Very nice, inexpensive copier for home office and small office use.
6 December 2013
Summary: We've had this AL-1631 for nine (9) years. It's used for copying at home. We've made hundreds of copies on the machine. Most are flawless and clear. Like any copier, you have to clean the corona wire from time to time when copies come out smudged or streaked.
Summary: I have worked in offices for 34 years as office manager, secretary, etc., and I have used a multitude of copiers over these years including the big Xerox copiers that can nearly produce books to the little desk top copiers that printed 1 page at a time and took forever.
Piece of CRAP .Sharp= LEMON. *Gorgeous Paperweight*
Barely There "Never regret anything that made..., Amazon
26 December 2007
Summary: IN a word..this is a LEMON. sharp=lemon Hey I bought this NEW unit for making just a few home copies. Quit...after fifty copies. Cost $140 plus shipping to fix. I picked this unit based upon the recommendation of a copier repair person. He said this Sharp AL 1631 was a terrific reliable unit.
Summary: As replacement for my faithful Sharp Z-52, this AL-1631 works like a champ, but don't place much reliance on Sharp Customer Service. When unit came out of the box Sept 12, the hinges on the detachable multi-bypass paper tray were broken.
Summary: If you only need a copier for less than a year, and this is the cheapest copier you can find, this Sharp Al-1631 might work. After a year, and you can't get warranty work done any more throw it in the trash, and buy a good copier - Not A Sharp!
Summary: Sharp has THE WORST service I have ever dealt with. I had the AL-1551, and when I bought it I was told warranty would pay for repairs. What they instead do is send you a refurbished.... the refurbished I got was worse that the broken one I had.
Summary: My office has been using this photocopier for about a year now. It's in a 24/7 pharmacy so it's being used constantly. I give it the two stars for being able to keep up with our demands, the speed is acceptable. During the past year it's developed numerous problems.
Summary: Just got off the phone with Sharp. Have had a Sharp AL-1551CS for 2 years. Worked great then the Automatic Document Feeder broke. Called and asked if I could buy a new ADF. No way. For $275 plus shipping they will send me a refurbished copier but they do not release parts to the public.
Summary: I have a dental office; so the copier gets occasional use--about maybe 10 copies per day. In the beginning, the quality of the copies is good, but the start up time is consuming. After two years, the quality of the copies declined--the ends of the page were illegible.