Sharp combines MFPs with Fiery Servers for Automated Efficiency and Unmatched Colour Accuracy
Sharp has today announced the launch of two new Pro Series MFPs, designed to meet the evolving needs of on-demand light production printing. The new models, BP-90C80 and BP-90C70, offer a solution for entry level light production printing at a reduced cost, with higher printing capabilities, high quality precise printing and improved productivity for heavier weight media.
The next generation of printing systems bring together Sharp’s complete edge to edge full bleed printing capabilities with powerful Fiery digital front ends (DFEs). This further extends Sharp’s eco-system of smart office devices and services to offer a seamless printing solution to meet the needs of any business.
Improved media support
Industries today require a variety of printing jobs, often of different sizes, which is why Sharp’s latest addition to the Pro series facilitates paper weights of up to 360gsm. The new models also offer increased productivity across a range of heavier paper weights, with engine speeds operating at 100% efficiency all the way up to 220gsm. The BP-90C70 offers printing at 70/75 ppm colour/BW, with the BP-90C80 operating at 80/80 ppm colour/BW. Additionally, full bleed booklets and brochures are supported with optional trimming; stapling and hole-punching; page insertion, and different folds. A range of paper types are also accounted for, with coated, uncoated and textured stock supported from the input tray through to a choice of finishing systems.
Integrating smart servers
Organisations looking to bring an on-demand printing solution in-house will benefit hugely from Sharp’s integration of the latest generation Fiery Print Servers featuring the Fiery® FS600 Pro platform. The Fiery Print Servers can be embedded into the BP-90C80 and BP-90C70 or installed externally. By relying on the Fiery ® Server’s advanced processing and automated job preparation capabilities, the latest additions to the Sharp Pro Series offer advanced control for local and remote Mac and PC clients to edit, submit and preview jobs before printing without sacrificing speed.
John Henze, VP of Sales and Marketing for Fiery says: “By offering the very latest Fiery DFE to their customers Sharp has taken a no-compromise position on providing best of breed solutions to the market. Sharp customers will quickly see the Fiery advantage with tools to intelligently automate job preparation, ensure accurate colours and plan daily production schedules to guarantee print operations run smoothly and at maximum capacity.”
Sharp’s new models also offer advanced colour management across a full range of jobs, guaranteeing colour consistency and management through profiling and troubleshooting for maximum accuracy.
Intelligent design and functionality
Both models feature Sharp’s largest 15.4” integrated colour touchscreen with multi-touch finger swipe control supported. An updated status screen allows for advanced job queue visibility. Fiery’s embedded controller simplifies job programming with easy-to-master colour tools.
To support today’s interconnected workforce, the models can be integrated into Microsoft Teams or Gmail through a native connector, meaning employees can easily print from and scan documents to their email, Teams channels and folders. A modular design allows for a range of configurations, including an option to increase paper supply up to 13,500 sheets, preparing users for uninterrupted printing at maximum productivity.
The BP-90C80 and BP-90C70 offer lower energy consumption rates across its toner and scan technology, achieving Blue Angel certification. In addition, Sharp also uses fully recyclable materials for packaging, and long-life consumable parts.
Ben Lake, Senior Product Manager at Sharp Europe says: “At Sharp, we look to provide solutions across a range of printing needs, and our latest additions to the series provide an opportunity for organisations to enter the world of entry-level light production printing, reducing costs and improving turnarounds. We’re proud to be among the first to bring the Fiery Server to the market, augmenting Sharp’s consistent quality with increased processing power.”
The new models are available to buy now from Sharp and its partners.
About Sharp Europe
Sharp Europe enables small-to-large enterprises and organisations to enhance performance and adapt for their workplaces of the future through a range of business technology products and services.
Headquartered in London, Sharp Europe serves customers in the private and public sectors, Education and Government, with a portfolio ranging from printers and advanced flat screen technologies, collaboration platforms, through to IT services.
As part of Sharp Corporation, and with the backing of Foxconn, Sharp Europe is investing and leading the industry in new areas of technology that have the potential to change the world. It developed the world’s first commercially available 8K monitor and in 2019 launched the world’s first certified Windows collaboration display.
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