PaperCut MF and Sharp MFPs: A Perfect Pair

PaperCut MF is a robust print management solution that seamlessly integrates with a wide range of multifunctional printers (MFPs), including our full Sharp MFP line. In this article, we’ll explore how PaperCut MF enhances the printing experience on Sharp MFPs, providing administrators and users with powerful features and streamlined workflows.

1. Simple Setup and Device Detection

Setting up PaperCut MF with your Sharp MFPs is a breeze. Here’s how:

  1. Install PaperCut MF Server Software: Get started by setting up the server software. The process is straightforward and requires minimal technical resources.
  2. Detect Devices Automatically: PaperCut MF automatically discovers printers and MFDs on your network. No manual configuration needed!
  3. User and Group Sync: Import and sync users and groups from your active directory. This ensures a consistent experience across all devices.

2. Secure Print Release and Authentication

PaperCut MF enhances security and user control:

  • Secure Print Release: Users can release their print jobs securely using methods like username and password, ID numbers, PINs, or proximity/swipe cards with an optional badge reader on the Sharp MFP.
  • Authentication Sources: Set up printer job authentication using Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, or other authentication sources.

3. Integrated Scanning

Sharp devices equipped with PaperCut MF benefit from integrated scanning capabilities:

  • Text-Searchable Documents: As of release 18.3, Sharp devices can create smarter text-searchable documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in the Cloud. A locally hosted OCR feature is also available.
  • Seamless Scanning Workflow: Users can securely scan documents to email, specified network folders, and various cloud storage providers—all from the intuitive interface.

4. BYOD and Mobility Print

PaperCut MF works seamlessly with any operating system, making it ideal for mobile and BYOD environments:

  • Mobility Print: Users can print from any device and platform of their choice.
  • Web Print: Web-based printing via standard browsers simplifies the process.
  • Email to Print: Print directly from web-connected mobile devices via email.

5. Monitoring and Reporting

Administrators can track print activity and generate reports:

  • Access Rights and Quotas: Define user access rights, page costs, and quotas.
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Monitor usage, analyze trends, and optimize printing resources.


In summary, PaperCut MF seamlessly integrates with Sharp MFPs, providing a consistent user experience, enhanced security, and efficient print management. Whether you’re an administrator or an end user, this powerful combination ensures productivity and cost savings.

For more information, visit the PaperCut MF Supported Devices page.

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or need additional details!

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