• Full-featured scanner and copier


  • Text quality and print speeds are subpar

At A Glance

The Sharp AL-1661CS offers a full-featured scanner and copier, but its text quality and print speeds are subpar.

Manufacturer’s Description

The unique network and paper handling features of the AL-1661CS digital laser Fax/Copier/Printer/Scanner make it the perfect choice for any office or business.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number AL1661CS
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Scanner Type Flatbed


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.8   ppm
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 16.32
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 30.98
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 22.78
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 20.7
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 30.76
Line Art Output Quality Fair
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.2
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 30.64
Color Photo (secs) 22.75
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 30.49
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 30.57
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 51.0
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
Color Photo, Normal Settings 22.75
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 25.29
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 24.7
One-Page Copy (secs) 9.68
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 30.64
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 18.51