How to install a Sharp printer driver

A printer driver is required in order for your computer to speak directly to the physical device, installing a driver is fairly straight-forward and should provide the full functionality of your printer or MFD.

Step 1

Visit https://www.sharp.co.uk/gb

Step 2

Search for the model number of your photocopier using the search function in the top-right area of the window.

Step 3

Find the result which has your printer’s model number and ‘Download Centre’ in it. Click on it to be taken to the Download Centre.

Step 4

Un-check all the options except for ‘Drivers’ in the ‘Document Types’ section of the Download Centre.

Step 5

Select your operating system using the drop-down box under ‘Operating Systems’. Click the blue ‘Search’ button.

Step 6

Select the correct Emulator and select ‘PCL6’. Click the blue ‘Search’ button.

Step 7

Collapse the section for ‘Drivers’ by clicking the blue ‘+’ box. Click on the blue download button to download the driver.

Step 8

Open the downloaded driver file, and follow the steps given on the installer. When prompted, select ‘Standard Installation’.

Step 9

Once the installation is complete, you may need to configure the MFP (the latest model’s of Sharp photocopiers do this automatically). Navigate to Windows > Settings > Devices > Devices and Printers on your computer.

Step 10

Find your new device in the list, right click on it and select ‘Printer Properties’.

Step 11

Click on the ‘Configuration’ tab in the ‘Printer Properties’ window. Select ‘Auto configuration’. Check all the radio-buttons which have fingers pointing at them. Click ‘Ok’, and then ‘Apply’. Return to the ‘General’ tab. You may choose to print a test page at this point, or you can click ‘Ok’ to complete the installation.