professional-quality documents. Businesses that require sharp graphics, fine details, and accurate color reproduction, such as graphic design firms, architecture firms, and photography studios, find value in these printers.

#4  Versatility

Sharp full-size printers can handle various paper sizes and types, including standard letter-sized paper, legal-sized paper, envelopes, and larger formats like A3 or tabloid-sized paper. This versatility is advantageous for businesses that produce diverse materials like brochures, posters, banners, and booklets.

#5  Network Connectivity

Sharp full-size printers have advanced network connectivity options, allowing multiple users to connect and print from different devices. This feature is essential for businesses with numerous employees who need shared access to a single printing resource.

#6  Advanced Features

These printers offer advanced features like duplex (double-sided) printing, stapling, hole-punching, booklet creation, and more. These features streamline printing tasks and can save time and effort for businesses that require specialized document formatting.

#7  Cost Efficiency

Companies that print extensively can benefit from lower operating costs over time, especially when replacing multiple smaller printers with an efficient workgroup printer. While the initial investment in a full-size printer is higher than in smaller printers, the operational cost per page is much lower. Cost studies show that businesses that use full-size printers achieve better print quality, fewer breakdowns, less maintenance requirements, and significantly lower cost per printed page. Most companies earn an average savings of 30% after completing an upgrade.

#8  Consistency and Reliability

Sharp is a reputable brand known for producing reliable and durable office equipment. Businesses that rely heavily on consistent and uninterrupted printing, such as healthcare institutions, educational facilities, and government offices, can trust Sharp's full-size printers to perform reliably.

#9  Security Features

Many Sharp printers have security features like user authentication, secure printing, and data encryption. Advanced printer security is vital to businesses with sensitive information, such as financial institutions, legal firms, confidential research organizations, and proprietary business information.


Sharp Printer Secuity Infographic

Sharp Printer Secuity Infographic


Top 12 Features of Full-Sized Printers

  1. The 100-sheet RSPF reversing single-pass feeder can scan up to 80 ipm (Essentials Series).
  2. The 300-sheet DSPF duplexing single-pass feeder scans up to 280 ipm (Advanced Series).
  3. The printer's flexible paper handling can accommodate media up to 300 gsm, enabling users to print on a wide range of paper stock or media.

    Sharp Essentials Series Features

    Essentials Series Features


  5. The Smart controller design ensures that the firmware of the MFP stays current by regularly checking for updates.
  6. With optional expansion kits, you can quickly scan documents to Microsoft and PDF file formats or print these file types directly from thumb drives and cloud applications.
  7. The Energy Star 3.0 certification ensures it has one of its category's lowest standby power consumption rates.
  8. The touchscreen provides an accurate and responsive user experience while allowing easy access to features.
  9. Collaborate with hybrid workers using optional cloud services such as Microsoft Teams, Google Drive™, Dropbox, and other platforms.

    Sharp Advanced Series Features

    Advanced Series Features


  11. The printer supports native Universal Print from Microsoft and offers an optional PostScript 3 kit, allowing businesses to integrate seamlessly with this popular cloud service.
  12. The system's security features include a system integrity check at startup, prevention of firmware attacks, and the option to use Bitdefender® antivirus for data protection.
  13. The wireless LAN function is upgradable to support stable, high-speed network communications using 5 GHz Wi-Fi.
  14. Sharp OSA® Technology offers a secure and user-friendly experience for integrated workflows (optional).


Sharp BP-50C45 Essentials Printers



FeaturesAdvanced Models
Essentials Models
Multi‐touch Pinch/Zoom CapabilityStandardStandard
100‐sheet RSPFNAStandard
300‐sheet DSPFStandardNA
Scan Speed (maximum)280 IPM80 IPM
Adobe® PostScript® 3™Standard
Wireless ConnectivityStandard
Retractable KeyboardStandardNA
Sharp OSA® Platform Version6.06.0
Serverless Print ReleaseStandardStandard
Compact PDFStandard
OCR Scanning (text‐searchable PDF, Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®)Standard
Direct Print Word, Excel, PowerPoint FilesStandard
Email Connect (Microsoft Exchange/Office 365® and Gmail™)Standard
Cloud Connect (Microsoft® OneDrive™ for Business, SharePoint® Online, Google
Drive™, Box and Dropbox)
Active Directory® IntegrationStandardStandard
Solid State Drive256 GB128 GB
Maximum Paper Weight (Drawers)110 lb. cover110 lb. cover
Apple® AirPrint®Standard
Bitdefender Anti‐Virus
Walk‐up Motion SensorStandardNA
Inner Folding Unit
Manual and Stapleless Finishing
Split Tandem Paper Drawers
Long‐life DeveloperStandardStandard
Envelope Feeding Through Tray 1StandardStandard
Adobe Embedded Print EngineStandard
Application PortalStandard
Firmware Attack Prevention & Self RecoveryStandardStandard
Embedded NFC TagStandardNA
Original Left Behind ReminderStandardNA
Data Overwrite10 times10 times

• = Optional
NA = Not Available


Specifications for Full-Size Medium Workgroup Printers

    Model Number Groups
  • Color Essentials Series: BP-50C26, BP-50C31, BP-50C36, BP-50C45
  • Monochrome Essentials Series: BP-50M26, BP-50M31, BP-50M36, BP-50M45
  • Color Advanced Series: BP-70C31, BP-70C36, BP-70C45, BP-70C55, BP70C65
  • Monochrome Advanced Series: BP-70M31, BP-70M36, BP-70M45, BP-70M55, BP70M65

  • Weight
  • Essentials: 170 lbs.
  • Advanced: 187 lbs.

  • Dimensions
  • Essentials: 24 inches wide, 26 inches deep, and 33 inches high
  • Advanced: 24 inches wide, 26 inches deep, and 34 inches high

  • Print Speed for letter-size paper
  • Essentials: 26/31/36/45/55/65 ppm
  • Advanced: 31/36/45/55/65 ppm

  • Copy Speed for both mono and color on letter-sized paper
  • Essentials: 26/31/36/45/55/65 ppm
  • Advanced: 31/36/45/55/65 ppm

  • First Copy Time
  • Platen Glass (PG) Mono Essentials: 4.6 to 6.5 seconds
  • PG Color Essentials: 6.5 to 7.6 seconds
  • PG Mono Advanced: 4.6 to 5.6 seconds
  • PG Color Advanced: 6.5 to 7.6 seconds
  • RSPF: 7.6 to 8.1 seconds for mono, 9.7 seconds for color
  • DSPF: 7.3 for mono, 10 to 10.4 seconds for color
  • Warm-Up Time: 29 seconds from activating the main power switch, or if in sleep mode, only 18 seconds

  • Standard Equipment
  • Multitasking controller
  • Essentials: 100-sheet RSPF, PCL® 6 printing system, network scanning, auto duplexing, 1 x 550-sheet paper drawer, and 100-sheet bypass tray, developer
  • Advanced: 300-sheet DSPF, PCL® 6 printing system (and Adobe PostScript 3), network scanning, auto duplexing, 1 x 550-sheet paper drawer, and 100-sheet bypass tray, developer

  • Original Feed
  • Essentials: 100-sheet RSPF with original size detection
  • Advanced: 300-sheet DSPF with original size detection

  • Scan Speed
  • Essentials: 80 ipm for both mono and color
  • Advanced: 280 ipm for mono or color

  • Paper Weights and Types
  • Paper drawers: 18 lb. bond to 110 lb. cover.
  • Drawer 1: 20-24 lb. bond or Monarch/Com-9 envelopes
  • Split Tandem Drawers: 18 lb. bond to 28 lb. bond or plain, pre-printed, recycled, pre-punched, letterhead and color paper
  • Bypass tray: 16-28 lb. bond (plain paper), 13-16 lb. bond (thin paper), 28 lb. bond-110 lb. cover (heavy paper), tab paper (letter), and Monarch/Com-10 envelopes. Also, label, gloss, preprinted, recycled, pre-punched, letterhead, and color paper or OHP film
  • Duplexing: standard automatic duplex copying and printing

  • Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Essentials: 128 GB and optional 512 GB
  • Advanced: 256 GB and optional 512 GB

  • Copy Resolution
  • Scan: 600 x 600 dpi for both mono and color
  • Output: Up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi mono, 600 x 600 dpi color

  • Print Resolution
  • Max Resolution: 1,200 x 1,200 dpi.

  • Other Specifications
  • Max Original Size: 11 x 17 inches
  • Printer Type: Multi-function digital document system
  • Display: 10.1-inch color dot matrix high-resolution touch panel tilting display with 1,024 x 600 resolution (W-SVGA)
  • Functions: Coping, printing, network printing, network scanning, document filing, and faxing
  • Copy System: Dry electrostatic transfer, dual component developer, magnetic brush development, OPC drums, pad fusing, and white LED exposure.
  • Originals: Sheets and bound documents
  • Maximum Original Size: 11 x 17 inches
  • Output Size Range: Minimum of 5.5 x 8.5 inch, Maximum of 12 x 18 inch
  • Multiple Copy: Maximum 9,999 copies
  • Magnification Range: 25% to 400% in 1% increments, with a range of 25% to 200% when using the RSPF or DSPF
  • Original Sizes (inch): 5½ x 8½, 8½ x 11, 8½ x 11 R, 8½ x 14, and 11 x 17
  • Paper Capacity Range: 650 sheets standard, 6,300 sheets maximum
  • Standard Paper Feed: includes one paper drawer with a capacity of 550 sheets, suitable for letter, legal, ledger, and statement (stmt) sizes; 50 envelopes with a maximum height of 25 mm
  • Bypass Tray: 100 sheets or 20 envelopes.
  • Optional Paper Drawers: Single, double, or triple paper drawer(s) can hold either 550, 1,100, or 1,650 sheets
  • Optional Tandem Paper Drawers: 2,100 sheets of letter-sized paper, plus an additional 550-sheet paper drawer capacity. Paper drawer (letter/legal/ledger/stmt size)
  • CPU: Intel processor with a maximum speed of 1.6 GHz
  • Interface: RJ-45 Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Base-T) and one host port for USB 2.0. Two host ports for USB 3.0 and the option of wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity.
  • Memory: Standard for copy/print is 5 GB (shared)
  • Color Modes: Auto Color Selection (ACS), Full Color Mode, and Monochrome (B/W)
  • Exposure Control: Automatic, Text, Text/Photo, Text/Printed-Photo, Printed-Photo Photo, Map, Pale-Color Document.
  • Settings: Auto or 9-step manual
  • Halftone: 256 gradations or two levels in monochrome.
  • Copy Features: Scan-once print-many, electronic sorting, offset-stacking, Auto Color Selection (ACS), Auto Paper Selection (APS), Auto Magnification Selection (AMS), Auto Tray Switching (ATS), black-white reversal, blank page skip, book copy, book divide, card shot, center erase, centering, cover pages, dual page copy, edge rase, image edit, image preview, insert pages, job build, job programs, margin shift, mirror image, mixed size original, multi-page enlargement, original count, pamphlet style, proof copy, repeat layout, reserve copy, rotated copy, stamp, stamp custom image, suppress background, tab copy, tab-paper insertion, tandem copy, toner save mode, transparency inserts, watermark, 2-in-1 / 4-in-1 / 8-in-1 multi-shot
  • Account Control: Supports up to 1,000 users and allows for authentication via user numbers through local, LDAP, and Active Directory for copy, print, scan, and document management
  • Output Tray Capacity: 400 sheets (face down), 100 sheets job separator or upper tray (face down), 120 sheets right side exit tray (face down)
  • Cloud Supported Devices: Google Drive, Box, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Dropbox, Gmail™, Microsoft Teams, and MFP Voice
  • Network Protocols: TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6, IPsec), HTTP/HTTPS, IPP/IPP-SSL/TLS, FTP/FTPS, SNMPv3, SMTP/SMTP-SSL, POP3/POP3-SSL, LDAP/LDAP-SSL, 802.1x for Windows and Unix.
  • Network and Data Security: Includes IP/MAC address filtering, protocol filtering, port control, user authentication (local/LDAP/Active Directory), WPA3 wireless, TLS 1.3 Encryption, Kerberos support
  • Environmental Standards: International Energy Star Program Ver. 3.0, European RoHS, Blue Angel (RAL-UZ205), EPEAT Gold
  • Power Source: 110-127 V AC, 60 Hz, 15 A receptacle
  • Power Consumption: 1.5 kW or less
  • PDL: Standard PCL 6 and has the option for Adobe PostScript 3


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Optional Equipment

  • BP-70ABD — Deluxe Copier Cabinet Base (available summer 2022)
  • BP-DE12 — Stand/1 x 550-sheet Paper Drawer
  • BP-DE13 — Stand/2 x 550-sheet Paper Drawers
  • BP-DE14 — Stand/3 x 550-sheet Paper Drawers
  • BP-DE15 — Stand/1 x 550 + 2,100-sheet Split Tandem Paper Drawers
  • BP-LC10 — 3,000-sheet Large Capacity Cassette (letter, requires BP-DE12/DE13/DE14/DE15)
  • MX-LT10 — Long Paper Feeding Tray
  • BP-FN11 — 50-sheet Staple Inner Finisher
  • BP-FN13 — 1K Stacking 50-sheet Staple Finisher
  • BP-FN14 — 1K Stacking 50-sheet Staple/Saddle Stitch Finisher
  • BP-FN15 — 3K Stacking 65-sheet Staple Finisher
  • BP-FN16 — 3K Stacking 65-sheet Staple/Saddle Stitch Finisher
  • BP-FD10 — Inner Folding Unit
  • BP-RB10 — Paper Pass Unit (required for BP-FN13/14/15/16)
  • MX-PN14B — 3-Hole Punch Unit (requires BP-FN11)
  • MX-PN15B — 3-Hole Punch Unit (requires BP-FN13/14)
  • MX-PN16B — 3-Hole Punch Unit (requires BP-FN15/16)
  • MX-SCX1 — Staple Cartridge for BP-FN11/13
  • AR-SC2 — Saddle-stitch Staple Cartridge for BP-FN14
  • MX-SC11 — Staple Cartridge for BP-FN15/16
  • MX-SC12 — Saddle-stitch Staple Cartridge for BP-FN16
  • BP-TR12 — Right Side Exit Tray
  • MX-TR20N — Job Separator Tray
  • BP-TU10 — Center Exit Tray
  • BP-UT10 — Utility Table
  • BP-EB10 — Wireless LAN Adapter (includes Bluetooth)
  • MX-EB19L — Compact PDF Kit
  • MX-EB20L — OCR Expansion Kit (Essentials)
  • BP-FX11 — Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-FWX1L — Internet Fax Expansion Kit
  • MX-PF10 — Bar Code Font Kit
  • MX-PK13L — Adobe PostScript 3 Kit
  • MX-PU10L — Direct Print Expansion Kit (Essentials)
  • AR-SU1 — Stamp Unit (requires AR-SV1 Stamp Cartridge)
  • AR-SV1 — Stamp Cartridge
  • MX-AMX1L — Application Integration Module
  • BP-AM10L — Application Communications Module (Essentials)
  • BP-AM11L — External Account Module (Essentials)
  • BP-SD10 — High-Capacity SSD (512 GB)
  • BP-VD10L — Virus Detection Kit (available summer 2022)
  • BP-FR12UL — Data Security Kit
  • DVENDFSV — Generic Vendor Interface Kit, the BP-FN15 3K Stacking 65-sheet Staple Finisher is available.


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  • BP-NT70BA — Black Toner Cartridge
  • BP-NT70CA — Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • BP-NT70MA — Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • BP-NT70YA — Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • BP-NV70BA — Black Developer
  • BP-NV70SA — Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Developer
  • BP-DR70SA — Drum
  • BP-NT700 — Toner Cartridge
  • BP-NV700 — Developer
  • BP-DR700 — Drum
  • BP-HB701 — Toner Collection Container


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