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50 years of Sharp printers: the milestones

For over 50 years, Sharp has been dedicated to advancing the print industry by introducing leading-edge technology and features the likes of which the world has never seen before. Whether it be compact copiers, or large-scale, high capacity, full colour production systems, Sharp’s range of MFPs have become an all-encompassing and trusted solution to the world’s evolving document and print requirements.

To commemorate Sharp’s dedication to the print industry over the last 50 years, we have compiled a list of some remarkable and notable entries into the growing range of multi-function printers Sharp has brought to the market.

Down memory lane: Half a century of print innovations from Sharp.

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Sharp SF-201 (1972)

Sharp entered the market with our first wet process copier.

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Sharp SF- 740 (1979)

The industry’s first copier to enable printing onto postcards. This copier went on to become a best-selling machine! 

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Sharp SF-750 (1981)

The Sharp SF-750 was the world’s smallest and lightest copier weighing in at just under 70lbs at the time. It was referred to as ‘The Little Giant’ across America.

Printed advertising material was all the rage in the 80s, especially for selling printers.

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Sharp CX-7500 (1989)

Sharp’s first full colour analog copier that achieves high quality colour copying.

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Sharp SF-2027 (1992)

Sharp’s 20th anniversary high performance, reliable A3 printer.  

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Sharp AR-507 (2001)

Industry’s first security-certified MFP, which obtained a Common Criteria Certification.

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Sharp MX-C381 (2008)

      Sharp's first A4 colour copier - BLI Pick of the Year Award.

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      Sharp MX-7500N (2013)

      Sharp’s first flagship colour MFP for light production environments. 

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      Sharp BP-20C25 (2019)

      A compact, sleek and award-winning MFP released with the aim to fit in any space, perfect for remote workers and home offices.

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      Sharp BP-70C45 (2022):

      The latest, most advanced range of Sharp MFPs to be released later in 2022.

      2022 marks Sharp’s 50th Anniversary in the Document Business, and we look forward to being New Zealand’s most reliable technology partner for many more years to come. To discover more about Sharp’s full range of MFPs for home, office and production, please check out our website.

       

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      Seamus O'Dare is Sharp's Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has enjoyed travelling the world and developing a passion for digital marketing and content creation.