How To Configure Sharp Print Driver with Installed Options

2016 and newer color models:

2015 and older all models:

 

Sometimes people will call in after their IT folks improperly setup their Sharp printer and mention that they can’t print from tray 3, or they can’t print with staples. The print driver wasn’t configured, it is a quick fix! Follow along with the video above to take your print driver by the horns and make it do whatever you want.

 

Configure Sharp Print Driver – Windows OS

  1. Open your control panel
  2. Right click on the Sharp printer
  3. Click Printer Properties…not propertiesConfigure Sharp Print Driver
  4. Go to the Configuration tab (see * below if this is greyed out)
  5. Click Auto ConfigureSharp Auto Configuration
  6. Tick the dots where the fingers are pointing, duh
  7. Click apply.
  8. Enjoy using the full functionality of your machine

*If the configuration tab is greyed out this means the printer is installed on another computer or a server. The configuration will need to be done from that computer/server. You should be able to see in the printers menu what the name of the computer is as the name will be something like “Sharp MX-4140N on Server1.” You’d need to get in front of Server1 and knock this out there.

 

Configure Sharp Print Drivers – Mac OSX

  1. Open your System Preferences
  2. Open the Print and Scan menu, highlight the Sharp and click Options & SuppliesConfigure Sharp Print Driver - Mac OSX
  3. Move to the Driver tab, tell the driver which options your machine has by using the drop down menus. Click OKConfigure Sharp Print Driver - Mac OSX

7 thoughts on “How To Configure Sharp Print Driver with Installed Options

  1. Please I am using Sharp MX 2300N plc6 printer. It can’t print and only shows “printer in error state.”.
    I followed the steps about above to do I the auto configuration but a text pops up that “the configuration settings could not be updated automatically”.

    Can someone help me fix this?

    • Sounds like the printer port is the issue. Make sure the port is a standard TCP/IP port and it is pointing to the correct IP address.

      If all else fails, just re-install the print driver by following the instructions on the Print Drivers tab of our site.

    • Most of the Sharp models are required to be networked via Cat5 or wireless connection in order to scan. You may be able to scan to a USB stick depending on what model your copier is.

  2. Why when i plug in my usb memory stick the sharp copier reads the memory stick but does not see the documents (PDF) ? Please help

    Using: Sharp MX2614

    • Your copier most likely does not have post script installed, which is required to print PDFs. I recommend contacting the dealer you acquired your machine from to purchase post script.

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