Brother IntelliFax-2820 Small Office/Home Office Laser Fax

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The machine worked out of the box and the one issue I had (because I don't like reading manuals) I called the support number and the technician walked me through the problem in less than 5 minutes. quote

I ordered it online on a Wednesday afternoon - it was delivered FREE on Thursday! How do you do it Buy.Com? Superb combo printer/fax and it works out of the box -- with NO SOFTWARE TO INSTALL on my Mac???? Amazing!. The only negative I can say is in plastic tray which is clipped on to catch the originals as they come out of the machine sticks out in front like an afterthought (see photo). I simply took it off and will snap it into place when I do multiple copies otherwise it's not really necessary and it's definitely in the way and will get knocked off and broken quickly. quote

Works like a charm

by on 5/23/2007

The machine worked out of the box and the one issue I had (because I don't like reading manuals) I called the support number and the technician walked me through the problem in less than 5 minutes.

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This is the FAX to Get!!

by Kymm on 9/25/2007

I am very happy with this Brother FAX machine. I needed a new FAX that pretty much ran itself and this one does. All I had to do was plug it in. The cost was quite reasonable and knew I would not be disappointed with the name Brother. If you need something that is reliable and works great this is the FAX for you. I'm glad I chose it!

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Product Overview

Designed for use in a home office or small business environment, this versatile fax machine delivers superior laser output. Budget-minded consumers who demand laser print quality, a low cost per page and an affordable purchase price will be impressed with the performance and value of the IntelliFax-2820.


Manufacturer Brother
Mfg Part# FAX-2820
SKU 10406593
UPC 012502613251
UPC 14 00012502613251
14.4K bps fax modem. Fax throughput is enhanced with a modem that can transmit as fast as 6 seconds per page and a QuickScan feature that lets you retrieve your original and get back to work while the document is transmitted.
8MB memory. Stores up to 500 fax pages if the machine runs out of paper or toner while unattended. It can also be used to store multiple fax documents that can be transmitted sequentially, as soon as the line is free.
250-sheet paper capacity. A high-capacity, front-loading paper tray is easily accessible and reduces the time spent reloading paper. It also adjusts to hold either letter or legal size paper.
Fax and voice calls on a single line. This feature saves the expense of separate phone lines for fax and voice calls. A built-in interface even lets you connect an external answering machine.
Timesaving features. A number of features combine to save you time, including the ability to auto-dial up to 220 numbers, or to simply scan a fax once and then automatically broadcast it to as many as 270 recipients.
Superior laser output. Whether printing incoming faxes, or using the 20-page capacity auto document feeder to make copies at up to 15cpm, you can expect, crisp, clear, professional quality output every time.
Built-in USB interface. Your investment is protected because a built-in USB interface also enables this model to serve as a laser printer (up to 15ppm) if your needs grow beyond basic fax and copying.
Tech Specs
Print Technology: B/W Laser Technology
Faxing Capability: B/W Faxing
Fax Modem Speed: 14.4K bps Fax Modem
Best Transmission Speed (sec): Approx. 6 seconds per page
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity: 20-Page ADF
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets): 250-Sheet Input Capacity
Standard Memory (MB): 8MB Memory
Fax Page Memory: Up to 500 page fax memory
Dual Access: Yes
Polling: Yes
Broadcasting (# of locations): Yes (270 locations)
Group Dial (up to x groups): Yes (8)
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission): Approx. 3.5 sec/page
Delayed Transmission/Timers: Yes/50 Timers
Document Memory Backup: No
Gray Scale: Mono: 64
Remote Fax Retrieval: Yes
Fax Forwarding/Paging: Yes
Auto Fax Reduction: Yes
Transmission Verification Report: Yes (with image)
Out-of-Paper Reception: Yes
Coding Method: Mono:MH/MR/MMR
ITU-T Group: G3
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets): No
Max. Fax Resolution: 203x392 lines/inch
Activity Report/Journal Report: Yes (up to 200)
Telephone Handset: Yes
Fax/Telephone Switch: Yes
One-Touch Dial (# of locations): 20 locations
Speed Dial (# of locations): 200 locations
Total Auto Dial Locations: 220 locations
External TAD interface: Yes
Automatic Redial (times/interval): Yes (1 time/5 min.)
Distinctive Ring Detection Ready: Yes
Caller ID Ready: Yes
Telephone Index Search: Yes
Copying Capability: B/W Copying
Multi-Copying: Yes (up to 99)
Copy Output Resolution (max. dpi): Up to 200x300 dpi
Max. Copy Speed B/W (cpm): 15cpm Black
Copy Reduction/Enlargement: 50%-200%
Sorting Function: Yes
N in 1 Function: 2in1 / 4in1
Printing Capability: B/W Printing
Standard Interface(s): USB
Max. Black Print Speed (ppm): 15ppm Black
Max. Print Resolution (dpi): Up to 1200x600 dpi
LCD Size (characters/lines): 16 characters/1 line
Output Paper Capacity (sheets): 100 sheets
Optional Interface(s): No
PC FAX Capability: Yes (send only)
Min. Input for ADF (Width/Height): 5.8"/3.9"
Max. Input for ADF (Width/Height): 8.5"/14"
Sheet Weight - ADF (Min./Max.): 17-24 lbs.
Min. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray): 4.2"/5.9"
Max. Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray): 8.5"/14"
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (Min./Max.): 16-28 lbs.
Power Source: AC 120 V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption - Sleep/Standby/Peak: 10W/80W/1032W
ENERGY STAR® Qualified: No
Operating Environment: Temperature: 50-90.5 degrees F
Operating Environment: Humidity: 20-80% (w/o condensation)
Machine Noise (Standby/Copying): 30 dBA / 53 dBA
Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH"): 14.7"x14.7"x10.3"
Unit Weight (lbs.): 16.2 lbs.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 10,000 printed pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 250 to 2,000 pages
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Product Attributes
Environmental Certification Energy Star
Fax Type Plain Paper
Modem Speed 14.4 Kbps
Paper Tray Capacity 500
Product Model Fax-2820
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