How To Scan Compact PDF with Enhanced Compression Kit MX-EB11

One of the best additions to Sharp Multi-Function printers has been the addition of the Enhanced Compression Kit, now known as the Compact PDF Kit. The item number for this option is the MX-EB11. The purpose of this option is to reduce the file size output of your PDF scans. There is no loss in quality, only a smaller file size.

This is a great option for companies who scan to email(since emails have a file size limit), and storage conscious companies who scan to a server or shared folder. You’ll no longer have to break your file up into two smaller batches when scanning!

Here are step-by-step instructions for activating this feature for models on which it cannot be set as the default file format:

  1. Touch Scan, or whatever button you have that gets you to your scanning address bookTouch Scan - Sharp MX3050N 3070N 3550N 3570N 4050N 4070N 5050N 5070N 6050N 6070N Compact PDF Scanning Enhanced Scanning Compression
  2. Touch your name or destination then touch OKChoose Name, Touch OK - Sharp MX3050N 3070N 3550N 3570N 4050N 4070N 5050N 5070N 6050N 6070N Compact PDF Scanning Enhanced Scanning Compression
  3. Touch File FormatTouch File Format - Sharp MX3050N 3070N 3550N 3570N 4050N 4070N 5050N 5070N 6050N 6070N Compact PDF Scanning Enhanced Scanning Compression
  4. Touch the checkbox for Compact PDF, then touch Start.Check Compact PDF Checkbox, Touch Start - Sharp MX3050N 3070N 3550N 3570N 4050N 4070N 5050N 5070N 6050N 6070N Compact PDF Scanning Enhanced Scanning Compression

The Compact PDF Kit(MX-EB11) comes standard in the following models: MX-3070N, MX-3570N, MX-4070N, MX-5070N, MX-6070N, MX-4141N, MX-5141N

It is an add-on option on the following models (request pricing here): MX-4110N, MX-4111N, MX-5110N, MX-5111N, MX-4140N, MX-5140N, MX-2640N, MX-3140N, MX-3640N

The options itself is a piece of hardware that has to be installed directly onto the print controller by a certified Sharp technician.

If you are in Houston, TX and would like to add one of these wonderful Compact PDF Kits to your Sharp MFP, contact us today! It’s a quick installation and you’ll have immediate results as soon as the machine is powered back on with the MX-EB11 installed.

**Please do not tamper with the print controller if you are untrained and unsure of your actions. This could result in an expensive repair that will NOT be covered under your standard maintenance contract.

2 thoughts on “How To Scan Compact PDF with Enhanced Compression Kit MX-EB11”

  1. Is there a way to set this as default? I’ve got a MX-3070v and cannot find a setting anywhere (other than manually selecting it at each job). Thanks.

    • There sure is. Follow these steps:
      1. Open the web page by typing the IP address of the Sharp device into a web browser and login as administrator
      2. Click System Settings tab
      3. Click Image Send Settings
      4. Click Scan Settings
      5. Scroll down and change the Scanner Common File Type to Compact PDF. ***MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS IN THE SCANNER COMMON AND THEN SCROLL DOWN AND ALSO CHANGE IT UNDER THE “EMAIL” SECTION BELOW
      6. Click Submit

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