The Sharp AL 1226 Printer is a digital copier and printer that is medium in size. It is very compact and economical. You can find many printers with the same options but that are much more expensive. This printer can be used for personal or small businesses and comes highly recommended. It has a maximum print speed of 16 pages per minute and 20 copies per minute.

It is possible to connect the Sharp AL 1226 Printer to your computer using a USB 2.0 connection. However this is the only connectivity option, which is a weakness. Small businesses tend to prefer networking options and wireless connections are also becoming more popular. It uses a laser for printing and the copying is digital.

The memory is fairly standard for printers of this size at 8 MB and the media tray can hold 300 sheets of A4 paper. It is a monochrome, black and white printer with a copying and printing resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. The largest paper size that the Sharp AL 1226 Printer takes is legal.

The copying function has a few nice features as it is possible to zoom by 1% increments up to 400%. The machine comes with some fixes zoom ratios of 25%, 64%, 78%, 100%, 129%, and 400%. It is possible to scan color documents with a maximum resolution or 600 x 400. Besides the printer you will also receive a users guide and software.

Your computer will need at least 10 MB of hard disk space, and you will need a free USB port, and CD drive. You can hook it up to any computer as long as it is running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP as the operating system.

The Sharp AL 1226 Printer uses the latest laser technology to produce high quality print outs and copies. Sharp printers use open system architecture so that other third party software can be used to customize and print applications specifically for your business or personal use. All of the printers have excellent security options that protect your data from unauthorized access. They offer encrypted PDF with password protection, secure network access, secure sockets layer and user authentication.

Sharp multi function printers have a very fast warm up with a quick first copy or print out. Your first copy and print out will be available in just under a minute at the beginning of the day. They are all very reliable and easy to use. The Sharp machines are also energy star compliant as the company is committed to protecting the environment. The printer/copier runs on a standard 240V AC, 50/60 HZ.

Source by Morgan Le Fay