Frequently Questions

Below are frequently asked questions, you may find the answer for yourself

Whatever you need, whether it’s a personal A4 office printer and scanner with advanced productivity features, or a powerful network A3 colour MFP that everyone on your team can share – or something in-between, Sharp is a great choice for fast output and efficient digital workflows.

Document solutions for every environment
In 1972, Sharp unveiled the first Sharp photocopier; the first step on a journey that would see a steady introduction of office printers, document scanning equipment, versatile Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) and powerful production printers, complemented with a full range of document management and other software solutions.

Today, our portfolio of business document solutions ranges from space-saving small office printers and high performance network colour MFPs, right through to some of the most powerful entry-level production printers on the market – all of which can be enhanced with our range of Optimised Software Solutions

High performance printers and office print solutions

What do you want from an office printer? Speed? Ease of use? Reliability? A choice of finishing options? Whatever you need – whatever your team needs – you’ll find an exact match in our latest range of office print solutions.

Medium- to large-sized workgroups will appreciate our portfolio of affordable entry-level business printers. Together with our range of powerful Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) and software solutions, they give everyone on your team easy access to the print, copy and scan capabilities that they need, plus a wide selection of paper feeding and finishing options.

With so much to choose from you’re sure to find the best office printer for your needs.  If you run a small- to medium-sized business, or even if you just want a space-saving MFP for personal use, take a look at our small office printers and MFPs with versatile scanners. As with our other office printing solutions, you get far more than you’d expect from ordinary office laser printers, and even our entry-level models are built for quality, reliability, security and ease of use.

Energy-saving design

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. So if you want a printer for your office that has an energy-saving design and a low carbon footprint, Sharp has an ideal solution waiting for you.

Powerful productivity apps

Sharp office printers are ready to run a growing range of Optimised Software Solutions and productivity apps for streamlining and automating manual processes such as scanning and filing. So, not only will they meet all of your needs today, but they can adapt to meet your challenges in the future.

Supporting the mobile workforce

Even our small business printers support the way you like to work. Colleagues and guests can enjoy walk up printing and scanning by plugging in a USB memory stick and easy connectivity for mobile devices.

High performance printers and office print solutions

Medium- to large-sized workgroups will appreciate our portfolio of affordable entry-level business printers. Together with our range of powerful Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) and software solutions, they give everyone on your team easy access to the print, copy and scan capabilities that they need, plus a wide selection of paper feeding and finishing options. With so much to choose from you’re sure to find the best office printer for your needs.

Managed Document Services

Our Managed Document Services form a comprehensive suite of secure, configurable services that can transform your document workflows at every stage of the process from the instant a document is created to the time it is securely archived, and everywhere in-between.

If you want your team to enjoy the efficiency which comes from having all the best tools and processes, you need the help of a professional Managed Services provider like Sharp.

Clarity Copiers Birmingham Sharp is providing Managed Services to a growing population of private and public sector organisations who want to free up resources that can be better used to manage their mission-critical functions. They choose us because we understand their needs, know how to deliver cost-savings and have the resources and expertise to manage the entire service delivery.

Empower Yourself

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Sharp is a leading global specialist in solar energy solutions. And not just since yesterday – over 55 years’ experience is a testament to our heritage, know-how and reliability.

As a competence centre for connected energy solutions we provide:

  • Solar modules for environmentally friendly energy production
  • Battery storage for time-independent use of stored energy

Sharp creates energy in an environmentally friendly way and uses it wisely to enable a more comfortable lifestyle, making a positive contribution to society on a global scale.

Why is GDPR so important?

t’s an important change, as the amount of data that businesses now store and use is vastly different to the data they stored in 1995 when the previous legislation from the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive was set up.

Aim of the GDPR. The aim of GDPR (officially called Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is to provide relevant regulation for today’s digital world and protect the security of personal data that is now collected, stored, and used in far greater and detailed analyses for decision making and marketing purposes than previously.

GDPR and document security. While a lot of focus of the GDPR is on protecting online data, it also applies to physically stored data, which means that businesses need to consider what happens to the information that they print, copy, scan and fax. Hard copies that are generated by an MFP and left on the output tray or in unsecured recycling bins are vulnerable to unauthorised access and could be regarded as a breach of personal data.

Unsecure networked printers and MFPs without encryption and data erasure could also be a point of risk. The digital copies of documents stored on them may become a target for hackers who want to steal information or without an inbuilt firewall, they could be used as a platform to penetrate a network to attack other systems.

How can Clarity Copiers Birmingham Sharp help with GDPR compliance. Clarity Copiers Birmingham Sharp offers a wide range of security solutions that can help towards your GDPR compliance, including state of the art technology and security features built-in to Clarity Copiers Birmingham Sharp ’s MFP hardware, secure print and document management solutions.

Clarity Copiers Birmingham Sharp ’s managed IT services, such as PC protection and secure back-up, also mean that we can help you in protection of your information, without putting any extra burden on your team, whatever the size of your business.