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mrfusspot (Sharp MX-M753N)

Sharp MX-M753N

mrfusspot is a networked copier shared by the biology, CS, and mathematics departments and the Dean of Faculty's office. In addition to being able to print large numbers of pages very quickly and make copies, mrfusspot can also staple sets of copies and punch holes (for a two- or three-hole binder). It can also scan documents and send them as PDF or in some image formats via e-mail.

Printing to mrfusspot requires a departmental copier code, so it's limited to faculty and staff.

Driver Downloads

Mac OS X

The copier requires you to install a PPD driver: Snow Leopard (10.6) (ZIP; 3.2 MB); Lion (10.7) (ZIP; 3.2 MB).

Once the driver is installed, you'll need to install and configure the printer.


Universal driver package (ZIP; 78 MB) for 32-bit Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and 64-bit Vista and Windows 7.

Once the driver is installed, you'll need to install and configure the printer.


mrfusspot is available on the math department's main print server. Just choose mrfusspot in xpp or specify -Pmrfusspot on the command line.

For you do-it-yourself types, you can download the PPD (60 KB).

Installing and Configuring the Print Drivers

You will need to configure the driver to point to the correct machine and to reflect the hardware options we have on the copier.

Mac OS X

Add the printer using the Print & Fax System Preferences pane.

  1. Choose Internet Printing Protocol–IPP as the Protocol.
  2. The Address should be
  3. Enter ipp for the Queue
  4. The Name should be populated automatically, but you can change it.
  5. Location is Olin 1264, the math workroom.
  6. If the Print Using field isn't automatically selected, click the drop-down menu and choose Select Printer Software..., then type 753n into the search box, which should give you SHARP MX-M753N PPD. Select that PPD and click the OK button.
  7. Click the Add button to continue to the Installable Options dialog. Here you will need to set
    • Output Tray Options to Saddle Stitch Finisher
    • Punch Module to Installed
  8. Finally, click Continue to finish adding the printer.

To print, you will need to know your departmental copy code, which you have to enter in the print dialog. To set it, choose File->Print... or Command-P to get a print dialog, then select the printer. Find the drop-down menu in the middle of the right side of the dialog (which might have the name of the application you're using or “Layout” in it at the start) and choose Job Handling. Then choose the Authentication tab. Select the radio button next to User Number, then enter your departmental copy code in the text field beneath the label.

Clicking the button with the padlock will save the code you entered. Should you need to use different codes for different tasks, you will need to remember to reenter the appropriate code for each print job you send.


If you install the driver using the installer from this page, as part of the setup you can select which driver(s) to install. We recommend that you use the PostScript (PS) or PCL6 driver rather than the PPD driver, as these drivers are more full-featured than the PPD driver on Windows.

  1. Click Custom installation
  2. Choose “IPP (Supports SSL)”, which gives you the most options; click Next
  3. Choose “Print without going through the proxy server”; click Next
  4. Enter for URL of MFP; click Next
  5. Select MX-M753N from the list of models; click Next
  6. Choose the PCL6 or PS drivers (or all three, but we recommend using PCL6 or PS); click Next
  7. Choose PS or PCL6 for the Default Printer; click Next
  8. Type a name; click Next
  9. Read the instructions to ignore any Windows security features that might stop the driver from installing, then click Next again

Once the install finishes (you may need to restart Windows), you should have one or more new printers. To configure the printers with PCL6 or PS drivers, you will need to find them in the Printers and Faxes control panel, and then right-click on each one and choose Properties... to bring up the properties dialog. Then,

  1. Click onto the Configuration tab, then click the Auto Configuration... button
  2. Click the radio buttons indicated by the pointing hands
  3. Click Apply to save the changes you've made; you can then got back to the other tabs and set other things, then save them as different user settings. Or click OK to save the changes and get back to the printer properties dialog.
  4. Now click the General tab to bring it to the front, then click Printing Preferences to bring up a new dialog.
  5. Go to the Job Handling tab, then check the User Number box in the right column, and enter your departmental copier code into the text field beneath the label.
  6. Click Apply to save the changes.
  7. You can now go back to the other tabs, make changes there, and save different User Settings. (We recommend that you turn on duplexing and save that as your default. You can also create other settings that let you staple, or hole-punch, or both, as well as specify other options.)

If you have multiple copy codes for different purposes, you can change them when printing by clicking the Properties button near the top of the print dialog, then changing the User Number on the Job Handling tab to a different code. You will need to remember to reenter the appropriate code for each print job you send

Additional Software

The print drivers will get you printing, and the copier itself will scan to PDF (and send via e-mail). Windows users could also use the copier as a TWAIN scanner, but we don't support that option as it ties up the copier for other users and the e-mail support should be good enough for most cases.


User manuals for the copier are available from Sharp's page for this copier.

Manufacturer's Site

These drivers, as well as additional software, are available from the Drivers tab on Sharp's page for this copier.

The Name...

mrfusspot is named after the richest dog in Ankh-Morpork, who is eventually adopted by Lord Havelock Vetinari, Ankh-Morpork's Patrician, to take the place of his departed Wuffles (coincidentally, the name of the copier that mrfusspot replaces). Mr. Fusspot first appears in Making Money.