Sharp Enhances “Print Hold” Feature with Touchless Job Release on Select A3 and A4 Workgroup MFPs

Available Firmware update enables users to release their Print Hold jobs by simply swiping their ID card 

Sharp remains committed to keeping your work environment safe and sanitary by supporting features to help employees safely and hygienically operate shared devices. With that in mind, Sharp has enhanced the Print Hold feature on select A3 and A4 workgroup models, enabling users to release their jobs automatically by simply swiping their ID card when authentication is used. With this workflow, users do not need to physically touch the MFP, allowing for a true contactless experience. Compliance with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) regulations in the workplace are made simple with this update.

This feature is available through a special firmware update that eliminates the confirmation dialog message that prompts users to release their jobs after login. As a result, jobs print automatically. To enable this feature, the “Automatically Print Stored Jobs After Logon” checkbox must be selected in the system settings.


MFP TYPE Supported Models
A4 Color Models (Letter and Legal Output Models) MX-C303W / MX-C304W
A3 Color Models (Letter, Legal, Ledger, and 12 x 18 Output Models) MX-2651 / MX-3051 / MX-3551 / MX-4051 / MX-5051 / MX-6051

MC-3071 / MX-3571 / MX-4071 / MX-5071 / MX-6071

To activate this feature your company will need a Sharp technician to perform a special firmware update in order to activate it. Contact your local Sharp dealer.

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