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Old 01-29-2007, 12:34 PM
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Looking for any input on the do's and don'ts about purchasing a fax..... won't need an industrial strength....Probably won't send or recieve more than 30 pages a month with normal use likely closer to 10 a month.....

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:48 PM
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The bigger question is how many pages at a time. If you are sending no more than 2 - 3 at a time, cheap (< $100) is fine for your needs.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:21 PM
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Look at a good all-in-one. Printer copier,fax, and scanner. HP has one, the HP6180. Prints 32 ppm black, 31 ppm color. Dual tray including 4x6 picture for photosmart printing. Six seperate ink cartridges so you don't have to replace a cartridge that is out of one color, but still has plenty of the rest. Includes wireless networking card so no cord needed if you have a wireless network. 4800x1200 copying and scanning. fax machine handles 7ppm and uses the 50 page automatic document feeder. Includes junk fax software built-in. Also has OCR software with the scanner to turn scanned documents into text. And only $254.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:26 PM
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Im thinking about using my fax only to send faxes and get a program to receive them through my computer. I get so many junk faxes, I constantly run out of ink and paper. With a fax program you can delete the junk faxes and print ones you need. I know this is a little O.T., but its something to think about.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:11 AM
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Why not just use something like efax?

http://www.efax.com/en/efax/twa/productOverview

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:51 AM
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I have been using Efax to receive faxes for 4 months now. It is set up so I receive them as PDF email attachments. I believe it runs $19.95 a month. I bought a $50 Brother fax for sending. Efax charges per page for sending and the break-even was pretty short versus buying a cheap fax. From a cost standpoint, it is a wash, since I would spend $20 a month on toner.

If I decide to work from home I can see faxes. Also, I work alone, so I can see faxes while on vacation if necessary.
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:51 PM
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We use Brother printers at our office. My laser printer is also our fax machine/scanner (model is MFC7220). For $200, you can't beat it. Prints quickly and great quality. All of their products have been great, and now I have one of the printers at my house too.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:29 PM
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I would recommend both the efax service and any Brother product. The efax is nice because you always have an electronic copy and don't have to keep paper copies. No worrying aboutrunning out of paper or toner.Also, you can set it up to be sent to multiple email address. We have been using the service for over five years now with no problems.

For outgoing we use a multi function brother laser. It is going on six years with thousands of printed pages. Very reliable, toner is easy to find, and drum and toner cost won't break the bank.

Good luck with your search!
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