Sharp MX-M356N/M315N/M265N

Sharp MX-M356N/M315N/M265N

Full-Function Efficiency and Ease of Use from an All-Around Player

Sharp’s MX-M356N/M315N/M265N delivers the ideal balance of high performance and exceptional ease of use. Four-in-one function and an array of user-friendly features make this B/W MFP a practical and productive addition to small or medium-size offices, where it can boost efficiency as the central document solution, and to larger workplaces, where it can quickly handle the diverse document demands of small workgroups.

Inner Finisher and Job Separator Options

With the help of the space-efficient Finisher option, the MX-M356N/M315N/M265N can handle document sorting and stapling jobs with automated ease. The handy Job Separator option prevents copy/print/fax jobs from getting mixed together in the main tray by letting you send one of the job types to the Job Separator tray.

User-Friendly Control Panel

The MX-M356N/M315N/M265N is equipped with a 7.0-inch WVGA touchscreen colour LCD that provides easy navigation of MFP functions and settings. Displaying thumbnails* and up-close previews* of Document Filing* data files on the MFP’s LCD makes file searching easy and convenient. It also lets users confirm scan settings and other items before copying, scanning, or saving documents to the MFP’s hard disk. For added ease of use, two LED lamps—one red and the other green—on the control panel light up to notify users of machine/job status.

  • * Requires optional MX-HD15.

Multiple Distribution of Scanned Files

You can choose different ways to distribute your scanned documents: for example, send as an e-mail attachment, scan directly to an FTP server for storage, or scan to external memory.

Other Key Features

Productive Operation

  • Built-in 100-sheet RSPF and stackless duplex module
  • Job Build function for scanning large-volume documents
  • Standard 1,100-sheet (MX-M356N/M315N) or 600-sheet (MX-M265N) paper capacity, expandable to 2,100 sheets

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Superb Image Quality

  • Auto Colour Mode for enhanced scan performance
  • 1,200 x 600 dpi high-quality printing
  • Standard PCL 6 and optional PostScript® 3™ emulation

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Advanced Functionality

  • Document Filing function to instantly reuse job data stored on HDD*1
  • Supports direct printing; can also print directly from USB memory devices*2
  • Sharpdesk for integrated, intuitive document management on PC
  • Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture)*3 allows integration with network applications
  • Sharpdesk Mobile print/scan application connects MFP to mobile devices via wireless LAN*4
  • Inbound Routing*5 enables checking of incoming faxes via e-mail before printing

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Enhanced Usability

  • Easy-grip handles allow for easy opening/closing of paper drawers

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Multi-Layered Security Solutions

  • Standard-equipped security functions include multiple network security and user authentication
  • Encryption/erasing of internally stored job data*1
  • Confidential print*1 function requires the user to enter in a password at the machine before printing can begin
  • Stored data can be initialised when it’s time to replace the MFP

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Environmentally Advanced Design

  • Power ON/OFF Schedule function automatically turns MFP on or off per administrator-set time schedules
  • Optimises Auto Power Shut-Off mode settings based on prior usage patterns*1
  • Eco Scan function keeps fusing roller turned off during jobs that don’t require any printing

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  • *1 Requires optional MX-HD15.
  • *2 USB direct printing requires optional MX-HD15. Direct PDF printing additionally requires optional MX-PK11.
  • *3 Requires optional MX-HD15 as well as MX-AMX2 and/or MX-AMX3.
  • *4 Availability varies by country/region.
  • *5 Requires optional MX-FX11 and MX-HD15.

System Configuration

Certain options may not be available in some areas


Type Desktop
Engine speed A4 (8 1/2" x 11")*1: Max. 35/31/26 ppm
A3 (11" x 17"): Max. 20/17/15 ppm
Control panel display 7.0-inch colour LCD touchscreen
Paper size Max. A3 (11" x 17"), min. A6*2 (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Paper capacity
(80 g/m2)
MX-M356N/M315N Standard: 1,100 sheets
(500-sheet tray x 2 and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Maximum: 2,100 sheets
(1,100 sheets & optional 500-sheet tray x 2)
MX-M265N Standard: 600 sheets
(500-sheet tray and 100-sheet multi-bypass tray)
Maximum: 2,100 sheets
(600 sheets & optional 500-sheet tray x 3)
Paper weight Tray 55 g/m2 to 105 g/m2 (13 lbs bond to 28 lbs bond)
Multi-bypass tray 55 g/m2 to 200 g/m2 (13 lbs bond to 110 lbs bond)
Warm-up time*3 20 sec.
Memory Standard 2GB (copy/print shared)
Option 250GB HDD*4
Power requirements Rated local AC voltage ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Max. 1.45 kW (220 to 240V), max. 1.44 kW (110 to 127V)
(W x D x H)
MX-M356N/M315N 620 x 617 x 830 mm (24 27/64" x 24 19/64" x 32 11/16")
MX-M265N 620 x 617 x 730 mm (24 27/64" x 24 19/64" x 28 3/4")
MX-M356N/M315N 51 kg (112.5 lbs)
MX-M265N 45 kg (99.2 lbs)


Original paper size Max. A3 (11" x 17")
First copy time*5 MX-M356N 4.0 sec.
MX-M315N/M265N 4.3 sec.
Continuous copy Max. 999 copies
Resolution Scan 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 400 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi*6
Print 600 x 600 dpi
Gradation Scan 256 levels
Print 256 levels (equivalent)
Zoom range 25% to 400% (25% to 200% using RSPF) in 1% increments
Preset copy ratios Metric: 10 ratios (5R/5E), inch: 8 ratios (4R/4E)

Network Colour Scanner

Scan method Push scan (via control panel), pull scan (TWAIN-compliant application)*7
Scan speed*8 Colour & B/W MX-M356N: Max. 56 originals/min.
MX-M315N/M265N: Max. 31 originals/min.
Resolution Push scan 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
Pull scan 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 dpi
50 to 9,600 dpi via user setting
File formats TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, encrypted PDF, JPEG*9, XPS
Scanner utility Sharpdesk
Scan destinations Scan to e-mail/desktop/FTP server/network folder (SMB)/USB memory

Document Filing (optional MX-HD15 required)

Document filing
Main and custom folders 20,000 pages or 3,000 files
Quick file folder 10,000 pages or 1,000 files
Stored jobs*11 Copy, print, scan, fax transmission
Storage folders Quick file folder, main folder, custom folder (max. 1,000 folders)
Confidential storage Password protection (for main and custom folders)

Network Printer

Resolution 1,200 x 600 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi
Interface USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Supported OS*12 Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2003 R2, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Network protocols*12 TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
Printing protocols*13 LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail printing), HTTP, FTP for downloading print files, EtherTalk printing, IPP
PDL Standard PCL 6 emulation
Option PostScript® 3™ emulation*14
Available fonts 80 fonts for PCL, 136 fonts for PostScript 3 emulation

Facsimile (optional MX-FX11 required)

Compression method MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
Communication protocol Super G3/G3
Transmission time Less than 3 seconds*15
Modem speed 33,600 bps to 2,400 bps with automatic fallback
Transmission resolution From Standard (203.2 x 97.8 dpi) to Ultra Fine (406.4 x 391 dpi)
Recording size A3 to A5 (11" x 17" to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Memory 512MB, max. 1GB*7
Greyscale levels Equivalent to 256 levels

  • Shown with options.
  • *1,085 mm when finisher tray and exit tray are extended.
  • *1: Long-edge feeding.
  • *2: Short-edge feeding only.
  • *3: At rated voltage, 23°C (73.4°F). May vary depending on operating conditions and environment.
  • *4: HDD capacity depends on procurement and sourcing status.
  • *5: Long-edge feeding of A4 (8 1/2" x 11") sheets from 1st paper tray, using document glass, MFP in fully ready condition. May vary depending on operating conditions and environment.
  • *6: Not available when using RSPF.
  • *7: Requires optional MX-HD15.
  • *8: Based on Sharp’s A4 standard chart, using document feeder, long-edge feeding, and one-sided scanning. Using factory default settings with Auto Colour Selection off. Scan speed will vary depending on the type of document and the scan settings.
  • *9: Colour only.
  • *10: Storage capacity will vary depending on the type of document and the scan settings.
  • *11: Some features require option(s).
  • *12: Optional MX-PK11 required for Mac OS and EtherTalk.
  • *13: IPv6 is supported only by LPR printing protocol.
  • *14: Requires optional MX-PK11.
  • *15: Based on Sharp’s standard chart with approx. 700 characters (A4 or 8 1/2" x 11" long-edge feeding) at standard resolution in Super G3 mode, 33,600 bps, JBIG compression.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. PostScript 3 is either a registered trademark or trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the US and/or other countries. Windows, Windows Server, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Mac OS, EtherTalk, and AppleTalk are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. All other brand names and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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