Clearing the H5-01 Error Code on Sharp Printer/Copier

Customers with older equipment will often call in and report their copier has an error code of H5-01. The cause of this code is the machine has had 5 jams in rapid succession. Sometimes it’s a fluke and it can be cleared using the instructions below, but most of the time you’ll need to have … Read more…

Online and Offline Again Sharp Printer – Inconsistent Ping

*UPDATE: CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SHARP DEALER FOR A FIX, THERE IS A FIRMWARE UPDATE THAT RESOLVES THIS ISSUE   Recently I’ve had a string of Sharp copier/printers that have been displaying very strange behavior. This is different than my other “Offline Printer” fix. Customers would call in and complainĀ of the following things: My prints are … Read more…

How To Disable Offset Printing/Copying by Default on a Sharp Copier/Printer

One of the most useful functions of most Sharp copier/printer/scanners is the digital offset sorting. It staggers prints back and forth so the sets or jobs are separated from each other. It also makes a sound when the “jogger” slides back and forth before it drops off the print or copy. This sound annoys some … Read more…

How To Print Booklets with Saddle Stitch Finisher On a Sharp Printer with Microsoft Publisher

I’m often asked how to print stapled booklets with a saddle-stitch finisher on a Sharp printer/copier through Microsoft Publisher. Follow these quick instructions and you will be printing booklets/pamphlets in no time! Configure Your Sharp Print Driver Make sure your Sharp print driver is configured with the saddle-stitch finisher. Follow the steps in this video, … Read more…

Sharp Network Printer says “Offline” – the Simple Solution.

Every once in a while a Sharp printer will appear as “Offline” in the printers menu even when it is connected to the network and nothing is wrong with it. Fear not, there is a SIMPLE solution. The reason for this is when the machine “requires maintenance” according to its internal counter(similar to our cars … Read more…